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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    No Shelter - Vengeance isnt justice

    Photo by Jack Gould "This may be the day America's luck ran out." --Unnamed newscaster on KCAL, as New York City and the Pentagon were wrapped in smoke "BEWITCHED: Darrin finds an envelope containing $100,000" --Onscreen info box of what was sch...

    by JIM WASHBURN on September 20, 2001
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    Fear the smoking police!

    Illustration by Bob AulMaybe it's true what they say about former smokers being the most militantly intolerant of those still sucking away on paper tubes packed with nicotine-soaked tobacco. That would be the most obvious explanation for how pissed ...

    on September 20, 2001
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    Feminazis vs. Regular Old Nazis

    UC Irvine announced on Sept. 6 that it's again tied for 10th place among the nation's best public universities in U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of America's leading institutions of higher learning. However, UCI was mute on the school ear...

    by Matt Coker on September 20, 2001
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    Highway Robbery - Newport Coast - It cost $500,000, but Newport Coasts roadside distractions are still there!

    Photo by Vu NguyenTake Irvine's Bonita Canyon Drive, turn south on Newport Coast Drive toward the Pacific Ocean, and enjoy the scenery up to the San Joaquin Hills toll road. It's a dump. The overgrown, weed-infested medians and roadsides are lit...

    by R. Scott Moxley on September 20, 2001
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    Nuts drive nuts nuts! - "In these Last Days," Orange County goes to war

    Photo by Todd Rengel/Animusrex.comAs I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: "Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the Earth because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!" --Rev...

    on September 20, 2001
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    Bleccccccccccch! - A peoples environmental impact report on El Toro International Airport

    Courtesy of the Nasa WebsiteExcept for a few golfing diehards who don't mind a flat, featureless course; some local horse and Winnebago owners; and the occasional sheriff's deputy, nobody visits the abandoned El Toro Marine Corps Air Station anymore...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on September 20, 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 September 20, 2001
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    Anaheim Spooks - Report shows police spied on activists who complained about cops

    Photo by Coral WilsonFollowing a well-publicized audit that gave the Anaheim Police Department's Internal Affairs Division a rave review for its investigations into its own officers, a new report proves what Latino activists have said all along: Ana...

    by Nick Schou on September 20, 2001
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    Fair Deal - Will the OC Fair finally stop blowing corn-dog chunks?

    Photo by Keith MayI've made nearly an annual payday from writing about how uninspired the OC Fair is compared with Seattle's annual Labor Day fair, Bumbershoot. Bumbershoots past have featured the likes of Tony Bennett, P-Funk, Nirvana, the Seattle ...

    by JIM WASHBURN on September 20, 2001
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