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    Talib Kweli & Hi-TekReflection EternalPriority Rawkus

    As one of the few overground rappers still carrying the flickering torch of hip-hop's more spiritual and internal reflections, Talib Kweli can sound understandably angry at times with his last-man-standing delivery. But the Brooklyn MC still flows c...

    on January 11, 2001
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    Trout Season

    Illustration by Bob AulThe rare, Southern California steelhead trout that is teeming in South Orange County's San Mateo Creek should be given greater protection, federal wildlife officials proposed on Dec. 19. Should that happen, the extension of th...

    by Matt Coker on January 11, 2001
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    Hey, Batterer!

    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. You ...

    by ANONYMOUS on January 11, 2001
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    Blackout Mail - Utilities generate more hysteria than power

    The week before Christmas, Southern California Edison mailed rate-increase notices to its 4 million power customers. Edison executives could have waited a couple of days until the Public Utilities Commission (PUC)--the government body empowered to s...

    by R. Scott Moxley on January 11, 2001
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    Is That a Shiv In My Butt? - This weeks featured NFL playoff game: New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings

    Illustration by Bob AulNew Orleans update: Home to Mardi Gras, the novel A Confederacy of Dunces,and a couple of hookers who once threatened to cut me and my passed-out friend. Who needs Disneyland? Minnesota update: A recent survey showed that Mi...

    by Steve Lowery on January 11, 2001
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    Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? - Travels with Roxy

    Photo courtesy Rebecca SchoenkopfWe weren't in Nashville anymore. We knew this, like getting smacked in the head with a raw steak, because of the frost in the air. Oh, don't get me wrong; Nashville had snow on the ground. I'm talking about the waitr...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on January 11, 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. All correspondence must include your home ci...

    on January 11, 2001
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    Trash Talking - OC janitors say theyll walk over lack of medical care

    Photo by Jack GouldAfter the sun sets, the cities of Irvine and Newport Beach go dark--with the exception of the glittering office buildings that make up their skylines, towers that look like glass-and-steel bars on a graph in some corporate boardro...

    by Nick Schou on January 11, 2001
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    Sailor Suit - ACLU ready to sue county over Boy Scouts control of Newport real estate

    Photo by Jack GouldOn Coast Highway in Newport Beach, between the Balboa Bay Club and a currently empty bay-front building that typically houses pricey seafood restaurants, is the Sea Scout Base. It's a choice property overlooking the north shore ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on January 11, 2001
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    Puckface - They mightve saved Rucchins brain

    Photo by Debora RobinsonBy mid-December, Mighty Ducks center Steve Rucchin had missed more than 10 games and a month of the season. He complained of dizziness and problems with his vision. Team doctors were baffled, as were his teammates and coach. ...

    by Steve Lowery on January 11, 2001
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    What the Hell is Happening to Jeffries Fan Club? - One of the hardest-working bands in the business breaks up because the end is near

    Photos by Jack GouldEvery now and then, Orange County serves up an ominous day that's neither cold and crisp nor warm and sunny, but instead, it's a disquieting mix of the two in which the air feels strangely stagnant and you can't quite tell if you...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on January 11, 2001
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    The Year in Bits:July - December

    Illustrations by Bob AulJULY WEENIE ROAST The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council reported that Americans consumed a record 155 million weenies on the Fourth of July. That beat the old record set on July 4, 1999, by 5 million hot dogs. How the Nati...

    by Matt Coker on January 4, 2001
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    The Year in Bits: January- June

    Illustrations by Bob AulJANUARY NO NEWS IS, UH, NEWS? The millennium came and went at 12 a.m. on Jan. 1. Near as we can tell, we're still here. So is San Antonio, Texas-based, global telecommunications giant SBC Communications, which felt obliged ...

    by Matt Coker on January 4, 2001
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    Year in Review

    January NO NEWS IS, UH, NEWS? The millennium came and went at 12 a.m. on Jan. 1. Near as we can tell, we're still here. So is San Antonio, Texas-based, global telecommunications giant SBC Communications, which felt obliged to press release us on J...

    by Matt Coker on January 4, 2001
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    Year in Review

    January NO NEWS IS, UH, NEWS? The millennium came and went at 12 a.m. on Jan. 1. Near as we can tell, we're still here. So is San Antonio, Texas-based, global telecommunications giant SBC Communications, which felt obliged to press release us on J...

    by Matt Coker on January 4, 2001
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    Y2K Bug is Back- and This Time It's Pissed - The year it didn't all end

    Illustration by Bob AulI don't know whether you noticed, but the dreaded Y2K came and went without a hitch, despite many and myriad predictions of doom. When midnight on Jan. 1, 2000, rolled around and computers worldwide failed to explode, said doo...

    by WYN HILTY on January 4, 2001
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    The Manchurian Supervisor - The year in airport politics

    Photo by Jack GouldLate last month, Orange County Supervisor Tom Wilson made what he may have thought was a dramatic announcement. The Fifth District representative told a Leisure World community-association audience that he plans to seek re-electio...

    by R. Scott Moxley on January 4, 2001
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    The Final Solution - The year nature took its course

    Photo by Joy BastLife is back in balance at Leisure World in Seal Beach, which is to say that death is, too. "Nature is taking care of things," a spokeswoman says in an eerily well-practiced bedside manner, reciting what might as well be the motto...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on January 4, 2001
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    Hey, You Cant Park There! - The year in not-so-open space

    Photo by Jack GouldAs the sun begins to go down and the sky turns pink over my head, I stop climbing the narrow trail halfway up Puma Ridge, past the sign warning that hikers are entering "Mountain Lion Country." I turn. Balancing my feet between th...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on January 4, 2001
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    Diary of a Mad Coffeehouse - The year in soulful scribbles

    A coffeehouse journal is something like Wim Wenders' 1988 movie Wings of Desire (three and a half stars, says Leonard Maltin) in which Eurotrash angels with fashionable haircuts and Gucci overcoats hang around Berlin statuary, eavesdropping, spying ...

    by WILL SWAIM on January 4, 2001
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