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    Pete Weelson! Eeeeek! - Former Gov. still strikes fear in Latinos

    Photo by Johan VogelLike the Mexican legend of La Llorona, the ghost woman whose story is used to strike fear in the hearts of children, Pete Wilson's name was invoked in mailers, radio commercials and a popular song during the recent election cycle...

    by Gustavo Arellano on November 30, 2000
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    Freebies for the Rich - Garden Grove hoteliers got millions in free land

    Photo by Jack GouldUnder the guise of a housing and urban-development project, the city of Garden Grove has given away millions of dollars' worth of land to wealthy hotel developers, one of whom now faces a union effort to organize his workers. Th...

    by Nick Schou on November 30, 2000
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    Letters

    Contact us via phone (714-825-8432), 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). Visit our website at www.ocweekly.com. Letters will be edited for clarit...

    on November 30, 2000
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    The El Cargadero Social Club - How a Mexican ghost town lives on in Anaheim

    The doors are open. The banners are hung. A band is blazing through a polka number. But it's 8 p.m., and the Laborer's Local 242 Union Meeting Hall dance hall on Chestnut Street in Santa Ana is nearly deserted. It looks like bad news for the organ...

    by Nick Schou on November 30, 2000
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    Nick Sjobeck of Dodge Dart - Local musicians ponder the eternal, wrenching dilemma

    Photo by Jack GouldI think any time you can do something with music and make money at it, you should do it, even if it's not the particular style of music you've been playing. It's better than working a real job that you have to go to every day. I...

    by ARRISSIA OWEN on November 23, 2000
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    Sean Stern of Youth Brigade - Local musicians ponder the eternal, wrenching dilemma

    Photo by Jack GouldToo many people emphasize something they have no control over. If you like a band and they do something you don't like, and you consider that selling out, then you shouldn't buy their records. A band is going to do what they think...

    by ARRISSIA OWEN on November 23, 2000
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    Kelly Gaiser of the Fabulous Tuscaderos - Local musicians ponder the eternal, wrenching dilemma

    Photo Jack GouldNowadays, it seems every time a band gets superhuge, they get that automatic label of a sellout. I don't necessarily think that's true. If you sell a bunch of CDs, sell out giant venues, etc., etc., that makes you a success--not a se...

    by ARRISSIA OWEN on November 23, 2000
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    A Waisted Life

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

    by ANONYMOUS on November 23, 2000
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    A Waisted Life

    Send anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations --changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent--to "Hey, You!" c/o OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247, or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com. So we were both fat. And ...

    on November 23, 2000
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    The Company Paper - Connecting the Irvine Co. to the Times

    Photo by Keith MayNot counting Laguna Beach's despicable Dorothy Fortune--who somehow snared re-election to the South Orange County Community College board of trustees--the biggest loser in the local elections on Nov. 7 was the county's Board of Sup...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 23, 2000
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    Hog Heaven - Exploding GOP heads, nipples with pasties and people who were mean to me

    Photo by Jack GouldHasn't it been fun watching Jim Baker's head practically explode as he demands that Al Gore concede, forthwith, immediately and now? Isn't it funny what bullies the Bush camp have become --screaming spittle-a-flyin' for an end to ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 23, 2000
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    Tabulating TDs - This weeks featured NFL game: New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins

    NEW YORK UPDATE: These teams met just weeks ago in a divisional showdown that saw the Jets overcome a 23-point deficit to win 40-37 in overtime . . . or so they thought. It turns out that several touchdowns were mistakenly credited to the Jets by th...

    by Steve Lowery on November 23, 2000
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    Tabulating TDs - This weeks featured NFL game: New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins

    NEW YORK UPDATE: These teams met just weeks ago in a divisional showdown that saw the Jets overcome a 23-point deficit to win 40-37 in overtime . . . or so they thought. It turns out that several touchdowns were mistakenly credited to the Jets by th...

    by Steve Lowery on November 23, 2000
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    The Most Serious Election Crisis Ever!

    Ballot confusion. Voters denied access to polls. Calls for a Justice Department investigation. Yep, the polling-place "irregularities" on South Main Street in Santa Ana are shaping up to be the big national election story of the year. The dozen or p...

    by Matt Coker on November 23, 2000
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    Horror! - Lesbian sales team ambushes pristine OC neighborhoods

    Two women wearing skimpy clothing invaded thousands of homes along Orange County's coast last month in what some residents claim was an "inappropriate" and "insulting" attempt to sell high-end fashion. The police were never called. Corona del Ma...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 23, 2000
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    Letters

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    on November 23, 2000
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    One Angry Cowboy

    Illustration by Bob AulIn the 1970s, Tom Rogers was head of the Orange County Republican Party, but he went on to become a legend in the slow-growth movement. He was a part of the effort to stop the toll roads and an author of the 1988 county initia...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on November 23, 2000
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    'Where Is Edward Quinones?' - The case of the missing Santa Ana inmate

    The U.S. presidential election wasn't the only thing screwed up on Nov. 7. That morning, Eddie Quiones, an 18-year-old inmate at the Santa Ana jail, failed to show up for his scheduled hearing in front of an Orange County juvenile-court judge. To...

    by Nick Schou on November 23, 2000
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    I'm Going to Get You - Garofalo critics say theyve made the HB mayors enemies list

    Mayor Dave Garofalo blames competitive tension for the public allegation that he accosted and threatened an elderly woman who was bidding for the right to publish the Huntington Beach Visitors Guide. "We've been competitors for decades," Garofalo ...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on November 23, 2000
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    The Enemies List

    Mathematicians and political scientists believe the number could be infinite, but Huntington Beach Mayor Dave Garofalo has apparently whittled down the list of his enemies to a convenient 12. We imagine it looks a little something like this: 1. Su...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on November 23, 2000
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