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    God Bless America - How a Newport Beach power couple used right-wing politics to build an empire worth absolutely nothing

    He is a financial genius who manages "assets in the billions" for wealthy investors; earned a law degree at Harvard University; played baseball for the New York Yankees; flew Air Force One for President John F. Kennedy; and, as a colonel in the Air ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on October 11, 2001
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    Rage Against the Radio

    If you're looking for a little Rage Against the Machine to thrash out your frustrations with the current global situation, don't look to KIIS-FM or Star 98.7. Clear Channel Communications, the stations' corporate parent (which also owns KBIG, Mega 9...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on October 4, 2001
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    War!!! - But first a quick workout

    When the rest of the world gnashes its teeth over America's easy opulence, they're gnashing on SportsClub Irvine. After all, no one really lives like J.R. Ewing(aside from Georgeand Judie Argyros, and Chuckand Twyla Martin, and . . . okay, so lots o...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on October 4, 2001
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    Wake Me When the World Is Over

    Patient: Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 Profile: Amateurish and horribly written, designed, directed and acted movie about the apocalypse that is nonetheless successful in that it makes the viewer yearn for the relative relief of having a hot pitchfork...

    by Steve Lowery on October 4, 2001
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    Smoking Astroturf

    Illustration by Bob AulThis week's featured NFL game: Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Dallas update: We're really very fortunate to have a Texan as president. Who better to understand the crazed actions of a man who has attempted to limit th...

    by Steve Lowery on October 4, 2001
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    Bad Hair Day

    Illustration by Bob AulLos Angeles International Airport officials on Sept. 18 displayed for the media some of the 5,000 previously innocuous items they're confiscating from travelers these days. Mountains of tweezers, nail files and pencil sharpene...

    by Matt Coker on October 4, 2001
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    Belly Ache

    Illustration by Bob AulSend anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations--changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent--to "Hey, You!" c/oOC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247, or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com. Toni...

    by ANONYMOUS on October 4, 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 October 4, 2001
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    Dr. Frankenbacher - Huntington Beach Congressman Dana Rohrabacher helped arm the terrorists accused of attacking New York and Washington, D.C. Now hes got a new plan to save the world

    Photo courtesy of Congressman Dana RohrabacherOn Sept. 10, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher had a premonition "that something horrible was going to happen." Long a student of Afghanistan's affairs, its personalities and, more recently, its brutal Ta...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on October 4, 2001
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    Not Just a Moron - Silva may be stupid, but his airport flip-flop shows hes smart enough to take orders

    Photo by Jack GouldThe Sept. 17 meeting of the Board of Supervisors on the controversial El Toro International Airport should be remembered as the best political circus act since the county lost $1.7 billion seven years ago. Supervisor Chuck Smith s...

    by R. Scott Moxley on October 4, 2001
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    Marvins Garden - OC war against medical marijuana still rages

    Photo by Johan VogelExcuse Marvin Chavez if it all seemed like a bad flashback. Santa Ana police officers raided his home at about 9 p.m. on Sept. 6 and confiscated 46 live marijuana plants and "numerous" dried plants. It was the third time in as ma...

    by Nick Schou on October 4, 2001
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    Lovett or Leave It - Academic freedom becomes blood sport at Saddleback College

    Photo by Jack GouldPundits gleefully warn that Americans will inevitably lose some basic freedoms as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the East Coast. None of them put "academic freedom" on their short lists of soon-to-be-lost liberties,...

    by Matt Coker on October 4, 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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    Anaheim - True-life action on the not-so-sleepy streets

    Blame the Disney-derived impulse to re-create the past the way it should have been rather than the way it was. Or blame the Disney-derived policy of letting anyone in the gates unless they don't have the cash or look too funny. Whatever you do, blam...

    on September 27, 2001
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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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    Brea - Mall mad

    Photo by Keith MayOn the evening of July 31, 1769, a party led by Don Gaspar Portola camped out in Brea Canyon during the famed explorer's first march north from San Diego to Monterey. The next morning, the conquering Spaniards forced their enslaved...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Buena Park - The thinking mans Anaheim

    Photo by Jack GouldDespite the glitzy theme-park "entertainment zone" at its heart, this center-of-the-Southland city still clings to a sunny but conservative suburban spirit. Like neighboring Anaheim, Buena Park (unnecessarily translated by some gu...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Best of OC, 2001 - Timmy The Lonely Satellite Looks Down Upon This Ever-Changing, Rootless Thing

    Are we stupid, or are we bitchen? The bucolic orchards and rolling vistas that beckoned decades ago from real-estate and tourism ads have been paved over and smogged up. Real-estate developers are scabbing over the remaining land with home desig...

    by JIM WASHBURN on September 27, 2001
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    Corona del Mar - Nighttime hotspot for the surgically enhanced

    Photo by Keith MayA sleepy beach town with a bustling nightlife. With the opening of fancy-schmancy strip mall Corona del Mar Plaza (featuring a store selling gourmet dog biscuits) as well as swanky restaurant/bars Cowboy, the Quiet Woman and Tommy ...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Costa Mesa - Its got the rest of OC licked when it comes to dining

    Photo by Keith MayChunks of the town have been known in the past as Fairview, Harper, and Rancho Santa Ana del Yorba y Don Diego para Salma Hayek la . . . mmm, Salma Hayek . . . de Mission Viejo los Blah-Blah-Blah. It used to be prime farm country...

    on September 27, 2001
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