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    A Pic-A-Nic Basket, eh, Boo-Boo?

    I like to "live on the go." Who doesn't? But I never knew before that it makes take-out easy. I'd prefer something that takes make-out easy, but you roll with what you get. This may be the first gift basket ever in which a green plastic bag is offe...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on August 21, 2007 @ 4:33 pm
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    Del Taco: Chicken-Checkers

    So I'm cruising over the 241 toll road Monday listening to the Angels-Yankees game on 710, when a Del Taco commercial drifts over the airwaves. There's some blah-blah-blah, and then the ad does exactly what the Lake Forest-based fauxMex chain's marke...

    @ Navel Gazing by Rich Kane on August 21, 2007 @ 11:23 am
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    DA Determined to Send White Supremacist Killer to Death Row

    Prosecutor Ebrahim Baytieh announced this morning he will try a second time to send convicted killer Michael Alan Lamb, 33, to San Quentin State Prison's notorious Death Row. An Orange County jury convicted the Public Enemy Number One (PENI) Death ...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 21, 2007 @ 9:50 am
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    Tuesday's Headlines

    Lookin' for cheap labor: Wonder how the OC Reg plans to fill the void after the layoffs? Intern power! That's $10.63 an hour, according to a note sent out by the AAJA. Our favorite Martin: Opponents of Anaheim Union school trustee Harald Martin sto...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 21, 2007 @ 7:24 am
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    Un-safe slumber party

    Ever wonder what would happen if you locked an old woman in a bank safe? You have? Well then you're a sick individual. But lucky for you, Bank of America in Laguna Woods did lock a diabetic 73-year-old woman in a privacy room while she was checking h...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 20, 2007 @ 6:04 pm
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    Behind the hijab in Anaheim

    Update: View a slideshow of images from Open-Mosque Day here. Too much is still unknown, speculated about and misunderstood when it comes to Muslims abroad and in the U.S. To counter this in their own small way, a dozen or so mosques throughout L.A....

    @ Navel Gazing by Daffodil J. Altan on August 20, 2007 @ 4:58 pm
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    Beach Break: Cheap drugs

    Who doesn't like cheap drugs? Nobody that's who! So lets all jump up and click our heels together in glee because the city of Long Beach has introduced a drug card program that will reduce prescription medication costs by up to 75 percent for its res...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 20, 2007 @ 4:31 pm
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    Gold Medal in Olympic Downhill Shopping Goes to OC

    I was mildly surprised to see about 50 shoppers inside Nordstrom Rack at Metro Pointe in Costa Mesa seven minutes after they'd opened on Saturday morning. Sure, I wasn't expecting the power (and air conditioning) to blink, resume and then crash whil...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 20, 2007 @ 10:50 am
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    Monday's Headlines

    Another sad LAT article about the blogosphere: Earlier on, the Times ran a head-scratching piece about the Drudge Report. And yesterday, a poorly put together Op-Ed bashing political blogs. Kevin Roderick at LA Observed has the lowdown...as usual. ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 20, 2007 @ 10:17 am
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    Hard Knocks - Three years in the life of the Capistrano Unified School District

    The vast, glittering meeting room at Capistrano Unified School District's shiny new headquarters is crowded this evening. It's Monday night, the first week of school, and tonight's board of trustees meeting is the first for the new interim superinte...

    by DAFFODIL J. ALTAN on October 4, 2007
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    Total Recall - A timeline

    March:Kevin Murphy circulates recall clipboard at district board meeting. March:First meetings and formation of "CUSD Recall Committee." March:Mission Viejo parents create Modernization Committee at Newhart Middle School, take pictures of poor f...

    by DAFFODIL J. ALTAN on October 4, 2007
  • "Only in New Jersey!" - 
And other important "local" stories on Daybreak OC

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    "Only in New Jersey!" - And other important "local" stories on Daybreak OC

    Well, it seemed kinda promising. A click on a website, an announcement of a new weekday morning newscast "focus[ing] on the news, traffic, sports, people, business, and weather focused primarily on Orange County" (there's a lot of focus, y'see), a...

    by Rich Kane on October 4, 2007
  • Their Favorite Martin - Chased from the Anaheim school board, Harald Martin feels the love at a meeting of the CCIR

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    Their Favorite Martin - Chased from the Anaheim school board, Harald Martin feels the love at a meeting of the CCIR

    Harald Martin doesn't seem to have a lot of friends these days. On Aug. 31, he resigned his seat on the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees rather than force the district to fight an expensive recall effort against him. Among Latino...

    by AMANDA PARSONS on October 4, 2007
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    !Ask a Mexican!(r) - "Does the bean dare call the beaner brown?"

    Dear Mexican: I'm a minority, and I know we can be overly sensitive sometimes, but I just can't stand Carlos Mencia. Not only are his jokes asinine, but I feel they are also racist. Whereas Dave Chappelle tried to make fun of society's racist though...

    by Gustavo Arellano on October 4, 2007
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    Hey, You! - New-Guard Daddy

    You were the dad who stayed up all night on the other side of the curtain upstairs from the hospital emergency room while my wife and I comforted our injured son. We could hear your infant daughter's colicky screams every five minutes and your sooth...

    by ANONYMOUS on October 4, 2007
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    It's Your Money - But the government spends it

    In August, the Orange County Water District and the Municipal Water District of Orange County moved ahead on a $65,000 public-relations plan--including a $10,000 payment to The Orange County Register--called "OC Water Hero," which is aimed at elemen...

    by R. Scott Moxley on October 4, 2007
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    Letters - "If Urell really were a shepherd for his flock, they--and not himself--would have been his main concern."

    Letters may be edited for clarity and length. E-mail to letters@ocweekly.com, or mail to Letters to the Editor, c/o OC Weekly, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Or fax to (714) 550-5908. MOVED TO WRITE A LETTER The following lett...

    on October 4, 2007
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    Overheard in Orange County: "You rump ranger!"

    Thursday night outside my HB apartment balcony: one neighbor attacks another loud enough for all to hear . . . "I've seen you and your cute young blond boyfriend, always running around naked in your living room. There are children here! You, you're...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 18, 2007 @ 5:37 pm
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    Because you're ugly: Pube painting

    Who says the hair down there can't match your head? Or be flaming orange or pink? BettyBeauty.com rails against taking searing wax or razor blades (or that godforsaken Nair) to the nether lands with its signature pubic dyes. Get rid of it? Blasp...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 17, 2007 @ 5:21 pm
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    Journey to an OC Tourney

    As of today, it's only 85 days until college basketball starts...not that anyone is counting, ahem. But in case you are, rejoice! The inaugural Anaheim Classic college basketball tournament is set for November 22, 23, and 25 of this year. Twelve gam...

    @ Navel Gazing by Conor Izzett on August 17, 2007 @ 1:48 pm
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