Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich, Susan Davis Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Motto means a "maxim adopted as a principle of behavior," and many of the cities in Orange County have chosen such a credo to guide their citizens. Following is a list of the county's cities and their mottos.

City Motto Anaheim "The Anaheim Way" Brea "Brea--Our People Make the Difference" * Buena Park "Center of the Southland" Costa Mesa "City of the Arts" Cypress "Education--Cooperation--Progress" Dana Point None Fountain Valley "The City Where Progress Shows" Fullerton None Garden Grove "City of Youth and Ambition" Huntington Beach "City of Expanding Horizons" Irvine None Laguna Beach None La Habra "All-America City" La Palma "City of Vision" Los Alamitos None Mission Viejo None Newport Beach None Orange None Placentia "The People Are the City" San Clemente "Spanish Village-by-the-Sea" San Juan Capistrano None Santa Ana "The Golden City" Seal Beach None Stanton "Community Pride and Forward Vision" Tustin "City of Trees" Villa Park None Westminster "The City of Progress Built on Pride" Yorba Linda "Land of Gracious Living"

* The city has a yearly theme proclaimed by the mayor, and this is 1989's theme.

Source: Individual cities

Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World