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Posted December 11, 2014 by Janet Pacheco
Small World interior at Disneyland

Take a quick visual tour during the most wonderful time of the year…

Posted December 03, 2014 by Chris Epting
Rose Parade founded by the Valley Hunt Club 125 years ago

The Tournament of Roses is a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. But did you know the legendary parade holds a unique relationship with Buena Park's Medieval Times?

Posted December 01, 2014 by Chris Epting
Golden Bear Cafe in the 1920s

From Buffalo Springfield in the 60s to the Ramones in the 70s, the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach brought a little bit of Hollywood to Orange County.

Posted November 26, 2014 by Sharlene Earnshaw
Season's Speedings at Disneyland

Christmastime at Disneyland Resort simply can't be beat. The two go together like Santa and Rudolph, and Mickey and Minnie. Here's what to expect at the "Happiest Place on Earth" during the best time of the year!

Posted November 24, 2014 by Melodi Steinberg
Small Business Shopping on Saturday, Nov. 29

Celebrate and support small businesses in Anaheim and Orange County and all they do for their communities. Mark your holiday shopping calendar: Small Business Saturday falls on Nov. 29!

Posted November 19, 2014 by Chris Epting
President Barack Obama pardons the turkey in 2009

Every year, one lucky turkey is granted Presidential pardon and selected as the National Thanksgiving Turkey. But did you know Orange County used to have a key part of the turkey tradition?

Posted November 18, 2014 by Melodi Steinberg
Dining Out on Thanksgiving in Anaheim and Orange County

Not everyone wants to deal with the hassle of cooking a 14-pound turkey and a choice of sides for the family. If you’re looking to dine out this Thanksgiving, here are a few restaurants in Anaheim and Orange County that are serving up Thanksgiving feasts for you and your family to enjoy.

Posted November 04, 2014 by Chris Epting
Orange groves in Orange County

Sure it's called Orange County, but what ever happened to all of the oranges here?

Posted October 30, 2014 by Chris Epting
Anaheim Halloween Parade in 1949

It all goes back to 1924, and believe it or not, baseball legend Babe Ruth factors into the beginning of the historic Anaheim Halloween Parade.

Posted October 29, 2014 by Justine Tobias
White Star Line Titanic Boarding Pass

Have you ever wondered what it was like to walk in the shoes of a passenger during a timeless & iconic moment in history? Discover Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition and you can.

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