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    Hellooooooo, Mr. Wilson! - Enviros give pro-development supervisor the kid-glove treatment

    Photo by Jack GouldIt might have been infuriating to witness Tom Wilson walking into the Jan. 22 meeting of the Sierra Club and telling a Unitarian Church full of environmentalists about his "passion" for the preservation of Orange County's dwindlin...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on February 7, 2002
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    Where the Streets Have New Names - Adios, Jeffrey-Lynne. Howdy, Hermosa Village

    Photo by Myles RobinsonTwo years ago, Anaheim city officials began cleaning up Jeffrey-Lynne, a mostly Latino, working-class neighborhood that sits in the shadow of the Disneyland Hotel. Six low-income apartment buildings were razed and replaced wit...

    by Nick Schou on February 7, 2002
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    Wheres Rick? - OCs most colorful cabby comes to the end of one ride, but therell be another any minute

    Photo by Jack GouldDrive by John Wayne Airport today, at the corner of Campus and MacArthur, and you'll see something like a field of sunflowers: yellow taxicabs. The Yellow Cabs are there because American Taxi, whose red-and-white natural-gas-power...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 7, 2002
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    Involuntary Separation - 41 Reg pressmen lose jobs before union vote

    Photo by Jack GouldThe on-again, off-again vote to determine whether Orange County Register pressroom workers will unionize is on again--it's tentatively scheduled for Wednesday--but dozens of the paper's most pro-union employees won't be voting. On...

    by Nick Schou on February 7, 2002
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    Wipe Out - Girls surfing mag Wahine set trends, caught sets and then ate it

    Wahine magazine--"The girl's guide to surf, skate and snow"--is gone, swept off its seven-year ride by the roil of market forces, and in a weird way, that's progress. Women's surfing was scarcely a market, never mind a force, for most of its moder...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on February 7, 2002
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    240 Million Gallons a Day - What could be badder and assier than OCs daily sewage stat?

    Photo by Jeanne RiceThe bad-ass stat of 2001: the 240 million gallons of undertreated sewage that Orange County flushes into the local ocean every day could fill Anaheim Stadium three times. This is not hyperbole, and doesn't that suddenly sound l...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on February 7, 2002
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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). Visit our website at www.ocweekly.com. Letters will be edited for clarity and length. By subm...

    on February 7, 2002
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    Saturday Night at the Blue Beet

    Illustration by Heather SwaimDorothy Parker had her writer's roundtable at the Algonquin; DiMaggio and Sinatra hid from their fans at Toots Shor's; Hemingway picked fights at Sloppy Joe's; Wild Bill Hickock got shot at Sweeney's Silver Dollar Saloon...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on February 7, 2002
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    The Layoff Planet

    Photo by Rich KaneThere was undoubtedly much instrument techie-talk to be found last week at the Anaheim Convention Center, where the majority of the music-retail world gathered for the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show. But...

    on January 31, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    Illustration by Bob AulMONDAY, Jan. 14On his morning radio show (broadcast locally on KLSX-FM 97.1), Howard Stern asks Dana Reeve, the wife of actor/director Christopher Reeve, if they killed the horse that threw the Superman star, who was left para...

    by Matt Coker on January 31, 2002
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    If I Had a Hammer! - Good times at the NAMM show

    An artist friend once told me that the kids in the Artists Village were making bets on whether I was getting hot, sloppy loving in any particular week. The basis for their pool was the acidity of my art columns. Too nice, and it was immediately clea...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on January 31, 2002
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    More Bang, Less Muck

    Patient: Black Hawk Down Profile: Movie about disastrous American military operation in Somalia that's terrific when it's about the military operation and disastrous when it's about being the kind of movie every other movie is. Think Platoon meets ...

    by Steve Lowery on January 31, 2002
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    The Snake of the Union Address - A preview of the Jan. 29 speech

    Photo by Jack Gould "Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States." The president moves into the Capitol Rotunda, pressing the flesh of the congressfolk clogging his path to the dais. That's quite a grip, Mr. Thurmond. . . . I say, Ms....

    by JIM WASHBURN on January 31, 2002
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    Postscript

    Illustration by Bob AulI don't know if there's an afterlife, but if there is, and if you can still pick up newspapers, please read this. None of us knew you were suffering. Maybe we were deaf and blind to obvious signs, but you must admit you did a ...

    by ANONYMOUS on January 31, 2002
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    Bingo! - Charitable gaming scores big money for Brea businessman

    Twenty-five years ago, after California legislators gave the state's charities a monopoly on bingo, high school football teams, senior citizen centers and religious organizations got in on the act. But nobody has earned more money from so-called cha...

    by Nick Schou on January 31, 2002
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    Terminal Illness - Airport taxi system screws drivers, riders

    Photo by Keith MayFor the past two months, a consortium of three cab companies has been providing taxi service at John Wayne Airport (JWA). The companies--Anaheim Yellow Cab, California Yellow Cab and Fiesta Taxi--took over for the bankrupt American...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on January 31, 2002
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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 January 31, 2002
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    Nice Dish! - 100 things you should put in your mouth

    Photo by Joy BastYou eat food, not restaurants. Yet a couple of times every year, we run restaurant guides. What the hell is wrong with us? When someone tells you about a restaurant, what's the first thing you ask? Probably, "Really? What's good the...

    on January 31, 2002
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    Mike Spiked - OC Weekly publisher Michael Sigman sacked

    Photo by Raul VegaJust a few months after OC Weekly took off in September 1995, we hit turbulence. Following a cover story on financial trouble at Diedrich Coffee, the coffeehouse chain demanded a meeting with Weekly publisher Michael Sigman. Sigm...

    by STAFF on January 31, 2002
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    No, Gracias - GOP bailing out of congressional race against Sanchez

    The moderator calls the meeting to order, though he's hard to hear over the sound of ice cubes falling into someone's plastic cup. This meeting of Anaheim Republicans is being held in a banquet room of a Carl's Jr., a banquet room equipped with a bi...

    by Steve Lowery on January 31, 2002
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