Best (New!) Places to Work in Orange County | September 2015

Your guide to Orange Coast magazine’s September 2015 issue


Work it! The digital revolution and the Great Recession have changed the way Orange County works. Check out outrageous offices (tons of photos!), cool jobs, and innovative perks. Peek inside maker workspaces, read about co-working places, meet forward thinkers and learn important new job skills. Meet our giggers and figure out why that uncertain lifestyle has so much appeal to millennials. Click here.

Bonus! Check out this companion photo essay featuring twin musicians, twin bakers, and others whose personal and professional lives are inextricable.


Murder, Justice, and Gender Should we pay for a killer’s sex change? Locals know death row inmate Skylar Deleon as the man who tied a Newport Beach couple to the anchor of their yacht and dropped them, alive, into the sea. But few people ever knew why. Let her explain. Click here.

Walt Before Disney Sixty years after Disneyland’s opening, and on the eve of a landmark PBS series about the life of Walt Disney, we set out to understand the experiences and forces that shaped the man who so profoundly shaped Orange County.


Read our Main Course review of Eqeko, downtown Santa Ana’s upscale Peruvian restaurant. Check out the best charcuterie in O.C.’s Best, or maybe empanadas are more your style—explore in Global Diner. Plus, get the latest news on Nutella pizzas, BurntZilla Modern Eats in Irvine, and CREAM (it’s an acronym for Cookies Rule Everything Around Me) ice-cream sandwiches in the Spectrum Center.

Don’t forget to click over to our Dining Guide, our authoritative and searchable listings of more than 190 recommended Orange County restaurants.


Meet our fire-spinning Person of Interest, or check out Silverado Canyon in our Neighborhoods feature, and see all of our Neighborhoods guides on a map here. Plan your Perfect Getaway to Denver in the fall. Read an interview in Hot Pop with P.J. Haarsma, the writer-producer of “Con Man,” the latest web series from the producer of the successful “Firefly” series.


In the theme of new ways to work, our Hot Shop takes you to collab boutique California Collective in Laguna Beach. Plus, meet Newport Beach’s Courtney Kates and her Maison du Sur loungewear line in Tastemakers.

Editor’s Letter here.
My O.C. How Righteous Brother Bill Medley took on a weirdly mystical presence in one local woman’s life
Rituals The annual Green Feast in San Juan Capistrano (a fine dining-in-the-fields fundraiser for The Ecology Center using only locally sourced ingredients) might help OC pave the way to a more sustainable future
Answer Man has tons of O.C. trivia here.


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