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Old Town Tustin Architectural History and Walking Tour

Posted on Sep 22, 2017 in Events, News

Come and join us for a beautiful walk in Old Town Tustin! A brief indoor session will give an overview of Tustin’s early history and architecture, followed by an approximately one hour walking tour of Old Town Tustin. Get some exercise while you admire the City’s history, unique architecture, and what Old Town Tustin has to offer.

Adult cost is $20. Children ages 12-17 can register for $15 with a registered adult. Go to: to the registration page. Click on Register for Classes, then the category “Special Interests”, then “All ages”. It is course number 33818 and will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28th from 9:30-11:15 am. Meet in the Computer Lab at the Tustin Senior Center, 200 S. C St. in Old Town Tustin.

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Old Town Tustin Art Walk 2017

Posted on Sep 22, 2017 in Events, News

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, the City of Tustin will hold its 10th Annual Art Walk in Old Tustin from 12:00 to 5:30 pm. The sidewalks of Old Town will feature art displays, Plein Air art contest, chalk drawing contest, live music, bus tours of Old Town Tustin’s architectural highlights (with a little 19th century gossip thrown in for good measure).

And of course, we again offer a festive wine tasting event hosted by the Tustin Preservation Conservancy. While the Art Walk begins at noon, the Wine Tasting Event will kick off a bit later at 1 o’clock pm. We will offer plenty of cooling shade and wonderful tastes of wine in our Wine Tasting tent.

Find us located in the Waterworks parking lot at the corner of Main Street and Prospect. A hearty thank you in advance to Young’s Market, for their generous work to donate and coordinate a diverse and delicious set of wines for our enjoyment. The Conservancy offers 5 tastes of exceptional wines for ten dollars ($10). Look for our sign on Main Street. Join us for this event as well as the bus tours of historic Old Town Tustin. We hope to see you at the Art Walk!

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National Recognition for Old Town Tustin

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 in News

Tustin has over 400 homes and buildings listed locally as historic properties. Over 50 of them are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places but to date, only 2 sites in Old Town Tustin have that honor and the Tustin Preservation Conservancy wants to change that!

The City of Santa Ana has 22 listed sites on the National Register of Historic Sites and Or-
ange has 15. Right now, Tustin’s two sites that are listed on the National Register are the Stevens Mansion and the Artz Building (Rutabagorz Restaurant).

We hope you will join us in the effort to make our buildings national treasures! In the next few weeks, we will begin raising funds to proceed with a project to do the research and writing to have more of our homes and buildings recognized nationally as important historic sites. We want our history, and the contribution that Tustin’s early settlers made to Orange County and California’s settlement, to be recognized on a national level. You will be hearing from us in the next few weeks about how you can help.

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Tell Us Your Thoughts on TPC’s Digital Survey

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 in News

We want to hear from you! What would you like to have the Conservancy offer the community? Do you have a special request for us? Is there a special program you would like to be a part of? Or would you just prefer to socialize with your neighbors in an Old Town setting?

Well, here’s your chance to let us know via the internet. The Conservancy has created a survey on the following link:

The survey is divided into three areas of interest that we would need feedback: historic preservation and education, conservancy social events, and conservancy fundraising projects. Each of these areas will also have an “Other” category, so that if an idea of yours is not listed, you have an opportunity to write in your own idea.

On top of making your voice heard, we want to reward those of you who take the time to complete this short survey. Every household that completes the survey will have their name entered in a raffle for

one of our local downtown giftcards. Surveys must be completed by Thursday, March 31st. Winners will be contacted by email by mid-April.

So what have you got to lose? Tell us your thoughts for the conservancy’s upcoming events in 2016.

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Advisory: Mosquito control application by aircraft announced in Orange County

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 in Events, News

OC Mosquito and Vector ControlDear Residents:

The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (district) will be conducting aerial applications to reduce adult mosquitoes and suppress the spread of West Nile Virus over the cities of Orange, Tustin, Villa Park and portions of Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Santa Ana and Stanton. The applications will take place between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, and Thursday, September 10, 2015 (weather permitting).

The treatment will be made using Duet, a mosquito control product registered for use by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and routinely used throughout the United States to help control adult mosquito populations. Prior to registering a product, the EPA evaluates products thoroughly to be sure there is a “reasonable certainty of no harm” to humans, animals and the environment from their use. Duet is applied in very low dosages—roughly a tablespoon to treat an area the size of a football field—and dissipates quickly.

There is no need to stay indoors, cover outdoor pet food or replace outdoor water in bowls, ponds and water features, though residents certainly are free to do so. There also is no requirement to cover cars or wash down outdoor play equipment. However, the insecticide is toxic to other insects so beekeepers and those with insects kept outdoors are encouraged to shelter hives and habitats during spraying operations.

“Protecting the residents of Orange County from mosquitoes and West Nile virus is our top priority, and this application is being made to reduce the number of infected mosquitoes that pose this threat,” said Michael Hearst, District Manager.

For exact spraying locations, please visit the interactive map on our website at

Residents concerned about the application or needing more information are invited to call the district’s Aerial Application Hotline at 714-971-2421 EX. 395.

OCMVCD is aware of public concerns and has dedicated a page regarding West Nile virus on our website (, as well as a Frequently Asked Questions page ( regarding the application and other considerations.

The District may postpone or cancel the scheduled treatment due to unfavorable weather conditions or other factors.

For more information, please contact the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District at (714) 971-2421 or (949) 654-2421, or visit

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Update On Our Blimp Hangars

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in News

As you probably know, damage was done to the roof of the North Hangar last October. Since that time, the US Navy, which was not yet conveyed the hangar to the county for park purposes, has hired a contractor to repair the damage. You can see the large towers on either side of the hangar, constructed there for stabilization.

The damage was caused when an observation room on top the roof of the North Hangar fell
through onto the Worldwide Aeros Corp. blimp that was constructed and housed in the hangar. In the meantime, Tustin City Council approved a $369,000 structural assessment on the South Hangar. Routine maintenance has been deferred since 1991 on the city’s hangar and only minimum repairs have been made since.

We are optimistic that the hangars will be saved and put to good use. The County of Orange has spent many months on wonderful plans to use the North Hangar as a park. Tustin City Council has yet to discuss what might be decided for the use of our South Hangar. Stay tuned!

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