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    Flush TwiceIts a Long Way to Huntington Beach - Why wont the sanitation district clean up the massive sewage plume off the countys coast? Follow the money

    Illustration by Mark DanceySewage is never far from the tip of Norman Z. Eckenrode's tongue, and after 11 years on the board of directors of the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD), the past two as chairman, you'd expect that. "I can talk prett...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on May 16, 2002
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    Crotch Shot - Nashville Pussy goes all the way

    Photo by Pat Darrin/Sony Pictures I have the Ug boots and the acid-washed jeans. I have a cut-off T-shirt tied under my boob job, and I have bruises on my arms and outer thighs. I never did figure out why, but the other chicks had 'em, so I got some...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 9, 2002
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    Y Tu, Dude? - Patient: The inevitable Hollywood remake of Y Tu Mama Tambien

    Profile: The Spanish-language, Mexican-produced, coming-of-age, road picture has been so successful--you can find it in big-chain multiplexes--that it's inevitable there will soon be an American knock-off that will inevitably get all fucked-up in th...

    by Steve Lowery on May 9, 2002
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    Sushi Pig

    So maybe you don't know that Shrimp Boats are about as authentically Japanese as pizza, but get a clue from the people sitting around you at the sushi bar: the courteous thing to do is to place one order at a time--two if you're ordering for a coupl...

    by ANONYMOUS on May 9, 2002
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    Over the Edge - Shame on the Times Pasco

    It's not surprising that Stan Oftelie, longtime county government employee and now executive director of the Orange County Business Council, is disappointed that the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station isn't going to be turned into an international air...

    by MARK PETRACCA on May 9, 2002
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    Letter from Coachella

    Photo by Rich KaneMaybe it was our newly awakened allergies that got the better of us not long after we pulled into Indio Saturday afternoon for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (though there wasn't really much in the way of "art," unles...

    on May 9, 2002
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    Searched and Seized

    Last week, California lawmakers passed two new bills that will make search warrants and their supporting documents secret. Thus a Californian whose home is invaded by police may never know why the officers were demanding to search the property. Such...

    by JAMES RIDGEWAY on May 9, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    MONDAY, April 22 When ground was broken for the private 91 Express Lanesin July 1993, then-Governor Pete Wilson said the tollway was a historic project that would help California's economy by creating jobs and relieving congestion and wouldn't cost ...

    by Matt Coker on May 9, 2002
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    on May 9, 2002
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    Run It Up the Poop Poll - Slanted survey supports sewage waiver

    What did Blake Anderson do in the face of relentless complaints about the massive sewage plume stretching along the Orange County coastline? The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) general manager hired a high-priced polling firm, which told th...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on May 9, 2002
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    Flame Thrower - Reflections on April 29, 1992

    Photo by Ted SoquiJust after dark, April 29, 1992 Parker Center, the towering concrete-and-glass headquarters of the LAPD, looms like a modern-day Bastille over a fist-waving crowd. That was 10 years ago, on the day the not-guilty verdicts came ...

    by Nick Schou on May 9, 2002
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    Beam Me Up, Greggy - Sci-fi scribe Greg Benford is beaming probes into deep spacefor real!

    Looking for a new Greg Benford novel at Borders? Don't bother: the Irvine author, for decades one of the world's bestselling science-fiction writers, has taken a three-year break from the keyboard. Instead, the author of Eater, Timescape, Cosm and A...

    by STAN BRIN on May 9, 2002
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    Theres a Specter Haunting Garden Grove - Lefties plan May Day protest of . . . Loretta Sanchez?

    Photo by Keith MayAt press time, 30 to 40 people, including at least one self-described "working-class indigenous Mexican," were gearing up for what is apparently the only May Day protest planned for Orange County this year. The location: the front ...

    by Nick Schou on May 9, 2002
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    There Really is a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy! - Reporter David Brock says Republican activists commissioned him to ruin Larry Agran

    Photo by Michael SchmellingYou may know David Brock for his leveling of Anita Hill and his sniper attacks on Bill Clinton. But it's unlikely that you know this: Brock built his reputation for savage right-wing journalism on a 1990 hit piece on Irvin...

    by R. Scott Moxley on May 9, 2002
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    False Advertising - Patient: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    Profile: Movie based on a play that feels like a sitcom about a late bloomer and the tension, drama, and amusing characters and moments she endures during the courtship and marriage that unites a Greek and non-Greek family. The only thing missing is...

    by Steve Lowery on May 2, 2002
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    Linda's Back

    When Linda Jemison sold Linda's Doll Hut last fall, she took her name with her. Now she's ready to slap it on something else, and it's a lot spiffier than her old club: the Grove Theater in Anaheim. No, the Grove--which used to be the Sun Theater, w...

    on May 2, 2002
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    Rodney King for a Day - Riots and the rise of the Southern California SUV culture

    Photo by Thomas Van DoRodney King was--and possibly remains--a piece of crap. He was convicted in 1987 for beating his wife, convicted in 1989 for robbing a convenience store with a tire iron, and speeding on city streets at 115 miles per hour on th...

    by JIM WASHBURN on May 2, 2002
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    Losing Their Sexy - In a clinch, always go bisexual!

    It has been suggested by no less an august personage than my editor that I make a trek to the dark heart of Huntington Beach to give an ear to the much-vaunted new jukebox at the much-praised new Ten Count. This, from Thanksgiving until now, I have ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 2, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    SUNDAY, April 14 "Why so happy?" we ask a whistling-while-he-works janitor at The Block at Orange. "'Cause I'm a union man," he beams. The popular shopping mall recently became the first in California to allow its janitors to join a labor union, acc...

    by Matt Coker on May 2, 2002
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    Every Day is Casual Friday

    Illustration by Bob AulWe got excited enough to go check out your new bar. We loved it. Loved it so much we went again the next night. Loved it so much we told all our friends about the only cool bar in town. We raved about how different it was, how...

    by ANONYMOUS on May 2, 2002
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