Dining Dynasties | Across multiple generations or among siblings, these O.C. restaurant owners make food their family’s business.
Dynamic Duo | Yorba Linda’s Jessica McKenna and UC Irvine alum Zach Reino team up for “Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast.”
The DNA Detective | San Clemente’s CeCe Moore finds criminals and reunites families as a genetic genealogist. Her passion for piecing together the puzzle has led to more than half a dozen arrests and a job on PBS’ “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.”
➜ PEOPLE & PLACES
Opener | Peltzer Pines in Brea and Silverado
‘Hoods | An eclectic square block in Westside Costa Mesa
Perfect Getaway | Head to Santa Barbara for the holidays.
Quotes | Anaheim Hills native and winner of “So You Think You Can Dance”
Culturephile | Retired Newport Beach cardiac surgeon on his new memoir
O.C. Events | Pianist Daniel Hsu, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and more
Person Of Interest |Scuba instructor and owner of Dive and Photo in Costa Mesa
➜ STYLE & HOME
Opener | Newport Beach-based Byrd Hairdo Products
Hot Shop | Prism Boutique opens its first O.C. location at The Lab.
Finds | Sparkle this season in glistening fabrics and accessories.
On The Market | Laguna Beach homes with vintage charm, plus plenty of modern-day amenities
At Home With… | HGTV star Israel Battres builds on his success in Santa Ana.
➜ FOOD & DRINK
Main Course | The Cat & the Custard Cup in La Habra
Three’s a Trend | Local opportunites to enjoy French butter
The Breakdown | A dish from Adia’s pop-up dinner at The Hood Kitchen Space
Food News | Vegan sushi and offshoots of O.C. favorites
Dining Guide | Many of our 200-plus restaurant reviews and a spotlight on Rancho Santa Margarita
My O.C. | In-person chats and front-seat Lyft rides, not posts online, promote true friendships.
Rituals | Adopt A Family has helped bring joy to those in need for nearly 50 years.