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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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    Cypress - Capital of Bionic Records

    Photo by Jack GouldCypress--a.k.a. Dairy City, a.k.a. Moo Valley, a.k.a. the Florence of Orange County--is one of those cities that most people don't realize is a city. Just less than 50,000 people live here. Some live in gated housing communities i...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Dana Point - We killed Killer Dana

    Photo by Keith MayThis seaside community is most famously known for its namesake, Richard Henry Dana Jr. In his 1840 nautical novel, Two Years Before the Mast, the seaman described the area, then known as San Juan Cove, as "the only romantic spot in...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Fullerton - We have a real-life barrio

    It could have had the Norton Simon Museum. It still might get the Leo Fender Museum. Fullerton may be smack-dab in the center of conservative North Orange County, but it has a progressive independent newspaper (Fullerton Observer), a real-life barri...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Fountain Valley - Few fountains, no valley

    Photo by Jack GouldLet's just get this out of the way: there are few fountains in Fountain Valley. City lore says the word "fountain" in Fountain Valley is derived from the many artesian wells and abundant local water supply. Abundant B.S., more lik...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Garden Grove - Those were the days

    It hasn't always been easy living in Garden Grove. Heavy flooding gutted the city in 1916, and an earthquake did severe damage to buildings in 1933. But after World War II, hordes of veterans and their families moved here, making it the fastest-grow...

    on September 27, 2001
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    Huntington Beach - Look hard

    Photo by Keith MayThere's nothing quaint about Huntington Beach, which has a mostly working-class population of 190,000. In fact, it's a pretty ugly city. Except for the old residential neighborhoods surrounding Lake Park in the downtown area, the c...

    on September 27, 2001
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