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    Debasered - This monkeys gone to Coachella

    Photo by Jenny LynnIt was the best of times; it was the worst of times, except when the Pixies played, and then it was the best of times again. And then we were sweaty and hung over and peeling off runnels of dead white skin and holding our cell pho...

    on May 6, 2004
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    Build a Better Saw Blade - And the world will beat a path to your door, and then cut it in half

    Photo by Jeanne RiceWhy, oh, why, would a bunch of grown men waste their lunch hour standing around the parking lot at Express Pipe and Supply Co. in Anaheim? Three words for you: "dominatrix" and "power tools." Or, alternately: "marinated roast bee...

    by THEO DOUGLAS on May 6, 2004
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    Burning Bush - The presidents conservative critics

    Republican John W. Dean knows corruption. As Richard Nixon's White House counsel, it was Dean who came clean about Watergate--until Monica Lewinsky blew Bill Clinton, generally considered the greatest threat to American democracy since the Civil ...

    on May 6, 2004
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    First, We Bitch-Slap the Lawyers - Whats it like to be a prospective juror in the Haidl case?

    Photo by James BunoanBased on the Weekly's coverage, it's a good bet none of us will get appointed to the jury in the gang-rape trial involving Gregory Haidl, son of Orange County Assistant Sheriff Don Haidl. But we've lucked into the next best thin...

    by Joel Beers on May 6, 2004
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    Gays 1, Phobes 0 - The passion of the Westminster school board

    There's an old joke about a woman who so fears peeping Toms that she keeps her windows shut and her shades drawn. A friend asks, "I understand about the windows and shades. But why do you leave your front door wide open?" "Because," she replies, "...

    by R. Scott Moxley on May 6, 2004
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    Putting the Con in Condo - Councilwoman may have illegally converted apartments

    Two years ago, Vincent Periolat paid $250,000 for what he thought was a condominium in Huntington Harbor. But six weeks ago, a pair of Huntington Beach police detectives showed up at his door with a copy of a Weekly article that revealed the propert...

    by Nick Schou on May 6, 2004
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    Too Much of a Good Thing - Bike collectors grapple with the new Schwinn Sting-Ray

    You hate to see someone--and by someone, I mean a big, faceless, corporate bicycle company changing hands more often than Harley-Davidson--dig his own grave, even if he's a gravedigger who makes his living digging graves. The new Sting-Ray by Schw...

    by THEO DOUGLAS on April 29, 2004
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    Heres the Skinny

    Photo by James BunoanLong Beach: 860-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bath house Occupants:Jeff Druckenmiller and Chris Fyvie Paid:Declined to specify monthly rent The World's Skinniest House is in Long Beach, appropriately--longtime home to million...

    by THEO DOUGLAS on April 29, 2004
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    I Want Candy - Now get your own fags!

    I am so busy shoving my filet mignon Oscar--that's topped with crab (and not with a k), asparagus and barnaise sauce--down my gullet, I don't even notice the man opening his birthday gift at the table directly below our dais. Somewhere in my foggy ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 29, 2004
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    Gringo Gulch - Mexicos Ugly Americans

    The freakin' foreigner who crossed the border without a working handle on the national language has finally reached the front of a long supermarket checkout line, and everybody behind him is beginning to wonder if they ever will. Ten minutes into wh...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on April 29, 2004
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    Dr. Former Lover

    Illustration by Bob AulI've been with you for five years, off and on. We split up, I got married, but you couldn't live without me, so I came back. I should have seen the signs: you asked me to be with you--not live with you, see, just live near you...

    by ANONYMOUS on April 29, 2004
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    Diary of a Mad County

    Illustration by Bob AulWEDNESDAY, April 21Every week, there's a lot of stuff that never gets into the paper, whether it's for reasons of space, content or that it was authored by Theo Douglas. It happens. And as you'd expect with any issue called "W...

    by Steve Lowery on April 29, 2004
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    Eight Days

    Thurs/April 29When are y'all going to listen to us about singer/songwriter/bassist Patty Booker? How many critics must wax rabid before you get off your ass and go see the real kind of country/rock you hipsters pee for when it's Lucinda Williams--bu...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 29, 2004
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    Strange Fruta - The Inevitable Death of Francisco Torres

    Francisco Torres was going to die, that much had been clear since the beginning of August. What other outcome was possible for a Mexican laborer who had killed his white boss in 1892 in Orange County? The only real question was how he was going to d...

    by PAUL BRENNAN on April 29, 2004
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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, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Or fax to (714) 550-5908. RACE-Y The article titled "Hung Out to Dry" ...

    on April 29, 2004
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    Faultless - Haidl team hits TV and newspapers to blame alcohol, porn, society, police and victim in alleged gang rape

    Photo by James BunoanFor 22 months, accused rapist Gregory Scott Haidl remained silent, letting defense lawyers--and, once, his middle finger--speak for him about his role in the videotaped gangbang of an unconscious minor. But on the eve of Orange ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on April 29, 2004
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    Crossing Over - Century High students tell their parents immigration stories

    Photo by Lisa HartAs part of this issue devoted to Mexican-bashing, we asked students from Santa Ana's Century High School to interview their parents about crossing over. More than 60 students participated, all members of the Puente Program, a unive...

    on April 29, 2004
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    Burning Bush - The presidents conservative critics

    Illsutration by Bob AulActor, director and producer Mel Gibson is not a man given to doubts. In fact, he shows a remarkable capacity for believing in things no matter how unlikely or objectionable they are, as long as they fit into his very conserva...

    on April 29, 2004
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    I Am the Eggman - Bullet Train to Vegas, the Governor and a famous flying yolk

    While speaking at Cal State Long Beach on Sept. 3, 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger was hit in the left shoulder with an egg. The egg exploded on contact, oozing goo across his jacket and--from the looks of the videotape--clinging to his chin. Salmonella...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on April 29, 2004
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    The Roof, the Roof, the Roof Is on Fire! - Firefighting vets charge HBs Pacific City fails safety 101

    Illustration by Aaron KratenBob Dingwall knows fire. Before he retired to Huntington Beach, Dingwall spent more than 30 years--including a decade as a company commander--putting out conflagrations in Los Angeles. "I would say that I have gone to m...

    by Nick Schou on April 29, 2004
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