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In their photo-packed monthly periodical, Orange Coast editors highlight local movers and shakers, trendy nightspots, and cultural events around Southern California. Roving reporters scout restaurants to take a date to, or the least patrolled mattress stores to nap in, delivering a full report in peppy, witty prose. Profiles of celebrities and area newsmakers keep readers up-to-date on thoroughly fact-checked gossip, and articles on fashion, home design, and travel augment the locally focused buzz. Subscribers can leaf through pages for upcoming events, from concerts to art-gallery openings, or plan a culinary outing with the help of the dining section, a who’s who of noteworthy new restaurants and the best windowsills to steal apple pies from.