Yorba Linda, California
Yorba Linda is a suburban city in Orange County, California 37 miles southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. The suburb's most famous resident was Richard Nixon, his birthplace is a National Historic Landmark, at his presidential library and museum located there. Yorba Linda is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area according to the US Census; as of the 2010 census, its population was 64,234. This area was the home of the Luiseño, Juaneño Indians at one time. In 1834, Jose Antonio Yorba's most successful son, Bernardo Yorba, was granted the 13,328-acre Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana by Mexican governor José Figueroa. Most of this original land was retained after the Mexican–American War in 1848 by descendants of the Yorba family. A portion of the city's land is still owned and developed by descendants of Samuel Kraemer, who acquired it through his marriage to Angelina Yorba, the great-granddaughter of Bernardo Yorba; the site of the Bernardo Yorba Hacienda, referred to as the Don Bernardo Yorba Ranch House Site, is listed as a California Historical Landmark.
Near that same site sits the second oldest private cemetery in the county, the historic Yorba Cemetery. The land was given to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles by Bernardo Yorba in 1858 since Orange County was not established out of Los Angeles County as a separate county until 1889; the cemetery was subsequently vandalized. A section of the land was sold in 1907 by the Yorba family to Fullerton businessman Jacob Stern, who used the land for barley fields and sheep grazing. Stern subsequently sold the tract to the Janss Investment Company, which first called the area Yorba Linda, proceeded to subdivide the land and sell it for agriculture and manufacturing. In 1910, the agricultural aspect of that endeavor materialized, the first of many lemon and orange groves were planted: at the time, the population was still less than 50. A year The Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company began serving Yorba Linda, the first school was constructed. In 1912, several things happened in Yorba Linda: it received its first post office.
The area that would become downtown was connected to Los Angeles by the Pacific Electric Railway in 1912 for citrus transport. In 1913, Richard Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, the chamber of commerce was set up, a library opened as part of the school, avocado trees were first planted. A year a separate district was established for the library system. In 1915, the Susanna Bixby Bryant Ranch house was constructed, it is a museum, open to the public. In 1917, the first street was paved, Yorba Linda Boulevard; the Yorba Linda Star began publication also. It has since become an online section of the OC Register. A printed version of the Star is available at various city buildings free of charge and is delivered to every household in Yorba Linda each Thursday. Past articles are on microfilm at the Yorba Linda Public Library; the population exceeded 300 for the first time prior to 1920. In 1929, the citrus association's packing house burned down, it reopened the next year. During this period, the eastern two-thirds of Yorba Linda remained part of cattle and agricultural ranches controlled by pioneer families such as the Yorba, de los Reyes, Travis, Dominguez and Bryant ranches.
The small town had grown by the 1960s, with more than 1,000 residents by the 1960 Census. Three annexation attempts were made by adjoining cities: Brea in 1958 and Anaheim and Placentia in 1963; these experiences culminated in incorporation, which occurred in 1967. The new city implemented a municipal general plan in 1972. By the 1980 Census, the population was nearing 30,000. Within ten years it exceeded 50,000. In 1990, the Birthplace of Richard Nixon opened as museum, it would become a federal presidential library. In 1994, the community center opened. With over 20,000 housing units in the city as of 2016, many residents now oppose further urban development and have organized to reduce traffic congestion; the Yorba Linda Preservation Foundation seeks to protect historical buildings in the city. In 2005, CNN ranked Yorba Linda 21st among the best places in the U. S. to live. In 2012, Yorba Linda was ranked 42nd on Money magazine's list of America's best small cities. In an article by CNN Money, Yorba Linda was one of the richest U.
