TimesOC: Meet the man who has preserved the history of an American icon

** http://www.latimes.com/ ———————————————————— ** http://www.latimes.com/local/orangecounty/ ———————————————————— Send to a Friend (mailto:?subject=TimesOC: Meet the man who has preserved the history of an American icon&body=http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f089ecc9238c5ee13b8e5f471&id=7225f66235&e=2522ea46b6) | View in browser (http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f089ecc9238c5ee13b8e5f471&id=7225f66235&e=2522ea46b6) Good morning. It’s Tuesday, Nov. 29. Here’s what’s been happening in O.C.: ** TOP STORY ———————————————————— Dave Smith created the Walt Disney Archives in 1970. (Boris Yaro / Los Angeles Times) The keeper of Disney’s legacy, archivist Dave Smith spent 40 years preserving the history of an American icon Four years after Walt Disney died, Dave Smith was hired by Walt Disney Co. to be its first archivist. He’d go on to create the Walt Disney Archives — a vast repository for its intellectual property — and run it for 40 years. In an industry that’s notorious for neglecting its past, Smith — who retired in 2010 but remains a consultant — stands out as an anomaly. He is perhaps the most respected, if unheralded, member of a small clique of in-house Hollywood historians, someone who has quietly dedicated his life to assiduously documenting, preserving and cataloging all facets of America’s most iconic entertainment company. Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-fi-ct-disney-archivist-20161020-snap-20161121-story.html) ** AROUND THE COUNTY ———————————————————— OCMA could move to make way for 25-story condo project The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday will consider a 25-story luxury condominium tower that’s slated to replace the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Center. Development company Related California LLC’s proposal for the 100-unit, 295-foot-tall Museum House building would require demolition of the art museum, which has occupied the 2-acre site at 850 San Clemente Drive since 1978. Museum officials have said they realized about a decade ago that they had outgrown their space in the Newport Center, and recently the organization announced plans for a new building in Costa Mesa near the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Daily Pilot (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-nbcouncil-preview-20161126-story.html) Newport Beach lights up the bay Guests came ready to walk off the Thanksgiving turkey and for some Christmas cheer at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort’s 26th annual Lighting of the Bay. Santa Claus, the event’s guest of honor, flipped the switch Friday evening to illuminate dozens of floating “trees" and other decorations on the water. Daily Pilot (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-1126-lighting-of-bay-20161125-story.html) ADVERTISEMENT blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=7225f66235″ >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=211273&sz=300×250&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=7225f66235 blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=7225f66235″ >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=49864&sz=116×15&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=7225f66235 blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=7225f66235″ >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=96523&sz=69×15&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=7225f66235 ** PUBLIC SAFETY ———————————————————— Fire at Costa Mesa sober-living home displaces residents A fire that investigators suspect began in the chimney of a Costa Mesa sober-living home displaced several residents. Costa Mesa firefighters received a report of a house fire at 11:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Elden Avenue. Daily Pilot (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-cmfire-20161129-story.html) ** BUSINESS ———————————————————— Former Dodgers Shawn Green, a Tustin High grad, takes a swing as AN entrepreneur In an event space packed with venture capitalists looking to invest in the next big thing, he did not stand out. He slipped a black jacket over a blue shirt, mingling with the hundreds of people enjoying hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and painfully loud music. He could deliver a sales pitch for his startup company, but that did not distinguish him on this night. He was, however, the only person in this crowd who had hit 49 home runs in a major league season. The typical baseball player hangs up his spikes and proceeds to coaching or broadcasting. Shawn Green had no interest in either one. In the decade since he last played, he has written a book, ventured into real estate and embraced technology. Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers-entreprenurs-shawn-green-20161123-story.html) ADVERTISEMENT blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=7225f66235″ >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=194251&sz=300×250&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=7225f66235 blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=7225f66235″ >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=49864&sz=116×15&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=7225f66235 blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=7225f66235″ >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=96523&sz=69×15&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=7225f66235 ** FOOD ———————————————————— Bennett: O.C. poke fest gives visitors a taste of the islands A few weeks ago, food columnist Sarah Bennett went to the I Love Poke OC festival at Hotel Irvine expecting to eat her way through the latest build-your-own meal trend, which is all but hitting critical mass in Orange County. But instead of a day dedicated to some of the area’s biggest names in pile-it-on poke bowl-ing, the intimate I Love Poke festival transported attendees right back to the islands, where a backyard-style party was hosted to honor poke’s place in Hawaiian culture, not its new life as SoCal’s latest food obsession. Weekend (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/tn-wknd-et-1127-sarah-bennett-20161126-story.html) ** SPORTS ———————————————————— Edison sweeps Sunset League rival Edison High girls’ volleyball coach Matt Skolnik called his Chargers’ performance in the CIF Southern California Regional Championships against host Huntington Beach on Saturday one of their best of the season. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the Huntington Beach High School gymnasium who would disagree. The No. 2 seeded Chargers swept the top-seeded Oilers, their city and Sunset League rivals, by scores of 25-18, 25-21 and 25-13 and advance to the Division 1 state championship at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Santiago Canyon College in Orange. 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