How I Survive … An Invisible Illness

Will Schmidt, of Laguna Niguel, explains how long-distance paddling helps him manage his depression As far back as I can remember, I’ve dealt with depression....

How I Survive … Raising a Blind Child

Bridget Skvarla, of Anaheim, on learning to let her son face obstacles and live his own life My son Andrew was born at six...
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December 2014: Growing Up in O.C. (with John Stamos)

COVER STORY Growing Up in O.C. The famous and semi-famous spawn of Orange County recall their early years growing up in this once-rural, sun-kissed paradise. Read...

Mayberry vs. Orange County

All of us are shaped by childhood moments, good and bad, that eventually make us who we are. But when asked, most of us...

Why Ashton Sachs Says He Shot His Family

Last Feb. 9, Orange County sheriff’s deputies responding to a 911 call arrived about 2 a.m. at the three-story hillside mansion that Brad and...

Growing Up in Santa Ana

Everybody has a story to tell, and I love to listen. This past September, I had the privilege of premiering my play “The Long...

Happy Halloween from Orange Coast Magazine!

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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...
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November 2014: O.C.’s Grandest Homes

COVER STORY The Ultimate O.C. Home Tour A wall-mounted Lamborghini? Four guest villas perched above a cliffside manor? A stony creek that flows through an entryway?...

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...