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    Toll Road Collision - Two San Clemente city officials took more than $40,000 from the countys toll road agency

    Photo by Keith MayAt $120 per meeting, plus 39 cents-per-mile driving expenses, Jim Dahl and Scott Diehl combined have received more than $43,000 for sitting on the board of directors of Orange County's toll-road agency during the past five years. T...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on December 6, 2001
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    Garofalo Playing Taps?

    Photo by Jack GouldWith the Orange County district attorney's investigation into his alleged conflicts of interest drumrolling toward a crescendo, Huntington Beach City Councilman Dave Garofalo may be playing taps. "My life has been in turmoil for...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on December 6, 2001
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    Traffic

    Illustration by Bob AulMy husband, son and I go down to TJ to shop. We drive our car over the border as we always do--except this time my car is stolen. This is not the bad part. This is the bad part: the Tijuana police tell us to kiss the car goodb...

    by ANONYMOUS on November 29, 2001
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    Green With Anger

    It's bad enough that Orange County environmentalists have to battle powerful developers, the developers' lawyers, the developers' flacks, the developers' paid politicians and a confused public that constantly hears the message that preserving nature...

    by Matt Coker on November 29, 2001
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    The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Rock Star

    This just in from the Rock & Roll Is Still Dead Department: we here at LowBallAssChatter know people (using the term loosely, of course), and they know people, and those people know yet more people, and that's why some swingin' rocker chicks we know...

    on November 29, 2001
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    Nordstrom Pit Stop - The men dont know, but the makeup ladies understand

    It was 11 a.m., and I needed a beer. I'd awoken at 8:40 a.m. Saturday in Oxnard--long story--after three and a half hours' sleep, and hauled ass to Costa Mesa by 11 a.m., with a pit stop at the South Coast Plaza Nordstrom, where the women at the Cli...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 29, 2001
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    Buddies - Is the DA trying to befriend the man charged with investigating his friendships?

    District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has always had a problem with friends. His friendship with Newport Beach resident Patrick Di Carlo--who leaned on Rackauckas a few months ago to get DA organized-crime investigators off his back--proved a major emba...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on November 29, 2001
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    Billy-Bashing Bandwagon - Register jumps onand gets burned

    Photo by David KawashimaDespite owning the executive branch, the judicial branch and half the legislative branch, conservatives apparently will not rest until they can convince everyone else that William Jefferson Clinton is an evil, evil man. Georg...

    by Matt Coker on November 29, 2001
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    Deep, Deep, Deep Undercover - Santa Ana P.I. is medias favorite terrorist tracker

    Photo by Jack GouldMany Americans worry about what old-school unemployment means in the New Economy. Not Ian Sitren. Since Sept. 11, the 51-year-old private investigator says, he has had more work than he can handle. For two decades, the Santa Ana...

    by Nick Schou on November 29, 2001
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    Where Are the Cops? - Despite a judges ruling that he defrauded investors of millions, Eddie Allen still runs free

    For five years, Jon Illingworth has led the effort to expose Newport Beach businessman Edgar Dale "Eddie" Allen as a con artist who enjoys a life of luxury by defrauding millions of dollars from conservative Republicans across the country. In Septem...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 29, 2001
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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 November 29, 2001
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    Is It Time for Ted Crisell? - Well-informed, well-meaning, well-spoken and well-positioned on the issues, the Huntington Beach Democrat is going to get killed in his upcoming battle with Dana Rohrabacher

    Has it really been only two years since Ted Crisell burst outrageously (albeit barely detected) onto the Orange County political scene, hurling all his frenetic idealism at the staid electoral status quo? Has it really been only two years since th...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on November 29, 2001
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    Dont Let Meat Loaf

    Patient: Focus Profile: A man named Newman puts on a pair of glasses and is misidentified as Jewish in a time and place--'40s Brooklyn--where that is not a good thing. To make matters worse, Meat Loaf lives next door. Well-intentioned cautionary ta...

    by Steve Lowery on November 22, 2001
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    Thinking About Tang - And Dave Chappelle quiets an Irvine riot

    If I'd known how many of you little sweetlings would believe me when I said I was having dinner with Isabel Allende, I would have taken up lying years ago. I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting vices. Suckers. No, I didn't get within 1...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 22, 2001
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    Days of Our Lives - DSL vs. Dixie Cups and a string

    Something I've harped upon in this column is consumer responsibility, how corporations would not so readily despoil the planet and milk the public if they were faced with vigilant consumers. So it pains me to admit what a flaming marshmallow on a ...

    by JIM WASHBURN on November 22, 2001
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    Conspiracy of Dope

    The call came in to the LowBallAssChatter office: a grumpy voice was harrumphing away on the other end. "Harrumph! Harrumph! . . . The Shack! . . . Harrumph! Harrumph! . . . Rich Crane! . . . Harrumph! . . . Bands! . . . Harrumph! . . . Conspiracy!"...

    by Rich Kane on November 22, 2001
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    Gaddi Damn it

    Photo by David KawashimaThe walls are caving in on George Dubya Bush's nomination of ex-Orange County Supervisor Gaddi Vasquez to head the Peace Corps. Reader Hanna Hill e-mailed us this recent exchange between veteran newswoman Helen Thomas and Whi...

    by Matt Coker on November 22, 2001
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    Roach Motel Casanova

    Illustration by Bob AulMy friends and I met you and your friends at the Block at Orange. You seemed like cool guys, and you invited us to kick back at a "hotel party" with you. We had nothing to do that night, so we followed you--and then realized t...

    by ANONYMOUS on November 22, 2001
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    Loud, Proud, Punk and Brown - Martin Sorrondeguy helps push punk past its borders

    Photo by Nick ShawIt's a cold Thursday night at Anaheim's Chain Reaction. The club is filled with Latino teenagers, and they're getting restless: it's almost 10:30 on a school night, and they have to get home soon. But their parents are going to hav...

    by Chris Ziegler on November 22, 2001
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    Letters

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    on November 22, 2001
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Between 1975 and 1979, 2 million Cambodians died during their nation's four-year experiment in stone-age communism. In 1994, I began documenting atrocities carried out by the Khmer Rouge, the peasant… More >>

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