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    April-June

    APRIL A worker changing bulbs on the Big A next to Anaheim Stadium (we'll never call it Edison International Field) received a minor electrical shock before the April 1 opening-day game between the Angels and the New York Yankees. The Sasco Electric...

    on January 7, 1999
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    January-March

    JANUARY Considering Jan. 1 was the first day of California's brand-new smoking ban, we didn't know what to expect when we entered our neighborhood sports bar to catch the college bowl games. We pictured something along the lines of a Mel Brooks figh...

    on January 7, 1999
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    The Safety Dance - 1998: The Year of Living Undangerously

    Stumbling out of bed on New Year's Day 1998, a strange feeling came over us. Was it the four-Tylenol migraine? Eyeballs three sizes bigger than their sockets? The funky taste from Casserole la Whatever Wound up in Our Mouth on New Year's Eve...

    on January 7, 1999
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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. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. All correspond...

    on December 31, 1998
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    Good God, Y'all! - Just another day for you and me in paradise

    So there I was at the Costa Mesa-based Black Flys Christmas party at the Mayan Theater in downtown LA with old-school pro skateboarder Dave Hackett, and I was prepared to hate everybody. "You're gonna hate everybody," my homegirl Arrissia had told m...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on December 31, 1998
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    Local H. - Mr. Millard, white courtesy phone

    Journalists get used to crank mail. I used to work at a magazine where we would routinely get handwritten missives accusing us of spreading Satanism or blaspheming God. But my favorite letter was the guy who wrote in saying he was a successful busin...

    by WYN HILTY on December 31, 1998
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    Let's Get Mikey

    In this issue, Machine Age columnist Wyn Hilty mentions a Dec. 17 report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC). The civil rights group's report documents the CCC's ties to white supremacists. Well, g...

    by Matt Coker on December 31, 1998
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    Laguna on Acid - The Great Hippie Christmas Invasion of 1970

    Twenty-eight years ago: crazy times in the U.S. of A. President Richard Nixon orders the invasion of Cambodia, touching off massive anti-war demonstrations. At Kent State, the National Guard opens fire on unarmed demonstrators. In Los Angeles, Charl...

    by BOB EMMERS on December 31, 1998
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    Sounds Unreasonable - El Toro Airport Watch No. 89

    People living close to the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station are wrong to think aircraft at the proposed international airport will keep them awake all night with the blaring roar from screaming jet turbines. At least, that's what county officials sa...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on December 24, 1998
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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. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. All correspond...

    on December 24, 1998
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    Bitten by Celebrity - Who's the star here?

    I've been quite infected by the celebrity bug this week-interviewing Wink Musselman's Quartet of Shame will do that to you (see Music feature). Luckily, it's a very inclusive, proletarian kind of celebrity bug, including many fabulous celebrities of...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on December 24, 1998
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    Millennium Plan Madness

    There are so many groups opposed to the proposed El Toro International Airport that we're going to have to start tagging them before we release them into the wild. There's the El Toro Reuse Planning Authority (ETRPA), representing cities fighting th...

    by WYN HILTY on December 24, 1998
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    You Gotta Keep 'em Separated

    Americans United for Separation of Church and State on Dec. 10 accused Calvary Chapel in Santa Ana of violating federal laws in the November elections. The group says Calvary violated Internal Revenue Service rules prohibiting nonprofits from partic...

    by Matt Coker on December 24, 1998
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    Season's Beatings - Visions of sweatshops dance in Disney's head

    With Christmas just a week away, the mostly women workers at the L.V. Myles plant in Haiti earning pennies an hour are working extra-hard sewing some of the cute Disney clothes children love so much. In Vietnam, hundreds of young women, virtually al...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on December 24, 1998
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    Don't Ask Why. . . - Garden Grove council poises to dump the only man who says no to developers

    Garden Grove City Councilman Bob Dinsen isn't happy that Garden Grove's Agency for Community Development (ACD) is more than $150 million in debt. He's not happy it plans to bulldoze 65 businesses and displace 1,200 people so that a developer can bui...

    by JON HALL on December 24, 1998
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    Toll Road Warrior - William Woollett Jr.'s long reign of shame

    If you're looking for a symbol of all that's wrong with Orange County politics, you might reasonably settle on 70-year-old William Woollett Jr. Before announcing his retirement last week, Woollett was head of the Transportation Corridor Agencies (...

    by WILL SWAIM on December 24, 1998
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    'Shadow of Suspicion' - OC consultant figures prominently in state report blasting school projects

    For four years, Orange County has been famous for its high-profile bankruptcy. Thanks to former Brea city councilman Wayne Wedin, the county may now have a new claim to financial infamy. A recent state report claims California's school districts h...

    by Nick Schou on December 24, 1998
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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. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. All correspond...

    on December 17, 1998
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    Lawdy! - Sex and Nazis . . . but not at the same time

    Except for the Nazis, it was such a sexy week. But sexy or not, what's a Friday night without watching big Aryan goons pummel one another? For just that reason, we skipped merrily down to the Juke Joint-at which I'd had such a marvelous time with Th...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on December 17, 1998
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    X-Stopped - Court rules library must remove OC firm's filtering software

    Orange County may deserve its reputation as a hive of high-tech activity, but one local software company may have just lost a chunk of its market. Anaheim-based Log-On Data Corp. manufactures a filtering-software program called X-Stop. Designed to p...

    by WYN HILTY on December 17, 1998
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