Growing Up in Santa Ana

Everybody has a story to tell, and I love to listen. This past September, I had the privilege of premiering my play “The Long...

Century-Old Cliffside Stunner has a Mission Inn Pedigree

Called Mariona, this estate is a unique melding of Mission-Mediterranean-Craftsman styles. The historic main house conforms to the craggy cliff, some 50 feet above the surf. Built between 1918 and ’21 for $100,000, its five irregularly shaped bedrooms and 4½ baths meander up and around various staircases and passageways.

Allergy and Immunology (2014)

William E. Berger27800 Medical Center Road #244 Mission Viejo, CA 949‑364‑2900Warner W. Carr27800 Medical Center Road #244Mission Viejo, CA 949‑364‑2900Mark EllisAsthma,...

Is Orange County professor Kevin MacDonald ‘the most dangerous living anti-Semite?

THE FANTASY: A magazine writer whose grandparents and two uncles were murdered in the Holocaust visits suburban Laguna Hills to confront his worst nightmare—a Nazi with a brain. Passion overcomes professionalism, and during dinner the writer plunges a fork into the man’s heart, spilling blood all over the sauerkraut. Later he’s proclaimed a hero for helping stem the rising tide of anti-Semitism and white supremacy in America.

Growing Up in O.C.: Marisa Wayne Recalls Hugs and Discipline From Dad John Wayne

Marisa Wayne b. 1966, raised in Newport Harbor Businesswoman, daughter 
of Oscar-winner John Wayne My father loved candy, and he would go out and buy cases of...
Simmzy's in Belmont Shore

Long Beach, Our Neighboring Port City | Foodie Road Trip

This month, Orange Coast dining critic Gretchen Kurz takes you on a whirlwind tour of SoCal food finds. A sampling: Citrus Syrup Cake, topped with berries (Ojai), house-made sage sausage (Palm Springs), grass-fed burgers with Fiscalini cheddar and onion jam (Long Beach), Cassata Siciliano with sheep’s milk ricotta (Malibu), and great, no-nonsense craft beers (Temecula). It’s not just food: we’ve packed every page with recommendations for places to stop, shop, and sleep.

Is Tomato Springs a Real Place?

Tomato Springs is tiny but legendary. In 1769, Father Francisco Gomez of the Portola expedition—the first Europeans in California—discovered a source of fresh water...

Growing Up in O.C.: Actress Linda Emond Was Queen for a Day

Linda Emond b. 1959, raised in Anaheim Stage, film, and television actress; known for her Tony-nominated performance in “Death of a Salesman”I went to Loara Elementary,...

Growing Up in O.C.: Will Ferrell on Irvine’s “Ethnic” Apartment Complex

Will Ferrell b. 1967, raised in Irvine Actor, comedian, writer, and producerWe had an upstairs neighbor in the apartment complex I lived in — Irvine’s only...

The Golden Age of Doughnuts

Are we living in the best time for a good doughnut ever? Some think so. Watch the Orange Coast video and get inspired to try a few. The Golden Age of Doughnuts.