Interstate 710, is a state highway in the Los Angeles area of the U. S. state of California, built to Interstate Highway standards. State Route 710 is the completed portion of the proposed northern extension of the route to Pasadena. I-710 is a north–south auxiliary Interstate freeway running for 23 miles through Los Angeles County. Known as the Long Beach Freeway, it runs north from Long Beach to Valley Boulevard, just north of I-10, near the boundary between the cities of Alhambra and Los Angeles. South of I-5, I-710 follows the course of the Los Angeles River wandering more than a few hundred feet from the riverbed. South of SR 1 in Long Beach, I-710 is part of the Seaside Freeway. Called the Los Angeles River Freeway prior to November 18, 1954, I-710 was planned to run all the way north to Pasadena, but construction of the segment from Alhambra to Pasadena through South Pasadena has been delayed for several decades due to community opposition; until this gap is constructed, the segment completed from California Boulevard north to its northern terminus at SR 134 and I-210 remains unsigned, except for on-ramps onto the stub which are signed as on-ramps onto I-210 instead of SR 710.
Prior to 1983, the road was not an Interstate. Until 1964 it was State Route 15, but it was renumbered to State Route 7 in the 1964 renumbering because of the existence of I-15, to I-710 in 1983. However, the northern stub still contains postmile markers designating such stub as both Route 7 and Route 710. Section 622 of the California Streets and Highways Code defines Route 710 as "from Route 1 to Route 210 in Pasadena." Section 622.1 amends the definition, stating "Route 710 shall include that portion of the freeway between Route 1 and the northern end of Harbor Scenic Drive, that portion of Harbor Scenic Drive to Ocean Boulevard, that portion of Ocean Boulevard west of its intersection with Harbor Scenic Drive to its junction with Seaside Boulevard, that portion of Seaside Boulevard from the junction with Ocean Boulevard to Route 47."The southern terminus of the freeway presently signed as Interstate 710 is at Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach. From there, the Long Beach Freeway follows the course of the Los Angeles River to Atlantic Boulevard in the city of Bell.
710 travels north, east of downtown Los Angeles, to its current northern terminus at Valley Boulevard in Alhambra and the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles. Near its southern terminus, I-710 separates into three spur freeways; the first spur splits at the 9th Street interchange, with the left-branching ramps crossing the Los Angeles River and becoming West Shoreline Drive as they head to downtown Long Beach, passing the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Long Beach Convention Center among other attractions. This spur becomes a surface arterial at the intersection with South Chestnut Place and the Pike Parking Garage. Meanwhile, the main segment continues south as the Seaside Freeway, keeping the I-710 designation, until the interchange with Ocean Blvd. where offramps to Ocean Blvd. West carry both the Seaside Freeway name and I-710 designation to the approaches to the Gerald Desmond Bridge; the mainline continues south as Harbor Scenic Drive, leading to the eastern piers of the Port of Long Beach and the Queen Mary.
The Interstate 710 designation terminates at the interchange with SR-47, while the actual roadway and Seaside Freeway designation continue over a bridge towards the Vincent Thomas Bridge. There is a part of 710 in Pasadena, constructed to freeway standards, extending from California Boulevard north to the Foothill /Ventura freeway interchange. However, the route designation on this freeway stub is unsigned, is instead marked as if it were freeway entrance and exit ramps to and from 210. I-710 and SR 710 are part of the California Freeway and Expressway System, north of SR 1 are part of the National Highway System, a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration. Legislative Route 167 was defined in 1933 to run from San Pedro east to Long Beach and north to Monterey Park. An extension was added in 1947. State Route 15 was signed in 1934 along the section of Legislative Route 167 from Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach north to Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park.
