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September 2014: 52 Things Every Local Must Do

Your table of contents for what made it from pages to megabytes—for the full print or digital edition, get a copy on newsstands or in the iTunes store today. Read more...

August 2014: Food Lovers Guide

A-to-Z Guide to the Good Life in Orange County

Food Lovers Guide: The Good Life This A-to-Z celebration of some of our favorite local food indulgences includes truffles, honey, morel mushrooms, oysters, quail, saffron, wine bars, premium chocolatiers, and more. Read more...

July 2014: Best Of Orange County

Our High-Flying Guide to the Greatest Finds in O.C.

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June 2014: Summer Guide

Everything You Need for O.C.’s Hottest Season

Summer Guide: How to Have a Blockbuster Summer With the 50th anniversary of Bruce Brown’s seminal surf film upon us, we thought it was about time to enjoy our own “Endless Summer.” Our guide includes great tips on O.C. beaches [10 things local know; Location scouting graphics], seasonal dining, outdoor bars, and hot events. Read more...

May 2014: Our National Parks

9 California Wonders Every Local Must See

April 2014: 10 Best Restaurants

A guide to Orange County’s best restaurants

Our popular celebration of the top 10 best restaurants in Orange County, as judged by dining critic Gretchen Kurz. Which is our Restaurant of the Year? What other restaurants made the cut? Read more...

March 2014

Eat. Play. Live

An insider’s guide to the hottest neighborhoods in Orange County right now—plus some other undeniably cool ’hoods. Downtown Anaheim, Downtown Santa Ana, East Side Costa Mesa, and Pavilion Park in the Great Park. Read more...

February 2014

In-N-Out's Lynsi Snyder

A profile of In-N-Out Burger President Lynsi Snyder, the hard-earned luck of Bill O’Reilly’s co-author, and a stunning new home section! Read more...

January 2014

Top Doctors The annual list complied by the Orange County Medical Association that spotlights the names, addresses, and specialties of the county’s Physicians of Excellence. Click here to search the list. Read inspiring stories from survivors treated by these physicians. Read more...

December 2013

O.C. Dishes You’ve Just Gotta Try We’ve scoured the county for the best appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts from the local restaurant scene, and here we reveal which ones have proven unforgettable. Read more...

November 2013

Coast Lines

Our Person of Interest page features Cirque du Soleil hoop dancer Eric Hernandez. Click here to see Hernandez perform. The Neighborhoods page discovers great places to visit in Santa Ana, with a printable page and map to take with you. O.C. Answer Man reveals the O.C. link to the JFK assassination on its 50th anniversary, the secrets of the Cook’s Corner roadhouse, and how Cypress got its name. Meet first-time documentary filmmaker Brian Ivie in Trade Secrets, and marijuana legalization activist Kandice Hawes in Quotes. Travel to San Francisco for the holidays in our Perfect Getaway feature. Hot Pop offers a guide to boy band Emblem 3, “Telling the Bees” author Peggy Hesketh recommends three books about natural history, and words of wisdom from the off-kilter characters of comedian Martin Short. On the Market spotlights the rising demand for memorable remodeled homes. To preview our searchable Events listings for the county’s don’t-miss November happenings, click here. Read more...

October 2013

Escape to Orange County; Center of the Universe; and more!

Cover Story
Best Coastal Resorts in Orange County
Locals are a short drive from the country’s finest coastal resorts. Many have no idea what they’re missing. Want a sample? For a list of the best dining options at Orange County’s top-tier coastal resorts, click here. For the full feature, buy a print or digital copy of the October issue here. 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.