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August 2014: Food Lovers Guide

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

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

May 2013

Happy to Be Home
Orange County native and “Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz talks about the highly anticipated return of the Emmy-winning series on Netflix. Web Exclusive: To read the extended interview with Hurwitz, click here!
by Pat H. Broeske Read more...

April 2013

Global Chic
This month’s featured home is a well-manicured beach cottage in Corona del Mar. To subscribe or order a digital copy of our April issue, click here!
by Barbara Thornburg Read more...

March 2013

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!  Read more...

January 2013

On the Cover: Top Doctors of 2013. Here’s our annual roster of 317 physicians in 56 specialties chosen by the Orange County Medical Association. // Orange County’s underground hate-music scene was fading—at least until a rampage at a Wisconsin Sikh temple turned the spotlight back on. // Great Moments of 2012 // Rediscovery: Bluewater Grill. Read more...

December 2012

On the Cover: Reeling in O.C.’s 10 best seafood dishes, as well as other local classics, sauces, markets, raw bars, and wine pairings. Plus, a deep conversation with the Fisher King, and determining what’s really “local” among the local seafood offerings. // The Coppola Effect // How a Costa Mesa couple got their differences to meld comfortably in am ocean-view remodel. Read more...

November 2012

On the cover: Where to get great hair, 30 Top O.C. Stylists, Chair Confessions, Must-Have Products. // What's a father to do when patients' rights laws and bureaucratic inattention put his mentally ill and sometimes dangerous son on the streets? // Essayist Ben Peters remembers when Orange County was one of the happiest—and possibly the cheesiest—places on Earth. // Bistro Bleu in Anaheim // Leatherby's Cafe Rouge at the Segerstrom Concert Hall. Read more...

October 2012

On the Cover: Great Hikes. Orange County's Natural Treasures. // Costa Mesa’s Trinity Broadcasting Network has survived scandals before, but nothing quite like this one: a Hollywood wannabe son, a whistle-blowing granddaughter, and a whole bunch of money spent on a film that may or may not exist. // Meet Sharon and Mike Hardy, Orange County empty-nesters who downsized before venturing into their new life. // A Main Course review of chef Jason Quinn’s new Playground in Santa Ana, and a Rediscovery of EnoSteak, the former wine bar-turned-steakhouse at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. Read more...

September 2012

On the Cover: Asian Food Guide. Let us take you straight to the good stuff—secret sushi hideouts, Korean barbecue, old-school Vietnamese pho, late-night izakaya snacks, dazzling markets, and bustling bakeries. // See how San Juan Capistrano impressionistic painter Maria del Carmen Calvo created her own inspiration. // The tragic and parallel father-son story of O.C. musicians Tim and Jeff Buckley is about to hit the big screen. // Main Course review: South of Nick’s in San Clemente. Read more...

August 2012

On the Cover: What a Ride! Why we're home to a $6 billion industry and the birthplace of beach-culture cool. // Our guide to eight gotta-have Orange County apps. // 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. // 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. Read more...

July 2012

On the Cover: Best of 2012! We shopped, we nibbled, we hung out in cantinas and concert halls—all to bring you the best of Orange County. // Orange County’s Lenny “Nails” Dykstra went from being a wealthy, audacious baseball superstar to a flat-broke con man and clumsy sexual predator. // Main Course: The Ranch in Anaheim Read more...

June 2012

On the Cover: 35 Orange County Sandwiches You'll Never Forget. // In the Internet confabulation that followed last fall’s Seal Beach salon rampage, Scott Dekraai wasn’t just the man charged in Orange County’s deadliest mass shooting. He became a victim, a symptom—even a martyr. // We dug up the photos Orange County’s biggest celebs surely would like to forget. 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.