The original pre-freeway alignment ran along Los Robles Atlantic Boulevard. The freeway replacement of SR 15/LR 167 was built from 1953 to 1965; the whole route of LR 167, including the proposed extensions west to San Pedro and north to Pasadena, was renumbered State Route 7 in 1964, after it was decommissioned from portions of the San Diego Freeway as part of the state highway renumbering, as the number 15 conflicted with Interstate 15. In 1965 the route was truncated to State Route 1 in Long Beach; the Long Beach Freeway was approved as a non-chargeable Interstate in September 1983 by FHWA, on May 30, 1984, the AASHTO approved the SR 7 designations to be renumbered to Interstate 710. In October 1984, the FHWA approved additional 1.6 mile extension from CA 1 to Ocean Boulevard. The short stub in Pasadena was built in 1975, along with the adjacent sections of Interstate 210 and State Route 134. There are still remaining overhead street si
California State Route 39
State Route 39 is a state highway in the U. S. state of California that travels through Orange and Los Angeles counties. Its southern terminus is in Huntington Beach. SR 39's northern terminus is at Islip Saddle on Angeles Crest Highway in the Angeles National Forest, but its northernmost 4.5-mile segment has been closed to the public since 1978 due to a massive mud and rockslide. A portion of SR 39 from Stanton Avenue in Buena Park to Interstate 5 is now under the city of Buena Park's control, as Caltrans relinquished that portion in 2013. Since 2001, a portion of SR 39 that runs through the city of Stanton is being considered to be relinquished to the city. If so, the portion that runs through the city of Anaheim will still be state controlled. Major places of interest that SR 39 passes through are Knott's Berry Farm, an amusement park, Adventure City, another amusement park targeted for children, Huntington Beach, a local beach, a Medieval Times location, the Buena Park Auto Center, the Westridge Golf Course in La Habra.
State Route 39 runs along Beach Boulevard, with the exception of the segment between Interstate 5 and the southern city limit of Buena Park, relinquished to the city in 2013. At Beach Boulevard's northerly terminus, Whittier Boulevard, Route 39 turns east to the intersection of Whittier Boulevard with Harbor Boulevard, taking over a former segment of Route 72. Route 72 remains on Whittier Boulevard west of Beach Boulevard. From 0.1-mile north of Grovecenter Street to the north limit of Azusa, 0.7-mile northeast of Rock Springs Way adopted Route 39 has been relinquished. However, to aid motorists wishing to continue on Route 39, California Route 39 shields remain through the relinquished area, it is noted that the portion of Route 39 within West Covina was relinquished to that city in accordance with Section 339 of the California Streets and Highways Code in 2005. In the city of Azusa from just north of Interstate 210 to just north of Sierra Madre Ave. Former Route 39 is a couplet: northbound traffic is on Azusa Ave..
At the north limit of Azusa, adopted Route 39 begins again as San Gabriel Canyon Road. Route 39 winds through the San Gabriel Mountains in the Angeles National Forest for 22.6 miles until it reaches a gate barring the road 0.25 miles north of Crystal Lake Road in the Crystal Lake Recreation Area. The last six miles of the route, including the connection to Route 2, are closed to public highway traffic, as the roadbed has been closed since 1978, due to major rock slides that year and again in 2005 which damaged more of the remaining roadbed; as of 2019, Google Maps lists this section of the road as an "available" route to connect to Route 2, but the section is, in fact, closed. A replacement of the section north of East Fork Road, in the next canyon to the east, was built in 1936 and 1961, but was never completed; the section includes two tunnels. In one local hiking guide the section is identified as the "Road to Nowhere" and the "Convict Road", although the official name is the Shoemaker Road and was planned to be an escape route in times of nuclear warfare.
A ca. 1967 replacement, much closer to the existing alignment, was stopped prematurely, so the middle of the segment between East Fork Road and the closure gate, with its many hairpin curves, still exists. SR 39 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System, the urban portions of SR 39 are part of the National Highway System, a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration. SR 39 is eligible for the State Scenic Highway System, but it is not designated as a scenic highway by the California Department of Transportation. Although defined to be a continuous route, there is a break in adopted Route 39 at the intersection of Whittier Boulevard with Harbor Boulevard, where an "END 39" sign appears. Since 1992, when the Harbor Boulevard extension opened, the California Streets and Highways Code defines the continuation of Route 39 as "Harbor Boulevard to the vicinity of Fullerton Road, Colima Road west, Azusa Avenue north" through southwestern Rowland Heights.
After the overlap on Beach Boulevard, Route 39 used to turn north on Hacienda Road to the junction with the I-10 and followed for a mile before separating on Azusa Avenue, but that portion has since been relinquished to Los Angeles County and Route 39 was relocated to end on Harbor Boulevard. The planned alignment of Route 39 continues its northward progress on Azusa Avenue to the northwest in Hacienda Heights. Adopted Route 39 resumes and signs for Route 39 appear on Azusa Avenue after the junction with the San Bernardino Freeway, Interstate 10 in West Covina; the adopted route continues for 1.0-mile to the Covina/West Covina city limit, 0.1-mile north of Grovecenter Street. Prior to the present before reaching Harbor Boulevard, SR 39 continued north from Whittier Boulevard along Hacienda Road to the Los Angeles/Orange County line north on Hacienda Boulevard and Glendora Avenue to US 60, 70, 99 in West Covina, it continued east with US 60, 70, 99 to Azusa Avenue where it turned north to follow the present alignment as described beginning in the fourth paragraph of the preceding section.
