2015 The Burn Archive Stories

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  • 44 for Kids by Kedric Francis | Photography by Ann Chatillon
    Please smile, my story isn’t a sad one,” said Karla, the youth speaker at the 44 Women for Children luncheon, a fundraiser for Orangewood Children’s Foundation. She could have fooled those in the audience, many of whom were in tears after just seeing an emotionally charged short film Karla created about the abuse she and two si
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • A Cove to Call Home By: Story By David Ferrell | Photography by Matt Masin
    White’s Cove, four miles from Avalon on the leeward coast of Catalina Island, is a shallow inlet of tall palms framed by scrub-covered hills that jut sharply from the sea. Yachters from Newport Beach have sought out the idyllic spot for more than half a century. They tie up at moorings offshore, set out their deck chairs and fill tranquil
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • A Dane Finds Her Spot on Coast Highway By: Story by Sam Dunn | Photography by Leonard Ortiz
    “Oh my gosh, put something on her so she is not standing naked!” Kirsten Prosser directs her staff in Danish-accented English, waving toward a glass-mosaic mannequin glittering au natural in the window of OnQueStyle, the designer resale boutique and styling agency in Corona del Mar, where fashionistas flock in search of anything from
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Best Sellers By Marilyn Kalfus | photography by David Heath, Toby Ponnay and Jeri Koegel
    What tops buying a luxury home with a view of the Pacific Ocean? That’s easy. Finding one that’s newly built. Three of the five Orange County homes recorded in the Multiple Listing Service as selling for the heftiest sums in the first half of 2015 were completed this year or in 2014. Their vintage aside, each home on the list is exce
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Grain of Goodness By Nicole Gregory | Photography By Mark Rightmire
    Catch the rich glow of varnished mahogany in the morning sunlight, notice the sleek, simple lines, and – if you score an invitation – step into a wooden boat for an up-close experience, and very likely you’ll be hooked. Wooden boats have a special attraction; many are five, six or seven decades old or olde
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Raffish Throwback by Lawrence Christon | Photography by Sandy Huffaker, ed crisostomo, Paul Rodriguez
    Nobody goes to the Crab Cooker for its eccentric charm. Not only, anyway. You go for the fresh fish, cooked on open rotating charcoal grills visible to anyone who wants to watch: oysters, Alaskan king crab, king crab killer claws, Maryland-style crab cakes, soft-shell crab, chilled cracked Dungeness crab, Australian lobster and Atlantic salmon f
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • The Original Surf Star By Terence Loose | photography by: Cindy Yamanaka, Nick Agro, Peter Townend files
    When Huntington Beach’s Peter Townend, best known as PT, sees what professional surfing has become in the four decades since he became the sport’s first world champion, he is both stoked and amazed. Today, professional surfing’s champions are millionaire celebrities, flying first class, staying in beachfront manses and pampered
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • A Cove to Call Home
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • The Art of OCMA by Kedric Francis | Photography by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging
    Sometime before the end of the decade an iconic new building will rise on the campus of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, signaling the move of Orange County Museum of Art from Newport Beach to Costa Mesa. When the museum opens, there’s little doubt guests at OCMA’s 2015 Art of Dining gala fundraiser will be among the names seen on its
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Dean Corey’s Salzburg By: He spoke with Rosemary McClure
    Salzburg is magical, a mosaic of graceful spires, domes and fortress walls crowned by the Alps.  It’s a backdrop that inspires.  Just ask former Orange County resident Dean Corey, a frequent visitor who loves the scenery, music and history of the Austrian city, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Corey, longtime president
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Sea for Yourself By Nicole Polizois | photography by Nick Agro
    Mikimoto NecklaceThe delicate underwater ecosystem of the oceans is being compromised by pollution. The oyster is so fragile, even small levels of toxicity can cause havoc. Mikimoto is helping to combat these problems to ensure the production of its famous pearls. Its Sunset necklace features blue, pink and purple sapphires paired w
