March 2013

Cover Story

The Secrets of Disneyland
Annual pass holders and die-hard Disneyphiles, take note—we’ve rounded up the best tips, tales, and insider intel about the “Happiest Place on Earth.” (Don’t tell the tourists.) To confirm or dispel some of the enduring myths about Disneyland, see our “Enduring Myths” sidebar here. To order a print or digital copy of the March issue with the full feature, click here! 

Features 
Gwen Inc.
No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani isn’t just an immortal pop superstar; she’s a fashion brand. Unfortunately, brands don’t last forever. To read the full feature and to watch a video of a young Gwen Stefani backstage before one of her band’s early Orange County shows, click here. To subscribe or order a digital copy of our March issue here! 
by Pat H. Broeske

Surf City Sophisticate
Click here to see a behind-the-scenes gallery of additional photos from this month’s spring fashion feature. 
photos by Priscilla Iezzi

Doses of Reality
Dr. Hsiu-Ying “Lisa” Teng’s alleged role in the deaths of O.C. prescription drug addicts has made her a symbol of a national crisis. As her trial nears, many local parents—too many—are hoping for justice. Click here to watch parent Jodi Barber’s documentary “Overtaken,” or click here for a list of local organizations where addicts can find help.
by Matthew Heller     

Zoom! 
Society Editor Gloria Zigner’s monthly recap of the county’s top charity events, including the Segerstrom Center’s 39th Candlelight Concert gala, which spotlights artistic and educational achievements.    

Coast Lines
The Neighborhoods page discovers the small wonders of Brea. O.C. Answer Man explains the best places in O.C. to watch for UFOs. O.C.’s Own “21 and Over” star Justin Chon. Stat Sheet The numbers that tell the story of Huntington Beach’s twin towers, 6-foot-10 UCLA forwards Travis and David Wear. Perfect Getaway takes you on a shopping spree to sales tax-free Portland, Ore. On the Market shows homes from the four corners of Orange County. We also highlight seven don’t-miss March happenings on our Events page.

O.C. Style
The monthly Finds page explores the current passion for translucent styles. And Hot Shop visits Affluent Goods, a Newport Coast consignment shop with high-end goods at 30 to 50 percent less than retail prices. 

Dining  
Our dining section this month features a Main Course review of Brü Grill & Market in Lake Forest, where the hit-or-miss kitchen still manages to produce some real gems. Our Rediscovery review explains how the new chef at Pinot Provence in Costa Mesa is channeling the rustic dishes of the restaurant’s storied past. Find out why O.C.’s Best suggests that sushi lovers learn at least one word of Japanese: omakase. The Global Diner, Miles Clements’ page about global dining in the county, introduces you to the joys of Greek meze.

>>The List Our authoritative and searchable listings of more than 170 recommended Orange County restaurants   

Departments

Drive O.C. pro driver Connor De Phillippi knows that race cars don’t really run on fossil fuel.    

Rituals Will San Juan Capistrano’s annual Hoos’Gow Day survive Sandy Hook?   

Columns

Land’s End Can this really be California without beach fire pits?    

Editor’s Letter Getting to the bottom of Disneyland’s weird magic  

Artist & Events
Artist Spotlight “ ‘I Just Want to Focus on My Salad’ Martha Stewart” by acrylic tape artists Brad Kuhl and Monique Layton. They’re part of the “Elite Deviance” show that runs March 2 through May 12 at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana.     
>> Web Exclusive Click here to see an online gallery of other works by Kuhl and Leyton as well as our comprehensive and searchable events listings for the month’s best in local arts and entertainment.

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