January 2014

Cover Story
Top Doctors
The annual list complied by the Orange County Medical Association that spotlights the names, addresses, and specialties of the county’s Physicians of Excellence. Click here to search the list. Click here to read inspiring stories from survivors treated by these physicians.

Great Moments of 2013
Our annual salute to the past year’s cavalcade of weirdness. It’s not so much a matter of recapping what happened; it’s a matter of finding space for it all. Follow us on twitter for new grins, goofs, and gaffes daily!

A Deep Well of Niches
Pagans and witches and knitters, oh my. Click here to read about meetup.com; for other a list of other sites like it, for a first-hand experience of the latest meet-up app, click here.

Snapshot/Mr. Corey’s Opus
As he exits the local stage after 20 years, Philharmonic Society of Orange County President Dean Corey is overseeing a special season, click here to read more.


This month’s dining section features Fashion Island’s Lark Creek in our Main Course review. We revisit The Crosby and their new chef in Santa Ana in our Rediscovery review. Nip sniffles in the bud with O.C.’s Best elixir soups, then head out to try Three’s a Trend sours. Global Diner focuses on fried tofu (we’re assured this can be more attractive than it sounds), and Behind the Counter brings a little bit of Czech via Texas to Tustin.

Don’t forget to click over to Dining Guide, our authoritative and searchable listings of more than 170 recommended Orange County restaurants.

Coast Lines
Our Person of Interest captures real-life princess and full-time Cal State Fullerton student Ashley Pellegrini—click here to see her in action. In Neighborhoods, we visit Anaheim where a strip mall is so much more. You can check out a map of all the places we’ve covered in Neighborhoods here. Catch killer whales with Answer Man, then surf over to our Trade Secrets on fit model Kelland Morrow. Click here to see El Toro Grammar School descontstructed. Perfect Getaway showcases the snowy slopes of Telluride, Colorado, while Hot Pop, features an old-is-new-again trend and Young the Giant—click here for their latest single. Be sure to click here for our Arts profile on indie cinema owner Logan Crow, who will open the Frida theater in Santa Ana in January, and our Don’t Miss events page for all the January happenings. 

O.C. Style
Finds Workout clothes!
Hot Shop Z Collection in Newport Beach 


Letter from the Editor

Zoom! Society editor Gloria Zigner’s monthly recap of the county’s top charity events. Be sure to check out our Charitable Events Calendar here.

My OC What the author learned about decisive action from a dead pelican.

Drive Are driverless cars the unicorns of the future?

Land’s End Shawn Hubler on the Disappearing Duke

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