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.
12 days ago | Longform
It wasn't a tornado that transported us, but as we barreled down the interstate in a rainstorm, it may as well have been. For when we landed in Wamego, Kansas, it was as if we landed in another place. Highway 99 was somewhat desolate, and we could...
3 months ago | Film and TV
Dressed in a retro Rolling Stones T-shirt, her braided hair topped with a black fedora, Izabella Alvarez resembles the average 13-year-old. The Irvine teen is bubbly and relaxed as she talks about shopping with her friends, doing Musical.lys and g...
1 year 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...
1 year 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...