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Any Poles in Orange County, CA?


Plusa10 3 | 23
6 Jun 2010 #1
just wondering if I'm all alone here in Orange County, CA when it comes to Poles...? I really don't know if there's anyone else in my city who's Polish, as I'm not personally friends with anyone on this forum...
OP Plusa10 3 | 23
6 Jun 2010 #3
Yep--that's Orange County for ya...there is a serious lack of Poles and Polish cuisine :(
niburak - | 36
6 Jun 2010 #4
It is going to be festival "Proud to be Polish" In Yorba Linda (Plolish church) 3999 Rose Dr. CA 92886
June 13 2010. Polish food and many Ploish people. You are welcome.
shewolf 5 | 1,077
6 Jun 2010 #5
How about Polka Deli in Orange?
George8600 10 | 637
6 Jun 2010 #6
Yep--that's Orange County for ya...there is a serious lack of Poles and Polish cuisine :(

And every other place in the US except Chicago and New Jersey maybe. Truth is, Poles are under-represented in the US. Look at Chicago, the Italians, Greeks, Ukrainians, Irish, and even Germans have their own "towns" and "city centers" and the Poles who greatly out number all these groups have little to nothing. :-(
OP Plusa10 3 | 23
6 Jun 2010 #7
Thank you all...I'm going to try and come to the Festival in Yorba Linda, if I can..And also to explore more of Orange County when I have the time
shewolf 5 | 1,077
16 Jun 2010 #8
It is going to be festival "Proud to be Polish" In Yorba Linda (Plolish church) 3999 Rose Dr. CA 92886
June 13 2010. Polish food and many Ploish people. You are welcome.

I'm going to try and come to the Festival in Yorba Linda, if I can..

Did anyone go to the Polish Festival in Yorba Linda? How was it?
beckski 12 | 1,617
1 Jul 2010 #9
Did anyone go to the Polish Festival in Yorba Linda?

Their next big event will be the Dozynki in September, 2010. Certain to be loads of fun. Includes food, music, piwo, raffles, etc. (I like the etc. part the best, lol!)
eriemansdfadsf
21 Jul 2010 #10
Yes there are some Poles in orange county although they are very reclusive. I have just started a meetup group call orange county polish group. It is located at the website of Meetup.com/The-Orange-County-Polish-Group/ As I literally just started it, there is not a lot to the group yet but if i can get some members who actually want to be involved i know off a lot of polish events that are going on both in orange county and Los angles, such as balls(dancing i mean)...etc. Please join up and maybe we can get some more Polish representation in orange county. Yes the harvest festival is going to be a big event, definitely go...
beckski 12 | 1,617
21 Jul 2010 #11
such as balls(dancing i mean)...

Thanks for the clarification, lol!
A J 4 | 1,088
21 Jul 2010 #12
Yep--that's Orange County for ya...there is a serious lack of Poles and Polish cuisine :(

Why is it called Orange County anyway? Do they grow a lot of Oranges there? Or is this area somehow historically Dutch?

:)
shewolf 5 | 1,077
21 Jul 2010 #13
Why is it called Orange County anyway? Do they grow a lot of Oranges there?

There used to be orange orchards there. It was a major industry. It's right next to Los Angeles County.
A J 4 | 1,088
21 Jul 2010 #14
There used to be orange orchards there. It was a major industry.

Really? So what changed? Americans no longer like Oranges?

It's right next to Los Angeles County.

I knew that.

;)
niburak - | 36
22 Jul 2010 #15
Oranges were replaced with people. Were used to be orchards, now are towns.
A J 4 | 1,088
22 Jul 2010 #16
Okay, but where did the Orange-farming industry move to? (I smell a business opportunity here?)

;)
jablko - | 106
22 Jul 2010 #17
reminds me of orange county choppers lol
A J 4 | 1,088
22 Jul 2010 #18
Yeah, seriously, they've made some crazy bikes!

:)
shewolf 5 | 1,077
22 Jul 2010 #19
Okay, but where did the Orange-farming industry move to? (I smell a business opportunity here?)

Seriously? The farms are all over California and some parts of Florida and probably a few other states. It's still a major business.
OP Plusa10 3 | 23
23 Jul 2010 #20
it's still the same city, just not surrounded by orange tree fields lol
and yes, we still like our oranges :)
Fastball7 - | 1
21 Sep 2010 #21
I have a buddy of mine coming in to town "ORANGE COUNTY" from Poland. He has been here before to work for my family and vacation a little. I think he hung out at the Polish church in Yorba Linda where we live and met some people there. Anyone have any good restaurants/delis/ other for him to get his feet wet with? With work and every day life I want to make sure that when we have to work he has some fun stuff to do if we can't commit on some days to being there to be tour guides. Any feed back would be helpful. I appreciate it.
shewolf 5 | 1,077
21 Sep 2010 #22
Anyone have any good restaurants/delis/ other for him to get his feet wet with?

Did you mean in Orange County only? There's Polka Deli in Orange. It's very small but he might meet some people there. They all speak Polish.

If you mean Los Angeles, too, here's a topic that has a list of places:

Pol-AM eateries/delis in California
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
21 Sep 2010 #23
There are Polish-Americans in Orange County such as myself, and there is some Polish History here as well. Our Saddleback Mountains contain a Modjeska Canyon so named for the famous Polish actress who lived there and was visited by many Polish notables including the illustrious author of the Trilogy, Henryk Sienkiewicz. Several paintings of Panna Modjeska are hanging in the lobby of the courthouse at our county's seat, the city of Santa Ana.

Orange County is indeed named for its once numerous orange groves. At the time the name was chosen the county was initially going to be named for what was then its largest settlement, but upon reflection "Anaheim County" was rejected for sounding "too German."
OP Plusa10 3 | 23
21 Sep 2010 #24
Dziekuje to all of you for your input! I'll be making visits to the mentioned places when I can...
maybe I'll see some of you there!
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Sep 2010 #25
There are plenty according to my Taiwanese-American friend that lives there. She has many Polish friends.
shewolf 5 | 1,077
21 Sep 2010 #26
Our Saddleback Mountains contain a Modjeska Canyon so named for the famous Polish actress who lived there

You can even take a tour of the Helena Modjeska house.
beckski 12 | 1,617
21 Sep 2010 #27
Ironically, I just made a reservation for a tour of the Modjeska House. The tours are scheduled 4 days of the month, including 2nd and 4th Saturday :)
shewolf 5 | 1,077
21 Sep 2010 #28
Do you watch Huell Howser? He did a show on the Modjeska House.

I also saw an awesome documentary about her life. Bay Island in Newport Beach was once called Modjeska Island because she bought a house there.
beckski 12 | 1,617
22 Sep 2010 #29
Do you watch Huell Howser? He did a show on the Modjeska House.

Yup, it was a terrific episode. Watched it on PBS television, California's Gold:)
cawoloski
19 Dec 2010 #30
There are literally over 100,000 Poles in Orange County. There is a Polish School in Yorba Linda at the John Paul ii polish center. The Polish National Alliance is well represented there. There is a Polam credit union in Orange. Hundreds of Polish folk dancers congregrate at the Polish center for various celebrations about once a month. The Polish American Congress has representatives all over Orange County check their website, as well as polish national alliance orange county groups.


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