September 2010 Table of Contents
OC vs. LA
For decades, Orange County has lived in the shadow of its larger, sprawling neighbor to the north. But in our completely scientific and nonpartisan accounting of the pros and cons of each place, we found 52 reasons why life is better here than there. Feel free to argue, but facts are facts.
By Steven M. Thomas
Skate away from fall’s neutrals in clothes that pop with color, sequins, and soft ruffles.
Photographs by Kristi Klemens / Styling by Erin Stafford
The way Newport Beach molestation survivor Joelle Casteix sees it, the Lord eventually will deal with those in the Roman Catholic Church who tolerate and shield abusers. In the meantime, she’s busy reminding anyone who’ll listen who they are and what they did.
By Patrice Apodaca
A sculptor, a painter, and a muralist turn their Orange County garages into studios. With the idyllic local climate, who needs a garage for their car, anyway?
By Barbara Thornburg
The Civic Smackdown
By Martin J. Smith
Zoom! Society Editor Gloria Zigner takes you inside local events, parties, and fundraisers, including the Orange County Museum of Art’s “Art of Dining” event.
Intersection Chapman & Glassell, Orange
O.C. Answer Man Ever eaten a Modjeska?
Books Orange Coast literary critic Marylin Hudson reviews local math teacher Sam Calavitta’s cheerleading approach to education. Plus, a fun guide to Orange County’s cemeteries and gravesites, a Fullerton native’s poetic “College Town,” and Carol Snow’s sixth novel, a romantic comedy that blends celebrity, deceit, and shallowness. Who knew?
Just for Fun Duel of the Sugar Shacks
Deconstruction Understanding Platform Emmy in the wake of the BP oil spill
Quotes Valerie Hart, a back-to-school backpack packer, on volunteering
On the Market Wine cellars go deep, dark, and delicious
Arts Orange artist Emigdio Vasquez and “Operation Gatekeeper”
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Finds Real or faux, the cooler season calls for fur
Hot Shop Laguna Beach’s Trove, a home décor heaven
Seen Newport Beach design consultant Bob Edmonston
Drive You can see the automotive future at the new Tesla outlet along Newport Beach’s Mariner’s Mile. You just can’t hear it.
Rituals She went to see an annual kite festival. What she found was a lesson in perspective.
My Orange County We’d all gambled with the sun. Now fate would deal the next hand.
Land’s End In the new California, the term “substitute teaching” takes on a whole new meaning.
Main Course Haven Gastropub in Orange
Rediscovery Stonehill Tavern in Dana Point
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 Our up-to-the-minute dining news blog can help you keep up with the latest with local restaurants and chefs.
The Grapevine Anne Valdespino’s wine blog
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Letters Cautionary words for Hans Keirstead, UC Irvine’s stem call rock star
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