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La Habra is a city in the northwestern corner of Orange County, California. In 1839 when vast herds of Mexican cattle and horses grazed over the hills and valleys of southern California, Mariano Reyes Roldan was granted 6,698 acres and named his land Rancho Canada de la Habra. The name referred to the “Pass Through the Hills,” the natural pass to the north first discovered by Spanish explorers of the Portola expedition in 1769. In the 1860s, Abel Stearns purchased Rancho La Habra.

La Habra was founded in 1896. The first post office in the town was established in 1898 corner of Coy’s store at Central (now La Habra Blvd.) and Euclid Street.

The city was incorporated under general law on January 20, 1925, with a population of 3,000.  The police force was organized in 1926 and employed a chief, traffic officer and patrolman. By 1928, the city was the largest avocado center in Southern California. In 1930, the first fire department was constructed followed by the original City Hall in 1935. By 1950, the population reached nearly 5,000.  The Civic Center took shape when the existing County Library was dedicated in 1966, followed by the present administration building in 1969.

For more than 70 year, La Habra was known as the city just south of La Habra Heights where the Hass avocado, of the Hass Avocado Mother Tree, was planted by Rudolph Hass in the 1920s. The fruit from this tree has since become one of the most popular avocado cultivars worldwide. The Hass Mother Tree succumbed to root rot in 2002.

The La Habra Stakes, run since 1973 at the Santa Anita Park Thoroughbred race track, is named for La Habra. Although La Habra lies within Orange County, the city contracts with the Los Angeles County Fire Department for EMS and fire protraction.

City of La Habra offers First Time Homebuyer Programs, 1% down payment home loans and Down payment assistance; apply on line http://firsttimehomebuyerrates.info/apply.htm.

The WISH program is available in the City of La Habra.  For additional information on this or any other programs available, please contact Andres Morales at (949)306-9260. You may also email directly at ThankYou@AndresCanHelp.com.

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