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • August Coast Cover
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • A Beast is Born By Steve Irsay | Photography by Ted7 Photography
    It’s been more than a decade since OC had a supercar to call its own. The county is home to its fair share of foreign exotics, notably Ferraris, Lamborghini and McLaren. But, it was the mighty Saleen S7 – a $400,000 American supercar capable of keeping pace with the Enzos and F’s of the world – that was hand-built here, s
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • All Mixed Up By: Jenn Tanaka | Photography by Ralph Palumbo
    Serious mixologists may sneer at the thought of a premade cocktail mixer. But when the cold-pressed juice connoisseurs at Nékter Juice Bar created its line of low-calorie mixers longing for a boozy finish, several bar hounds took notice. One skeptical taster was SOL Cocina’s beverage director Colin Pflugradt. Then Pflugradt
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Along the Coast By Martin Brower
    Building Boom of New Homes With two large residential communities about to open in Orange County – Beacon Park, the second major village in Irvine’s Great Park, in the summer and Esencia, the second major village by Rancho Mission Viejo near San Clemente, in the fall – it is easy to overlook the ever-continuing res
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Artistic Vision By: As told to Sam Dunn
    The artist: Laguna Beach-based photographer Rob Gage has spent much of his 50-year shutterbug career in advertising – including working on Chevrolet campaigns for more than 25 years. His work has taken him to 70 countries and most states. A graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Gage taught there for 15 years and has served
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Beach Party for PSO By Kedric Kedric | Photography by Nick Koon
    Pacific Symphony featured a beach party theme at its annual gala, which raised $1.6 million while honoring Music Director Carl St.Clair’s 25th anniversary with the orchestra. The gala drew more than 400 to the Hotel Irvine, where guests enjoyed an al fresco scene, complete with cabanas, surfboards and a mechanical shark, before adjourning
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Best Sellers By Marilyn Kalfus | photography by David Heath, Toby Ponnay and Jeri Koegel
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Between the Covers By Peter Larsen
    OC’S BOOK CLUB Join in The Register Book Club this summer with a local classic: “Laguna Heat,” T. Jefferson Parker’s best-selling novel set in Orange County. The Book Club shares weekly chats at coastmagazine.com/go/bookclub. Or follow along on Twitter with #OCRBookClub. Meet Parker at the Register at 1
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Beyond the Mat by Jamie Lobel
    Comfy-cuteLorna Jane offers comfort and stylish designs to rock on and off the mat. Pair the Maple mesh Excel sweater in dusty pink ($100) with the Kahala sports bra in boysenberry ($83). Lorna Jane, Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum :: lornajane.com
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Big Wish Bash by Kedric Francis | Photography by Bob Hodson Photography
    The 2015 Natalie’s Wish gala at the Balboa Bay Resort raised more than $2.3 million for the Cystinosis Research Foundation. CRF is an OC-based nonprofit that helps identify, develop and fund scientific research for the treatment and eventual cure of cystinosis, a relentless and painful disease that affects 2,000 worldwide, mainly kids.
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Carpet Diem By David A. Keeps
    If floors really are the “fifth wall” of a room, suitable for displays of art and design, rug makers are taking note, producing hand-made couture carpets designed by fashion stars such as Diane Von Furstenberg and Alexander McQueen and limited editions by heavyweight artists. The contemporary artist Richard Prince, known for his coll
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • Chatter By Nancy Luna and Steve Bramucci
    NEW AND RETURNING:Reunion & Asada by Nancy Luna When Scott McIntosh was forced to close Asada in Laguna Beach in 2013, he kept the rights to the name, hoping one day he’d reopen the restaurant again. Now, that time has come.McIntosh, who operates Reunion Kitchen + Drink in Anaheim Hills, has struck a deal to
    Fri Jul 31, 2015
  • For the love of Dana Point By Deanne Stillman | Illustration by Amy Ning
    My favorite places always seem to have sand. When not in the desert, I can generally be found at the beach. These days, my beach town of preference is Dana Point. It was years ago, in Laguna Beach, that I first heard about Dana Point. I was learning how to surf and the waves got crowded. My instructor recalled the old days – the 19
    Fri Jul 31, 2015