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O.C. Answer Man: Is the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana haunted?

I’ve worked there for 15 years and never experienced anything strange. But there’s a story. The county’s first courthouse (1901) now houses the Old...

Why are so many things in Newport Beach named Balboa?

Some interesting O.C. trivia!

O.C. Answer Man: How far back does John Wayne’s O.C. connection go?

Orange County screwed him up so badly, he had to become an actor. In November 1926, USC football player Marion “Duke” Morrison seriously injured...

O.C. Answer Man: Do walnut trees grow well in O.C.?

Like gangbusters, and our seemingly citrus-centric county once was among America’s biggest walnut-producing regions. (At various times, the county was a leading producer of...

Is the Santa Ana River Man-Made?

Although it looks like a soulless concrete flood-control channel today, the once-wild Santa Ana River is ancient. Over time it helped create Newport Bay,...

O.C. Answer Man: Is it legal to feed wild ducks in Villa Park?

Don’t go there. In 1995, Villa Park resident Judy Simons fed a mallard in her yard. The duck told his friends, who told their...

Answer Man: What’s with all those peacocks at Irvine Regional Park?

In 1910, Albert A. Leake became superintendent of the new Marcy Ranch, headquartered near Newport Avenue and Marcy Drive, north of Tustin. He maintained...

O.C. Answer Man: Why is Little Saigon Centered in Westminster?

After Saigon fell in 1975, Camp Pendleton had the first U.S. reception center for refugees. Families and religious groups in nearby Orange County sponsored...

O.C. Answer Man: White swallows at Mission San Juan Capistrano?

Q: Grandma is certain she saw white swallows at Mission San Juan. White swallows?