Veterans Cemetery Location in Irvine Still Unclear

The location of Orange County’s first veterans cemetery remains unclear after the Irvine City Council directed staff to identify a site in or around the Great Park and put the project through the planning process. Councilman Jeff Lalloway brought a motion Tuesday night to reinstate original cemetery site near the heart of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, adjacent to the Great Park. But, before it could go to a vote, Mayor Don Wagner introduced a substitute motion that directs different commissions and city staff to start studying the original site and explore other city-owned land. “Give me a site,” Wagner told Voice of OC after the meeting. “You tell me where it can be … is it a golf course (that’s slated to be built in the Great Park)?

Berardino: Heroes Hall Veterans Museum Honors More Heroes

Two new members are inducted to the beautiful Walk of Honor at Heroes Hall Museum at the Orange County Fairgrounds. In addition, a plaque will be erected to honor those killed in 1965 when U.S. Air Force C-135 aircraft crashed into Loma Ridge after leaving El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.