The Hacienda Glendora segment can still be seen as Route 39 on some maps. Prior to 1991, Harbor Boulevard would become Fullerton Road heading northward at the Los Angeles/Orange County Line, would continue north as Ful
California State Route 91
State Route 91 is a major east–west freeway located within Southern California and serving several regions of the Greater Los Angeles urban area. It runs from Vermont Avenue in Gardena, just west of the junction with the Harbor Freeway, east to Riverside at the junction with the Pomona, Moreno Valley freeways. SR 91 inherited its route number from the decommissioned US 91, which passed through the Inland Empire in a northeasterly direction on its way to Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, points beyond; those segments of US 91 are now parallel to, or have been replaced altogether by, I-15. Though signs along the portion between Vermont Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach along Artesia Boulevard are still signed off as SR 91, Caltrans does not control this portion of the highway, as this portion was relinquished to local jurisdictions in 2003; the area from post mile 10.4 to 11.1 is signed as the Juanita Millender-McDonald Highway. From the Harbor Freeway to its intersection with the Long Beach Freeway in northern Long Beach, SR 91 is named the Gardena Freeway.
Between the Long Beach Freeway and its intersection with the Santa Ana Freeway in Buena Park, it is named the Artesia Freeway. From the Santa Ana Freeway to its eastern terminus at the intersection of the Pomona, Moreno Valley, Escondido Freeways, it is named the Riverside Freeway. Control cities on SR 91 vary by location. For westbound, between SR 60/I-215 and the Orange County line, the control city is Beach Cities. With SR 241 heading towards Irvine, Laguna Beach, the rest of south Orange County, the control city becomes Los Angeles between the Orange–Riverside county line and I-5. I-5 directs travelers to Los Angeles so between I-5 and Pioneer Boulevard, the control city is Artesia. Between Pioneer Boulevard and SR 1, the control city becomes Beach Cities again. For eastbound, the control city, for the entire route is Riverside; the Beach Cities control city may have to do with SR 91's western terminus in Hermosa Beach. SR 91 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System, is part of the National Highway System, a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.
SR 91 is part of the State Scenic Highway System from SR 55 to the east city limit of Anaheim, in the western part of the Santa Ana Canyon, is eligible for the system through the canyon to Interstate 15. The Gardena Freeway is a freeway in southern Los Angeles County, it is the westernmost freeway portion of State Route 91. It begins just west of the Harbor Freeway at the intersection with Vermont Avenue in the eastern edge of the city of Gardena, proceeding eastward six miles until it intersects the Long Beach Freeway. Thereafter, SR 91 is known as the Artesia Freeway; until 1991, the Gardena Freeway was known as the Redondo Beach Freeway. The name change reflected the successful efforts of the cities of Torrance and Redondo Beach to block the extension of the freeway westward to its intended terminus at the cancelled Pacific Coast Freeway in Redondo Beach. In 1997, the California government dedicated the portion of SR 91 between Alameda Street and Central Avenue to former assemblyman Willard H. Murray Jr.
The Artesia Freeway is a freeway in southeastern Los Angeles northwestern Orange County. It runs east–west from its western terminus at the Long Beach Freeway in northern Long Beach to its eastern terminus at the Santa Ana Freeway in Buena Park; the "Artesia Freeway" name was assigned to the entire length of SR 91 west of the Santa Ana Freeway in the early 1970s since it was, in sense, the freeway realignment of SR 91 from the paralleling Artesia Boulevard. During the 1984 Summer Olympics, a 25 km stretch of the highway was home to the cycling men's road team time trial event; as the only freeway to link Los Angeles and Riverside counties, SR 91 is one of the most congested routes in Southern California. Between the Santa Ana Freeway, Interstate 5, in Buena Park and the 91 Freeway's eastern terminus at a junction with Interstate 215 and State Route 60 in Riverside, the 91 Freeway's assigned name is the Riverside Freeway. Past the I-215/CA-60/CA-91 junction, the Riverside Freeway continues as I-215.
