Orange County Almanac


At the turn of the century, Bolsa was a bustling crossroads town at what is today Bolsa Avenue and Brookhurst Street.

At its height, the town was home to a post office, business district and some homes. An 1885 Orange County directory praised the area for having “a fine public school.” The directory said Bolsa “is great dairy, hog, corn and alfalfa country. Businesses (include) the Bolsa Creamery, P.A. Raab, proprietor.”

Like many villages in the county, Bolsa declined as larger towns grew around it. After World War II, Bolsa’s distinct identity slowly faded and it was eventually swallowed up by Westminster.



Be prepared to dance the Irish jig if you attend the Amigos de Bolsa Chica “Big Bash.”

The St. Patrick’s Day party will feature a harpist and pianist, an array of food, a silent auction and a raffle. It benefits the Huntington Beach environmental group.

The bash runs from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave.

Admission is $25.

Information: (714) 897-7003.