Snapshot: Alex Minsky, Marine-turned-model

After losing a leg in Afghanistan in 2009, the retired Marine returned home with a Purple Heart, only to battle depression and alcoholism. Now...

Looking for Ways to Thank America’s Disabled Vets?

As crashing waves compete with the sound of shelling at Camp Pendleton, a beginner surfer makes her way to her board. “It’s strong,” Sarah...

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...

O.C.’s Best: Neapolitan Pizza

Thin-crusted, lightly topped, and baked to a blistering finish in a wood-fired oven—Neapolitan-style pizza has become the county’s pizza of choice. Katherine Nguyen’s search for the best yields five favorites, from Dana Point to Fullerton.

Growing Up in O.C.: “Wayne’s World” Director Penelope Spheeris

Penelope Spheeris b. 1945, raised in Westminster Director, producer, screenwriter;  known for the movie “Wayne’s World”I had to ride the bus to school and back. One...

Hematology/ Medical Oncology (2014)

David Choi

Lymphoma
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
3430 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA
714‑644‑7948

David J. Park

GI Malignancies, Lung Cancer, and Leukemias
2141 N. Harbor Blvd. #3100
Fullerton, CA
714‑446‑5900

French Tryst: An Ideal Home for the Romantic Shopaholic

Perched in the Newport Coast hills, this contemporized country French home encompasses more than 13,000 square feet and offers stunning details, such as Venetian plastered walls and a limestone-encased master-bedroom fireplace. Still, it never feels ostentatious.

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Mrs. Claus—and She Lives in O.C.

The Rancho Santa Margarita resident has a full-time job as a workers’ comp claims adjuster. But during the Christmas season, she spends her off-hours...

Trade Secrets: Denim Prospector

The Trade Old West miners typically didn’t have the time or resources to launder their work clothes. They’d just get new pants and jackets, and...