What It’s Like To: Spread Awareness for a Rare Disease

Kaitlin Jones, who grew up in Irvine, is living with VEDS, a rare genetic disease that claimed the life of her brother at age 34.

Snapshot: The CrunchBros, a Father-Son Duo from Fountain Valley

Jeff and Jordan Kim, known online as The CrunchBros, take on food challenges and have produced a large social media following.

What It’s Like To: Write About Your Health Blind Spots

UC Irvine English professor Jonathan Alexander survived an eye stroke that led him to look deeply at his health history as a gay man and write “Stroke Book: The Diary of a Blindspot.”

What It’s Like To: Battle Cancer with a Boxer’s Spirit

Laurie Paolone of Newport Coast uses her never-give-up mentality and the latest technology to fight pancreatic cancer.

24-Hour Magic at OCMA

The Orange County Museum of Art opened its new home in October. Take a visual journey of its opening celebration.

What It’s Like To: Be the Surgeon General of California

Dr. Diana Ramos of Laguna Beach became the state’s second-ever surgeon general in August.

Physicians of Excellence 2023

This year's Physicians of Excellence were judged by the Orange County Medical Association to be the most accomplished and caring.

Philanthropy Snapshot: Judith Hendler

The Huntington Beach artist is focused on keeping young people engaged with art and bringing it to the community.

Philanthropy: The Dragon Kim Foundation

The Dragon Kim Foundation honors a love of life, music, and community spirit.

Philanthropy: Project Kinship

Project Kinship offers support—and often a first chance—as alternatives to street life.