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    Diary of a Mad County

    Illustration by Bob AulMONDAY, April 1 Newport Beach police arrest actress Tawny Kitaen for allegedly slugging, kicking, scratching and ear-twisting her six-foot-six, 225-pound husband, Chuck Finley. The Cleveland Indians pitcher's injuries--minor l...

    by Matt Coker on April 18, 2002
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    Chicken Finger

    Unless the rules of driving have changed and nobody informed me, doesn't one slow down and then stop upon approaching an intersection when the light is red? This is just what I was doing when you came up behind me in your white van and proceeded to ...

    by ANONYMOUS on April 18, 2002
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    Oy, No! We Won't Go!

    As Ariel Sharon's siege continues, the focus of the Israeli-Palestinian war is shifting to a growing group of Israeli reservist soldiers who are refusing to fight. By April 8, the number of these "refuseniks" had grown to 404. They include officers,...

    by JAMES RIDGEWAY on April 18, 2002
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    Thaifoon, Azteca, Fling - Coconut Teaszer

    We were all very twee, the rich strangers and I, mixing uncomfortably at round tables in a back room at Morton's--The Steakhouse. We were shaking and stirring and learning the finer points of gin and twists from renowned mixologists Anistasia Miller...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 18, 2002
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    Rhino, Interrupted

    Patient: Death to Smoochy Profile: Very funny film about the sleazy world of children's TV in which hero Smoochy, a fuchsia rhinoceros, is set upon by everyone from drug-addled children's performers to Nazis to, yes, Harvey Fierstein. Funny, but th...

    by Steve Lowery on April 18, 2002
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    on April 18, 2002
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    To Protect and Slur - Police investigate one of their own: Harald Martin

    Harald Martin's worst enemy may not be illegal immigrants but his own mouth. The Weekly has learned that the Anaheim police patrolman--who doubles as an Anaheim school board member and triples as a relentless anti-immigrant activist--is being inve...

    by Nick Schou on April 18, 2002
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    V for Victory - Abandoned El Toro airport plan resurrected

    Photo by Myles RobinsonWhen Measure W killed the county's ruinously expensive and noxious plans for the El Toro International Airport, it also dealt a harsh blow to the high-priced public-relations mercenaries brought in to assist the county's aviat...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on April 18, 2002
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    Making OC More Like Orange County - Dont worry, Register readers: Your newspaper isnt changing, just going back to how it was

    Dear Orange County Register reader: You've probably lost count of the many changes our paper has gone through in the past couple of years in our continuing effort to become a local newspaper composed entirely of wire reports. That's why we didn't ...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on April 18, 2002
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    The Boys From Company JC - Marines talk war with kids at church

    Illustration by Bob AulIt took roughly 20 seconds for five bellowing Marines in full camouflage combat gear--the whites of their eyes glowing hollow through the thick war paint on their faces--to charge through a rear door of the Stonecreek Christia...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on April 18, 2002
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    Auto Clubbed - Retiree fights mighty Southern California behemoth

    Photo by Keith MayMost people know Mark Seidenberg as an unassuming retired guy who trawls used-book stores for textbooks, children's books and atlases that he packs up and ships by the ton to book-poor schools overseas. But Seidenberg is also fea...

    by STAN BRIN on April 18, 2002
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    Dull Blade - Patient: Blade II

    Profile: Ongoing saga of vampire hunter who is part human, part bloodsucker--you know, like Rupert Murdoch--who must team with his sworn enemies to hunt a race of mutant supervampires with an unquenchable bloodlust--you know, like the Boy Scouts. Th...

    by Steve Lowery on April 11, 2002
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    Seizures in the Middle East

    Ariel Sharon's siege of Yasir Arafat's headquarters may well turn out to be Saddam Hussein's major victory in his struggle to convince the Arab world to oppose a planned attack on Iraq. While George W. Bush says rhetorically that he hasn't decided...

    by JAMES RIDGEWAY on April 11, 2002
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    Fullerton's Jam at the Dam blowout will return July 27 after skipping last year, and the city's Community Services Department is on the hunt for bands to either perform (Longfellow and Nice are already booked) or compete (bands will vie for cash pri...

    on April 11, 2002
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    Dude, Wheres My Envelope? - And white dopes are punks

    The first annual Orange County Music Awards Saturday night may have been sadly lacking in nipples and J.Lo's ass, but it made up for it by not featuring performances by Lit or Sugar Ray. Yes, the poppy charmers are the only proof we have (them and s...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on April 11, 2002
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    Burning Bush - The prez ignores UCI professors warnings on global warming

    I try to give President George W. Bush the benefit of the doubt. Really I do. So when he recently made a decision on power-plant emissions that essentially blew smoke in the face of a global-warming report he had requested from the National Academy ...

    by JIM WASHBURN on April 11, 2002
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    Tenants Court

    Illustration by Bob AulI know you've been talking shit about me--I heard that your underage, immigrant, lesbian friend told you what a bitch I am because my roommates and I maliciously plotted to kick you and all your delinquent friends out to the c...

    by ANONYMOUS on April 11, 2002
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    Diary of a mad county

    Illustration by Bob AulSUNDAY, March 24 Back before Clockwork could tell time, the Whammo toy company hawked a fat-barreled pistol that made a loud popping noise as it discharged a rush of air. Kids were supposed to use it to knock down Whammo-suppl...

    by Matt Coker on April 11, 2002
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    Mayor Moonbeam, Meet Donald Bren - The Irvine Co. backs its old nemesis: Larry Agran

    Photo by Jack GouldThe longest-running feud in Orange County has pitted the insatiable Irvine Co. and its associates against Larry Agran, the city of Irvine's veteran progressive politician. Since the 1980s, the developers have called Agran "onerous...

    by R. Scott Moxley on April 11, 2002
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    To Protect and Swerve - Garden Grove police say their chaplain, a man with ties to neo-Nazis, is no problem

    Photo by Jack GouldWilliam Baker brings God to cops, serving as a chaplain for the Garden Grove Police Department despite evidence he once ran a neo-Nazi political party and, until recently, sold an anti-Semitic book over the Internet. Baker is on...

    by STAN BRIN on April 11, 2002
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