A weigh station is available between the Imperial Weir Canyon Road exits. In 2003, Caltrans permanently closed off the Coal Canyon Road westbound and eastbound exits and entrances for environmental purposes. In 2015, Caltrans permanently closed off the Grand Boulevard eastbound exit and westbound entrance to accommodate the widening of the freeway. If the ramps had stayed open and houses would have to be demolished; the leftover ramps were scrapped with the widening and there is no emergency exit. The Riverside Freeway first opened in 1963 signed as U. S. Route 91 and U. S. Route 395 and the last section was built in 1975; the 91 Express Lanes are 18-mile high-occupancy toll lanes contained within the median of the Riverside Freeway in Orange and Riverside counties. The 91 Express Lanes run from the junction of SR 91 with the SR 55 Freeway in Anaheim to its junction with I-15 in Corona. Before the extension in 2017, they ended at the Riverside County line. With the extension of the toll lanes, the HOV lane between I-15 and Green River Road was removed
Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles International Airport, locally referred to as LAX, is the primary international airport serving Los Angeles, California. LAX is in the Westchester district of the city of Los Angeles, California, 18 miles southwest of Downtown Los Angeles, with the commercial and residential areas of Westchester to the north, the city of El Segundo to the south and the city of Inglewood to the east. Owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, an agency of the government of Los Angeles known as the Department of Airports, the airport has over 3,500 acres of land, LAX has four parallel runways. In 2018, LAX handled 87,534,384 passengers, making it the world's fourth busiest and the United States' second busiest airport following Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; as the largest and busiest international airport on the U. S. West Coast, LAX is a major international gateway to the United States, serves a connection point for passengers traveling internationally; the airport holds the record for the world's busiest origin and destination airport, since relative to other airports, many more travelers begin or end their trips in Los Angeles than use it as a connection.
It is the only airport to rank among the top five U. S. airports for both passenger and cargo traffic. LAX serves as a hub or focus city for more passenger airlines than any other airport in the United States, it is the only airport that four U. S. legacy carriers have designated as a hub and is a focus city for Air New Zealand, Allegiant Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Southwest Airlines, Volaris. While LAX is the busiest airport in the Greater Los Angeles Area, several other airports, including Hollywood Burbank Airport, John Wayne Airport, Long Beach Airport, as well as Ontario International Airport serve the area. In 1928, the Los Angeles City Council selected 640 acres in the southern part of Westchester for a new airport; the fields of wheat and lima beans were converted into dirt landing strips without any terminal buildings. It was named Mines Field for the real estate agent who arranged the deal; the first structure, Hangar No. 1, is in the National Register of Historic Places. Mines Field opened as the airport of Los Angeles in 1930 and the city purchased it to be a municipal airfield in 1937.
The name became Los Angeles Airport in 1941 and Los Angeles International Airport in 1949. In the 1930s the main airline airports were Burbank Airport in Burbank and the Grand Central Airport in Glendale. Mines Field did not extend west of Sepulveda Boulevard. A tunnel was completed in 1953 allowing Sepulveda Boulevard to revert to straight and pass beneath the two runways. For the next few years the two runways were 8,500 feet long. Before the 1930s, existing airports used a two-letter abbreviation based on the weather stations at the airports. At that time, "LA" served as the designation for Los Angeles Airport, but with the rapid growth in the aviation industry the designations expanded to three letters c. 1947, "LA" became "LAX." The letter "X" has no specific meaning in this identifier. "LAX" is used for the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro and by Amtrak for Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. The "Imperial Hill" area in El Segundo is a prime location for aircraft spotting for takeoffs. Part of the Imperial Hill area has been set aside as Clutter's Park.
Another popular spotting location sits under the final approach for runways 24 L&R on a lawn next to the Westchester In-N-Out Burger on Sepulveda Boulevard. This is one of the few remaining locations in Southern California from which spotters may watch such a wide variety of low-flying commercial airliners from directly underneath a flight path. At 12:51 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012, a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft carrying the Space Shuttle Endeavour landed at LAX on runway 25L. An estimated 10,000 people saw the shuttle land. Interstate 105 was backed up for miles at a standstill. Imperial Highway was shut down for spectators, it was taken off the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Boeing 747, was moved to a United Airlines hangar. The shuttle spent about a month in the hangar while it was prepared to be transported to the California Science Center; the distinctive white googie Theme Building, designed by Pereira & Luckman architect Paul Williams and constructed in 1961 by Robert E. McKee Construction Co. resembles a flying saucer that has landed on its four legs.
