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Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hearse Time in Costa Mesa

Hearse Time in Costa Mesa

An Orange County tradition gets colorful, wacky, and oh-so-seasonal. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 8:40 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Anaheim Fresh: The Packing House

Anaheim Fresh: The Packing House

Eaters are flocking to the historic citrus space to socialize, sip, and nosh. Read »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spooky Science: Discovery Science Center's Eek-Filled Autumn

Spooky Science: Discovery Science Center's Eek-Filled Autumn

The learning destination's seasonal exhibit is ready to goo it up. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Accordions of Orange County: The Big Squeeze

Accordions of Orange County: The Big Squeeze

Bellows are king at the OC Marketplace in Costa Mesa. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Elvis Fest: Thank You, Thank You Very Much

Elvis Fest: Thank You, Thank You Very Much

Dig out those huge sunglasses and make for Costa Mesa, Presley people. Read »

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 6:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Costa Mesa Comestible: The Bacon-Wrapped Jack Daniels Churro

Costa Mesa Comestible: The Bacon-Wrapped Jack Daniels Churro

Churros, you're the next wacky frontier on the culinary landscape. Read »

Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 at 6:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rancho Cucamonga Eeks: The Haunted Winery

Rancho Cucamonga Eeks: The Haunted Winery

Tag along with the Haunted Orange County tours crew and look for boo-ing among the bottles. Read »

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pop Rocks Donut: OC Fair Foods

Pop Rocks Donut: OC Fair Foods

Ready for this year's outlandish batch of edibles? Read »

Sunday, Jun 1, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Beers of Orange County (and Beyond)

The Beers of Orange County (and Beyond)

Fullerton foams and Orange sips'll make a sunny day showing. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Getting the Message in Laguna Beach

Getting the Message in Laguna Beach

Organizers want to create the most positive event in the history of Orange County. Read »

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Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

Attractions, eateries and secret spots that we won't tell the tourists about.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals -- yes, there are reasons to drive north.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LOAD THE CAR SEAT

When you have to/want to take the kids along.

Authors
Alysia Gray Painter Alysia Gray Painter has served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBCSanDiego.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 12 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.