A Peek at Our ‘Favorite Places’ Issue | December 2019

Get a first look at what's inside our December issue before it hits newsstands!

Editor’s Note: July 2017

This year we tell you about where to find the best indoor playground, curly hair experts, children’s couture, and much more.

Editor’s Letter: Handmade in O.C.

I greet Gary Mathis of Gary’s Custom Saddlery in Fullerton, and my hand disappears into his like a car entering a tunnel. His grip is as epic as his handlebar mustache. Still, I watched those same hands move like hummingbirds around the various workbench projects in his garage, where for decades he has handcrafted custom saddles, exotic-leather belts, and the kind of elaborate silver buckles prized by Texas ranchers and country music legends.

How I Survive … Playing Water Polo as an Amputee

Chapman University sophomore Wilson Parnell talks about sports, psychology, and the struggles of being different Fibular hemimelia is the name of the condition I was born...

See Outtakes From Our Shoot With ‘Yellowstone’ Actor and Anaheim Native Denim Richards

Richards stars in "Yellowstone," which premiered its second season this month.

Writers Guidelines

Orange Coast publishes all kinds of nonfiction stories: narratives, profiles, investigative pieces, memoir, essays, and more. But before you submit, please make sure you’re...

Does This Sound Anti-Semitic to You?

“The basic thesis of this book can be summarized by the proposition that Judaism must be conceptualized as a group strategy characterized by cultural and genetic segregation from gentile societies combined with resource competition and conflicts of interest. … This cultural and genetic separatism … tend[s] to result in division and hatred within the society.”—“Separation and Its Discontents: Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Anti-Semitism” (Praeger Publishers, 1998)

Main Street O.C. | Discover Old Towne Orange’s Young and Dynamic Personality

Circle around Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street.

Meet Nationally Honored Corona Del Mar Poet Kinsale Hueston

Hueston is a 2017 National Student Poet and one of Time magazine’s “34 People Changing the Way We See the World.”

3 O.C. Beach Clubs to Join this Summer

Plus six helpful tips for planning your next beach trip!