Yorba Linda History

The Yorba Linda Star, the community's only local newspaper, began publication in 1917. It contains an abundance of genealogical information, as well as material regarding the development of Yorba Linda and Orange County, and Yorba Linda natives president Richard M. Nixon and noted author Jessamyn West.

Over 20,000 citations are included in this database, which is searchable by date, subject, and headline. This index includes articles written between 1920 and the present. Some citations contain links to full-text versions of articles available on this website. All articles indexed are available on microfilm at the Yorba Linda Public Library.


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Print or digitized copies of individual articles are available for free by contacting the library. To request copies of articles, please email the library at:


or mail a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

Local History
Yorba Linda Public Library
18181 Imperial Highway
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Please include the complete citation for the article(s) you are requesting (LIMIT FIVE ARTICLES PER REQUEST).

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