Patrice Marsters started at OC Weekly as an intern, just before the first issue was published. She is now the associate editor of the paper, serves on the board of the Orange County Press Club, and mentors aspiring writers and editors at Newport Harbor High School. In her spare time, Ms. Marsters co-leads a multi-level Girl Scout troop, creates baked goods, and rants at inanimate objects (including her computer) about her grammatical and writing pet peeves.
8 months ago | From the Dead Tree Edition
We were driving along Highway 82 in Southern Arizona, looking for Swanson Road, on our way to visit Sonoita Vineyards and its surrounding wineries. The drive south from Tucson was surprisingly beautiful once we'd cleared the city: rolling hills of...
11 months ago | Art
In 1995, Paul DePersis walked into Five Feet Restaurant, and a lightbulb went off for his future wife. Casey was waitressing at the now-gone Laguna Beach eatery when Paul walked through the door, "wearing a full-length cashmere coat and silk scarf...
3 years ago | Longform
Sevenly's Dale Partridge is on a quest to "achieve a more truthful existence." To do so, he's on a path to achieve what Proverbs describes as "crowns to a man": an excellent wife, wisdom, wealth, the gray hair of the righteous and grandchildren. A...
4 years ago | OC Media
The Orange County Press Club held its annual awards dinner at the Balboa Bay Resort last night, and as the Mexican himself would say, we slaughtered the Special Olympics. Once again, we dominated the awards portion of the evening -- as well as the...
4 years ago | Longform
If you've been to Stages Theatre in the past decade, you've met "Ma." She hands you your seat assignments, reminds you of the concessions, asks you to remember to turn off your cell phone, and hey, did you know there's a fund-raiser going on right...