Orange County Breeze local almanac for northwest Orange County, California.

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The first federal prisoners arrived at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. [Source: the Orange County Register.]


Rioting and looting killed 34 people in the largely black Watts section of Los Angeles. [Source: the Orange County Register.]


Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, 63, killed himself in Marin County. [Source: the Orange County Register.]


Kamala Harris, California’s junior United States Senator, is named as Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democratic ticket in the 2020 presidential election.