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    Another racist Hollywood move?

    When I heard that Dragon Ball Z would be a movie, I was more than excited. For years, I dreamed of a live-action Dragon Ball flick, but then I was the guy who owned all the mangas and watched that ancient cheap live-action version of Dragon Ball: Th...

    @ Navel Gazing by Patrick Chavis on January 23, 2008 @ 12:27 am
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    How to Avoid a Total Recall

    So, this has nothing to do with Heath Ledger's overdose, but it's news that broke today and we've been with this story for a while now, so what the hell. Last September we spent some time with the CUSD Recall Committee, a feisty, frustrated group...

    @ Navel Gazing by Daffodil J. Altan on January 22, 2008 @ 2:21 pm
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    C is for Calorie: Girl Scout Cookies!

    It's that time of the year again--the official Girl Scout cookie sale season started on the 19th of January. And it pains me: Boxes and boxes of Samoas, Thin Mints, Trefoils and Tagalongs are waiting for me out there and I have no idea where to fi...

    @ Navel Gazing by Vickie Chang on January 22, 2008 @ 12:02 pm
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    Oscar Nominations are announced

    And yes, I'm up prior to the crack of dawn to get them to you. The biggest surprise, if you can call it that, is the strong showing by MICHAEL CLAYTON, with six nominations. Not so surprisingly, THERE WILL BE BLOOD and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN each hav...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on January 22, 2008 @ 5:53 am
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    Wake Up And Suck The Orange 1.22.08

    What you get to read this morning: SOBER-LIVING HOME DEBATE: LA Times - Balboa Peninsula's plethora of sober-living homes faces the wrath of the Newport Beach City Council as well as the Concerned Citizens of Newport Beach. One wonders whether these...

    @ Navel Gazing by Alex Brant-Zawadzki on January 22, 2008 @ 5:30 am
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    To Do Tonight - 01/22

    REGISTER TO VOTE, till midnight Today's your last chance to register to vote in the presidential primary. Doooo it! Registrar of Voters, 1300 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana FULL MOON WALK, 5:30 p.m. Howl at the first full moon of the year, which was inci...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on January 22, 2008 @ 4:10 am
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    State Park Scare Tactics

    Or, How to Fool a County. To soothe concerns that their 241 (Foothill-South) toll road extension would rape the environment, destroy endangered species and habitat, pave over archaeological and sacred sites, close the San Mateo Campground, bisect in...

    @ Navel Gazing by Alex Brant-Zawadzki on January 21, 2008 @ 8:05 pm
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    The Incredible Shrinking Newspaper

    Last Friday, on the slowest of news days, the OC Register announced that it would become the largest daily newspaper in the country without a business section. The story came two days after the news that the Register's OC Post and Irvine World News...

    @ Navel Gazing by Daffodil J. Altan on January 21, 2008 @ 7:19 pm
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    Art of Boozing

    I'm used to getting comments on this blog that trend towards the negative (see the "What You Missed Over the Weekend" post below for a prime example), so it was a rare treat to receive the following message in my inbox: "Read some of your reviews on...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on January 21, 2008 @ 5:37 pm
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    Long Beach Trek-tacular

    As much as I enjoy Star Trek, and always have, I can't say I was that enthused by the idea of "Star Trek: The Tour." What could they show me that I haven't seen? Could it possibly top the Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas? Do I really want to pay top...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on January 21, 2008 @ 3:06 pm
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    Icky Vicky and the Renaissance Plan

    Yesterday, we promised to investigate why SanTana officials were so adamant in redrawing the boundaries for its much-vaunted Renaissance Plan so that planning commissioner Victoria Bentacourt could vote it. Actually, we knew what we wanted to write, ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on January 21, 2008 @ 8:26 am
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    What you missed over the weekend: Part VI

    NAMM 2008 came and went, with fans and music celebs flooding the Anaheim Convention Center. Weekly web photographer Christopher Victorio dropped by the madhouse on Saturday and ran into folks from Slipknot, Megadeth, Queensryche, Motley Crue and even...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on January 21, 2008 @ 8:15 am
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    To Do Tonight - 01/21

    AN EVENING WITH FRANK MICKADEIT, 7 p.m. Dying to get cozy with OC Register columnist Frank Mickadeit? The flyer says there's a good chance he'll serenade you too. Fullerton Public Library, Queen Mary, Long Beach CASINO NIGHT WITH THE ANAHEIM DUCKS, ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on January 21, 2008 @ 1:52 am
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    Santa Ana Officials Redraw Renaissance Plan Boundaries Again

    Today, Los Angeles Times SanTana reporter Jennifer Delson delivers a bombshell of a story on the city's Renaissance Plan: not only did city officials redraw the Renaissance Plan boundaries to omit the family businesses of councilmember Vince Sarmient...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on January 20, 2008 @ 2:58 pm
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    Delinquent Mike

    Turns out former Sheriff Mike Carona is not only A delinquent, but now is just plain delinquent as well. The ex-Sheriff resigned in order to legally accept an offer of free legal assistance to help face the massive FBI allegations piled upon him. Ot...

    @ Navel Gazing by Alex Brant-Zawadzki on January 19, 2008 @ 5:23 pm
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    Obey My Jowls!

    Below is a video of Ken Calvert on his support of the 241 Toll Road. Nevermind that his reputation is on the line. Nevermind that he worked to garner earmarks (see Of Pork and Ken, Feb. 16 2006) so that taxpayer money could be spent on "environmental...

    @ Navel Gazing by Alex Brant-Zawadzki on January 19, 2008 @ 3:31 pm
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    How Not to Sell Art

    My post earlier this week about the attempted naming of the Santiago Street Lofts area as the historically inaccurate North Logan Art District (NoLo for short) has sparked quite the mini-imbroglio through comments on Navel Gazing, private email and c...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on January 19, 2008 @ 11:19 am
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    Toll Road Sound-Byte Wars

    Governor Arnold Schwarnzenegger thinks the TCA's 241 (Foothill-South) toll road extension (which would bisect San Onofre State Beach, impact an Indian burial ground, mess with Trestles and possibly bring about Apocalypse) is about as tasty as steroid...

    @ Navel Gazing by Alex Brant-Zawadzki on January 18, 2008 @ 8:51 pm
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    Last Night: Mad Money at the Block in orange

    After approximately five Miller Lites from my favorite OC bartender Ife (he works at both Cafe Tu Tu Tango and The Auld Dubliner), I had a decision to make: which midnight movie to see? CLOVERFIELD would clearly have been the best option, but I had ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on January 18, 2008 @ 4:49 pm
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    Because You're Ugly: Shu Uemura

    World renowned beauty experts Shu Uemura (a.k.a. creators of some of the most beautiful eyelashes on the market) expanded their artistic and decadent collection last August to include a line of haircare products titled Art Of Hair. Infused with rare...

    @ Navel Gazing by Erin DeWitt on January 18, 2008 @ 1:27 pm
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