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

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1769

The joint naval and land expeditions led by Gaspar de Portolá and Father Junípero Serra reunite in San Diego after months of hardship, death, and loss.

1962

Darrell Essex is hired as Cypress City Manager after the previous City Manager was fired along with the City Clerk and the City Attorney. The population of the City of Cypress was 3500. People were outnumbered by cows 100 to 1. Mr. Essex retired 34 years later. [Source: John Olson, unofficial historian of the City of Cypress.]

2001

The City of Aliso Viejo is incorporated.

2019

Fr. Binh Nguyen is installed as pastor of St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress. He had been parish administrator for the previous two years, following the departure of the previous pastor, Fr. Patrick Moses, to serve at the cathedral for the Diocese of Orange. [Source: St. Irenaeus Parish bulletin.]