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    Mr. Googie

    Photo by James Bunoan"This was supposed to be the googie future," says author Alan Hess, looking around at the reality of 2002, "but the last man walked on the moon 30 years ago. When I was growing up, I knew perfectly well that when I was my father...

    by Chris Ziegler on August 29, 2002
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    This Is Different

    Photo by James Bunoan"I didn't realize I was preserving anything," says Roy Hall, owner and operator of Seal Beach's iconic Parasol Restaurant. "I was just doing what I do best: running a business." And as Hall tells it, the Parasol isn't going to f...

    by Chris Ziegler on August 29, 2002
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    Right In Front of You

    Photo by James BunoanAbout a half-century ago, parts of Orange County (particularly the parts around Disneyland) were defined by perhaps the world's highest concentration of googie architecture. Its swooping, neon-lit, retro-futuristic style was as ...

    by Chris Ziegler on August 29, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    MONDAY, Aug. 12 By now, everyone knows OC Weekly will root out the truth even at the risk of pissing off like-minded friends and sacred-cow advertisers. We don't post banners emblazoned with our logo over evil toll-road booths. We don't hype margina...

    by Matt Coker on August 29, 2002
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    Our Man in San Salvador - Notorious generals U.S. ties ran through an ex-OC cop

    An ex-Laguna Beach cop who claimed that he sold cocaine for the CIA during the 1980s can now take credit for another dubious achievement from that decade: offering to protect a Salvadoran army general who was recently found liable for the torture of...

    by Nick Schou on August 29, 2002
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    Simon Flip-Flops, Woos Gays - Republican candidate for California governor steps temporarily away from homophobia

    During his Republican gubernatorial primary campaign, Bill Simon delighted conservatives by promising to "undo four years of liberalism, homosexuality and anti-family values in California at the hands of Governor Gray Davis." But as the November g...

    by R. Scott Moxley on August 29, 2002
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    Let Them Eat Pastel - Gigante markets its market

    Photo by Gustavo ArellanoOutside a massive, vacant building in Anaheim, Meg Waters unloads Mexican produce from a purple Ford Ranger she calls "Barney." Waters' company, the Lake Forest PR firm Waters & Faubel, is hosting a morning news conference f...

    by Gustavo Arellano on August 29, 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 can...

    on August 29, 2002
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    The Rabbit Killer

    Illustration by Bob Aul After swinging it around irreverently by the ears, you dumped your orange-and-white rabbit into the guinea pig and rabbit bin at Midway City Feed on a recent Thursday around noon and exclaimed, "I'm tired of taking care of it...

    by ANONYMOUS on August 22, 2002
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    Enemies in Our Midst? - For Japanese-Americans, Bushs war on terror is deja vu

    Photo by Jim WashburnI attended a dedication ceremony recently for a memorial to the once-thriving fishing village on Terminal Island. While many California communities were devoured by progress over the years, this one vanished in 48 hours, which w...

    by JIM WASHBURN on August 22, 2002
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    Daddy Dearest - My father, publisher of herointimes.com

    There's a place for everyone on the World Wide Web. There's the National Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) and the needlework newsgroups. And there's Heroin Times (www.herointimes.com), a monthly website for the devoted (really devoted) smack commun...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 22, 2002
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    Diary of a Mad County

    TUESDAY, Aug. 6 The streetwise Los Angeles Herald-Examiner may be long gone, but LAExaminer.com lives on, mildly jabbing or praising Southern California media outlets over online versions of stories linked to the website. This Union Jack-faced timep...

    by Matt Coker on August 22, 2002
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    R.C. Hoiles Speaks From the Grave

    To My Heirs: A Spaniard disturbed my weekly pinochle lark in Hades with Stalin, Hitler and Perry Como to query what I thought of this past week-end's reunion of undead Hoiles on Goat Hill. I reckoned it was the annual family gathering to sacrifice...

    on August 22, 2002
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    Now Take My Wife . . . Please - Grand jury-sought spouses of DA, GOP leader no longer missing

    During its unprecedented, critical examination of the district attorney's office, the Orange County grand jury took sworn testimony from 68 witnesses. Jurors wanted to hear from 70, but two deputy DAs went missing during the investigation. Despite t...

    by R. Scott Moxley on August 22, 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 ca...

    on August 22, 2002
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    Voices of Angels - Smith and Markas describe the action as the Anaheim Angels head toward baseball heaven

    Photo by James BunoanThey are the Voices of the Angels, true, but it's still pretty cheesy to set out on a story about the newest radio announcers for Anaheim's big-league baseball team by suggesting that Rory Markas and Terry Smith feel like they'v...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on August 22, 2002
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    Shagadelic! - Josh Aglea.k.a. Shagis OCs hippest painter, and he has the cult to prove it

    Illustration by ShagGiddy art freaks queue up on the sidewalk outside the Starlite Room, one of several retrofied shops lining a block of Fourth Street in Long Beach. More freaks are packed inside, waiting to ring up at the cash register or watching...

    by Rich Kane on August 22, 2002
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    Bill Simon's Queer Principles - The self-described courageous GOP gubernatorial candidate wants gays to keep quiet while they give him money and votes

    By the look on his face on primary election night in March, Orange County Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut was high. The source of his bonhomie was not the Heineken in his hand, but the poll results: Bill Simon, darling of the right-wing, h...

    by R. Scott Moxley on August 22, 2002
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    Bust the Kids, Pass the Bong

    Drug legalization lobbies once spoke honorable, scholarly truths: alcohol and tobacco are America's most abused drugs; marijuana is not unduly perilous for adults and teens; criminalizing drugs does more damage than drugs do. But no more. Pot lega...

    by MIKE MALES on August 22, 2002
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    When Prison Guards Attack! - In Anaheim, screws say screw you to prison privatizers

    Photo by Kassi ShepardFour years ago, the powerful California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) quashed a state investigation into abuses at Corcoran State Prison. Among other things, guards allegedly staged gladiator fights between ri...

    by Nick Schou on August 22, 2002
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