Celebrate the Orange Public Library & History Center’s 10th Anniversary!

The tenth anniversary of the opening of the renovated and expanded Orange Public Library & History Center will be celebrated this year. Dedicated on April 21, 2007, the new library building marked a continued commitment to serving the community. The anniversary will be celebrated by looking back through the decades of Library history. First established […]

Surf and Turf

5,000 sq. ft. of Fun at Bark City in Surf City, U.S.A. “They have couches.” “Babe- they have couches for the dogs to sleep on!” I left my laptop open the other day to Bark City’s homepage. My husband used it for a minute to Google something and was grabbed by the photo of happy […]

Sketching a Future. David Velasquez and the Art of Doodling

Since shopfronts became shopfronts, there has been a need for signs: the need for signs begetting the craft of sign painting. Hand-lettering arose in America in the 1800’s as a means of distinguishing between products and companies when capitalism began to boom. Until the advent of vinyl lettering in the 80’s, hand-lettering and sign painting […]

Calling all Superheroes to Orange Public Library Comic-Con®!

The Orange Public Library & History Center will present its first ever Orange Public Library Comic-Con® on Saturday, May 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Comic, fantasy, and science-fiction lovers of all ages are invited to join in on exciting events taking place throughout the day. All ages are invited to participate in cosplay […]

Giving Back: Orange Rotary Club

The Orange Rotary Club is on a mission to impact the City of Orange. Founded in 1921 Orange Rotary has been passionate about impacting their community for over 95 years, and the schools of the Orange Unified School District are a main focus. Starting with Orange High School, Orange Rotary has completed two beautification projects […]

Orange Seed Lending Library

The mission of the Orange Seed Lending Library is to inspire and educate a community of backyard farmers in and around the City of Orange as well as to bring new users to the Orange Public Library (OPL). Created as a joint partnership between OPL, Orange Home Grown, and the Orange Public Library Foundation, the […]

Preparing for Takeoff Colonel Gregory G. Raths Reports for Congressional Duty

McDonnell’s “masterpiece fighting jet,” the F-4 Phantom, rolled off the production line in December 1960, as a fleet defender built to intercept nuclear foes. Delivered to Miramar Naval Air Station, the jet was eventually bound for nearly four decades of service in the U.S. military.  For a rookie pilot, the F-4 could be a little […]

Spotlight On: Mr. Vernon Clover

I’ve always been partial to people who go above and beyond. It’s a character trait I seem to consistently run across when conducting interviews with individuals utilizing the services of Hospice Care of the West and this showcase on Mr. Vernon Clover and his wife, Donna, is no exception. Vernon, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, […]

Honoring Orange’s Finest and Bravest

Thursday, April 14th marked the 42nd year that members of the three Rotary Clubs in Orange formally recognized outstanding men and women members of the Orange Police and Fire Departments for their dedication and service to the community. Orange Rotary Clubs began participating in the traditional event to promote greater appreciation for those who keep […]

The Rotary Club of Orange supports Southern California Youth Rugby (SCYR) Tournament

The Rotary Club of Orange supported the second annual SCYR 7s tournament which took place at Fred Kelly Stadium and surrounding fields last summer. It was a full day of rugby for boys and girls (in two age groups: Under 16 and Under 18) who came from all areas of the state from San Diego […]