S. cities and the richest in Orange County as reported by the Census data, showing a median household income of more than $120K: "Among towns of between 65,000 and 250,000 in population, Yorba Linda, where six-figure incomes are the rule, had the highest median income at $121,075". Yorba Linda has been identified as one of the richest cities in the U. S. by the U. S. Census Bureau, which shows a median household income of $121,075, higher than any other city in 2006. In 2007, Yorba Linda High School broke ground after many years of planning. In November 2008, eastern Yorba Linda suffered from fires that destroyed 113 homes and damaged 50 others; the destruction was due to erratic winds causing embers to fly up to half a mile away. On February 3, 2019 at 1:45 pm a twin engine 1981 Cessna on route from Fullerton Municipal Airport to Nevada crashed from 7500 ft into a single family residence in the 19700 block of Crestknoll Drive near Glenknoll Eleme
José Antonio Yorba
José Antonio Yorba known as Don José Antonio Yorba I, was a Spanish soldier and early settler of Spanish California. Born in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia in Catalonia, Yorba was one of Fages' original Catalan volunteers. In 1762, during the Seven Years' War, Yorba took part in the Spanish invasion of Portugal, he became a corporal under Gaspar de Portolà during the Spanish expedition of 1769. He was in San Francisco in 1777. In 1797 he was retired as inválido sergeant. In 1810, José Antonio Yorba was awarded by the Spanish Empire the 63,414-acre Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana land grant. Covering some 15 Spanish leagues, Yorba's land comprised a significant portion of today's Orange County including where the cities of Olive, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach stand today. Upon his death in 1825 he was buried at his request in an unmarked grave in the cemetery at Mission San Juan Capistrano. A cenotaph was placed in Yorba's honor, he married his first wife Maria Garcia Feliz in 1773. After her death, he married Maria Josefa Grijalva, daughter of Juan Pablo Grijalva, in 1782.
Throughout the American and Mormon migration period, descendants of the Yorbas continued to marry into other prominent Spanish families, including the Cota, Grijalvas and Dominguez families. Many of today's recognizable American names in the Southern California area, including the Kraemers and Irvines married into these Spanish families. In the early twentieth century, Samuel Kraemer, who had married the last of the "grand" Yorbas, Angelina Yorba, tore down the historic Yorba Hacienda after the city of Yorba Linda refused to accept it as a donation; the legacy of the Yorba Family can be appreciated at the historic Yorba Cemetery, established in 1858, surrounded by Woodgate Park. Yorba Linda History Yorba Family Jose Antonio Yorba I Bancroft, Hubert Howe; the Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Co. OCLC 2539133 Beers, Henry Putney. "Spanish & Mexican Records of the American Southwest: A Bibliographical Guide to Archive and Manuscript Sources", Tucson: University of Arizona Press Dominguez, Arnold O..
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José Joaquín de Arrillaga
José Joaquín de Arrillaga was an officer of Basque origin born in Aia, who went on to become seventh and tenth governor of Alta California. Arrillaga served as captain in the Spanish army in Northern Mexico and Texas in the 1790s, he was the commandant at Baja California Sur. He was well liked by all, known as an efficient and honest officer, so after the death of Governor José Antonio Roméu on April 9, 1792, Arrillaga was appointed acting Governor of California, he hoped to stay in Loreto and humbly rule from there, but he was ordered to the capital in Monterey and arrived in July 1793. To see the extent of the Spanish missions in California he traveled north and visited missions and the Presidio of San Francisco, returning to the capital in September 1793. Arrillaga worked to make the Presidios better run. In his tenure one new mission was founded: Mission Santa Inés and it was a time of peace in the missions, he had a meeting with George Vancouver an English officer of the British Royal Navy on his 1791–95 expedition, which explored and charted North America's northwestern Pacific Coast regions, including the coasts of contemporary Alaska, British Columbia and Oregon.
He explored the Hawaiian Islands and the southwest coast of Australia. Arrillaga wanted trading or business with him, specially when he found Vancouver had visited Mission Santa Clara de Asís without asking him if he could. But, Arrillaga did showed him Spanish hospitality. Arrillaga made a few Monterey land grants to some of his men, he ford across the Pajaro River made. In 1793 Vancouver visited with Arrillaga again. Vancouver has just come from Hawaii. Arrillaga did not trust his claimed motives. Arrillaga ordered Vancouver's men to return to their ship each night and put guards at all the store houses, he provided some supplies. Vancouver seeing the less of the Spanish hospitality from his first visit and left behind some water and goods given to him. Arrillaga had a meeting with Bodega y Cuadra, a Spanish commander of a naval expedition from San Blas, Baja California Sur, to Nootka Sound, he was sent to find out about British and Russian settlements in the Northwest Pacific coast; this was done due with George Vancouver.
The talks outcome was transfer of the Spanish outpost on Nootka Sound from Spain to Great Britain in 1795, shortly after Arrillaga departed office. Nootka Sound was just too far north for Spain to want to defend against British forces. Arrillaga was replaced in 1794 by Governor Diego de Borica. Diego de Borica died on August 19, 1800 and Arrillaga again was appointed Governor of Las Californias until 1804. In 1804 the two Californias were separated and Arrillaga was appointed the first Spanish Governor of Alta California, a post he served until his death. In 1806, he traded goods with the Russian Nikolai Rezanov, who had traveled from the Russian American Company in Sitka, Alaska. After Arrillaga death Spain change their policy and ordered the removal of the Russian settlements, being far way they were not able to always enforce this. José Joaquín de Arrillaga died at Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad on July 25, 1813 and was buried there, he is the only Spanish governor to be buried in US soil.
