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    Break Time

    Art by Bob AulI disappear for a week into the Sierras and return to find there's been a coup d'etat and that you people are doing nothing about it. Leaving the Sierras, I get bagged by a CHP patrolman. My offense: tint on my driver's side window, wh...

    by ANONYMOUS on October 14, 1999
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    Sellouts

    Photo by Bob AulIn case you hadn't heard, the OC Weekly is for sale. Stern Publishing, which owns this glorious publication, announced on Sept. 22 that it's on the block. What's now in your mitts could be sold with other Stern alternative weeklies o...

    by Matt Coker on October 14, 1999
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    Poster Bored - El Toro Airport Watch No. 120

    On Sept. 28, 5th District Supervisor Tom Wilson tried and failed to remove a pro-airport poster hanging in John Wayne Airport. Given the poster's poor placement and audience, it's clear county officials are the ones who should worry. The poster's ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on October 14, 1999
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    Y2K: Now With Fewer Cranky Christians! - Christians stop praying for high-tech Apocalypse

    Art by Bob AulThe odds of the world coming to an end on Jan. 1, 2000, currently stand at a million to one. That's according to Costa Rica-based online gambling firm NASA International (www.betonsports.com), on whose page you can wager on the likelih...

    by WYN HILTY on October 14, 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 October 14, 1999
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    Galaxy Girl - And the New Irvine Order

    So there we were Sept. 29 at Costa Mesa's Galaxy Concert Theatrefor Other Star People, and the bouncer didn't seem to know he wasn't supposed to let us backstage. That would have been great--and don't think we didn't appreciate it!--except there was...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on October 14, 1999
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    Sign Language

    A few days ago, the county Board of Supervisors voted down a proposal to post inspection grades in restaurant windows: A for edible, F for it'll pretty much kill you. Third District Supervisor Todd "In This Restaurant, Please Don't" Spitzer said let...

    by BOB AUL on October 14, 1999
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    Down the Drain - Despite activists efforts, county officials ignore urban runoff

    A year ago, Kendra Tillery and Aron Gould were local heroes. Under the cover of darkness and using only a video camera, the pair of environmentalists exposed a common practice among Orange County's car dealerships, auto-body shops and gas stations: ...

    by Nick Schou on October 14, 1999
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    School for Scandal - How does UCIs medical-school dean stay healthy?

    In Doing Battle, acclaimed author and World War II veteran Paul Fussell noted that a basic infantry principle is to "never . . . silhouette oneself on a hilltop." Fussell was referring to actual life-or-death combat. The maxim could, however, easily...

    by R. Scott Moxley on October 14, 1999
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    Interview With the Hermaphrodite - The many faces of Lynn Harris

    As you talk to Lynn Edward Harris, he changes. When you first meet, Harris is a soft-spoken gentleman in his late '40s. He is elfin and elegant, with the frail, pale handsomeness of some tennis-playing dandy out of a Fitzgerald novel. Then, as Harri...

    by GREG STACY on October 14, 1999
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    This weeks featured game: New Orleans vs. Chicago

    New Orleans update: "The Big Easy," also known as "Show Us Your Tits, USA," is a charming, fun-filled burg whose delirious reputation hides the nasty fact that it's in Louisiana. Poor, backward--that is to say, Southern--Louisiana is where people ar...

    by Steve Lowery on October 7, 1999
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    Sleeping Disorder in the Court

    Art by Bob AulIn a state complaint filed Sept. 10, a Santa Ana resident accused Orange County Superior Court Judge Gary P. Ryan of snoozing on the bench. Here's the kicker--hizzonor was investigated for the same thing two years ago. No, wait a minut...

    by Matt Coker on October 7, 1999
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    A Too-Modest Proposal - El Toro Airport Watch No. 118

    That stink you smell emanating from the County Hall of Administration is the stink of defeat. On Sept. 28, pro-airport Orange County Supervisor Cynthia Coad recycled old proposals to reduce the devastating impact of El Toro International Airport--fe...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on October 7, 1999
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    God Forgive You

    Art by Bob AulRecently, I visited Orange County for my daughter and son-in-law's wedding renewal of five years. Five years?!? Now, I am a middle-aged widow and a lifelong Presbyterian. And I have heard of such renewals after 30 or 50 years of marria...

    by ANONYMOUS on October 7, 1999
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    Witness for the Scumbag - Let online pedophiles find us

    Police say Disney executive Patrick Naughton arrived in Santa Monica on Sept. 16 expecting to meet a 13-year-old girl he'd been corresponding with over the Internet. Instead, the 34-year-old Seattle resident, who was responsible for Disney's netwo...

    by WYN HILTY on October 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 October 7, 1999
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    Sallys! - Rockers golf badly, spark up and drive fastall for the kids

    We weren't expecting much when we drove all the way up to Whittier, for God's sake, to witness the spectacle of a bunch of OC rock stars golfing. We don't believe in golf. We mean, we believe it exists, but only for the horrible kind of crusty, mean...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on October 7, 1999
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    Broken Records Act - New law could make it easier for you to find out where the bodies are buried

    Art by Bob AulLast fall, the Anaheim-based community group Los Amigos quietly launched "Project Transparency," a countywide survey of the top salaries paid to city government and school employees. But the real purpose behind the project wasn't to in...

    by Nick Schou on October 7, 1999
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    Party Pooper - Doris Allen: 1936-1999

    Isn't it ironic that the same week former Orange County Republican Assemblywoman Doris Allen dies, it's reported that the GOP has lost its majority in the county, dipping below 50 percent for the first time in 15 years? The first female Assembly s...

    by Matt Coker on October 7, 1999
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    No Apologies - New controversy surrounds Anaheim School District prez Harald Martin

    From the looks of it, Harald Martin just doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut. In case you've forgotten, Martin is the 20-year veteran patrol officer with the Anaheim Police Department who also serves as board president of the Anaheim Union Hig...

    by Nick Schou on October 7, 1999
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