Mike Madriaga 12:40 p.m., May 25
The reason Old Town is Old:: Old Town San Diego, the first European settlement in what is now California, is called the state's birthplace. In 1769, Spanish priest Father Junipero Serra founded California's first mission Old Town. The mission eventually moved further inland, and 1820's settlers moved closer to the water into the Gaslamp, leaving "Old Town' behind.
Posted September 30, 2008