A restaurant with a sweeping view of the airport is suspended beneath two arches. The Los Angeles City Council designated the building a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1992. A $4 million renovation, with retro-futuristic interior and electric lighting designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, was completed before the Encounter Restaurant opened there in 1997. Visitors are able to take the elevator up to the roof of the "Theme Building", which closed after the September 11, 2001 attacks for security reasons and reopened to the public on weekends beginning on July 10, 2010. Additionally, a memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacks is located on the grounds, as three of the f
Anaheim Hills is a planned community encompassing the eastern portions of the city of Anaheim, in Orange County, California. Prior to the development, a few scattered low density neighborhoods existed in the area including Peralta Hills and Mohler Loop that were developed in the 1940s and 1950s; the remaining portions of Anaheim Hills were developed in the 1970s after rancher and land owner Louis Nohl sold his massive parcel in the foothills east of Anaheim. The area was taken over by Texaco Industries in 1970 when the company announced plans to develop an expansive and upscale master planned community of 7,000 homes and townhomes; the original master plan included a proposal for three new lakes with high density condominiums clustered around these water features. The initial master plan proved to be unsustainable due to the geology of the area. Construction of the community began in 1971 and was branded as a rural enclave and alternative to the more dense subdivisions emerging in the Orange County basin with homes on large lots, hiking trails, a golf course, low densities.
Anaheim Hills is the first residential development to utilize "Landform Grading." The community grew and by 1974 the Orange Unified School District had constructed a high school to serve the growing community. In 1990, the city of Anaheim approved several large developments surrounding Weir Canyon Road expanding the community toward the 241 toll road. In 2007, the Irvine Company received approval for additional 2,500 homes just east of the 241 toll road on a parcel of land it has owned for over fifty years. However, in 2014 The Irvine Company donated the land for these additional 2,500 homes to the County of Orange to be preserved as open space. Anaheim Hills is located just south of Yorba Linda, opposite the 91 freeway at Imperial Highway; the western border is the 55 freeway opposite the city of California. On the northeast side the community extends past Gypsum Canyon, bordered by unincorporated areas of Orange County and Cleveland National Forest. To the south is the Santa Ana foothills opposite the community of Villa Park, California.
The entirety of Anaheim Hills is within the city limits of California. Anaheim Hills consists of several planned neighborhoods, including the following: The 2010 United States Census reported that Anaheim Hills had a population of 55,036; the racial makeup of Anaheim Hills was 39,728 White, 9,414 Asian, 1,099 African American, 158 Native American, 103 Pacific Islander, 2,003 from other races, 2,531 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,054 persons. Anaheim Hills has a median household income of $123,260; the 92807 zip code serves the western portion and other parts of East Anaheim while the 92808 zip code serves the eastern portion, although residents identify themselves as living in the community of "Anaheim Hills", the United States Postal Service considers both Anaheim and Anaheim Hills. Anaheim Hills is served by Anaheim Fire Department Stations 9 and 10; the community is served by two of the City of Anaheim's libraries, the Canyon Hills Library and the East Hills Library.23 community associations are within Anaheim Hills, led by the Anaheim Hills Planned Community Association, which oversees the entire community of Anaheim Hills.
Two councils represent the community, the Canyon Hills Community Council and the Anaheim Hills Citizens Coalition. The community is listed under the Canyon and Hill General Plan Designations within the City of Anaheim, thus the "Canyon Hills" name designated to the area for several of the sports teams located within the area. Anaheim Hills is split between the 39th and 45th congressional districts, which are represented in the United States House of Representatives by Democrats Gil Cisneros and Katie Porter, respectively. In the California State Legislature, the community is represented by Senator John Moorlach and Assemblyman Steven Choi. On the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Anaheim Hills is represented by the 3rd District's Todd Spitzer. In 2016, the City of Anaheim adopted City Council Districts, with Anaheim Hills making up the majority of the 6th District. In 2018, small businessman, Trevor O'Neil, was elected to represent the 6th District. Students who live in the Anaheim Hills area are either directed to the Orange Unified School District or the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.
Nearby public community colleges include Santiago Canyon College, Orange Coast College, Cypress College, Santa Ana College, Irvine Valley College, Fullerton College. The nearest public four-year university is California State University and University of California, Irvine. Anaheim Hills Elementary School Canyon Rim Elementary School Crescent Intermediate School Crescent Primary School Imperial Elementary School Nohl Canyon Elementary School Running Springs Elementary School Woodsboro Elementary School Bernardo Yorba Middle School El Rancho Charter School Canyon High School Esperanza High School Yorba Linda High School AmeriMont Academy Canyon Hills School Fairmont Private Hephatha School Brandon Baker, actor Michael Bisping, MMA fighter Ashley Benson, actress Rebecca Black, teen pop singer Mike Brown, Former Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Hannahlei Cabanilla and winner of So You Think You Can Dance Season 15 Rod Carew, former Major League Baseball player and 1991 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.
