Craft Beer! We tapped Orange County craft beer expert Greg Nagel to come up with our list of the 10 best craft breweries in O.C.: The Bruery in Placentia; Noble Ale Works in Anaheim; TAPS Fish House & Brewery in Brea; Bottle Logic Brewing in Anaheim; Artifex Brewing in San Clemente; Pizza Port in San Clemente; The Good Beer Company in Santa Ana; Barley Forge Brewing in Costa Mesa; Cismontane Brewing in Rancho Santa Margarita; and Tustin Brewing in Tustin.
The Breeding Ground The now-notorious Disneyland measles epidemic infected more than just 145 people in seven states. The animosity it generated spread quickly to local playgroups, schools, and doctor’s offices—making Orange County the national battleground in a war most people thought already was won. Click here to read.
Peace. Now. If contemporary life’s multi-tasking, instant messaging, due-yesterday, traffic migraine daily doggedness has you down—don’t despair! We know eight local places where you can escape for a little solitude and serenity, including Hortense Miller’s English gardens in Laguna Beach, the Ramakrishna Monastery in Trabuco Canyon, the Center for Living Peace in Irvine, Hidden House Coffee in San Juan Capistrano, and the carefully barbered grounds of Soka University in Aliso Viejo.
Read our Main Course roundup of dining choices at Santa Ana’s new 4th Street Market food hall. In The Global Diner, find three great places to get sushi handrolls. Get the latest news on Napa & Baja winefest and the 50th anniversary of landmark Five Crowns in Corona del Mar.
Don’t forget to click over to our Dining Guide, our authoritative and searchable listings of more than 190 recommended Orange County restaurants.
Meet our Person of Interest, a guy who’s both a magician and Magic Castle board member, and a licensed minister who performs weddings. Explore San Clemente in our Neighborhoods feature, and see all of our Neighborhoods guides on a map here. Check out this Perfect Getaway to North Lake Tahoe.
Click here for our Finds page, covering the modern safari look. Hot Shop takes you to Roots, a beauty store in Laguna Beach—click here for the owners’ faves. Plus, meet designer Jessica Barkley in Tastemakers.
Editor’s Letter here.
My O.C. The odd bookends of a childhood at Disneyland.
Legends A rousing sendoff for Gloria Zigner, one of Orange County’s most beloved PR experts, and Orange Coast’s intrepid society editor for the past 22 years.
Answer Man has tons of O.C. trivia here.