Obituary: Margaret “Peg” Serences, 87, passes away on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Member Profiles | 0 comments

Margaret (Peg) Serences, a long-time Dana Point resident and Historical Society member, recently passed away. Peg lived in one of the most charming of Sidney Woodruff’s houses on the bluff overlooking the harbor—a house that was twice open to us for our annual Home Tour. Peg was a great supporter of the Historical Society and recorded for us an oral history in which she discussed the early days of Dana Point. She came here with her family in...

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Mayor Lara Anderson Presented with DPHS Gift

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Events, Member Profiles | 0 comments

Outgoing mayor Lara Anderson was honored on December 4 during her final city council meeting.  Included in the many groups recognizing her eight-year achievements were representatives from the Historical Society, which presented her with a framed historical photograph, the subject of which commemorates her dedication and warm personality. Pictured with her are DPHS board member Ross Teasley, councilman and incoming Dana Point mayor Steve...

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DPHS Members Elected to Fill Two Vacancies on Dana Point City Council

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Events, Member Profiles | 0 comments

Dana Point’s city council elections resulted in both open seats being filled by members of the Dana Point Historical Society. Past DPHS President and life member Carlos N. Olvera and DPHS life member Scott Schoeffel were elected.  Mr. Olvera fills the position vacated by former mayor Lara Anderson. Mr. Schoeffel was re-elected to his seat. Carlos N. Olvera, above left, and Scott Schoeffel at the Dana Point City Council swearing-in ceremony on...

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Obituary: Doris I. Walker: A Community Loss

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Member Profiles | 0 comments

Fire claims life of historian Doris Walker-Smith and husband Jack Smith Doris Walker-Smith, founder of the Dana Point Historical Society, award-winning author and Dana Point Times columnist, died October 31 from injuries sustained in a house fire that also claimed the life of her husband of 10 years, Jack Pierson Smith. Read the entire obituary from the Dana Point Times...

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