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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
San Diego County, California
San Diego County the County of San Diego, is a county in the southwestern corner of the state of California, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,095,313. Making it California's second-most populous county and the fifth-most populous in the United States, its county seat is the eighth-most populous city in the United States. It is the southwesternmost county in the 48 contiguous United States. San Diego County comprises the San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, the 17th most populous metropolitan statistical area and the 18th most populous primary statistical area of the United States as of July 1, 2012. San Diego is part of the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area shared between the United States and Mexico. Greater San Diego ranks as the 38th largest metropolitan area in the Americas. San Diego County has more than 70 miles of coastline; this forms the most densely populated region of the county, which has a mild Mediterranean to semiarid climate and extensive chaparral vegetation, similar to the rest of the western portion of southern California.
Precipitation and temperature extremes increase to the east, with mountains that receive frost and snow in the winter. These lushly forested mountains receive more rainfall than average in southern California, while the desert region of the county lies in a rain shadow to the east, which extends into the Desert Southwest region of North America. There are 16 naval and military installations of the U. S. Navy, U. S. Marine Corps, the U. S. Coast Guard in San Diego County; these include the Naval Base San Diego, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Naval Air Station North Island. From north to south, San Diego County extends from the southern borders of Orange and Riverside Counties to the Mexico-U. S. Border and Baja California. From west to east, San Diego County stretches from the Pacific Ocean to its boundary with Imperial County; the area, now San Diego County has been inhabited for more than 12,000 years by Kumeyaay, Luiseño, Cupeño and Cahuilla Indians and their local predecessors.
In 1542, the explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, who may have been born in Portugal but sailed on behalf of Spain, claimed San Diego Bay for the Spanish Empire, he named the site San Miguel. In November 1602, Sebastián Vizcaíno surveyed the harbor and what are now Mission Bay and Point Loma and named the area for Saint Didacus, a Spaniard more known as San Diego. European settlement in what is now San Diego County began with the founding of the San Diego Presidio and Mission San Diego de Alcalá by Spanish soldiers and clerics in 1769; this county was part of Alta California under the Viceroyalty of New Spain until the Mexican declaration of independence. From 1821 through 1848 this area was part of Mexico. San Diego County became part of the United States as a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, ending the Mexican–American War; this treaty designated the new border as terminating at a point on the Pacific Ocean coast which would result in the border passing one Spanish league south of the southernmost portion of San Diego Bay, thus ensuring that the United States received all of this natural harbor.
San Diego County was one of the original counties of California, created at the time of California statehood in 1850. At the time of its establishment in 1850, San Diego County was large, included all of southernmost California south and east of Los Angeles County, it included areas of what are now Inyo and San Bernardino Counties, as well as all of what are now Riverside and Imperial Counties. During the part of the 19th century, there were numerous changes in the boundaries of San Diego County, when various areas were separated to make up the counties mentioned above; the most recent changes were the establishments of Riverside County in 1893 and Imperial County in 1907. Imperial County was the last county to be established in California, after this division, San Diego no longer extended from the Pacific Ocean to the Colorado River, it no longer covered the entire border between California and Mexico. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 4,526 square miles, of which 4,207 square miles is land and 319 square miles is water.
The county is larger in area than the combined states of Rhode Delaware. San Diego County has a varied topography. On its western side is more than 70 miles of coastline. Most of San Diego between the coast and the Laguna Mountains consists of hills and small canyons. Snow-capped mountains rise with the Sonoran Desert farther to the east. Cleveland National Forest is spread across the central portion of the county, while the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park occupies most of the northeast. Although the county's western third is urban, the mountains and deserts in the eastern two-thirds are undeveloped backcountry. Most of these backcountry areas are home to a native plant community known as chaparral. San Diego County contains more than a million acres of chaparral, twice as much as any other California county. North San Diego County is known as North County; the eastern suburbs are collectively known as East County, though most still lie in the western third of the county. The southern suburbs and southern detached portion of the city of San Diego, extending to the Mexican border, are collectively referred to as South Bay.
Periodically the area has been subject to wildfires th