Top Doctors of 2013
Want to know which local physicians are the most accomplished and caring? Here’s our annual roster of 317 physicians in 56 specialties chosen by the Orange County Medical Association. To read one of the five amazing survivor stories that accompany the list, go here. To order a print or digital copy of the January issue with the full feature, click here!
by Gretchen Kurz
Music to Murder By?
Orange County’s underground hate-music scene was fading—at least until a rampage at a Wisconsin Sikh temple turned the spotlight back on. To read the full feature, click here. Order a digital copy of our January issue here!
by Scott Martelle
Great Moments of 2012
Topless deejays? Crazed Samoan dogs? Roadside fish memorials? Our celebratory salute to last year’s cavalcade of weirdness. To see a sampling of last year’s strangest people and events, click here. Subscribe or order a digital copy of our January issue here!
by Martin J. Smith and Jim Walters
Setting the Stage
Society Editor Gloria Zigner’s monthly recap of the county’s top charity events, including a screening of “The Bourne Legacy” at Fashion Island that netted $158,000 for the Hoag Hospital Foundation.
The Neighborhoods page goes off the beaten path in downtown Huntington Beach. O.C. Answer Man explains the history of all those streets named Chapman. Books reviews the second children’s book by James Doti, president of Chapman (!) University. Perfect Getaway takes you to the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Stat Sheet gives you the numbers on Orange County’s harp-playing Miss America hopeful. Deconstruction gets inside one of the amazing equine puppets from “War Horse” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. On the Market shows you the wide open spaces of Peters Canyon. We also highlight seven don’t-miss January happenings on our events page.
The monthly Finds page shows how studs went girly. Hot Shop visits Rolling Greens nursery in SoCo Collection in Costa Mesa. And Tastemakers gets retro with Alex Forsythe, who has opened Analog, a shop specializing in vinyl records, turntables, and handmade music accessories, also in Costa Mesa.
Our bigger and better dining section this month features a Main Course review of Mare Culinary Lounge in Laguna Beach, the latest addition to chef Alessandro Pirozzi’s growing chain of Italian standouts. And Rediscovery takes you back to Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach and Tustin, where a lighter, brighter menu sparkles with new techniques. In the expanded section, we also get Behind the Counter with Dennis Horton of Back-Bay Tavern. Our O.C.’s Best column introduces eight great vegan restaurants where the animal-free option is more of a tasty alternative rather than a political statement. The Global Diner, Miles Clements’ page about global dining in the county, introduces you to joys of Indian thalis.
>> Online Only Our authoritative and searchable listings of more than 160 recommended Orange County restaurants
Drive Our car culture columnist revisits a car-geek crime scene nearly half a century later.
Rituals Come along on a New Year’s Day hike that has become a tradition for like-minded souls in Orange County.
My Orange County What happens when Brits start behaving like Californians? Jolly good vibrations, that’s what.
Land’s End On the occasion of his 100th birthday, what would Richard Nixon make of the Orange County he left behind?
Editor’s Letter Earthbound and doctor shopping on an annoyingly gimpy knee
Artist & Events
Artist Spotlight “Mi Salon” by painter Michael Ward. His work will be displayed at Mesa Art in February, and you can visit his Costa Mesa studio by appointment .
>> Web Exclusive Click here to see an online gallery of other works by Ward as well as our comprehensive and searchable events listings for the month’s best in local arts and entertainment.
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