Waterfalls and wildflowers, abandoned mines and dripping caves, hot springs and giant turtles. Find them all in these 10 great Orange County hikes. For a sneak preview of four easy hikes for beginners, click here. To order a print or digital copy of the October issue with the full feature, click here!
by Karin Klein
Hike With Karin
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3-D Jesus: The Movie
Costa Mesa’s Trinity Broadcasting Network has survived scandals before, but nothing quite like this one: a Hollywood wannabe son, a whistle-blowing granddaughter, and a whole bunch of money spent on a film that may or may not exist. To see the full story, click here! Subscribe or order a digital copy of the October issue here!
by Matthew Heller
Meet Sharon and Mike Hardy, Orange County empty-nesters who downsized before venturing into their new life. To order the October issue and see their Laguna Beach home in its full glory, click here!
by Barbara Thornburg
Society Editor Gloria Zigner’s monthly recap of the county’s top charity events, including this year’s “Masterpiece Ball” for PBS SoCal at John Wayne Airport’s Atlantic Aviation hangar. The event raised $852,000 for public television.
The Neighborhoods page explores the revitalized retail center now called The Triangle at the confluence of Newport Boulevard, 19th Street, and Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. O.C. Answer Man weighs in on O.C.’s saturated food-truck market, and Books introduces you to a Newport Harbor High alum whose novel “Primal” is a very different kind of chick lit. In Trade Secrets, meet the woman who writes the script for the Living History Cemetery Tour at Fairhaven Memorial Park and Santa Ana Cemetery. Our Perfect Getaway page proposes a luxe weekend to historical Santa Paula, On the Market discovers available homes that feature new trends in home dining, and we also highlight seven don’t-miss October happenings on our events page.
O.C. Style celebrates the jewel tones that dominate this autumn, and Hot Shop peeks inside Laura Matthews Designs on Balboa Island.
This month we unveil our bigger and better dining section, which includes a Main Course review of chef Jason Quinn’s new Playground in Santa Ana, and a Rediscovery of EnoSteak, the former wine bar-turned-steakhouse at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. In the new section, you’ll also meet the local fisherman who provides swordfish for Bluewater Grill, the new executive chef at Five Crowns and SideDoor in Corona del Mar, and cocktail mixmaster Jason Schiffer of 320 Main in Seal Beach. Our O.C.’s Best column introduces eight unforgettable local candy stores, and Miles Clements, author of our new Global Diner page about international dining in the county, takes you for chilaquiles at Anepalco’s Café.
>> Online Only Our authoritative and searchable listings of more than 160 recommended Orange County restaurants
Drive The incredible life and premature death of Orange County’s beloved Car & Driver magazine
Rituals Meet the man behind Sinister Pointe, Orange County’s hand-made haunted house attraction
My Orange County There’s couples counseling, and then there’s tango
Land’s End Exploring the common ground between politics and guacamole
Editor’s Letter 12-Step Hiking
Artist & Events
“1968” from the collection of Fred and Moira Kamgar of Irvine, by Doug Aitkin. It’s part of the “OC Collects” show running Oct. 7 through Dec. 30 at the Orange County Museum of Art.
>> Online Only Click here to see an online gallery of other works from the show, as well as our comprehensive and searchable events listings for the month’s best in local arts and entertainment.
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