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    Helter Shelter - More true tales of animal abuse

    Photo by Keith MayThe county's troubled animal shelter still looks like a hell for the feline and canine set, but you wouldn't have known it from the glowing Los Angeles Times story on the shelter's April 9 open house and media spin. Following tha...

    by VICTOR D. INFANTE on May 4, 2000
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    Bad Deeds Go Unpunished - Officials say discovery that county parks are open for development is no big deal

    Photo by Keith MayA new county report shows that one-third of the county's 27,000 acres of parkland lack any legal protections against development and that fully half of the entire park system--more than 13,000 acres--is collateral for the county's ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on May 4, 2000
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    Letters

    Contact us via voice mail at (714) 825-8432, or by e-mail: letters@ocweekly. com. Or write to Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Or fax: (714) 708-8410. Visit our Web site at www.ocweekly.com. Letters may be edit...

    on May 4, 2000
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    Elian, Go Home! - You might actually avoid being killed in the streets of America

    As I write this, the Elian Gonzalez matter is unresolved, if that's what you call it when there's a standoff replete with legal flurries, a veritable Cuban-American Woodstock outside the Elian compound ("And now Arturo Sandoval will play his trumpet...

    by JIM WASHBURN on April 27, 2000
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    It's the End of the World As You Know It, and I Don't Feel Fine

    How can Clockwork possibly get all worked up about Irvine's school tax, toll-road sponsorships and other stuff we had planned to write about after attending the global-climate discussion at UC Irvine on April 14? Local issues don't matter much when ...

    by Matt Coker on April 27, 2000
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    Dognapper

    Illustration by Bob AulWhen I pulled into the parking lot at the grocery store, I found a spot next to your luxury car and let my friend go inside alone. I started to read the newspaper, bothered occasionally by the dog barking in your car. He was a...

    by ANONYMOUS on April 27, 2000
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    Fa Fa Fashion - Protest Chic

    Photo by Jack GouldIt's too bad "battle" doesn't rhyme with "Washington"; it leaves us without a pithy moniker with which to commemorate the melees on K Street, the "accidental" gassings, and the hair-trigger tempers of the D.C. storm troopers. Why ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 27, 2000
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    Letters

    Contact us via voice mail at (714) 825-8432, or by e-mail: letters@ocweekly. com. Or write to Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Or fax: (714) 708-8410. Visit our Web site at www.ocweekly.com. Letters may be edit...

    on April 27, 2000
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    We Already Hate Kids Here - Proposition 21 wont change much in OC

    Orange County voters who approved Proposition 21 hoping for tougher treatment of juvenile criminals may be in for a surprise. Law-enforcement officials interviewed by the Weekly--five weeks after the bitterly contested state initiative was okayed on...

    by Nick Schou on April 27, 2000
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    Dillow's 'Cowboy Code' - Register columnist longs for the good ol intolerant days

    The cop beat was my first assignment as a cub reporter on a Texas newspaper. Perry, an unassuming if incredibly keen veteran editor, called me into his office and explained that the previous law-enforcement reporter had grown too close to the police...

    by R. Scott Moxley on April 27, 2000
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    With Friends Like Mittermeier - When it comes to El Toro, the CEO is lord of nothing

    In early 1918, the British War Cabinet considered sacking General Sir Douglas Haig, then commander of all British forces in France. There was only madness in Haig's methods, which slaughtered far more British soldiers than German, and the Cabinet wa...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on April 27, 2000
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    Green With Anger - One mans campaign to save a wetland

    Photo by Keith MayJoey Racano, Huntington Beach's splendidly eccentric musician, activist and raconteur, is embarking on a one-man crusade to raise awareness about the impending destruction of just less than an acre of wetlands near Pacific Coast Hi...

    by Matt Coker on April 27, 2000
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    Bitch Better Have My Money - Beachwear becomes clubwear

    Photos by Jack Gould Here is LaRue again, with Kelly (front, in Capri pants, because no matter how much the surfwear people try to push them, clam diggers are not flattering on anyone). Back row right is Suzanne Hawkins, the most stunning rockabil...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 20, 2000
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    Bitch Better Have My Money - Beachwear becomes clubwear

    Photos by Jack Gould Darin the Cop's birthday party was being held Sunday night at a not-to-be-disclosed (because it's yet to be grand-opened) LBC location. And I knew that in the ultracasual Long Beach idiom, people there would be wearing skate sho...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 20, 2000
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    Total Action, Total Relaxation - A brief history of Surf Fashion

    "Get off my wave!" Surfing made a big comeback in the 1980s, but the sea was no refuge from the problems facing us on land. Overpopulation and violence found their way onto the waves as surfing became a turf war. The sport had opened to women, how...

    by JIM WASHBURN on April 20, 2000
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    Total Action, Total Relaxation - A brief history of Surf Fashion

    In the water, surfers preferred three kinds of suits: Doggers, sporting four different-colored panels with white cuffs and waistband; canvas suits made of sailcloth by Katin of Sunset Beach; and baggies, made of clear plastic sandwich bags to show...

    by JIM WASHBURN on April 20, 2000
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    Total Action, Total Relaxation - A brief history of Surf Fashion

    The graceful sport of surfing originated in Hawaii and migrated to California in the early 1900s. It remained a fringe activity, though, held back by the cumbersome weight of the koa-wood boards--sometimes topping 100 pounds --and by clothing and ...

    by JIM WASHBURN on April 20, 2000
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    Camp Dick

    Illustration by Bob AulIf you register your kid by April 19, you get a $10 early sign-up discount for the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace's summer day camp. However, we must take the library to task for its incomplete camp announcement. For ins...

    by Matt Coker on April 20, 2000
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    The King of Players

    Illustration by Bob AulHey! You! Ignoramus! You've had so many signs that your WAY younger boyfriend of the past five years has been cheating on you. You kick the horny little predator out, only to take him back time and time again! Do you have ANY ...

    by ANONYMOUS on April 20, 2000
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    Shoe-Nomenal! - God Bless George Esquivel's foot fetish

    Glasses with prescription lenses to help you see better: $100. Custom-made shoes worn by God: priceless. Photo by Danny Dougherty At the end of the video for "Miserable," by OC super rock stars Lit, a gigantic Pamela Anderson Lee eats the musi...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on April 20, 2000
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