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    Stereotype OC Positive

    Orange County got saddled with the reputation of being boring, plastic, milquetoast, fascist and very, very, very, very, very white due to the combined--and obviously evil--forces: the Republican Party, landowners, builders, evangelicals and Bob Dor...

    by SUSAN MORGAN on March 31, 2005
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    The Dodgers Are Dead - Long live the Angels

    It was understandable when the city of Anaheim kicked hard after the Angels decided they wanted to be known as the Los Angeles Angels--throwing in "of Anaheim" as kind of a "no hard feelings, hope we can still be friends" parting gift. Like many a s...

    by Steve Lowery on March 31, 2005
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    Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell - LA punks are so OC. Or is it OC punks are so LA?

    The website www.ocpunk.com posed the following question in April 2004: Are LA punks and OC punks still rivals?The lively thread includes participants' feelings on the subject (with original spelling, grammar and punctuation, or lack thereof, intact-...

    on March 31, 2005
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    Cant We All Just Get Along? - Why LA should love OCand why OC should let them

    At perhaps no time since the 1880s' right-of-way battle between Southern Pacific Railroad owner Collis P. Huntington and Irvine Ranch owner James Irvine over a line to connect Los Angeles with San Diego, or 1889, when years of bitterness by ignored ...

    on March 31, 2005
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    Deal of the Century - The LA-OC Pedophile Priest Swap

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and Anaheim Angels have traded with each other only once: in 1972, when the Halos shipped Andy Messersmith and Ken McMullen up Interstate 5 for Frank Robinson, Bill Singer, Mike Strahler, Billy Grabarkewitz and Bobby Valentin...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on March 31, 2005
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    Farmer Pawn - After much stonewalling, Santa Ana finally approves farmers market

    Photo by Morgan MeredithAcoupleofWednesdaysago,shortlyafterameetingwith Santa Ana city officials, Delilah Snell sat in her car and wept. City planners had just told Snell and her friends Lara Montagne and Branden Willman-Kozimor they would have to s...

    on March 24, 2005
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    Shreddin'! - Other Catholic diocese have destroyed incriminating priest personnel files. Why not Orange?

    Illustration by Bob AulIt's been almost four months since Orange County Catholic Church officials first promised to release all personnel files on employees accused of child molestation--and still nothing. Plaintiffs who settled with the diocese for...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on March 24, 2005
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    !Ask a Mexican!

    Illustration by Mark DancyDear Mexican, As an Asian person, would I be considered a gabacho?Or do I fall into the yellow bucket labeled chinito,even though I'm not Chinese? OC Asian Dear Chino, Like Americans assume all Latinos are Mexican, M...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on March 24, 2005
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    Butthole Surfer

    Illustration by Bob AulTo the bottom-sniffing cop: you stopped me on my way out of a bar--a woman alone driving out of a parking lot at night--on what you called "suspicion of driving under the influence." Your probable cause? I hadn't turned on my ...

    by ANONYMOUS on March 24, 2005
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    Ali Babas Kitchen

    Photo by Tenaya HillsIf you walk past Ali Baba's Kitchen, you'll probably think the owners of this Pakistani food stand, wedged between the butcher and chutney aisle in Al-Madinah Market, don't care about attracting customers. The only tables are ou...

    on March 24, 2005
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    The Culture of Life - Let Terri Schiavo go. Activists!

    Pop quiz! In 1999, who signed into law the TexasFutileCareAct,which permits hospitalsto make decisions to deny life support--over thewishesoffamilyandguardians--topeople whose illnesses they'd deemed "irreversible" (but more important, who don't hav...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on March 24, 2005
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    Eight Days

    Thurs/March 24 When's the last time you went to a YoungRepublicansmixer? I know! Me, too! I can't join y'all at this one because I don't like Republicans any more, but if you want to go somewhere where the women are blond, the men are cocky and nobo...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on March 24, 2005
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    Diary of a Mad County

    Wednesday, March 16 Reacting to rising gas prices and the increasing threat to the nation made by furry creatures, the United States Senate votes to drill for oil in the AlaskanNationalRefuge.Destruction of the nation's natural beauty has long been ...

    by Steve Lowery on March 24, 2005
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    A Street Cur - UPDATED: Haidl lawyer bullies an alleged gang-rape victims family before jury deliberations

    As the jury in the latest Haidl trial handed down guilty verdicts on March 23, friends and family of the three young freshly convicted felons burst into sobs. But long after locals forget Greg Haidl, Keith Spann and Kyle Nachreiner, they'll remember...

    by R. Scott Moxley on March 24, 2005
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    Basic Instincts - Both ends of the design spectrum are powered by laziness. And coffee!

    Salesmendon'tliketoadmitit,butproduct design plays to our vices, not our virtues. Laziness, for instance: How else to explain remotes, power seats and windows, and those clap switches for lights? The same is true, ironically, at the other end of the...

    by THEO DOUGLAS on March 24, 2005
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    Cons & Tricks - The Willowz: Not yet, guys

    Photo by James BunoanAnotherstorythatstartsinabar--with bands, that's where a lot of stories start--and that's where the Willowz were that night, a long flight away from the Anaheim garage where they practice to this red-lit bricked-up basement next...

    by Chris Ziegler on March 24, 2005
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    Give Him Some Water so He Wont Die - South By Southwest by OC Weekly

    Photo by Aubrey EdwardsSouth By Southwest, the yearly Austin, Texas, music-industry extravaganza-cum-smorgasbord, takes 1,300 bands from around the globe; stirs in a generous helping of record-label cretins, glassy-eyed music critics and eerily robo...

    on March 24, 2005
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    Letters

    Letters may be edited for clarity and length. E-mail to letters@ocweekly.com, or send to Letters to the Editor, c/oOC Weekly, 1666N.MainSt.,Ste.500,SantaAna,CA92701.Orfaxto(714)550-5908. COPS John Underwood's article on the LA County Sherif...

    on March 24, 2005
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    TOC

    COMMIE GIRL 102 Rebecca Schoenkopf talks about Terri Schiavo because everybody is talking about Terri Schiavo today, even though yesterday a kid at a reservation school in Minnesota slaughtered nine people and killed himself. But apparently no ...

    on March 24, 2005
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    Kiss Haidl Goodbye - Jurors find Haidl Three guilty

    Courtesy pool photographer Michael Goulding/The Orange County RegisterOnWednesdayafternoon,almostthree years after they raped an unconscious 16-year-old girl on a pool table in the garage of a Newport Beach home, the Haidl Three finally came to ju...

    by R. Scott Moxley on March 24, 2005
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