HI..I'M AGAIN ITALIAN GIRL OF BEFORE...BALBOA IS
VERY BEATIFUL ..WANDERFULL!I PROBABLY SCHOULD CAME TO LIVE..THAN
NEWPORTBEACH...I WRITE YOU BEFORE I WOULD CONTACT MY PROBABLY
RELATIVES...I SAW A CHILD,ROMAN ZACCURI IN YOUR SITE PROBABLY IS MY
RELATIVE...CERTAINLY IS OF ORIGINE ITALIAN OF CALABRIA ...I WOULD
CONTACT HIS FAMILY..FOR KNOW IF THEY ARE MY RELATIVES ..IS
POSSIBLE?NOW I TELL YOU MY EMAIL...THANKS VERY MUCH ..SEE YOU
To answer your "old photo" question, it was called 'Ricky's Court'.
It had become a commune before it was torn down. One could live
there for free and the electricity and water was left on although
the owners were no where to be found. There was a man there who
became the 'guru of Ricky's Court' and would deem who was worthy of
staying in the commune and who wasn't. He also owned an apparel
store on the corner of Palm and Balboa Blvd. The same corner as the
liquor store. Its claim to fame was that they made clothes out of
sail cloth and sail ship rope etc. I had one of their full length
hooded garbs, which was the hight of Balboa fashion at the time. It
made me look a little like the grim reaper in white, but I digress.
Can you tell me the name of the shop?
Barbara Courneya a.k.a. Dever
I forgot to mention, I could probably dig up some pictures of
Rickys court, before it was bulldozed. Might take me awhile though
cause I have moved recently. I will see what I can find.
Harry Menhennick was an ancestor of mine. I know
of his work as a "Wood carver". He died in 1941. Would there be any
pictures of him there at Wilmington Boar Works?
On July 2nd 1988 i visited Balboa on an exchange scheme from
Belfast, Northern Ireland. I stayed on "M" street/ Granada Avenue
with a wonderful lady called Barbara. I stayed , along with another
boy named Mchael, for 8 weeks with Barbara, catching the sites and
wonderful hospitality of the local community.
I have, unfortunately lost touch with Barbara in the past years and
would like to know if you or any of your readers can let me know if
Barbara is still contactable. The last i heard she had moved inland
some time ago. i would love to revisit your wonderful part of the
world and do all the things i did back in "88" again. Although i
dont think the body would agree with the brain with some of the
I remember visiting a hotdog shop that added great chilli to the
hotdog, a hairdresser named GINA who not only permed my hair but
dyed it blonde too taking lessons in surfing and sailing, taking
part in the clean-up of the harbour rubbish, attending the fire
station and many more exciting things(too many too mention).
I look forward to hearing from anyone with any news.
Can you send me the contact info for the web cam suplier that you
use for your outdoor internet cameras?
Capt Rick, Riverboat Angela Louise
I lived with my grandparents and every August we spent 2
weeks along with another family at the little yellow cottages on
Balboa Blvd. They have since been torn down. A friend and I are
coming down next week to ride the ferry which was a nickle when I
was a kid in the 40s.
Jim: When did the little market by the fun zone
close and why. I believe it was called the balboa market
Strange question for you? We are trying to track
down a Mark Jackson that many years ago we bought and sold our
house through. We currently live in England and are looking into
the prospect of purchasing again in Orange County. Do you know how
we can track him down? To memory he was in business with his wife.
Mark was a very memorable character who we would very much like to
do business with again. Would love to have his contact details if
Stephanie & Jay Young
Just found your website. I used to visit the
Island back in the early 90s and now im living back in London.U.K I
would like to say what a wonderful time I had and how friendly
everyone was, and I would like to say a special thank you to the
Demers Family in Corona Del Mar, Especially Kristen for being part
of my life in those years.Happy birthday for June 8th. Hopefully
one day I will return but for now my life is here at home. Peace
and love to all.