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Posted April 17, 2014 by Shayna Marks
Newport Beach Film Festival April 24 through May 1

Lights, camera, action! It’s that time of year when Hollywood cruises down the 405 straight into Orange County for the annual Newport Beach Film Festival. This star-studded event is much more than just parties and red carpets; it’s a unique opportunity to see some of the best cinematic works of art from the past year.

Posted April 14, 2014 by Juan Flores

I’m a huge comic book fan, and judging by the huge box office haul for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," thus far, it appears that I’m not alone.

Posted April 10, 2014 by Evan McNerney

Why is it that so many people in America love golf? Is it the escape? The tradition? The ambiance? The quality time spent with family and friends?

Posted April 07, 2014 by Heather Riccobono
Dana Point Interactive Tide Pool Hike

My husband and I visited Dana Point a few times before we were married and fell in love with the tide pools. We could spend hours exploring them in the warm California sun. Now, several years later, we’ve finally returned to share the wonderful experience with our five-year-old daughter.

Posted April 03, 2014 by Sharlene Earnshaw
Ride Irvine Park Railroad with the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny has made his way to Irvine Regional Park! He didn't hop there, but instead hitched a ride on the Irvine Park Railroad. Now through Saturday, April 19, Irvine Park Railroad will celebrating  Mr.

Posted April 01, 2014 by Amy Taylor

In honor of National Humor Month, why not visit some of Orange County's best comedy clubs where laughter abounds? With locations from Anaheim to Long Beach to Brea, you'll easily find a comedy club near you. 

Posted March 31, 2014 by Amy Taylor

SoCo (South Coast Collection) began in 2009 as an unassuming home design center, but has since grown into a south Orange County hotspot for design, style and gourmet foods. 

Posted March 27, 2014 by Michelle McCoy

Right here in Orange County are acres of open space filled with sage, sycamore leaves as big as your head, beautiful valleys, and mountains to hike. Did you know you could hike to a waterfall? View the ocean from the crest of a hill? Walk through a grove of redwood trees?

Posted March 24, 2014 by Tessa Kranz

So you’re in Anaheim/Orange County and you’re looking for a good day-trip idea? Skip the traffic and take the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to San Diego for the day!


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