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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...

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  • Russian Ballet Superstars Twinkle Locally This Weekend

    The renowned Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts this weekend on a center-commissioned program, “Solo for Two.” They will premiere a new piece by Ohad Naharin, the acclaimed Israeli choreographer at the helm of the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv. We caught up with Naharin just before he was to begin work with the couple on “Passo.” Their four performances will also include American premieres by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, of Belgian and Moroccan descent, and Portuguese dance-maker Arthur Pita. Read More

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