How the Pandemic Changed the Way I Feel About Milestone Birthdays

A shift in perspective makes for a more meaningful, but quiet, celebration.

November Holiday Events in Orange County

’Tis the season! Thanksgiving and other holidays are just around the corner and Orange County’s calendar is filled with plenty of events for the family to enjoy.

Your Travel Guide to Martha’s Vineyard

Laid-back and lovely, bustling yet bucolic, this island offers plenty for everyone.

The Laguna Hills Owner of Sweet Party Treats and The Sweets Ranch

Rachele Sweetser juggles two unique businesses—a red-carpet cookie company called Sweets Party Treats and a mobile petting zoo known as The Sweets Ranch.

A Washing Machine Meltdown Proves New Doesn’t Always Mean Better [Essay]

"I was beginning to feel like the crazy lady they had to be nice to. Just humor her, and she’ll be OK."

Halloween Events in Orange County

Fall is the time to share with friends and family and have a spooktacular time. Here are some events that will have you in for treat.

O.C. Steps Up: Local Businesses Raise Funds to Help Oil Spill Recovery Efforts

Here are three local businesses banding the community together to help with clean-up efforts.

4 Places to Visit in Laguna Hills

New and old favorites along Alicia Parkway provide a fun day out in Laguna Hills.

Q&A With Tim Bodenhoefer of Balboa Candy

Tim Bodenhoefer’s family has owned Balboa Candy for 17 years. He shares memories of Halloween on the island.

October 2021 O.C. Events: Halloween Happenings and More

Here is our monthly list of curated events.

Where To Find These Limestone Cliffs in Laguna Beach

Get the lowdown on this picturesque spot.

10 National Parks to Visit Near O.C.

Each of our picks have unique charms, and all are within an eight-hour drive of Orange County. It’s time to tick these iconic spots off your travel wish list!



What It’s Like To: Seek a Cure for a Rare Disease

Dr. Justin West, an Orange County plastic surgeon, describes his 3-year-old son’s genetic seizure disorder and the search for treatment.

What It’s Like To: Battle Cancer and Save Your Dad’s Life

After Amy Rosenberg, an ER nurse at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, learned she had breast cancer, her father, Ken, got tested and his pancreatic cancer was discovered early.

What It’s Like To: Put Mind Over Muscle

Hawken Miller of Newport Beach is a budding journalist living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.