Juanita Lovret lived in the Tustin area her entire life. She began her journalistic career as an editor for Tustin Grammar School’s TGS Talkie. then worked for The Tustin News before entering Tustin High and becoming a Broadcaster staff member and editor.
She earned both a degree in journalism and a teaching credential at USC. Her career was a mix of teaching, writing and editing. She taught at Tustin High School in the early 50s and in the Saddleback College emeritus program at Leisure World for almost 15 years. She also did free lance writing and edited a trade magazine in Newport Beach.
She was selected as Tustin Woman of the Year for 1996. Active in many organizations over the years, she was a past president of the Tustin Area Historical Society. After being president she continued to be very active in doing publicity.
For many years Juanita wrote a weekly column for the Tustin News called, “Remember When.” She wrote about her memories of growing up in Tustin as well as earlier histories of many of Tustin leaders, institutions, and buildings.
She wrote two books about Tustin, “Remember When” and “Tustin As It Once Was.” Both are available at The Tustin Area Museum.
Many of her articles have been republished on The Tustin Area Historical Society website: