Orange Coast Magazine January 2011 Table of Contents

Table of Contents

January 2011

Cover Story
Our annual listing of the Orange County Medical Association’s Physicians of Excellence, including 261 physicians in 53 specialties. Is your doctor on the list? Plus, four remarkable survivor stories.

Dance Fever
Just when Orange County’s dance scene seemed to go bust, it went boom on stages and in studios all over the county.
By Anastacia Grenda

Lovely & Lethal
Melinda Clarke of Dana Point went from her role as a cougar on “The OC” to playing something even more dangerous on her latest TV series, “Nikita.”
By Tina Dirmann

2010’s Great Moments
Our annual salute and final farewell to Orange County’s recent cavalcade of weirdness.
By Martin J. Smith and Anne Valdespino

Top Tables
The best restaurant tables in the county, by table number.
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Coast Lines
Literary critic Barbara DeMarco-Barrett reviews "Take One Candle Light a Room," Susan Straight’s new novel about family and race. Intersections takes s swing through Anaheim’s Little Arabia, On the Market focuses on sumptuous home libraries, and more!

O.C. Style
Shine is everywhere this winter, and Finds shows you how to wear these hot new metallics. In Voices, O.C.’s new It girl Fernanda Rocha talks about life as the new cast member on this season’s “Real Housewives.”

Legends Anthony Serrano, the counterpuncher who’s giving hard-knock Santa Ana kids a way to fight back
Rituals Think sewing circles are archaic? Meet the Orange County woman who revived the ritual.

Land’s End The Murky Middle
Editor's Letter How's Your Doctor's Hearing?

Arts & Events?
Artist Spotlight The “Duets” paintings by Laguna Beach artists Stephanie Cunningham and Betty Haight
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Zoom! South Coast Repertory’s 32nd annual gala ball

Main Course Raya at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point
Rediscovery A return to Splashes in Laguna Beach
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