Best Trend (2013)

OC Natives Returning to OC

We're of a generation that saw all its talented friends, upon reaching 18 years old, run away screaming from Orange County as far away from this shit pit as possible to saner, cooler points. Those escapees long mocked us for remaining in the belly of the beast, for trying to change OC for the better. And now? Those people are coming back—some permanently, some for extended stays, all wowed about how Orange County has changed for the better in the past 20 years. Even better? They're telling their friends how cool OC is—and they're trickling into the county in the first wave of immigrants whom we'll welcome wholeheartedly instead of passing resolutions against them. Can Orange County become the next Williamsburg? Let's hope not, but it's starting. . . .


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