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We live it. We sell it. We own it. Here’s how a critical mass of people, events, and innovations make Orange County the center of world surf culture. Read about three local surf culture legends here. To order a print or digital copy of the August issue with the full feature, click here!
San Clemente’s iconoclastic Fletcher clan of surf world innovators has been making waves for decades. You thought a little mainstream success would change that? Read a brief history of the family’s influence on surfing here. To order a print or digital copy of the August issue, click here!
by Shawn Price
Her Incomparable Wake
Los Alamitos’ Lynne Cox swam 2.7 miles across the frigid Bering Strait between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in water that would have killed most people within 30 minutes. But that breakthrough moment 25 years ago tells only part of her story. To see the full feature, click here. Subscribe or order a digital copy of the August issue here!
by Martin J. Smith
Feet Firmly Planted
Lindsay Steinriede-Engle, Orange County’s world champion longboarder, talks about love, loss, and the crystal-clear view from the top. To order a print or digital copy of the August issue, click here!
by Astgik Khatchatryan
Celebration of Children
Society Editor Gloria Zigner’s monthly recap of the county’s top charity events, including this year’s benefit for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County. The event raised more than $1 million for volunteer advocates who aid abused and neglected children.
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The Neighborhoods page explores Balboa Island, and the O.C. Answer Man weighs in on that ubiquitous “rancho” claim. Learn the Trade Secrets of Dave Hester of A&E’s “Storage Wars.” In Books, we review Alice Thie Vieira’s “Hooking-Up After 60,” and in The Perfect Getaway we discover the charming Victorian B&Bs of Sacramento. Our Quotes page features never-say-quit triathlete and motivational speaker Sarah Reinertsen, and Deconstruction takes you inside the New Swan Theater at UC Irvine. The Fun Page shows you how to bring miniature golf, skate ramps, and video games to your yard, and the On the Market spotlights California classic homes from the 1920s and ’30s. Plus, we highlight seven don’t-miss August happenings on our Events page.
A bold and simplified herringbone, the chevron print has zigzagged into home goods and fashion, even making its way to summer barbecues. Plus, meet Tastemaker Charlotte Hale of the Plum Pretty Sugar “loungerie” line, and Dana Harmon of Bardot boutique in Newport Beach.
Drive He started a landmark car magazine, sold it, watched it wither, and now has it back. This time around, Paul Pfanner knows better than to compromise.
Rituals The peculiar annual employee canoe race at Disneyland, and what it says about us.
My Orange County When Superwoman stepped back into his life, his memories were good enough to tempt. But hers were still clear enough to sting.
Land’s End Seaside living and the illusion of leisure
Editor’s Letter O.C.’s Biggest Export
“Social Network” by San Juan Capistrano’s Ester Roi, who’ll be showing her work at Laguna’s Festival of Arts. foapom.com, esterroi.com.
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Main Course Paul Martin’s American Grill at Irvine Spectrum
Nibbles & Bits News and notes from the local foodie scene, including a farm-to-table look at the beekeepers who produce the honey in Sapphire Laguna’s Strawberry Panna Cotta, restaurant recommendations from three top Orange County chefs, pickled peppers from Laguna Beach’s Mozambique, and a new cookbook from Sol Cocina’s Deborah Schneider.
Rediscovery Wildfish in Newport Beach
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