Newport Beach in the Rearview Mirror

6: Pop Quiz on Newport Beach History (v2)

March 19, 2021 Hosted by William Lobdell
Newport Beach in the Rearview Mirror
6: Pop Quiz on Newport Beach History (v2)
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Newport Beach in the Rearview Mirror
6: Pop Quiz on Newport Beach History (v2)
Mar 19, 2021
Hosted by William Lobdell

A five-question, multiple-choice pop quiz on Newport Beach history. Here are the questions (no Googling before listening):

  1. Which Newport Harbor island was allegedly won in a high-stakes poker game by a Hollywood celebrity? Note: The seller was a hard-betting horse-racing aficionado, which gives some credence to the popular legend.

  2. What was the original use of the El Cholo restaurant building in Corona del Mar? If you don’t know, this will surprise you.

  3. What area of Newport Beach did a mayor in the early 20th Century call “a dump. It was sold by a lot of damn crooks to a lot of damn fools.” 

  4. Here’s a list of five historical sites in Newport Beach. Which one is *not* an official California Historical Landmark. 

  5. Before Corona del Mar Plaza was built at the corner of East Coast Highway and MacArthur Boulevard, what was planned for that land? Hint: It involved a famed Italian architect, Irvine Company Chairman Donald Bren and a local, national and even international controversy.
Show Notes

A five-question, multiple-choice pop quiz on Newport Beach history. Here are the questions (no Googling before listening):

  1. Which Newport Harbor island was allegedly won in a high-stakes poker game by a Hollywood celebrity? Note: The seller was a hard-betting horse-racing aficionado, which gives some credence to the popular legend.

  2. What was the original use of the El Cholo restaurant building in Corona del Mar? If you don’t know, this will surprise you.

  3. What area of Newport Beach did a mayor in the early 20th Century call “a dump. It was sold by a lot of damn crooks to a lot of damn fools.” 

  4. Here’s a list of five historical sites in Newport Beach. Which one is *not* an official California Historical Landmark. 

  5. Before Corona del Mar Plaza was built at the corner of East Coast Highway and MacArthur Boulevard, what was planned for that land? Hint: It involved a famed Italian architect, Irvine Company Chairman Donald Bren and a local, national and even international controversy.