Angelus Oaks, California

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Angelus Oaks, California
Unincorporated community
Angelus Oaks, California is located in California
Angelus Oaks, California
Angelus Oaks, California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 34°8′45″N 116°58′57″W / 34.14583°N 116.98250°W / 34.14583; -116.98250Coordinates: 34°8′45″N 116°58′57″W / 34.14583°N 116.98250°W / 34.14583; -116.98250
Country United States
State California
County San Bernardino
Area
 • Total 0.500 sq mi (1.295 km2)
Elevation 5,800 ft (1,800 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 535
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (410/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92305

Angelus Oaks is an unincorporated community in San Bernardino County, California, United States, and has an estimated population of 535.[1] It is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest and located northeast of Redlands on California State Route 38.

History[edit]

Angelus Oaks was initially called Camp Angelus. In the 1970s, when the postal service decided to combine the two small post offices of Camp Angelus and Seven Oaks, closing the Seven Oaks location, they renamed the remaining office "Angelus Oaks." That name stuck with the town.[citation needed]

On February 12, 2013, in a rural area east of Angelus Oaks, the search for Christopher Dorner ended after a standoff with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.[2] He was the primary suspect in the 2013 Southern California shootings.

Present day[edit]

Its downtown consists of a general store, a gas station, a restaurant, a post office (ZIP code 92305), a real estate office, and a sheriff's office. Within the town are two commercial lodges for overnight visitors. Originally Camp Angelus was served only by the US Forest Service; now Angelus Oaks is served by the San Bernardino County Fire Department Station 98 and two private water companies. The original school was a log cabin on a hill located behind and rented from Glen Lodge. The lodge had a full restaurant, bar, gas and repair station, grocery store, hotel, cabins, and a dance hall with a large fireplace. In 1953 the first teacher, originally from South Dakota and a graduate of USC, was Orville Young. He lived with his family in Camp Angelus and taught the community children from five to 13 years of age at Camp Angelus Elementary. In 1956 the natural wood clad (later painted red) one-room school-house serving grades 1-7 was built, and closed permanently in 2004. Glen Lodge burned down in the late sixties.[citation needed]

A few kilometers past Angelus Oaks, in the Barton Flats area, there are multiple public Forest Service campsites and group camps run by various churches and non-profit organizations, including YMCA and Jewish Community Center of Orange County. The two largest and most active camps are the Boy Scout Camp Tahquitz (formerly Camp Tulakes) owned by the Long Beach Boy Scouts (it was developed from a very private summer tent camp with one snack store to one serving thousands of scouts year round with a mess hall, clinic, garage/fire station, swimming and fishing lake, camp offices, and rangers' quarters developed, built, and maintained under the watchful eye of the Camp Ranger, Glen McIntosh, from 1957 until his death in 1981), and Camp Cedar Falls, 5 km (3 miles) past Angelus Oaks on Highway 38 run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Jenks Lake hosts fishing and some swimming activities.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Angelus Oaks, California has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]

Climate data for Angelus Oaks, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21
(69)
21
(70)
22
(71)
23
(74)
24
(75)
26
(79)
28
(83)
29
(84)
28
(83)
27
(80)
23
(74)
21
(70)
24.4
(76)
Average low °C (°F) 8
(47)
9
(48)
10
(50)
11
(52)
13
(56)
16
(60)
17
(63)
18
(64)
17
(63)
14
(58)
10
(50)
8
(46)
12.6
(54.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 81
(3.2)
80
(3)
71
(2.8)
18
(0.7)
5
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
8
(0.3)
10
(0.4)
30
(1.2)
46
(1.8)
355
(13.8)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demographics in 2000
  2. ^ McCarthy, Guy (February 13, 2013). "Manhunt Shootout: Angelus Oaks Family Recalls Massive Response on 38". Redlands-Loma Linda Patch. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Angelus Oaks, California
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on October 13, 2013.

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