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Posted January 29, 2015 by Charles Epting
Howard Hughes in H-1 Racer take off runway, courtesy of UNLV Libraries

Orange County has a number of aviation-themed landmarks — from the site of the world’s first water-to-water flight in Newport Beach to the Tustin lighter-than-air ship hangars — but few people know about a record that was set 80 years ago by one of history’s most enigmatic figures.

Posted January 14, 2015 by Charles Epting
Tennessee Williams

Years before he ever wrote The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, an unknown playwright by the name of Tennessee Williams spent “the happiest and healthiest and most radiant” summer of his entire life at an enchanting artist colony known as Laguna Beach.

Posted January 08, 2015 by Janet Pacheco
Center Street in Anaheim

Now that the New Year’s celebration dust has settled, we’d like to take a moment to showcase some breathtaking Instagram photos taken in 2014 that had us at “hello.” 

Posted December 31, 2014 by Alex Fenn
Crossfit Anaheim in Orange County

It seems like every year a popular New Year’s resolution is to get fit, get healthy, or get into shape. Temptations and external forces, however, often make that resolution hard to keep. Luckily, many businesses throughout Anaheim are here to help you keep your health-conscious goal.

Posted December 24, 2014 by Alex Fenn
Standup Comedy

Will you be ringing in the New Year on the dance floor or maybe at a nice dinner? Why not welcome 2015 with some laughter at one of these Orange County comedy shows?

Posted December 22, 2014 by Chris Epting
The Liberty Horse at Medieval Times

There are many things to do in Orange County during the holidays. It's whale-watching season, and of course there are the famous theme parks. But on Beach Boulevard in Buena Park, there is another escape that you may not have thought about for awhile, especially if you're local.

Posted December 19, 2014 by Melodi Steinberg
OC Holiday Hot Spots

'Tis the season for holiday travel! And if you're traveling to Orange County during the most wonderful time of the year, here's a list of Orange County Holiday “Hot Spots” you don’t want to miss this season.

Posted December 18, 2014 by Alex Fenn
Couple takes a snow selfie at Knott's Berry Farm

Where do you go to find your winter wonderland in Orange County? Follow the snow with these frosty and holiday-inspired OC events.

Posted December 11, 2014 by Janet Pacheco
Small World interior at Disneyland

Take a quick visual tour during the most wonderful time of the year…

Posted December 03, 2014 by Chris Epting
Rose Parade founded by the Valley Hunt Club 125 years ago

The Tournament of Roses is a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. But did you know the legendary parade holds a unique relationship with Buena Park's Medieval Times?


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