Redwood National & State Parks

Thanks to the minimal signage in this national/state park, it’s easy to imagine that you’ve just stumbled upon a forgotten corner of a lost world.
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Autumn at The Apple Farm in Philo, California

Mendocino is a perfect weekend getaway, and intimate Apple Farm offers an extra lure for foodies.

Wine Takes Center Stage at The Winery Newport Beach

With a name like The Winery, one expects wine to be a highlight of the dining experience, and this Newport Beach restaurant not only...

On the Market: How Much House Can You Afford at $2,088* Per Month?

All signs point to another year of climbing home values in Orange County—to the tune of 3 to 4 percent, says Laguna Niguel real...

Piano Man Kirk Andres Wilson

When he performs at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney, Wilson says he feels like an ambassador for American music. The Newport Beach...

How I Survived … My Head-On With a Bus

I remember nothing about the accident two years ago. It led to my first and only helicopter ride, cost the insurance company about $20,000, and I don’t remember anything. I was biking by myself and the bus hit me. My head broke the windshield; that’s why I was in a coma. The doctors didn’t know what was going to happen, if I’d ever wake up.


How I Survived … My Son’s Rare Blood Disease

My son Kai has aplastic anemia. It’s bone-marrow failure—white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, all of it just stops—and one cure is a transplant. But that’s risky: The survival rate is only about 70 percent, and if it doesn’t take, you lose your child. So you do everything you can before you go to transplant.

Main Course: Anaheim Packing House

At Anaheim Packing House, O.C.’s newest food hall, Orange Coast dining critic Gretchen Kurz surveys the many counter service options, from fresh Indian to traditional Southern.