Editor’s Note | February 2018

"When we hear statistics in the news, sometimes it can take a little digging to get to the people and the stories behind the numbers."

Editor’s Letter: May 2017

I was struck by life’s random quality and the fact that one tragedy can start a chain of events that makes life dramatically change course.

Editor’s Letter: December 2016

One day about five years ago, my then 4-year-old daughter and I were enjoying some downtime in the backyard. She asked me to color a page in her princess...

Editor’s Note | September 2017

One of the best things about this job is when I can leave the office and get out in the community.

Editor’s Note: A Minority Report

Since my name appears atop Orange Coast’s editorial masthead, and since my signature and some odd variation of my face runs each month with...

Editor’s Letter: Eight Great Places to Escape the Madding Crowd

Each time I visit Soka University, I ask the front-entrance security guard: “You’re sure it’s OK to just go in and roam around?” The...

Is ‘Blue Velvet’ madness obscured by Orange County’s terrific landscaping?

I spent my first week in O.C. on a friend’s couch in an apartment on Santa Ana’s 17th Street. It was October 1985. That...

Editor’s Letter: The Coyote Compromise

A coyote sauntered past the front bumper of my car as I was pulling into traffic—not unheard of, perhaps, but at the time I...

Editor’s Letter: O.C.’s Last War

The first time the United States went to war in Iraq, in 1991, I was a reporter at The Orange County Register. Because there...

Editor’s Note | April 2018

Our Best New Restaurants issue is here, and boy, was this one a whirlwind!