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    Lake Forest - We used to be El Toro!

    Photo by Keith MayIf Lake Forest feels sprawling and lacking in any central downtown area, that's because it is and does. Incorporated in 1991, the city called Lake Forest--once known as El Toro--now includes the annexed Foothill Ranch and Portola H...

    on September 27, 2001
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    La Palma - Cypress writ small

    Photo by Jack GouldBuilt in the heart of Moo Valley on the site of dairies that once stretched clear to Santa Fe Springs, La Palma today is another of the county's numerous bedroom communities. While virtually all of La Palma's residents live in tra...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Long Beach - Much more than tourist traps

    When they say, "Long Beach is a great place to live, but you wouldn't want to visit there" (well, actually, they don't say it--we do), it's not meant as a clever insult so much as a startlingly vicious backhanded compliment born from years of pent-u...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Los Alamitos - Home of the meat pie

    Photo by Jack GouldYou know Los Alamitos for its racetracks and fine schools. You know it as the town proud to be wedged between the 405, 22 and 605 freeways, proud to be so easy to leave. In short, you know the Los Alamitos that the people who run ...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Mission Viejo - The Paris of South Orange County

    Photo by Jack GouldOh, benighted land! Offspring of the Philip Morris Companies Inc.'s interest in portfolio diversification! Created at a time when capitalist imperatives for profit maximization overrode all other considerations--like the need for ...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Newport Beach - The town that whines

    Photo by Jack GouldConsidering that Newport is one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S., its residents can be incredible complainers. They complain about the legions of tourists who flock to Newport's beaches and harbor during the summer. They c...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Orange - Rockwellian virtue made solid

    Photo by Keith MayVery Middle America--or at least what Hollywood believes is Middle America: the studios frequently use Old Town when they need Rockwellian virtue made solid (see That Thing You Do! and Big Mama's House). But there's more to Orange ...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Placentia - Once on the cutting edge

    Photo by Jack GouldOnce, Placentia was on the cutting edge. That would have been about 100 years ago, when a group of vegans living in town practiced an unusual type of composting, a kind of organic farming that would have given the neighbors a case...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Rancho Santa Margarita - City of the Big Boxes

    Photo by Keith MayRancho Santa Margarita is nothing if not a town that embraces diversity. Well, that and a town that really embraces the name Rancho Santa Margarita. This is nowhere more apparent than in the shopping centers along the city's main d...

    on September 27, 2001
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    San Clemente - Dick Nixon wept here

    San Clemente was founded in the 1920s by a gent named Ole Hanson, who had aspired to the Republican presidential nomination. Tough-talking Ole had gained renown as the mayor of Seattle, where he broke up the nation's first general strike in 1919, wh...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Santa Ana - If OC is a melting pot, Santa Ana is the fire

    Photo by Jack GouldDrive the entire length of Broadway in Santa Ana, and you'll see homes every bit as beautiful and well-kept as those in the snootier Floral Park neighborhoods. But next door to some of those bitchen Broadway homes are what appear ...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Seal Beach - Little Dublin

    As you might expect from a town that's home to not only a Leisure World but also a Christian Science Reading Room and a rare-plants nursery just a couple of blocks from its pier, the pace of Seal Beach is decidedly more measured than most beach town...

    on September 27, 2001
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    San Juan Capistrano - Before Disneyland, there was the mission

    Photo by Keith MayBefore there was Disneyland, there was Mission San Juan Capistrano. Before there was Mickey Mouse, there were the swallows. Before there was a Junipero Serra, there were happy Indians. Small, tucked away and sometimes forgotten, ...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Stanton - Almost became a sewage farm

    Photo by Keith MayCalifornia adventure? Forget Anaheim and its new amusement park of spit-shined clichs. Stanton's three square miles of callused suburbia represent what the Golden State is really about. Well, don't forget Anaheim completely becaus...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Sunset Beach - American Beauty

    Photo by Keith MaySunset Beach, the roughly 1.5-mile strip of unincorporated county land bordered by Seal Beach (to the north), Huntington Beach (to the south) and Huntington Harbor (to the east), is one of only three U.S. towns without mail-deliver...

    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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    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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