Down the Garden Path

Tourists and locals sing Laguna Beach’s praises as one of the most picturesque towns in Orange County. The coastal village is a garden spot. Roads wind through greenery, and many streets have bucolic patches tucked into staircases and other pathways that lead to the beach. Among the city’s two dozen public parks, which range from pocket-size to 7 acres, you’ll find native species, seasonal flowers, and, often, original art. Here are eight favorites.

7 Cool O.C. Summer Trails to Do With the Whole Family

Spring hikes in Orange County are a breeze, but summer outings require more planning. High temperatures, strong sunlight, dry brush, and snakes are your...

Summer Guide: Location Scouting

This article originally appeared in the June 2014 issue.

Open Streets Event Coming to Garden Grove

Imagine downtown Garden Grove without cars. Now, imagine that you can casually stroll down the middle of the block, ride a bike, skateboard, or...

Ultramarathoners for Charity—Less Crazy?

In our May 2015 issue, we profiled six Orange County ultarunners in a story called "Not Quite Crazy" (click here to read). Turns out,...

Not Quite Crazy

On an unseasonably warm February day eight years ago, at the exact midpoint of my first ultramarathon—the Twin Peaks, a brutally hilly, 50-mile race...

My O.C.: How to Score in Fantasy Football

It’s raining the first time I play with the Tight Ends, raining in that distinctly Southern California way where you think it might just...