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Posted September 30, 2014 by Chris Epting
Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth

After relocating from Brooklyn to nearby Los Angeles in 1958, the Dodgers commanded immense attention from local sports enthusiasts for nearly a decade. However, the arrival of the California Angels in 1966 all but heralded the beginning of real baseball history in the area and, for many, put Orange County baseball on the map.

Posted September 23, 2014 by Chris Epting
Huntington Beach Surf Dog Competition

Dog owners hailing from as far as Florida, Canada and Brazil will be packing up their pups and bringing them to sunny Huntington Beach to participate in the Unleashed by Petco Surf City Surf Dog event. Held Sept.

Posted September 19, 2014 by Melodi Steinberg
Behind the scenes at Pirate's Dinner Adventure

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes of a popular stage show? I recently visited Pirate’s Dinner Adventure in Buena Park for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour.

Posted September 18, 2014 by Jamie Martinez Wood
Mojo skyline aft deck seating

Don’t have your own yacht to take a sunset cruise around Newport Harbor? Neither do we. Here’s how we got around that little setback:  

Posted September 17, 2014 by Chris Epting
The Big A at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, mid-1970s

It's hard to believe, but Angel Stadium of Anaheim is now the fourth oldest ballpark in the major leagues behind Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium. 

Posted September 11, 2014 by Chris Epting
Huntington Beach police officers assist at ground zero

For a number of police officers in Huntington Beach, there will also be thoughts of friendships that were forged in the brutal aftermath of 9/11, when a new brotherhood was formed.

Posted September 09, 2014 by Chris Epting
Dapper Day at Disneyland Resort

It started out simply enough back in the late ‘90s when Justin Jorgensen, a former consultant for Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Parks superfan, decided that Disneyland had become just a little bit too casual. 

Posted September 08, 2014 by Shayna Marks
ARTIC rendering, exterior ground level

Orange County is about to get a whole lot cooler, thanks to a ground-breaking new resident: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). This revolutionary 67,000-square-foot transit center will be located in the heart of Anaheim and serve as a hub for multiple transportation systems.

Posted September 04, 2014 by Chris Epting
Frances Citrus Association sign at First Bank in Irvine

Yes, it may be hard to believe now, but there was a time when oranges were so plentiful throughout our county that they actually required large buildings to pack and process them.

Posted September 03, 2014 by Jamie Martinez Wood
OC Brew Ha ha

After five years of serving the area’s best craft beer, this year’s Orange County Brew Ha Ha on Saturday, September 6 will be the best yet!

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