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  • Brea War Memorial

    6 years ago by

    The Brea War Memorial is a project 93 years overdue. On October 16, 1918, Private Homer T. Pumphrey was killed in action while in France during World War I. He was the first of about fifteen Brea residents we have identified thus far that have been killed while defending our country. We will finally have a memorial to honor them and properly recognize their sacrifice. read more

  • Gene Wilder in Brea

    6 years ago by

    FORMER MAYOR REX GAEDE POSED WITH GENE WILDER WHEN HE SHOT A SCENE FOR HIS MOVIE SILVER STREAK IN 1976 IN AN OLD BREA HOME ON BREA BLVD. Photo courtesy of Susan Gaede.

  • BBON interviews Brea’s own Randy Jones – part 1

    6 years ago by

    Beautiful Brea Old and New interviews Brea's own famous baseball player and Cy Young award-winner Randy Jones. This is part 1 of his fascinating interview on growing up in Brea and his baseball career.

  • Ted Craig and Randy Jones talk about Babe Ruth

    6 years ago by

    photo credit - Susan Gaede

    Ted Craig (former assemblyman) and Randy Jones point to Babe Ruth's signature on a ball Ruth signed when he played in Brea. Craig was Brea's first statesman- Jones was a former Brea resident and professional ball player and earned the prestigious Cy Young Award.

  • Cyndi Coulter and Kato Kaelin from the early 80’s

    6 years ago by

    (photo credit - Susan Gaede) Cyndi Coulter and Kato Kaelin met when they both worked at Bobby McGee's in Brea. They later married and had a girl who eventually went to Fanning. Cyndi and Kato are now divorced.

  • Jim Cameron (from Avatar fame ) was a Brea neighbor!

    6 years ago by

    james cameron shows his artwork for Susan Gaede of Brea for POW/MIA Effort at BOHS

    photo credit - Susan Gaede



    Jim Cameron was residing in Brea when Susan Gaede (his neighbor) asked Jim to paint a poster for POW/MIA EFFORT FOR THE BREA OLINDA HIGH SCHOOL DEDICATION..HE IS SHOWN POSING WITH THE POSTER.

    Very few photos are known of the young James Cameron so BBON has been fortunate enough with the kindness of Susan Gaede to share this insight to this talented Brean!

  • Brea Rotary auction and wine tasting

    6 years ago by

    (from the collection of Susan Gaede aka "Newsy Suzie")

    ©2011 BBON - FITdesign Inc - Susan Gaede

    Pat Sullivan, Jeannie Hankins, Joe Capello, and George Delanoy - Brea Rotarians at their auction fundraiser in the late 80's held in Newport Beach in the John Creen home.

  • All My Children star Walt Willey visited Brea

    6 years ago by

    (from the collection of Susan Gaede)

    photo credit - Walt Willy

    Walt Willey from ALL MY CHILDREN tv soap came to Brea and signed autographs. ALL MY CHILDREN: American television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 5, 1970 to September 23, 2011.

  • Beautiful Brea Old & New Sandra Lynn Interview

    6 years ago by

    On November 1st, 2010,Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON) embarked on its 1st BB video adventure featuring Sandra Lynn Modic of Sandra Lynn Music. Sandra Lynn is a 2003 Brea Olinda High School Grad who has a chance at Country Pop Stardom! In October of 2011, Sandra Lynn married David Ellison, Executive Producer of Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol. David is the son of Larry Ellison of Oracle Software. We congratulate the newlyweds and wish them a lifetime of happiness!

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