A Preview Of Our May 2020 “Together” Issue

Photograph by Pebo / Adobe Stock; Design by Kelly Alexis Lewis


Together |
We show off how Orange County connected and coped in the early days of COVID-19: Stories from the helpers and heroes, tips for surviving stay-at-home orders, shifts local businesses made to adapt, advice going forward, and a community displaying hope and resolve. You’ll find plenty of reasons to be proud of where we live and how we’re rising together.

Space of Honor | Mission Viejo High School alum Michael Lopez-Alegria enters the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Creating Hope | Artistic residents all over Orange County spread messages of optimism and community.

People & Places

Opener | The historic water tower in Santa Ana
’Hoods | Three shopping centers in Anaheim Hills offer new spots for family-friendly fare.
Perfect Getaway | A relaxing mountain escape awaits in Mount Shasta.
Culturephile | Buena Park businessman and music lover James Chiao performs a second act.
O.C. Events | A look at what’s happening in May, in person and virtually

Style & Home

Opener | Shop local this Mother’s Day with San Clemente-based Edens Garden.
Hot Shop | Laguna Beach boutique Katharine Story
Finds | Take a risk with this season’s sheer trends.
On The Market | A Mission Viejo property with stylish storage
Rooms We Love | This interior designer brings together several styles in her Newport Beach living room.

Food & Drink

Opener and Main Course | Glasspar in Dana Point wows, as a market or a full restaurant.
5 Questions With … | The chef-owner of Oliver’s Osteria in Laguna Beach
Food News | Famous fried chicken, customizable fish, and more
Dining Guide | Many of our 200-plus restaurant reviews


My O.C. | A writer reflects on Mister Rogers’ lasting impact on her family.

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