May 2014: Our National Parks

9 California Wonders Every Local Must See

Your table of contents guide to what made it from pages to megabytes—for the full print or digital edition, get a copy on newsstands or in the iTunes store today.

Spring Travel: California’s 9 National Parks

Five great trips to see all nine parks, with lively insights to each park’s champions, history, wildlife, attractions, and more. Click here to read some of the parks. Check back to read all nine.

The Viper Prince
Click here for a Q&A with OCSA alum Pedro Pascal, the latest star of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.” Click here to watch his introductory scene in the Season 4 premiere, and click here for extra photos.

The Three Lives of Tefere Gebre
As implausible as it sounds, it’s the only logical way to explain how a starving teenage Ethiopian refugee became Orange County’s most effective labor leader and a top executive with the national AFL-CIO. But will he have a fourth life in politics? Click here for the full story.

O.C. Woman
Our first-ever celebration of 10 standout Orange County women, including Susan Samueli, Segerstrom Center’s Judy Morr, Sheriff Sandra Hutchins, surfer Courtney Conlogue, musician Lindsey Stirling, CyberCoders’ entrepreneur Heidi Golledge, and more. Click here for their profiles.


Check out our Main Course review of Selanne Steak Tavern in Laguna Beach, and no, it’s not all duck. We visit Chapter One in our Rediscovery review; and learn to take O.C.’s Best High Tea like a Brit—with tips from our staff. Click here for Global Diner for Paella and Guapas Tapas.

Don’t forget to check out the Dining Guide, our authoritative and searchable listings of more than 180 recommended Orange County restaurants.


Check back to meet this month’s Person of Interest Maribeth McFaul, a local “temporary artist” who works in chalk on pavement. Explore Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, plus all our Neighborhoods here. Check back for the always-entertaining O.C. Answer Man; check back for Tastemakers Lacey Horning of Merritt Charles, a designer inspired by Slim Aarons photos.



Letter from Editor Martin J. Smith

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.

Don’t Miss! Six events you’ve gotta check out this month.

Legends Downtown Tustin’s legendary blacksmith

My Orange County An O.C. native living in Montana digs out after her seventh distant winter

Land’s End The ordeal of turning the beach house you love over to renters


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