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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...

September 2013

Coast Lines

Our Person of Interest page introduces you to underwater photographer Bonnie Pelnar of Irvine. Click here to see a gallery of her photos. The Neighborhoods page discovers great places to visit in Old Towne Orange, with a printable page and map to take with you. O.C. Answer Man uncovers the dark secret about Santa Ana’s Centennial Park. Perfect Getaway takes you for a wonderful weekend in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree. Hot Pop offers a pop quiz about former Miss Orange County Michelle Pfeiffer. See a video of Pfeiffer as a Miss California contestant here. See a trailer for her latest film, “The Family,” here. The pop culture pages also guide you through the Orange County Children’s Book Festival, and Monarch Beach author Cecilia Velastegui recommends three favorite works by Latin American writers. On the Market spotlights local homes in South County’s gorgeous canyons. To preview our searchable listings for all Orange County events in September, click here. Read more...

August 2013

Orange County became a center of arts and culture because Henry T. Segerstrom committed time and treasure to make it so. But legacies don’t maintain themselves. To see the full feature, click here. Web Exclusive: Check back for a gallery of iconic photos of Henry Segerstrom selected from the Segerstrom family and foundation archives.
by Laura Bleiberg

July 2013

Life After Julius
Designer and Surf City native Paul Frank, on his new brand and his role as co-curator of this month’s Kustom Kulture II exhibition at the Huntington Beach Art Center.
by Astgik Khatchatryan

June 2013

Coast Lines
Neighborhoods discovers the night market in Little Saigon, with a printable page and map to take with you. O.C. Answer Man explains the differences between the two surfing memorials on opposite sides of the street in Huntington Beach. Trade Secrets introduces John Wayne Airport airplane wrangler Di Mylon. Quotes offers words of wisdom from Jason Lucash, the 29-year-old Tustin businessman who Entrepreneur magazine named 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year. Hot Pop compares the county’s two famous Kevins, Costner and Bacon, and Googles actress Leslie Mann. On the Market spotlights local homes that let the sunshine in. We also highlight seven don’t-miss June happenings on our Events page. To see searchable listings for all June events in Orange County, click here. 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

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

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...

February 2013

Cover Story: The Ultimate Guide to Mexican Food / Orange Coast dining critics Gretchen Kurz and Miles Clements sought out the best and most authentic Mexican food in Orange County for our first-ever guide to delectable favorites, from pozole to puerco, churros to chilaquiles, and tamales to tortas. 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...
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.