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 Pat H. Broeske

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The Viper Prince

Movie outings were a family ritual when young Pedro Pascal lived in Newport Beach. So it was no surprise when the teenage Pascal made “a seamless transition from ‘I want to be Indiana Jones’ to ‘I want to play Indiana Jones.’ ” Read more...

Snapshot: Scripting SCR 2.0

Since succeeding David Emmes and Martin Benson two years ago, he’s cautiously added his perspective. The former leader of the Actors Theatre of Louisville will direct this month’s season-opener, “Death of a Salesman,” with an all-black cast starring Charlie Robinson. Read more...

Web Exclusive: Mitch Hurwitz Blathers On

Check out our print edition for the first part of the interview with Arrested Development's Mitch Hurwitz. Read more...


Gwen Stefani, one of the most recognizable pop stars on the planet, arrived in New York for Fashion Week 2005 on a billowing cloud of success, good will, and public acclaim. Only two years before, the front woman for Anaheim’s No Doubt had launched her L.A.M.B. fashion line to breathless press coverage, and it reportedly was bringing in annual revenues of $40 million at high-end retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, Henri Bendel, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s.  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.