My dad, Richard "Tex" Nabors graduated from Newport in 1956. After
serving in the Air Force he worked at Russ' Drive-In and then
managed the old Chevron station next to Isadora's (sp?). Enclosed
is a picture of my Dad's Koolies plaque. The original color was
red but we painted it purple to match my mom's show '59 Impala. I
purchased one more original plaque and I'm working on another one.
Could you please let people know on your site that I am buying any
Koolie plaques and photos of the club along with any information
or stories about the club along with any members living or
deceased as my goal is to have a website dedicated to the club.
People are welcomed to send me e-mails or snail mail as well.
Richard R. Vause
2555 S. Weber Rapids Place
I grew up in Fullerton in the 70's. From the time i was a little
girl, we drove to Sunday mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, then
went to the beach. I now live in South Philadelphia, and my
favorite picture of myself, at four years old, in my little pink
bikini in the waters of Balboa, sits above my computer, along with
an oil painting of Laguna Beach that my father, Noel Soo, did for
me. I remember going to the Fun Zone in high school, hanging
out on the pier and going to watch surf movies, then eating at
Heidi's. I get back frequently, as I am a flight attendant,
but when I'm stuck on the East Coast in the cold, I pull up the
webcam and relive my wonderful memories. I'm working hard to
return to California!!
Thankyou for your recent display of prints. Please can you keep us
informed of any new additions and when they can be purchased.
Keep in touch!
Regards Kevin and Mike.
You might have heard they are about to destroy our beach and surf
down here in West Newport. I grew up on Edgewater and Montero, and
my grandfather used to tell me that the surf out front was great,
until they dredged the bay and dumped the sand in Balboa. Do know
of anyone that has a story about how that dredging destroyed the
surf in Balboa? If so, could I share your story on my site to add
fuel to our cause of trying to "stop the dumping"
Thanks for your time.
You've got a great website!!!
Jim, it was nice to finaly meet you face to
face at the little dinner party at Hoboken Al and Shiela's
Saturday night. You are on of the few people that have survided
the test of time, and got a 4.0 GPA! Thanks for being who you are.
I often visit Balboa Island for my vacation . I love this place!
When I arrive on Balboa Island I feel as if I am home. This may be
an odd question but do you know if apartments ( attached to homes
but with separate addresses and parking) ever come up for sale.
I look forward to your response.
While this isn't strictly about Balboa, I wondered if you
might help with a question about the area.
For years there was an ice cream store at the corner of PCH
and Dover Dr. It was part of a small chain. Any help
with the name of the chain?
On The Fun Zone Boardwalk
On the mornings of January 9th and 10th a 7.1
foot high tide, pushed by a strong Pacific storm, brought a 8.4 foot
tide to the lower or old Balboa Fun Zone boardwalk. It is believed
this was the highest tide in Balboa history. Maybe the polar caps are
At the peak, the water was over a foot deep as some points.
TalesOfBalboa Gallery and Shoreline, a clothing store next door,
were flooded with over 6 inches of water.
This great old Balboa photo was sent in by Rocky Hanrahan
of Wilmington Mass.
For More London's Times
Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have
thousands of little old ladies running around with tattoos?