Etymology: Akkadian ziqqurratu
: an ancient Mesopotamian temple tower consisting of a lofty pyramidal structure built in successive stages with outside staircases and a shrine at
"form of temple common to the Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians".
Chet Holifield Federal Building
Avila Rd and La Paz Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA
This is a regional branch office of our federal government, housing some National Archives material and other miscellaneous government documents. It
was originally built for the aerospace firm Rockwell International. What makes the structure so distinctive is that it's a ziggurat-a stepped pyramid
in the style of ancient Babylonia. It is easily the most unusual bit of architecture in South County.
Known to some as the "West Coast Pentagon," the unique pyramid architecture of the Chet Holifield Federal Building is a well-known landmark in
It is the General Services Administration's (GSA) third-largest building and consists of a main office building which houses the Internal Revenue
Service, the National Archives, and other Federal tenants.
The National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Region (Laguna Niguel) is the busiest genealogical research organization out of NARA's nine
regional facilities throughout the United States, according to staff members.
Patrons can trace their family histories and research documents from the vast archives within the Chet Holifield Federal Building, a large, yellow
Ziggurat-shaped building at the corner of Alicia Parkway and Aliso Creek Road.
The National Archives and Records Administration is located at 24000 Avila
Road, on the first floor of the Chet Holifield Federal Building,
just inside the east entrance.
NARA's Pacific Region
(Laguna Niguel, CA)
Maintains retired records from Federal agencies and courts in Arizona, southern California, and Clark County, Nevada.
I had never heard of this place before I moved to Aliso Viejo (in South Orange County) and lived there for a couple of years. If anyone has any more
info on the Chet Holifield Federal Building, please feel free to share it.
Holifield, Chester Earl (1903-1995) -- also known as Chet Holifield -- of Montebello, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Mayfield, Graves County, Ky.,
December 3, 1903. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1960; U.S. Representative
from California 19th District, 1943-75. Died, of pneumonia, in Redlands, San Bernardino County, Calif., February 5, 1995. Burial location unknown.
See also bioguide.congress.gov
for more biographical information.
Chester - (Meaning) Dweller in a fortified town, (Derivation) Old English (From a baby name book/pamphlet I own.)
See also www.bubbaboo.com
Chester - camp, Latin (probably derived from castra
, which means "camp" according to my Oxford Latin dictionary)
CHESTER: From surname meaning "lives at the camp." Variant, Chet, exists.
CHET: lives at the camp
Holifield - Holy field, English (obviously)
For "The History of the Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility and the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility" (at ORNL - Oak Ridge National
Laboratory) see www.phy.ornl.gov
Teresa of Avila
was a nun who reformed the order of the Carmelites, an ascetic who had mystical
visions and communications from God. Charismatic and controversial, she founded monasteries throughout Spain, and is known by works that include her
autobiography and The Way of Perfection. She was beatified in 1614 and canonized in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV, and in 1970 was made a Doctor of the
Longer bio of St. Teresa of Avila
The name assumed by some false mystics who appeared in Spain in the sixteenth century and claimed to have direct intercourse with God.
...So rapidly did the errors gain ground that the Inquisition proceeded with relentless energy against all suspects, even citing before its tribunal
St. John of Avila
and St. Ignatius of Loyola.
The City of Redlands
, CA (where Chester Holifield died
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bottom of page)
Redlands, California [San Bernardino County], is a small city of 64,000 residents that sits nestled at the foot of Southern California’s highest
mountains, halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs—a place Theodore Roosevelt once called “a sight for the gods.”
Redlands was named by Frank E. Brown, a civil engineer, and E. G. Judson, a New York stock broker, who met in Southern California in the late 1870s.
They called the town “Redlands” after the color of the adobe soil.
Redlands - The Ultimate Ghost Town - The majority of the houses are very old and Victorian, especially on the far South side. There are many stories
of haunted houses and ghost there. Redlands is also supposed to be one of the highest ranking cities for devil worshippers.
Dark god of Egypt -- ruled the Redlands, or Desert, hence those things that were most fearful to the Egyptians. Sometimes associated with Satan.
Location of The Lincoln Memorial Shrine
Masonic Lodge #300 F & A M
(Scroll to bottom of page)
California Lodge Locator
- Just type in "Redlands"
Aug. 22 -- DC [Dick Cheney] and LC [Lynne Cheney] visit Kingsbury Elementary School in Redlands
In 1999, one of every 11 meth lab seizures in the nation occurred in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, where the study was focused.
Redlands probably holds a little more interest for me because I was born there (back in July 1977). I’ve heard that San Bernardino County (located
east of LA and the largest county in CA) is crawling with Satanists. A personal acquaintance (who has been involved in illegal activities in the
past) informed me that “all of the rich ones [Satanists] live in Redlands”. If anyone has any further information in this regard, I’d like to hear