José Joaquín de Arrillaga's grave is at 36°24′17″N 121°21′19″W. The sign there has the inscription: "Known affectionately as "Papa" by his soldiers and friends, he served twice as governor of California under Spanish rule. Upon his death in 1814 he was, at his request, garbed in the Franciscan habit and buried in the mission church." He was called "papa,". New Spain History of California through 1899 List of pre-statehood governors of California
Californio is a term for a Hispanic person native of California, culturally or genetically descended from the Spanish-speaking community that has existed in the Californias since 1683, of varying Criollo Spaniard and Indigenous Californian origin. Alongside Tejanos and Neomexicanos, Californios are part of the larger Chicano/Mexican-American/Hispano community of the United States, which have lived in the American Southwest since the 16th century; the term "Californio" was applied to the Spanish-speaking residents of Las Californias during the periods of Spanish California and Mexican California, between 1683 and 1848. The first Californios were the children of the early Spanish military expeditions into northern reaches of the Californias which established the California presidios and subsequently allowed for the foundation of the California mission system; the primary cultural focus of the Californio population became the Vaquero tradition practiced by the landed gentry which received land grants creating the Rancho system.
In the 1820s-40s, American and European settlers came to Mexican California, married Californio women, became Mexican citizens, learning Spanish and converting to Catholicism, are also considered Californios, for their adherence to Californio language and culture. There are 11.9 million Chicanos/Mexican Americans in California, making up the largest group of 15.2 million California Hispanics. 2004 studies estimated that between 300,000 and 500,000 Californios had ancestry descended from the Mexican and Spanish eras of California. Alta California was nominally controlled by a national-government appointed governor; the governors of California were at first appointed by the Viceroy, after 1821 by the approximate 40 Mexican Presidents from 1821 to 1846. The costs of the minimum Alta California government were paid by means of a 40–100% import tariff collected at the entry port of Monterey; the other center of Spanish power in Alta California was the Franciscan friars who, as heads of the 21 missions resisted the powers of the governors.
None of the Franciscan friars were Californios and their influence waned after the secularization of the missions in the 1830s. The instability of the Mexican government, Alta California's geographic isolation, the growing ability of the Alta California's inhabitants to make a success of immigrating and an increase in the Californio population created a schism with the national government; as Spanish and Mexican period immigrants were succeeded in number by those that increasing lost an affinity with the national government, an environment developed that did not suppress disagreement with the central government. Governors had little material support from far-away Mexico to deal with Alta Californians, who were left to resolve situations themselves. Mexico-born governor Manuel Victoria was forced to flee in 1831, after losing a fight against a local uprising at the Battle of Cahuenga Pass; as Californios matured to adulthood and assumed positions of power in the Alta California government, rivalries emerged between northern and southern regions.
Several times, Californio leaders attempted to break away from Mexico, most notably Juan Bautista Alvarado in 1836. Southern regional leaders, led by Pio Pico, made several attempts to relocate the capital from Monterey to the more populated Los Angeles; the independence-minded Californios were influenced by the increasing numbers of immigrant foreigners, who integrated with the Californios, becoming Mexican citizens and gaining land either independently granted to them or through marriage to Californio women. For example, the American Abel Stearns was an ally of the Californio José Antonio Carrillo in the 1831 Victoria incident, yet sided with the southern Californians against the Californio would-be governor Alvarado in 1836. Alvarado recruited a company of Tennessean riflemen, many of them former trappers who had settled in the Monterey Bay area; the company was led by another American, Isaac Graham. When the Americans refused to fight against fellow Americans, Alvarado was forced to negotiate a settlement.
Californios included the descendants of agricultural settlers and retired escort soldiers deployed from what is modern-day Mexico. Most were of mixed ethnicities Mestizo or mixed African-American and Indian backgrounds. Despite the depictions of the popular shows like Zorro, few Californios were of "pure" Spanish ancestry. Most with unmixed Spanish ancestry were Franciscan priests, along with career government officials and military officers who did not remain in California. According to mission records as well as Presidio roster listings, several "leather-jacket" soldiers operating as escorts, mission guards, other military duty personnel were described as europeo, while most of the civilian settlers were of mixed origins; the term "mestizo" was if used in mission records, the more common terms being "indio", "europeo", "mulatto", "coyote", "castizo" and other caste terms. An example of the number of European-born soldiers is the twenty-five from Lieutenant Pedro Fages detachment of Catalan Volunteers.
