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O.C. Answer Man: How did O.C. become such a hub of hipster foodies?

Tableware expert Miss Lisa of Orange’s A&P Collectables has a theory. As our local cost of living skyrockets, and wages and benefits continue to...

O.C. Answer Man: When and where did Orange County’s first In-N-Out Burger outlet open?

This family-owned chain—launched in 1948 in Baldwin Park by Harry and Esther Snyder and now headquartered in Irvine—didn’t add an Orange County branch until...

O.C. Answer Man: Where Did Our County’s Logo Come From?

That circle with three oranges in the foreground? It’s a mystery. The earliest known appearance is on a 1948 book of county ordinances.

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: How’s Orange County doing with water conservation?

How is Orange County doing since California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered statewide mandatory water usage reduction for residents and businesses?

O.C. Answer Man: Do we have Nessie-type lake monsters?

Are there any Nessie-like lake monsters living in any of the man-made or natural lakes in Orange County?

O.C. Answer Man: What Food Best Personifies Orange County?

As a traditionalist, I’d like to point to classics such as Cordelia Knott’s boysenberry pie. But these days, perhaps nothing reflects us as well as Dos Chinos.

O.C. Answer Man: The flood of 1938 killed more than 50 people. But...

Some would argue that the Army Corps of Engineers’ willful ruination of the Killer Dana surf break in 1966 was the worst, though that...

Answer Man: What’s the origin of the Balboa Island Ferry?

In the early 1900s, real estate developers underwrote temporary ferry services from Balboa (the end of the trolley line from L.A.) to the subdivisions around Newport Bay.

O.C. Answer Man: Does Lake Forest really have its own ‘Sesame Street’?

Sort of. The Kimberly Gardens mobile home park on Muirlands Boulevard includes the following streets: Kermit Drive, Big Bird Lane, Muppet Way, Sesame Street,...