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  • Jim Walters

    Managing Editor

    Walters has worked at The Daily Breeze, The Orange County Register, and the Los Angeles Times as a copy and news editor during the last 30 years. Smitten by dotcom fever, he left print journalism to work as managing editor at GeoCities before the company was acquired by Yahoo! in 1999. The Ohio native also has taught at the University of Southern California. An Orange Coast staffer since 2008, he loves huskies and malamutes, detests open-toed shoes on women, and doesn’t have an ATM card. He denies being Amish.

 

How to Drive Your GPS Crazy

Dozens of old Orange County town names it will never locate

Modern Orange County is a patchwork of forgotten places, of boomtowns gone bust and farm towns swallowed by cities. Traces of them still exist—a street sign here, a stray post office or church name there—but they’re unexplained glimpses of a past unceremoniously obliterated by the present. In the June 2013 issue, we sent Orange Coast Managing Editor Jim Walters back in time, into the Orange County Archives, to rediscover places that once were. To purchase a print or digital copy of the June 2013 issue here. Scroll down for a map of Orange County's vanished towns. You can also click here for a photo album of these same towns! Read more...

More Towns From Vanished O.C.

Photo gallery and interactive map

Modern Orange County is a patchwork of forgotten places, of boomtowns gone bust and farm towns swallowed by cities. Traces of them still exist—a street sign here, a stray post office or church name there—but they’re unexplained glimpses of a past unceremoniously obliterated by the present. In the June 2013 issue, we sent Orange Coast Managing Editor Jim Walters back in time, into the Orange County Archives, to rediscover places that once were. To purchase a print or digital copy of the June 2013 issue here. Read more...

Stuff We Love | O.C. Editors Blog

  • This Sitcom Scene-Stealer is a Fountain Valley Pet Shop’s Headliner

    The Asian water monitor better known as Kipling on Disney Channel’s “Jessie” still resides where he was hatched, at the Fountain Valley shop Prehistoric Pets. “Frank has a completely awesome personality,” owner Jay Brewer says. “He’s just a big teddy bear. He’s always dependable.” Frank’s done guest spots on “Good Day LA” and Conan O’Brien’s late-night talker. And he’s an actor with range: In his recurring role on the teen sitcom, recently renewed for a fourth season, Mr. Kipling was discovered to be a Mrs. Kipling when she laid a dozen eggs. Read More

Priscilla Mayfield on Food in Orange County
  • Lots of New at Zov's Bistro

    Louie Jocson, formerly of Red Table, joins as culinary director—plus, major Tustin remodel and Anaheim resort location

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