Editor’s Note | June 2018

"I will spend every weekend this summer visiting the spots in our Best Beaches feature."

Editor’s Letter: Destiny’s Crapshoot

The opening and closing scenes of the 1994 Robert Zemekis film “Forrest Gump” revolve around a single white feather—OK, a computer-generated feather—drifting on currents of...
Alan Gibbons Editor

Welcoming My Replacement!

A special Q&A with Orange Coast magazine's new Editor, Alan Gibbons

Editor’s Letter: Beach-Town Getaways

My father and his father built a beach cottage way back in 1940. Our family owns it still, and that unglamorous little structure remains...

Editor’s Note // September 2018 Main Street O.C. Issue

A note from our Editor-In-Chief Ms. Alan Gibbons on our September issue!

Editor’s Note | May 2018

This issue is particularly exciting because we zero in on all 34 cities that comprise our county and share the intrinsic delights of each.

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.

Sacred Saturdays | From the Editor, November 2017

Is there any greater promise of hope than Saturday morning?

Editor’s Note | January 2019

"Here’s to harnessing the Disney spirit and starting 2019 full of joy, optimism, and fondness for all of O.C.’s treasures."

Editor’s Note | March 2018

Dig into our feature about hikes and pick one to try, no matter your experience level. We promise there’s one that’s perfect for you.