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    Richard Moser - Hot-rod god goes apeshit over music

    "You see that guy?" people would ask me every few years in various bar settings where Chris Gaffney played, and they'd be pointing at a lanky, silver-haired man in the crowd who had the look of a mad mechanical genius. Then the pointer would say, "Y...

    by JIM WASHBURN on December 13, 2001
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    Piping Hot! - Bagpipe player finds himself in demand

    Photo by Eddie MeeksJason Bond sells mobile homes, which means the Costa Mesa resident is constantly on the phone or in the field dealing with customers. But his sideline is no less frenetic, taking him to churches, cemeteries, nightspots, golf cour...

    by Matt Coker on December 13, 2001
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    Letters

    Contact us via e-mail (letters@ocweekly. com), regular mail (Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627) or fax (714-708-8410). Letters will be edited for clarity and length. By submission of a letter, you agree that we c...

    on December 13, 2001
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    Lo Siento - An open letter of apology to the Spanish people

    Honorable Mr. Jos Maria Aznar Lopez President of the government of Spain Madrid, Spain Honorable Mr. President: I'm unsure whether to say, "buenos dias" or, "buenos noches" because I haven't a clue as to the time difference. Let's see: it's ...

    by Matt Coker on December 13, 2001
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    God Loves Losers - Anti-immigration activist Harald Martin says illegals worse than bin Laden

    A mean-looking man with a beer gut, a ZZ Top beard, and a foot-long buck knife strapped to his belt glared out the window of the Garden Grove Women's Civic Center, keeping an eye out for infiltrators. Ron Prince, featured speaker at the Nov. 28 meet...

    by Nick Schou on December 13, 2001
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    Not Woody, Formica

    Patient: Sidewalks of New York Profile: A collection of mildly interesting-to-boorishly turgid characters talk and, um, uh, talk about love, sex and relationships in a shameless Woody Allen rip-off that isn't so much funny and insightful as it is n...

    by Steve Lowery on December 6, 2001
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    Buck Up - Notes from the West Coast Puke-Haters Convention

    One girl traces it back to when she was four and a man who had slit his wrists knocked on the door of their apartment. Her mother sent her to the neighbors, of course, but she saw him get into the ambulance, covered with blood and vomit. Her handl...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on December 6, 2001
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    Down Satans Fiery Nostril! - Always bizarre, TBNs Crouches are on a crazy roll

    Photo by Johan VogelWhat the hell is going on with the Crouches? I usually don't pay much attention to the Trinity Broadcasting Network's star couple, Jan and Paul Crouch. Having chanced across the Reverend Gene Scott 20 years ago significantly rais...

    by JIM WASHBURN on December 6, 2001
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    The Gifts That Keep Giving

    Fine. The rest of the paper can go ahead and have its stupid little holiday gift guide without us. Clockwork will just keep filling the space next to the futon ads and the "Nancy" comic strip (that Sluggo slays us!). Naw, don't mind us--we'll just b...

    by Matt Coker on December 6, 2001
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    Hurry! - Strange packages. High anxiety. Low-grade terror. Its holiday shopping time again, with us as your guides

    KRAV MAGA Everyone knows the Israelis are the baddest mensches on the block; now let them teach you the secrets that allow their defense forces to kick ass six ways to Sabbath. It's called Krav Maga and though we're not sure what that means--likel...

    by STAFF on December 6, 2001
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    Letters

    Contact us via e-mail (letters@ocweekly.com), regular mail (Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627) or fax (714-708-8410). Letters will be edited for clarity and length. By submission of a letter, you agree that we ca...

    on December 6, 2001
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    Islam-o-phobia - Welcome to OC Muslims new world

    Photo by Jack GouldTen days after terrorists attacked New York City and Washington, D.C., President George W. Bush called for moderate Muslims to join America's war on terrorism. Since then, newspaper columnists, radio talk-show hosts, and TV anchor...

    by Nick Schou on December 6, 2001
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    Killer App - El Toro boss regularly destroys vital electronic records

    Planning a government project in the face of overwhelming opposition--say Lyndon Johnson's Vietnam War or the county's plan to build a commercial airport at El Toro--requires the dissemination of lies and the destruction of truth. Still, it's a litt...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on December 6, 2001
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    Toll Road Collision - Two San Clemente city officials took more than $40,000 from the countys toll road agency

    Photo by Keith MayAt $120 per meeting, plus 39 cents-per-mile driving expenses, Jim Dahl and Scott Diehl combined have received more than $43,000 for sitting on the board of directors of Orange County's toll-road agency during the past five years. T...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on December 6, 2001
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    Garofalo Playing Taps?

    Photo by Jack GouldWith the Orange County district attorney's investigation into his alleged conflicts of interest drumrolling toward a crescendo, Huntington Beach City Councilman Dave Garofalo may be playing taps. "My life has been in turmoil for...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on December 6, 2001
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    Traffic

    Illustration by Bob AulMy husband, son and I go down to TJ to shop. We drive our car over the border as we always do--except this time my car is stolen. This is not the bad part. This is the bad part: the Tijuana police tell us to kiss the car goodb...

    by ANONYMOUS on November 29, 2001
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    Green With Anger

    It's bad enough that Orange County environmentalists have to battle powerful developers, the developers' lawyers, the developers' flacks, the developers' paid politicians and a confused public that constantly hears the message that preserving nature...

    by Matt Coker on November 29, 2001
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    The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Rock Star

    This just in from the Rock & Roll Is Still Dead Department: we here at LowBallAssChatter know people (using the term loosely, of course), and they know people, and those people know yet more people, and that's why some swingin' rocker chicks we know...

    on November 29, 2001
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    Nordstrom Pit Stop - The men dont know, but the makeup ladies understand

    It was 11 a.m., and I needed a beer. I'd awoken at 8:40 a.m. Saturday in Oxnard--long story--after three and a half hours' sleep, and hauled ass to Costa Mesa by 11 a.m., with a pit stop at the South Coast Plaza Nordstrom, where the women at the Cli...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 29, 2001
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    Buddies - Is the DA trying to befriend the man charged with investigating his friendships?

    District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has always had a problem with friends. His friendship with Newport Beach resident Patrick Di Carlo--who leaned on Rackauckas a few months ago to get DA organized-crime investigators off his back--proved a major emba...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on November 29, 2001
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