Orange Coast Magazine Table of Contents - May 2010

Table of Contents

May 2010


Beach? Blanket? Bingo! 
Head for the shore with this guide to parking, snacks, romantic spots, family playgrounds, gear, and everything else you need to swim, surf, and sunbathe, Orange County-style.
by Rosemary McClure

Sandy Murphy’s Complicated Life 
Convicted of murder in 2000 and branded as Las Vegas’ most notorious femme fatale, she has resurfaced a decade later as the happily married owner of a Laguna Beach art gallery. And at 38, she’s out to clear her name.
by Matthew Heller

The Mom Guide 
Our guide to 22 essential resources for the busiest women in Orange County.
by Rose Flores Medlock

How We Got Here 
Modern Orange County was shaped by often-overlooked decisions, accidents, inventions, and coincidences—and not always for the better. Come along as we revisit some of those forgotten forks in the road.
by Patrice Apodaca


Editor’s Letter 

Prehistory Lessons
by Martin J. Smith

Zoom! Society Editor Gloria Zigner takes you inside local events, parties, and fundraisers, including a benefit for UC Irvine's among others.


Intersection Garden Grove Boulevard & Main Street, Garden Grove
Trade Secrets Michele Hunter, marine mammal rescuer
O.C. Answer Man Are there really “two girls for every boy” in Surf City?
Books Orange Coast literary critic Marylin Hudson reviews the “Orange County Noir” crime anthology, along with T. Jefferson Parker’s latest and a memoir that takes you behind the scenes at a Disney theme park. 
Quotes Badass businessman Tom Atencio of Seal Beach-based Affliction Clothing
On the Market Luxe homes on the auction block
Arts Artist Chau Thuy’s “Viet” Web Exclusive!
Don’t Miss Our featured arts and entertainment events this month. Our comprehensive and chronological listing of the month’s happenings are here. We’ll also be happy to e-mail you our weekly Don’t Miss newsletter featuring recommended events for the week ahead.


Finds Report for duty in military-inspired style
Seen Former model and VH1’s “Secrets of Aspen” actress Laura Patricio of Newport Coast
Hot Shop Room Service home décor store in Newport Beach
O.C. Street Chic A photo and video blog by Jason Wallis that will introduce you to some of Orange County’s most fashion-forward people.


Drive Why your Toyota probably isn’t trying to kill you
Rituals At Cal State Fullerton’s graduation ceremony, the pomp endures, but the circumstances have changed
Guide Orange County’s often-underground cupcakeries
My Orange County It’s not what Ellen Bell had in mind when she took her 7-year-old to his first audition. It’s better.
Land’s End How one struggling “Housewife” keeps up appearances


Main Course AnQi by Crustacean in Costa Mesa: Does it live up to the sizzle?
Costa Mesa raw-foods maven Jenny Ross serves healthful organic fare at work and at home.
 Ambrosia Restaurant in Santa Ana: Can chef Ryan Carson sustain its excellence?
The Guide
Orange County’s definitive source for restaurant news, more than 160 minireviews, and the hottest food-and-drink destinations
Taste of Orange County Cynthia Furey’s blog can help you keep up with the latest local dining news and events.
The Grapevine Anne Valdespino's wine blog


Editorial Masthead
Letters Kids and gay marriage, and other topics

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