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1873

San Francisco’s first cable cars begin running, operated by Hallidie’s Clay Street Hill Railroad Company. [Source: HistoryNet.com]

1889

Orange County officially forms, breaking away from “negligent” Los Angeles County. [Sources: various, including Jim Sleeper’s 3rd Orange County Almanac of Historical Oddities available through the Orange County Historical Society.]

1985

Dr. Ashok Mehta opens a dental practice at the corner of Los Alamitos Blvd. and Farquhar Ave. In November 1991 he moves the practice north to 10900 Los Alamitos Blvd., suite 133. His two sons join him in the practice, which by 2017 will grow to three additional sites in Brea, Tustin, and Pico Rivera.