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    Tustin - Not full of hot air

    The idea of putting together a Best of OC issue that would present separate guides to each city came to us five months ago. Since that time, we have compiled lists of cities, pored over those lists, discussed those lists, and assigned cities to writ...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Villa Park - Beat it . . . please.

    Photo by Jack GouldVilla Park is so small--just 2.1 miles in area--that you could drive by and not notice, which is how most of its 7,000 residents like it. They are quiet folk, mostly upper-middle class and just plain upper class. The Spanish/ranch...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Westminster - Phuo Loc Tho

    Photo by Jack GouldWedged between the 405 and 22 freeways, Westminster has no great parks, beaches or mansions. It does have dozens of strip malls, tract-housing communities and streets as jammed up as Dick Cheney's black heart. But this small inlan...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Yorba Linda - Richard Nixon was bored here

    Photo by Keith MayLet's not kid ourselves: the only reason anyone has heard of this colorless, 18.6-square-mile collection of strip malls and white-bread housing tracts that bills itself as "The Land of Gracious Living" is because a lying, conniving...

    on September 27, 2001
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    What Would Jesus Do? - Its what George dont

    Illustration by Bob AulRemember when candidate George W. Bush was put on the spot by a reporter asking who his favorite philosopher was? Bush named Jesus, possibly out of utter sincerity or possibly because he couldn't remember those confusing forei...

    by JIM WASHBURN on September 27, 2001
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    Sitting Shiva for Us All - First the terrorists hit the U.S., then Riviera hits OC

    I managed to make it out of the house Saturday to attend my 10-year high school reunion. People were bafflingly kind and without attitude--with the exception of the girl who in fifth grade was the not-as-attractive best friend of the prettiest girl ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on September 27, 2001
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    The End Is Nearer

    Patient: Happy Accidents Profile: Terrifically engaging movie about a man from another world--or is he?--whose appearance in our world makes one think about such big issues as love, trust, identity and fate. Unfortunately, at the last possible mom...

    by Steve Lowery on September 27, 2001
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    Whats an Edmonton?

    Illustration by Bob Aul(Editor's note: Given the events of last week and the bitchy nature of Political Football, we thought it might disturb many readers to read a column that so lustily criticizes U.S. citizens. On the other hand, we know how many...

    by Steve Lowery on September 27, 2001
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    It Slices, It Dices, It Hijacks

    A faithful reader sent us an advertisement on Sept. 13 that appears to have been clipped from Popular Militia Manmagazine. San Diego-based "self-defense/fitness/concealment" company Magills hawks the "CIA Plastic Knife," which is touted as being "un...

    by Matt Coker on September 27, 2001
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    on September 27, 2001
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    Steve Lowerys Weekly Investor

    The Dow Jones Industrial suffered a 7 percent loss Monday as panicked investors, nervous about the U.S. economy, sold off in bunches. While some see this as a sign of hard times ahead, we believe the market has rarely looked better for bargain hunte...

    by Steve Lowery on September 27, 2001
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    Their Masters Image - Nixon Librarys Tribute to the Heroic Rescue Workers

    Photo by Joel BeersIt was sometimes hard to figure out who was being remembered at the Sept. 14 Richard M. Nixon Library & Birthplace's "Tribute to the Heroic Rescue Workers": the approximately 500 fallen rescue workers, or our former president, who...

    by Joel Beers on September 27, 2001
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    Under Suspicion - For Tawfiq Deek, it runs in the family

    Like most Arab-Americans, Tawfiq Deek is shocked and feeling vulnerable in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. Unlike most Arab-Americans, though, Deek got a personal visit from two FBI agents within hours of t...

    by Nick Schou on September 27, 2001
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    So Long, OCN - Were again the bastard stepchild to LA

    Photo by Jack GouldA decade ago, cable-industry experts touted the Orange County Newschannel (OCN) as a model for future local-news programming. Sadly, they were wrong. On Sept. 7, the station went dark after its owners--Philadelphia-based Adelphia ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on September 27, 2001
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    NMD-Day - Bushs multibillion-dollar baby should have died Sept. 11

    Photo by Myles RobinsonFor anyone with eyeballs and a lick of reason, last Tuesday's horrific airliner attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., ought to have killed George W. Bush's pet project--his multibillion-dollar scheme to provide the U.S. wi...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on September 27, 2001
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    No Gay Blood, Please - Crisis or not, only straights can donate to the Red Cross

    In the aftermath of last week's terrorist attacks, Americans were asked to light candles, say prayers, give money and donate blood. But where blood donations are concerned, only straights need apply. The ban on blood donations from gay men has bee...

    by Rich Kane on September 27, 2001
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    Demographic Doom Averted! - Orange County 2001: Younger, darker and safer than ever

    Illustration by Matt AdamsThe 1990s were the Decade of Doom, or (if you'll pardon the alliteration) the Decade of Demographic Doom, the 10-year-long collective scream of reporters, cops, experts and special-interest groups warning us of the perils o...

    by MIKE MALES on September 27, 2001
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    Taco Hell - Activists call off Taco Bell boycott following terrorist attack

    Photo by Jack GouldIn a televised speech from the Oval Office on Sept. 11, President George W. Bush idealistically described the moment as "a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace." That night, t...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on September 27, 2001
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    I Cannot Take This Again - Arab-American fears the worst

    Farah Khaled is an Orange County resident of Arab descent. She has not left her home since Sept. 11. But it's not because she has been glued to her television like everyone else. "When they declared war in Desert Storm, I was threatened and beaten...

    by FRANK SEDDIGH on September 27, 2001
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    Aliso Viejo - The homies call it AV

    Photo by Keith MayThat the words "yuppie haven" spring to mind about this newly born city isn't totally off the mark. Scores of tract homes and some apartment complexes (usually billing themselves as luxury apartments, not to be confused with rinky-...

    on September 27, 2001
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