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Ruff, Ruff, Ruff for the Home Team

Grins, Goofs & Gaffes from Orange County 2013

With Cal State Fullerton batting in the bottom of the second during a June NCAA Tournament game against Arizona State, field action suddenly ground to halt and TV cameras panned to second base, where a Siberian husky was romping around Goodwin Field. The Titans won 1-0, but watch the video below to see what happened to the dog. Read more...

Party Pics! December Issue Release Party & The Ten Bachelor Search Reveal

December 5, 2013 | Grand Terrace at Honda Center | Photography by Lyle Photography


Please be our guest! Come celebrate the holidays at Room & Board

You're invited, for details click here. Read more...

Should You See 'Anchorman 2'? A Flow Chart

With his O.C.-bred, suburban-dad vibe, Will Ferrell may be the only actor who’d take the stage at the Emmy Awards with his kids in tow, order them to hit their marks, and deadpan to the audience: “I couldn’t find child care, OK?” Use this chart to decide if you should get a sitter and see Ferrell’s latest movie, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” when it opens Dec. 20. Read more...

Listen to Sandra Tsing Loh Talk about How to Give a Talk

The podcasting maven talks about her UCI commencement speech

In our December issue, we profile Sandra Tsing Loh, the voice of the Loh Life podcasts and recent commencement speaker at UCI. Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2 of that speech. Read more...

I've Been Looking For...Walt Disney Arcana

Of course, there’s Disneyland. But there’s a little bit of Walt’s California beginnings up the road in Garden Grove. That’s where you’ll find the modest garage he used as his first workspace when he and brother Roy moved from Kansas City in 1923. Read more...

Inconspicuous Art: Feathered Currency Roll

By: Artist unknown, late-19th to mid-20th century Read more...

Commemorations: Unbuilt Tower

Memorials to strange, sad, and snarky events

This tongue-in-cheek 1970 marker honors a never-built, Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.-designed tower. Wright Jr., award-winning architect of the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes and son of the more legendary architect, proposed a stylized 94-foot oil derrick tower at the shopping center and gas station he designed. Locals didn’t like it, however, and developer Stanley Fann put a tombstone on the site proclaiming “its defeat is symbolic of the democratic process.” In the bushes behind the Arco station at Springdale Street and Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach Read more...

Architecture: Arden, Helena Modjeska House & Gardens

Notable Buildings You May Not Know

Designed by Stanford White in 1888 for the renowned Shakespearean actress. One of two National Historic Landmarks in the county, tucked into Modjeska Canyon, natch. Read more...

Another Hidden Hike: Mentally Sensitive Trail

Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

Start out on this moderately difficult 4-mile hike walking northwest on a paved ridgeline fire road (Aswut Trail), which has some of the county’s best vistas. Undeveloped Aliso Canyon lies on one side and on the other you’ll have expansive views down into Laguna Beach and the ocean. Then dip into the park via its least-known entrance. Read more...

I've Been Looking for...Sheet Music

The Cypress Branch Library is home to Orange County Public Libraries’ music collection, and it’s the largest public repository of historical sheet music in the county. It features more than 5,000 books and 4,000 individual scores, encompassing more than 50,000 song titles. Read more...

Architecture: Notable Buildings You May Not Know

Anaheim Ice

This 1995 Frank Gehry-designed, Anaheim hockey arena is the Ducks’ practice facility and is used for public skating. The ceiling’s curving woodwork is emblematic of Gehry. Read more...
READ NOW: Serial Killer Seduction

Our "Center of the Universe" story is being read all over the world right now. Click here for the story.

 

Who Did Randy Kraft Seduce?

Current photos of author Jay Roberts.

 

A Fact-Checker's Journey to a 1980 Afternoon

Our intrepid intern tracks down the details in Roberts' story.

 

Why Isn't Randy Kraft Dead?

Our original piece on one of California's deadliest and most depraved serial killers. 

 

Editor's Letter, October 2013

Our editor considers "Center of the Universe" to be compelling—and incredibly frightening. Click above to find out why. 

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