A Walk on the Wild Side: An Essay About Finding Distraction in O.C.’s Wilderness

"It took two more decades, semi-retirement, and volunteering for Laguna Canyon Foundation to open my eyes to the wonders of the wild animals that thrive within wide swaths of our undeveloped land."

This Week’s O.C. Food News (Oct. 19 to 25)

From Fork & Knife’s grand opening paella fundraiser to wood-fired brunch frittatas, here is our weekly guide to the latest in O.C.’s dining scene.

What to Do in O.C. This Week (Oct. 19 to 25)

From a haunted car wash in Huntington Beach to a Mexican wine tasting, here is our weekly roundup of fun things to do in O.C.

5 Questions With Paige Riordan, Chef-Owner of Scarlet Kitchen & Lounge

The East Coast native and former dancer steps onto a new stage.

Nagel: Four Beery Takeaways From GABF 2020

Find out which O.C. breweries nabbed awards from this year's Great American Beer Festival.

Ken Tanaka On the Annual Pumpkin Patch at Tanaka Farms

He shares the fun activities typically available at the annual pumpkin patch.

On The Market: A San Juan Capistrano Property Near Los Rios Historic District

Enjoy amenities such as a tavern, game room, pickleball court, and a pasture.

Creative Director of Rodeo 39 Public Market Shares Big Ideas

O.C. native Andy Nguyen worked with his team to make Rodeo 39 a dynamic food hall experience, a new gathering spot, and a place to nurture budding talents and business owners.

Mission Viejo Author on Latest Suspense Novel “Seven Deadly Sins”

Greta Boris plumbs insatiable hungers in her newest “Seven Deadly Sins” psychological suspense novel.

Review: An Imaginative Menu Meets Positive Atmosphere at Nova Kitchen & Bar in Garden...

Nova Kitchen & Bar is a sure cure for pandemic blues.

This Week’s O.C. Food News

From Oktoberfest specials to the grand opening of Rodeo 39 Public Market in Stanton, here is our weekly guide to the latest in O.C.’s dining scene.

What to Do in O.C. This Week (Oct. 12 to 18)

From a cocktail making class to Halloween fun, here is our weekly roundup of things to do in O.C.

Costa Mesa Resident Kim Fox is the Owner of Fifi Venezia, an Italian Shoe...

Fox came across a pair of velvet shoes in Venice, Italy, which gave her the idea for her company, Fifi Venezia.

Q&A With Huntington Beach High School Alumna and Singer-Songwriter Olivia Ooms

Ooms’ songwriting and vocal chops have gotten her to the CMA Fest stage and Country Music Television’s Artist Discovery program.

4 Takeout Spots in Westminster to Try

These four spots along Beach Boulevard in Westminster provide perfect takeout.

Erosion Winery: Made in Napa, Rooted in Orange County

Erosion Winery is produced up in Napa by a familiar face: O.C. native and master cicerone Patrick Rue.

These 4 O.C. Spots Take Cocktail Service Outdoors

Bars get a breath of fresh air.

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A Walk on the Wild Side: An Essay About Finding Distraction in O.C.’s Wilderness

"It took two more decades, semi-retirement, and volunteering for Laguna Canyon Foundation to open my eyes to the wonders of the wild animals that thrive within wide swaths of our undeveloped land."

5 Questions With Paige Riordan, Chef-Owner of Scarlet Kitchen & Lounge

The East Coast native and former dancer steps onto a new stage.

Nagel: Four Beery Takeaways From GABF 2020

Find out which O.C. breweries nabbed awards from this year's Great American Beer Festival.

Creative Director of Rodeo 39 Public Market Shares Big Ideas

O.C. native Andy Nguyen worked with his team to make Rodeo 39 a dynamic food hall experience, a new gathering spot, and a place to nurture budding talents and business owners.

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Cathy Thomas Shows Us How to Easily Prepare Gravlax

Cathy Thomas shows how to easily prepare gravlax, cured salmon that’s delicious in appetizers, green salads, sandwiches, pasta, or warm potato salads.

Cathy Thomas’ Irresistible Goat Cheese Spiked Asparagus Lasagna

Cathy Thomas shows how to prepare one of her favorite recipes, Asparagus Lasagna spiked with a luscious goat cheese-based sauce.

How to Make Cathy Thomas’ Decadent Chocolate Candy Box Cake

As the global pandemic looms, Cathy takes center stage cooking alone with the camera rolling, sharing some of her favorite recipes—until safer times prevail.

Watch Chef Amar Santana Prepare an Eggless Béarnaise Sauce

Celebrity chef Amar Santana prepares an eggless Béarnaise Sauce to accompany perfectly seared scallops in Cathy Thomas’ kitchen.

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On The Market: A San Juan Capistrano Property Near Los Rios Historic District

Enjoy amenities such as a tavern, game room, pickleball court, and a pasture.

Costa Mesa Resident Kim Fox is the Owner of Fifi Venezia, an Italian Shoe Line

Fox came across a pair of velvet shoes in Venice, Italy, which gave her the idea for her company, Fifi Venezia.

O.C. Staycation Ideas for Wellness

Local resorts and activities geared towards wellness

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O.C. Staycation Ideas for Wellness

Local resorts and activities geared towards wellness

Romantic O.C. Staycation Ideas

Local resorts and things to do for a romantic getaway in O.C.

O.C. Staycation Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Local resorts and camp communities to stay at and things to do outdoors

O.C. Staycation Ideas for Families

Local resorts to stay at and things to do for the whole family

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Q&A With Huntington Beach High School Alumna and Singer-Songwriter Olivia Ooms

Ooms’ songwriting and vocal chops have gotten her to the CMA Fest stage and Country Music Television’s Artist Discovery program.

Aliso Viejo Singer Celine Ngo is a Member of Acapop! KIDS

Acapop! KIDS is an a capella singing group whose covers of popular songs have garnered millions of views on YouTube and earned Ngo the chance to perform on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”

A Chat with the Owner of Dice House, a Board Game Store in Fullerton

The Fullerton shop has more than 2,000 titles to choose from.

7 Historic O.C. Women

In honor of this month's cover story, we look back at some of the most kickass women throughout O.C.'s history.

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