August 2013

Orange County became a center of arts and culture because Henry T. Segerstrom committed time and treasure to make it so. But legacies don’t maintain themselves. To see the full feature, click here. Web Exclusive: Check back for a gallery of iconic photos of Henry Segerstrom selected from the Segerstrom family and foundation archives.
by Laura Bleiberg

March 2013

The Secrets of DisneylandAnnual pass holders and die-hard Disneyphiles, take note—we’ve rounded up the best tips, tales, and insider intel about the “Happiest Place on Earth.” (Don’t tell the tourists.) To confirm or dispel some of the enduring myths about Disneyland, see our “Enduring Myths” sidebar here. To order a print or digital copy of the March issue with the full feature, click here! 

Reasons to Smile

Beach towns are small towns. There’s more under the surface than people see. We were new to Laguna Beach in 2006 when we met Mike the Barista. Work had forced us to relocate and we were plying our despondent kids with hot chocolate; we’d come three days in a row to the same cafe, and the 50-ish Mike had seen all from behind the counter. “The usual?” he smiled, winking kindly. I almost wept, he was so comforting.

July 2013

Life After Julius
Designer and Surf City native Paul Frank, on his new brand and his role as co-curator of this month’s Kustom Kulture II exhibition at the Huntington Beach Art Center.
by Astgik Khatchatryan

October 2013

Cover Story
Best Coastal Resorts in Orange County
Locals are a short drive from the country’s finest coastal resorts. Many have no idea what they’re missing. Want a sample? For a list of the best dining options at Orange County’s top-tier coastal resorts, click here. For the full feature, buy a print or digital copy of the October issue here.

The Global Diner: Yakitori

At the heart of any good Japanese izakaya is conviviality: an unending stream of shareable small plates, a few substantial frosty mugs of beer, and the rollicking energy of late-night dining. For many, there’s no better way to spend an evening at an izakaya than with a parade of yakitori (single servings of skewered grilled chicken) and kushiyaki (all manner of skewered grilled meats and vegetables).

Say What? UC Irvine, Hotbed of Competitive Hip-Hop Dance

About 250 dancers make up six student-run hip-hop dance groups on UC Irvine's campus, a school long known for high-achieving scholars. Below, click through extra photos from our exclusive photo shoot ... in a parking structure home to dance rehearsals. For the full profile, check out our September 2013 issue.

9 Seconds of Pure Joy Courtesy of a Wildflower

In our story—click here to read—we cover wildflower dork Bob Allen, who shares his joy as he finds the Santiago Peak phacelia. This 9-second capture pre-dates Vine!

December 2013

O.C. Dishes You’ve Just Gotta Try We’ve scoured the county for the best appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts from the local restaurant scene, and here we reveal which ones have proven unforgettable.

May 2013

Happy to Be Home
Orange County native and “Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz talks about the highly anticipated return of the Emmy-winning series on Netflix. Web Exclusive: To read the extended interview with Hurwitz, click here!
by Pat H. Broeske