Usually when you see the numbers 666 you think of, well, the devil. Satan. Mephistopheles. Beelzebub. (OK, well, maybe not Beelzebub, but you don’t often get to work that word into an editorial, and we couldn’t resist the temptation).
Anyway, it’s because in the book of Revelations 666 is associated with the mark of the beast; or, basically, the devil.
If you grew up in Costa Mesa, chances are you associate 666 with Bethel Towers, the large apartment building for seniors. See, Bethel Towers has the unusual address of 666 W. 19th St.