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Old 10-01-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Where is this?
Looks like Camino De Estrella

Here it appears in 1938:

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Old 10-01-2012, 11:48 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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That is correct, but more correct would be the Capistrano Palisades.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I don't know the answer to this question so I will ask. Does anyone know the origin of the term "Crown Valley"? That is, how did Crown Valley Parkway get its name?
Some of the other names I've read about their origins such as Marguerite Parkway, Oso, Trabuco, El Toro, Antonio, O'Neill
Not sure about Alicia Parkway

What about Ladera Ranch? Was there a Ladera Ranch? (Some street names in Ladera Ranch have a story behind there selection. Some are named after the O’Neil/Moiso family members – Benjamin, Sienna, Daisy, Sellas when others are referenced from historical Ranch Mission Viejo – Cecil Pasture, Narrow Canyon, Windmill, Bell Pasture)

Las Flores is a place out on Camp Pendleton, actually so was Rancho Santa Margarita. (I think the original name for the area which is now Pendleton is "Rancho Santa Margarita de Las Flores" or something like that.

Katella comes from the conjunction of Kate and Ella, two daughters of some developer or someone in Anaheim's history.

Jamboree Road comes from the 1953 Boy Scout Jamboree which I think was created when someone from Irvine ranch took a bulldozer and created the road out to the Jamboree site.

MacArthur I read somewhere was named after an anticipated parade for the General which supposedly never happened???

Red Hill is actually named after a big red hill SE of the intersection of Red Hill and SkyLine

Oso from Oso Creek
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:13 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Not sure about Alicia Parkway
Alice O'Neill Avery, Richard O'Neill's granddaughter

Nellie Gail Ranch = the wife of Lewis F. Moulton

Avenida De La Carlota = Charlotte Moulton, daughter of Lewis and Nellie Gail

Calle De La Louisa = Louisa Moulton, as above

Ladera means slope. Most likely a developer's marketing idea, much like when they used the wrong gender when naming Mission Viejo (should be Vieja, because missions are considered feminine)
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:01 AM
 
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Looks like Camino De Estrella

Here it appears in 1938:

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Dead Man's Curve was at the Dana Point end.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I don't know the answer to this question so I will ask. Does anyone know the origin of the term "Crown Valley"? That is, how did Crown Valley Parkway get its name?
I'd guess the Laguna Niguel Corporation named it that in the early 60s but not sure why. I went to Crown Valley ES in the 60s but we were never told the origin of the name.

Corona Del Mar just up the coast translates as Crown of the Sea so perhaps it was taken from that. Also El Camino Real (the Royal Road or King's Highway) is not far (actually would have connected to it before the 5 was built I believe) and kings do wear crowns.

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Old 10-31-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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Katella comes from the conjunction of Kate and Ella, two daughters of some developer or someone in Anaheim's history.



MacArthur I read somewhere was named after an anticipated parade for the General which supposedly never happened???
Correct on MacArthur.

Katella was named after Kate and Ella Rea who were sisters. Kate founded the Anaheim Red Cross Chapter (which was a big deal in Anaheim) and Rea was the first chairwoman of the library board. Though there are Anaheimers who will swear Kate and Ella ran a bordello. A story I personally prefer.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Dead Man's Curve was at the Dana Point end.
You sure you're not confusing it with the Doheny Rd. in LA County? Thats the one from the Jan and Dean song. Perhaps you're also thinking of "Slaughter Alley" which was the name of the original section of Highway101 South of San Clemente that was later abandoned.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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lso El Camino Real (the Royal Road or King's Highway) is not far (actually would have connected to it before the 5 was built I believe) and kings do wear crowns.
Janet from the Patch came up with this:

"I googled a bit and found the following at Niguel Shores Community Association | 33654 Niguel Shores Drive, Monarch Beach, CA 92629 - (949) 493 0122 "Laguna Niguel was conceived as a complete planned community with all the needs of its residents within the master plan: commercial areas, schools, churches, roads, shopping, utilities, fire protection, recreation, parks, and an industrial base. The plan allowed for residential areas for various levels of income. The brochures promised 'investment protectors' in a new town for a new life style.

"The first building was a sales office at the eastern corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Crown Valley (the former Crown House Restaurant). The same year a few hundred feet of Crown Valley Parkway was constructed as well as the first houses in Monarch Bay.

"Street names were inspired by the chain of land ownership listing the King of Spain as the original landowner–a royalty theme was carried out with 'Crown Valley Parkway,' 'Monarch Bay,' 'Coronation Drive,' etc.""

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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"The first building was a sales office at the eastern corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Crown Valley (the former Crown House Restaurant). The same year a few hundred feet of Crown Valley Parkway was constructed as well as the first houses in Monarch Bay.
"Street names were inspired by the chain of land ownership listing the King of Spain as the original landowner–a royalty theme was carried out with 'Crown Valley Parkway,' 'Monarch Bay,' 'Coronation Drive,' etc.""
Funny I didn't think of that considering I was in that very office in 1968 when my dad bought the lot where we built our house in Monarch Terrace just up the hill from there. I do remember they had a fancy framed chain of title on the wall showing us how our property was passed down from the Spanish Crown. As I was 9 years old, it was really impressive. However, it was only 147 years before then that the land belonged to Spain. It was longer ago than that (213 years)) that my current property was owned by George Washington.

If I remember correctly, the office was actually a model of the homes that the company built in our neighborhood. I didn't know that they started the Parkway at that end as it was completed by the time I moved in.

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