Most of the soldiers on the Portola-Serra expedition of 1769 and the de Anza
Orange County, California
Orange County is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in the U. S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,010,232, making it the third-most populous county in California, the sixth-most populous in the United States, more populous than 21 U. S. states. Its county seat is Santa Ana, it is the second most densely populated county behind San Francisco County. The county's four largest cities by population, Santa Ana and Huntington Beach, each have a population exceeding 200,000. Several of Orange County's cities are on the Pacific Ocean western coast, including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente. Orange County is included in Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thirty-four incorporated towns and cities are in the county. Anaheim was the first city, incorporated in 1870 when the region was still part of neighboring Los Angeles County. Whereas most population centers in the United States tend to be identified by a major city with a large downtown central business district, Orange County has no single major downtown / CBD or dominant urban center.
Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Irvine all have smaller high-rise CBDs, other, older cities like Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Orange have traditional American downtowns without high-rises. The county's northern and central portions are urbanized and dense, despite the prevalence of the single-family home as a dominant land use, its southern portion is more suburban, with limited urbanization. There are several "edge city"-style developments, such as Irvine Business Center, Newport Center, South Coast Metro. Orange County is part of the "Tech Coast"; the county is a tourist center, with attractions like Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, several popular beaches along its more than 40 miles of coastline. Throughout the 20th century and up until 2016, it was known for its political conservatism and for being a bastion for the Republican Party, with a 2005 academic study listing three Orange County cities as among America's 25 most conservative. However, the county's changing demographics have resulted in a shift in political alignments.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first Democrat since 1936 to carry Orange County in a presidential election and in the 2018 midterm elections the Democratic Party gained control of every Congressional seat in the county. Members of the Tongva, Juaneño, Luiseño Native American groups long inhabited the area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Junipero Serra named the area Valle de Santa Ana. On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement. Among those who came with Portolá were José Manuel Nieto and José Antonio Yorba. Both these men were given land grants—Rancho Los Nietos and Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, respectively; the Nieto heirs were granted land in 1834. The Nieto ranches were known as Rancho Los Alamitos, Rancho Las Bolsas, Rancho Los Coyotes. Yorba heirs Bernardo Yorba and Teodosio Yorba were granted Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana and Rancho Lomas de Santiago, respectively. Other ranchos in Orange County were granted by the Mexican government during the Mexican period in Alta California.
A severe drought in the 1860s devastated the prevailing industry, cattle ranching, much land came into the possession of Richard O'Neill, Sr. James Irvine and other land barons. In 1887, silver was discovered in the Santa Ana Mountains, attracting settlers via the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads. After several failed attempts in previous sessions, the California legislature passed a bill authorizing the portion of Los Angeles County south of Coyote Creek to hold a referendum on whether to remain part of Los Angeles County or to secede and form a new county to be named “Orange” as directed by the legislature; such referendum required a 2/3 vote for secession to take place, subsequently on June 4th, 1889, the residents south of Coyote Creek voted 2,509 to 500 in favor of secession. After such referendum, Los Angeles County filed three lawsuits in the courts to stall and stop the secession from occurring, but such attempts were futile. On July 17, 1889, a second referendum was held south of the Coyote Creek to determine if the county seat of the to-be county to be in either Anaheim or Santa Ana, along with an election for every county officer.
In the end, Santa Ana defeated Anaheim in such referendum and elected right leaning officers, with some, including one of the primary lobbyists for the creation of the county, Henry W. Head, elected to the Board of Supervisors while being a member of the Ku Klux Klan, with Head’s son, Horace Head, elected as District Attorney of the soon to be county, known to, as stated by the OC Weekly, threaten “...any Mexicans who walked in front of their homes with shotguns when not burning crosses on front lawns,” along with Horace Head supporting and defending his fathers affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan. With the referendum taken place, the County of Orange was incorporated on August 1st, 1889, as prescribed by state law. Since the date of the incorporation of the county, the only geographical changes to have occurred which affected Orange County was when the County and Los Angeles County agreed to trade land around Coyote Creek to adjust the border of the two counties to conform with city blocks.
The county is said to have been named for the
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