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    The War at Home - OC Earth First! activists busted for vandalizing OC developers home

    Matt OttoBy all accounts, the protest in Newport Beach's West Oceanfront neighborhood during the late evening of Aug. 21 was a disaster. Almost as soon as it started, a scuffle broke out between environmental activists and several neighbors, and an ...

    by Nick Schou on September 2, 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/o OC Weekly, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Or fax to (714) 550-5908. NEW DAY RISING As a former resident of Irvin...

    on September 2, 2004
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    Agrans Tree People - Somebodys going to get very rich on the Great Park

    Photo by Jack GouldIt doesn't look like much now, the old El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. It's a military ghost town--two abandoned runways, dozens of empty buildings, neglected roads and, perhaps most significantly, about 10,000 trees. Residents ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on September 2, 2004
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    No, You Shut Up - Artists are Americans, too, You Jackasses

    And furthermore, shut up, all of you who are telling musicians, actors, filmmakers, authors and such to shut up. "I paid to hear Don Henley sing, not to listen to his political views," whines the ticket holder. "Who the hell does Sean Penn think...

    by JIM WASHBURN on August 26, 2004
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    Grocery Sax - Bringing an Irvine Albertsons a little night music

    Photo by Amy TheligMost nights by 9, the parking lot of the Albertsons on Campus Drive in Irvine is quiet--in fact, on weekday nights, most of Irvine is quiet--all that's left are the college kids packing their trunks full of groceries and beer. But...

    by DANIEL ROSS on August 26, 2004
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    Cheapskate Of The Year

    Illustration by Bob AulPerhaps my fresh-pressed suit and designer shoes fooled you, but like most limousine drivers, I am not a rich man. Yet as a Hispanic business owner--I own my limo--I was honored to juggle my schedule so I could give you a ride...

    by ANONYMOUS on August 26, 2004
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    This Week in College Chowing

    Poor college students looking for cheap eats, I know your dilemma well. I also was once a starving scholar: in fact, while a student at Orange Coast College during the late 1990s, I once shared a bag of Reese's Pieces for lunch with my best friend. ...

    on August 26, 2004
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    Sassoon Chicken

    Mexicans have salsa; Japanese, wasabi. But there's probably no condiment more ferocious in world cooking than the garlic paste concocted by Armenians to slather over their famed rotisserie chicken. And at Sassoon Chicken in Orange, Armenian garlic p...

    on August 26, 2004
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    Sassoon Chicken

    Photo by Sasha ContrerasMexicans have salsa; Japanese, wasabi. But there's probably no condiment more ferocious in world cooking than the garlic paste concocted by Armenians to slather over their famed rotisserie chicken. And at Sassoon Chicken in O...

    on August 26, 2004
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    Before Sunset - LA is very little of all its cracked up to be, what ho!

    Photo by James BunoanWhen Suparna the Rocket Scientist asked if I would accompany her to JPL Day at Dodger Stadium, I wanted to know only two things: Would there be beer? And would there be math geeks? Yes on both counts? Oh, sugar, I'm in! But Th...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 26, 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/o OC Weekly, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Or fax to (714) 550-5908. GODSENT/GODDAMN GUSTAVO Thank you for writin...

    on August 26, 2004
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    Back To School

    Photo by Matt OttoNumerous human beings contributed to this fine project, including Nadia Afghani, Nathan Callahan, Sarah Callender, Judy Jou, Rich Kane, Steve Lowery, Jami Makan, Maridel Reyes, Rosheila Robles, Jamie Rodriguez, Daniel Ross, Scott W...

    on August 26, 2004
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    Out of the Park - Developers Eye Public Parks

    Orange County is running out of open space, a tremulous prospect for a place that is economically and politically based on paving paradise and putting up parking lots. Early reaction among developers is varied. Some are looking up--which is where Mi...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on August 26, 2004
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    Chronic Tension - Marvin Chavez is free. So can he please have his pot back?

    Photos by Amy TheiligIt's a Catch-22 of chronic proportions. Marvin Chavez smokes pot because he has ankylosing spondilitis, a rare degenerative bone disease that keeps him in constant pain and a back brace. But like his bad bones, pot has given Cha...

    by Nick Schou on August 26, 2004
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    Burning Bush - The Presidents Conservative Critics

    Illustatration by Bob AulSpecial Republican National Convention Edition "For all their brilliance, [Bush-Cheney campaign manager Ken] Mehlman and Karl Rove (who no doubt vetted this lineup) have made a very serious mistake with this convention's lin...

    on August 26, 2004
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    Eight Days

    Thurs/Aug 26 Do you know how to pony like Bony Marone? Are you gonna come and relive your glory days of about two years ago when you finally decided to buy Horses and figure out what all the hoopla was, and now you sing it real loud in the car and...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 26, 2004
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    Diary of a Mad County

    WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18 U.S. troops in the holy city of Najaf surround the Imam Ali Mosque, where Iraqi cleric Muqtada Sadr is hiding with hundreds of armed supporters. News reports suggest Sadr may be willing to abandon the mosque in exchange for a plac...

    by Nick Schou on August 26, 2004
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    Agrans Filibuster - Marathon council meeting could mark the end of the Irvine mayor

    By the time the bomb went off at City Hall, it was 12:44 a.m. on Wednesday. Almost eight hours had gone by--eight hours of tedium, sanctimony, passive-aggression, backstabbing, grandstanding, petty sniping, psychoanalysis and self-aggrandizement pun...

    by R. Scott Moxley on August 26, 2004
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    Speed Tanning - Executive Tans browns the busy businessmanor woman

    Executive Tans is hunkered down in a narrow, deep little storefront on busy Harbor Boulevard that by rights should bustle--but at 10:30 on a recent Friday morning, it's as empty as Greg Haidl's future. And that's okay with co-owner Scot Drew. Like R...

    by THEO DOUGLAS on August 19, 2004
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    State of the Union - Vacation, time to get away

    Photo by Rebecca SchoenkopfWho's the most popular girl in Columbus, Ohio? Please. Like I even need to ask. Oh, my darlings, I sort of missed you while I was on vacation, but I sort of didn't, too. See, it had been a month the likes of which I ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 19, 2004
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