Orange Coast Magazine


CRIME: O.C. Confidential

Our "Center of the Universe" story about seduction and a serial killer is being read all over the world right now. Click here for the story.

 For more true crime coverage, check out:
  • Murder, Love & Redemption Everyone knows how Manson girl Susan Atkins helped take lives. But few know the story of the life she helped save. 
  • Sandy Murphy's Complicated Life Convicted of murder in 2000 and branded as Las Vegas’ most notorious femme fatale, she resurfaced a decade later as the happily married owner of a Laguna Beach art gallery. 
  • Murder. Just Because. One of the most loathsome killers in Orange County talks. Without remorse. And that’s the scariest thing of all.
  • The Private Struggle of a Public Woman To Orange County society, Debbie Simon had it all—beauty, wealth, family, friends, and a landmark Newport Beach address. But in the desperate months before her death, she lost what mattered most.



Author Anastacia Grenda

  • Anastacia Grenda

    Arts Editor

    Grenda has covered the arts scene for Orange Coast since 2003, and has been the magazine’s arts editor since 2008. She writes the monthly Arts page and the Don’t Miss events calendar that appears in the print magazine, compiles the extensive events calendar for, and offers arts and entertainment recommendations in our weekly Don’t Miss electronic newsletters. You can sign up for those newsletters here.


Snapshot: Mr. Corey’s Opus

The war stories Corey recites are as wide-ranging as the programming he selects, from Henry Segerstrom conducting the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to concerts by the incomparable Vienna Philharmonic. Corey’s last day with the society is June 30. The sum of his cultural legacy will last much longer. Read more...

California has more national parks than any other state: nine. Use our guides, outlines below, to plan a memorable visit.

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.