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2000 Stories by KEN WIDMANN

Archives: 2001 | 2000
  • The Edwards Crown Affair

    published October 19, 2000

    July 1-Aug. 30. New evidence that George W. Bush and Al Gore are right and Hollywood is destroying America: earlier this summer, an... More >>

  • True Grit, With a Side of Pie

    published October 12, 2000

    Sept. 12. A 6-foot, twentysomething man with dark sunglasses and bleached hair walked into a Denny's restaurant in Costa Mesa and... More >>

  • VU All Over Again

    published October 5, 2000

    Aug. 31. A 42-year-old Anaheim man entered Hoag Hospital for an undisclosed surgical procedure, leaving his $250 Palm Pilot with... More >>

  • Crime Dog McGruff, the Early Years

    published September 28, 2000

    Sept. 1. A 23-year-old Costa Mesa dog owner discovered his wallet and two cell phones (Two cell phones? Relax, dude!) missing from his 1989... More >>

  • Laguna Man Makes Cell-Phone Call in Public

    published September 28, 2000

    Talks loudly about his beach house More >>

  • Tong-Tied

    published August 31, 2000

    July 27. A Costa Mesa man left his $200 Audiovox cell phone on the seat of his '92 Chevy Blazer, locked the car, and went inside his house. One... More >>

  • Rage Among the Weight Machines

    published August 24, 2000

    July 25. According to a police report, a Laguna Beach 40-year-old was lifting weights in front of a mirror at his Costa Mesa health club when... More >>

  • Yoove Gott a Frend in Gee-zus

    published August 17, 2000

    July 20. As transcribed in a police report, an Easter candle inside St. Joachim's Church at 1964 Orange Ave. in Costa Mesa was stolen from its... More >>

  • This Space Reserved for Disabled Thugs

    published August 3, 2000

    July 7. If able-bodied people obstruct a handicapped parking space, is it our civic duty to cripple them? Some Newport Beach folks apparently... More >>

  • Sage Advice

    published August 3, 2000

    Sage Hill School may provide its wealthy students with a lesson in real-world politics More >>

  • Revenge of the Nerds

    published July 27, 2000

    July 1. A clerk at the Mesa Verde Library in Costa Mesa arrived at 8 a.m. to find the parking lot a virtual Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,... More >>

  • Welcome to Long Breach Airport

    published July 20, 2000

    June 19. As the summer travel season reaches its zenith, it's always frustrating to wait in long lines at the airport as baggage is... More >>

  • Is Your Bed FDIC Insured?

    published July 13, 2000

    JUNE 17. In the increasingly intangible world of electronic money, where fast-food payments can be transacted by a windshield... More >>

  • Health Care Costs Still Rising

    published July 6, 2000

    JUNE 15. A 76-year-old man was working at a bank when he had to be rushed to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach for an emergency... More >>

  • Smoky and the Bare

    published June 29, 2000

    June 10. At 12:30 a.m., Officer Hughes was clearing a loud party at 4812 Seashore Lane in Newport Beach. After the revelers were dispersed, the... More >>

  • Run for the Border

    published June 8, 2000

    May 13. A 31-year-old Ditech employee summoned police to his cubicle at 3200 Park Center Dr., Costa Mesa, to investigate the theft of $7,800... More >>

  • Mission: Possible

    published June 1, 2000

    May 2. The store manager of Lady Foot Locker at South Coast Plaza had noticed large amounts of merchandise mysteriously missing from inventory... More >>

  • Bodyshaping

    published June 1, 2000

    Illustration by Bob AulHey, you done with that bench, guy? I gotta work my deltoids. Keep pulling 'em. Bet you didn't think I was 40, right?... More >>

  • Coin Return

    published May 25, 2000

    May 2. Last week, we saw a Costa Mesa couple attempt to "recover" a set of $3,500 gold wheels they said were missing from their impounded 1988... More >>

  • Is My Faberge Egg in the Trunk, Too?

    published May 18, 2000

    April 28. Several weeks ago, a Costa Mesa man's weathered '88 Chrysler LeBaron was impounded after he was caught driving without a license, and... More >>

  • The Birds

    published May 11, 2000

    Sunday, April 23. Police were summoned by a Laguna Beach resident who complained that a man in the neighboring apartment unit was shooting... More >>

  • Charleston Chili Special

    published May 11, 2000

    If Orange County feels new—if it feels that the land beneath my feet was turned from cow pasture or wheat to multinational corporate... More >>

  • NBA to Give Fans 40 Lakers and a Mule

    published April 6, 2000

    In an effort to revive slumping television ratings and lackluster ticket sales, National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern... More >>

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