Author:Anonymous Contributor

Balcony Delivery

In 1949, my parents, sister, dog, and I moved down to Balboa Island permanently, and I attended the elementary, junior high, and high school here. I obtained a paper route, and found that one high school teacher (who shall remain nameless) was on the route, and she was very particular that her paper be...

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Mac’s Malt Shop, 1950

In 1948 my grandfather, Edmond T.”Mac” McMahon, from Toledo, Ohio, paid someone to scout restaurant locations for him in Newport Beach. He settled on the McFadden Building and what is now known as “21 Oceanfront” near the Newport pier and Dory fleet. After several seasons...

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