Still enjoying Tales of Balboa and look forward
to each new month. Maybe you can help me with finding someone. I
notice that Alan Sandoval was a heavy contributor to the "Tales". I
have known him since he was a little kid hanging around the
arcades. He had gotten in touch with me after you printed one of my
remembrances. We were in the middle of catching up on 40 years and
all at once he "disappeared.". Can you tell me if you know of his
whereabouts? If you are in touch with him, please tell him Annie is
waiting to hear from him. Thank you, Ann
I was wondering if you have any information on the history of the
Balboa Bar... Thanks!
Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau
hello- on February 4th between 11am and 1 i went
to visit the fun zone because of the webcams i'd seen there and
waved to the camera. I was wondering if you still have those
images- i looked in the archives and there are mostly only night
Where I can find the driving directions from San
Diego to your Island?
A museum instead of the fun zone. What are they
thinking? We have been driving over there twice a year from Tucson
Az for the last 15 years to eat cheesecake on a stick and walk
around the Fun Zone. My memories go all the way back to the 60's
when we lived in Huntington Beach and I spent every evening at the
Fun Zone walking around with my mother and father and playing on
the riding pony. Balboa is my all time favorite place to visit and
I hope someday to retire there. I can't imagine it without the Fun
Zone just as it is. I really hope they rethink the location for the
My motto in life is "If it isn't broke, don't fix it" and as far as
I am concerned Balboa isn't broke.
Tammy in Tucson
Wanted to thank you for the great ferry web cam. I check the site
every day. Keeps me in touch with my youth in Balboa.
Aloha John Freeman in Maui
WAS BROUGHT HOME FROM HOAG HOSPITAL IN
EARLY 1968 TO OUR HOME AT THE BASE OF THE BALBOA PIER ON "A"
STREET. I TOOK MY VERY FIRST STEPS ON THE PATCH OF GRASS RIGHT AT
THE CORNER OF "A" STREET AND THE BOARDWALK....THAT IS A CLUB FEW
ARE A MEMBER OF...
I was just in Newport Beach this past weekend and took a ride on
the Balboa Auto ferry out there. While on that short ride to Balboa
Island I happened to spot a boat or ferry as you might call it
cruising along the waters. On that ferry it seemed like people were
dancing and dining. I tried many searches on the net with no
results as to what the name of that boat is. Do you think you could
help me out. A website or anything you think might help.
Thanks in advance
JUST A QUICK NOTE. OUR FAMILY SPENT EVERY AUGUST
AT BALBOA SINCE 1935 THROUGH 1976 WITH OUR CHILDREN. MY PARENTS
SPENT THEIR HONEYMOON THERE, AS DID MY BROTHER AND I . I MARRIED
THERE MYSELF. FOR THE FIRST 2 YEARS OF MY PARENTS MARRIAGE,
EVERYTIME THEY WENT TO BALBOA "MOM" GOT PREGNANT...BOTH MY BROTHER
AND I WERE CONCEIVED IN GOOD OLD "BAL"...(UNTIL THEY FIGURED OUT
HOW TO STOP GETTING PG). I WAS AT THE BALLROOM FOR STAN KENTON,
CHARLIE BARNETT, NAT KING COLE AND I WAS THERE IN 1966 WHEN IT
BURNED TO THE GROUND! AND I HAVE 5 ALBUMS OF DICK DALE. THANKS FOR
I met my wife in balboa in 1953 when her father
was working on Disneyland. I was in the navy. her cousin brought me
to see them. We lived in long beach for awhile then we moved to
Texas and Idaho. I just love the pictures you have on your web sit.
I am 70 and retired painter and when I get the money I might just
buy some. Thanks Andy
ps my ship was the uss Lenawee apa.
Do you have any Rendezvous photos from the
I am taking my family for vacation to Anaheim and want to visit
Newport Beach area. One of my reps sent me your website- very cool
i might add...
What would you recommend for us to do? Eat? etc. We plan on being
there all day .
Thanks a bunch
Hello, Just found your Website, in 1953, we were
married in Kansas. I being a Marine at the time had to report into
El Toro. We found an ad in the Santa Ana paper and rented a
wonderful apartment at 1100 Balboa Blvd. this was in the last of
Aug and we found out later about winter rentals, The owner being
the wonderful person that he was. allowed us to stay the next
summer since they were taking there granddaughter to France for the
summer. we lived there for almost two years as I got my discharge
in July of 55. What a wonderful place for a pair of newlyweds to
live. still together today and your pictures bring back a lot of
Ellis D. Clift