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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: Which Disneyland attraction was the biggest flop?

The short-lived, $20 million Light Magic parade and street show (1997), with its step-dancing, child-frightening pixies, is a contender. But does a parade count...

O.C. Answer Man: Why can’t local motorists handle driving in the rain?

We can! We just do it very badly. We’re spoiled by good weather and forget (or never learn) to make allowances for that strange...

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: Other than Disneyland, does Orange County have any Star Wars connections?

The signature scar on Han Solo’s chin came from Laguna Beach. In 1964, actor Harrison Ford had an apartment in the hills above Laguna Canyon...

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,...

O.C. Answer Man: Who is the most prolific procreator in Orange County?

You might be tempted to say the record belongs to Fullerton native and former La Habra resident Nadya “Octomom” Suleman and her 14 children....

O.C. Answer Man: Doesn’t the Panda Express in Ghost Town at Knott’s Berry Farm...

True, a Chinese fast-food place looks odd, but there’s an easy fix. The building could be redecorated to become Ghost Town’s Chinatown, reflecting the...

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...

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...