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  • Let's Get Mikey

    published December 31, 1998

    In this issue, Machine Age columnist Wyn Hilty mentions a Dec. 17 report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on the Council of... More >>

  • You Gotta Keep 'em Separated

    published December 24, 1998

    Americans United for Separation of Church and State on Dec. 10 accused Calvary Chapel in Santa Ana of violating federal laws in the November... More >>

  • Whose Online is it, Anyway?

    published December 17, 1998

    Funnyman Rodney Dangerfield-he of "I don't get no respect" fame, of "my wife's cooking's so bad the flies go to our kitchen to die" fame, of "I... More >>

  • Tourists Trapped

    published December 10, 1998

    Japanese tourists with expensive cameras dangling around their necks had always been as easy to spot at Disneyland as lines around the... More >>

  • Yo Quiero Mocha Java

    published December 3, 1998

    YO QUIERO MOCHA JAVA Irvine-based Diedrich Coffee on Nov. 16 inked a deal in which Taco Bell franchisees will build... More >>

  • Primordial Ooze

    published November 26, 1998

    Wendy Leece, a Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustee, on Nov. 10 refused to endorse the science component of the state's new recommended... More >>

  • The Weekly's Week in Review

    published November 19, 1998

    HEAD SHOPPerhaps you've seen the big cannabis leaf on advertisements plastered across bus benches along major thoroughfares and told... More >>

  • Teach Your Children Hell

    published November 12, 1998

    Among the endless accusations fired at Steven J. Frogue has been the notion that the embattled South Orange County Community College District... More >>

  • Things That Really, Really Scare Me

    published November 5, 1998

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  • Show Stopper

    published October 29, 1998

    It's two, two, two weeks in one as Clockwork plays catch-up after the hiatus brought on by last week's boffo Best of OC issue. More >>

  • Ron Packard, Military Whore

    published October 8, 1998

    Beneath the South County Congressman's Mr. Vanilla exterior beats the heart of an old-fashioned, log-rolling, back-scratching, pork barreling... More >>

  • What Happened?

    published October 8, 1998

    Members of Santa Ana's Latino community-outraged over a police shooting that left an unarmed stolen-car suspect dead-demanded answers from the... More >>

  • Out of Sight

    published October 1, 1998

    The California Supreme Court ruled on July 16 that grand jury testimony about Merrill Lynch & Co.'s involvement in Orange County's 1994... More >>

  • Opening Shot

    published September 24, 1998

    Two days before Kenneth Starr's report came to a . . . uh . . . head and guaranteed Bill Clinton the cover for the next issue of Cigar... More >>

  • Dad Must be So Proud

    published September 17, 1998

    Laura Rooney and her husband, Mickey Rooney Jr., reportedly filed a lawsuit against the Newport Beach Police Department on Sept. 1, alleging... More >>

  • Smile, You're on Candid Camera

    published September 10, 1998

    Ruling that the area under a woman's skirt is private, an OC judge on Aug. 25 issued an arrest warrant for David Wayne Lyman, an Irvine... More >>

  • Way Overruled

    published September 3, 1998

    James M. Brooks reportedly said that if his daughter had been the victim of child molestation at the hands of second-grade teacher Jerome... More >>

  • Mommy Nearest

    published August 27, 1998

    Forgive Clockwork for this week's Andy Rooney-esque opening, but have you ever noticed that people who attack welfare are often the same ones... More >>

  • The Kids Aren't All All Right

    published August 20, 1998

    In a study of a dozen randomly selected U.S. communities with populations of more than 200,000, Orange County ranked near the bottom in the... More >>

  • Diver Down

    published August 13, 1998

    Disneyland revealed on July 29 that it will close its 39-year-old Submarine Voyage ride after Labor Day weekend and not reopen that section of... More >>

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