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Paloma Place/Dove Lane/Monte Mar Vista/Oceanview Drive/Avenida Antigua/Pioneer Avenue


Southern California has been a bilingual place since the Spanish arrived more than 300 years ago. Ginny King, who wrote "The Street Where You Live: Why Did They Name It?" says you can see that in Fullerton's street signs. She says there are lots of streets in town with exactly the same name. One's in Spanish, the other's in English.


"We have a Paloma Place and we have a Dove Lane. And there are a Monte Mar Vista and Oceanview Drive. Oh, and Avenida Antigua, and we have Pioneer Avenue. "


Actually, the word "antigua" usually refers to someone old or something antique, or someone who lived a long, long time ago. So antigua could refer to a founding father... or a pioneer.


(Airdate: 10/11/2008)


 

 

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