Archive for the 'Writing' Category

Katie Wheeler Library Book Signing, November 5, 2011

It’s kind of a scary thing…writing a book. You spend a lot of time on your own, rifling through books, old newspaper clippings and grainy, black and white photos. You write down what your learning and fill note cards full of  historical tidbits and interesting anecdotes. You spend hours scanning old pictures until your eyes […]

My Week with Vintage Men: Tuesday, Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

I didn’t plan it this way. The schedule just worked out naturally. Each night this week, I attended a different event featuring a thought-provoking speaker. By Friday, I sensed a theme. A Week with Vintage Men…. Tuesday: Beauty is in the Eye of The Beholder On a balmy October Tuesday, I drove through Laguna Canyon […]

Nestled on 275 shaded acres beside beautiful Delavan Lake, Lake Lawn has been a favorite vacation destination since 1878. Much of the area’s local history is rooted to this wooded lakeside retreat. It is the site of the highest concentration of ancient Native American effigy mounds in the area. Plus, it was the place where […]

Images of America: Irvine

  The story of Irvine goes back more than 200 years, to a time when it was a vast, sprawling ranch extending from the brush-covered foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains to the dramatic bluffs of the Pacific coast. Since that time, the Irvine Ranch has experienced a revolutionary change from pastoral wide-open spaces to […]