The Santa Ana Mountains are a short peninsular mountain range along the coast of Southern California in the United States. They extend for 61 miles southeast of the Los Angeles Basin along the border between Orange and Riverside counties; the range starts in the north at the Whittier Fault and Santa Ana Canyon, through which the Santa Ana River flows. To the north of the canyon are the smaller Chino Hills in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties; the northernmost summit of the Santa Anas, at 3,045 feet, is Sierra Peak. From there, the major summits are 4,007 feet; the next two peaks, Modjeska, 5,496 feet. Saddleback, located 20 mi east of Santa Ana, is visible from much of Southern California. South of Saddleback are 4,613 feet. Elsinore Peak, 3,575 feet is included in a subrange called the Elsinore Mountains, which are west of Lake Elsinore. San Mateo Peak 3,591 feet marks the highpoint of this range. Margarita Peak, 3,189 feet. Southeast of the Elsinore Mountains is the Santa Rosa Plateau, named for the Rancho Santa Rosa that once encompassed it.
At the south end of the plateau there is a steep escarpment from the basalt capped mesas that line it, that descends from about 500 feet at Mesa de Burro to Sandia Creek on the east to about 1800 feet at Avenaloca Mesa to De Luz Creek in the west. From the foot of the escarpment, the mountains and canyons of De Luz, Sandia Creek and others below it, run to the south to the Santa Margarita River; the range ends at the Santa Margarita River. Much of the range is within the Trabuco Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest, although some parts are still owned by two century-old ranches: the Irvine Ranch and Rancho Mission Viejo; the Santa Anas include a number of high-mountain streams that flow for all or most of the year, although once out of the foothills these waterways are ephemeral. The major streams rising from the western side of the range drain into the Pacific Ocean; the northern side of the range is defined by the Santa Ana River, which heads about 50 miles further east, in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Santiago Creek drains much of the northern part of the range and empties into the Santa Ana River near downtown Orange. Water from the north-east side of the range empties into Temescal Creek which flows north to the Santa Ana River, or Lake Elsinore which intermittently overflows to Temescal Creek; the southeast end of the range is marked by the Santa Margarita River, which originates east of the Santa Anas and flows southwest to the Pacific. Runoff from the southeast side of the range drains into Murrieta Creek, a tributary of the Santa Margarita River. Irvine Lake, the largest body of fresh water in Orange County, is in the northwest part of the range near Villa Park; the lake is formed by the Santiago Dam. The climate is Mediterranean, with cool wet winters. Annual precipitation totals range from 20 to 30 inches in the higher parts of the range above 3,000 feet, as compared to the average of 13–16 inches in the coastal plain. Most of the precipitation falls between March; the western slope is moister than the eastern slope.
Snow falls during winter on the highest peaks. The mountains were named by members of Gaspar de Portolà's expedition, who camped below the mountains on July 26, 1769, the Feast Day of Saint Anne. At the time of Portola's visit, the Santa Anas were settled by three main groups of indigenous peoples, the Tongva in the north, the Acjachemen in the west and Payomkowishum in the east and south. A handful of historic sites remain in the range today. Registered California Historical Landmarks include an Indian Village Site in Black Star Canyon, Flores Peak named for the outlaw Juan Flores, the mining boomtown sites of Carbondale and Silverado, Helena Modjeska's home; the Moreno and Machado Adobes of the Rancho Santa Rosa are found on the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. Beeks Place, a small house foundation still owned by the family, is located here; the mountains were the site of a famed Indian massacre in 1831 in Black Star Canyon. Flora As part of the California Floristic Province, the Santa Ana Mountains host a diverse array of plant species within distinctive natural communities, including coastal sage scrub, riparian woodland, southern oak woodland, rocky outcrop, vernal pool, valley grassland, closed-cone montane coniferous forest.
One of the southernmost stands of madrones can be found in Trabuco Canyon. Groves of knobcone pine can be found around Pleasants Peak. Big-cone Douglas fir and Coulter pine can be found at the higher elevations. Rare flowers like the intermediate Mariposa lily, heart-leaved pitcher sage, chocolate lily are difficult to find, but breathtaking to observe. Fragrant sages, broadleaf evergreen shrubs and trees, perennial bunchgrasses, strange succulents, fire-following flowers adorn the rugged terrain. Numerous ferns, including large sword ferns, are found under trees an
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Ogugua "OG" Anunoby Jr. is a British professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Indiana Hoosiers. Anunoby was born in London to Nigerian parents, his father Ogugua Sr., born in Nigeria, was teaching in England at the time. Anunoby's mother died; when he was four years old, Anunoby's family moved to the United States to Jefferson City, where his late father was a professor at Lincoln University. Anunoby played for Jefferson City High School. During his senior season, he averaged 19.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game and was named a finalist for Mr. Basketball in the state of Missouri. In October 2014, Anunoby chose to attend Indiana University over Georgia, George Mason, Ole Miss; as a freshman in 2015–16 at Indiana, Anunoby appeared in 34 games, averaging 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game. Anunoby was selected as a Pre-season All-American by The Sporting News. On 18 January 2017, Anunoby injured his right knee against Penn State, causing him to undergo season-ending knee surgery.
On 10 April 2017, Anunoby declared his intention to enter the 2017 NBA Draft and hire an agent, ending his tenure with the Hoosiers. On 22 June 2017, Anunoby was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors. On 9 July, he signed a rookie-scale contract with the Raptors. On 14 November, Anunoby made his first career start, against the Houston Rockets, he finished the game with 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 30 minutes. By December 15 he led starter rookies in offensive and defensive rating, besides having the third most True Scoring % and best Turnover-to-Assist ratio for a non-guard. On 3 April 2018, he hit his first buzzer beater, against the Cleveland Cavaliers. On 29 January 2019, Anunoby was named a member of the World Team for the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge. In April 2019, Anunoby had an emergency appendectomy, which caused him to miss most of the Raptors' championship playoff run, he did not play. On March 1, 2020, Anunoby recorded a career-high 32 points and seven steals, along with seven rebounds and three assists in a 133-118 loss against the Denver Nuggets.
Over the course of February, Anunoby has averaged 2.3 steals per game, third-best average in the league. Anunoby's brother, has played for the Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com OG Anunoby on Twitter Indiana Hoosiers bio