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  • Mi Casa Es Mi Casa - How Fullerton resident Alex Bernal's 1943 battle against housing discrimination helped change the course of American civil rights

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    Mi Casa Es Mi Casa - How Fullerton resident Alex Bernal's 1943 battle against housing discrimination helped change the course of American civil rights

    For years, the sons and daughters of Alex Bernal smiled and sighed and nodded their heads in weary agreement whenever their elderly father uttered the same clichs he had shared with them since childhood. If you feel you're right, fight for it, he'd...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on May 6, 2010
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    Because You're Ugly: Harveys

    Santa Ana-based Harveys has long been known in the county and beyond for their seat belt bags that come in a rainbow of colors and patterns (Weekly Associate Editor, Patty Marsters, owns about 80% of them). The husband and wife team behind the Harvey...

    @ Navel Gazing by Vickie Chang on August 19, 2008 @ 2:44 pm
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    Rick Warren Superstar

    Just about everything that can be said has been said about pastor Rick Warren's performance this past weekend with underlings John McCain and Barack Obama. Except this: by getting all moving cameras in the Free World fixed on his Saddleback Church, W...

    @ Navel Gazing by Matt Coker on August 19, 2008 @ 2:23 pm
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    To Do Tonight 8/18

    OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 p.m. Go there. Que Sera 1923 E. Seventh St. Long Beach CA 90813 562-599-6170 KARAOKE, 6:30 p.m. Go sing yer heart out. Starting Gate 5052 Katella Blvd. Los Alamitos CA 90720y HUNTINGTON BEACH IMPEACHMENT ACTION, 5 p.m. Can't wait ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 18, 2008 @ 9:24 am
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    Baby Hewie Firmly Aligned With Howard Homophobe Ahmanson

    In the couple of years I've been listening to local conservative blabbermouth Hugh Hewitt, I've seen the two causes he most firmly aligned himself with fail miserably: the 2006 mid-term election and the laughable presidential primary effort of Mitt R...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on August 18, 2008 @ 7:18 am
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    Racist Reductio ad Absurdum: Ahistoric Minutemen

    **Originally posted August 6; moved up because of a funny update, which follows original post! Last week, the Campo Minutemen sent out a mass email railing about the mural shown to the left at Marco F. Foster Middle School in San Juan Capistrano. Th...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on August 18, 2008 @ 7:07 am
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    Riding Low in the Saddleback

    By Eleanor Carmichael It was hotter than Hell when I arrived at Saddleback Church (my former parish--no, seriously) for the Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency. Unfortunately, I couldn't look forward to sitting in the main worship center near R...

    @ Navel Gazing by Ted B. Kissell on August 17, 2008 @ 12:54 am
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    Apartment owner loaned $500,000 by city of Stanton settles state discrimination suit for $614,000

    Owners of the Plaza Court Apartments in Stanton agreed to dish out $618,000 to settle a fair housing lawsuit with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), it was announced today. After investigating numerous complaints that m...

    @ Navel Gazing by Matt Coker on August 15, 2008 @ 6:23 pm
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    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In our annual"If you believe a passenger jet hit the Pentagon on 9/11, then these local 'citizen investigators' say you've been . . . PentaConned!" Nick Schou interviews Aldo Marquis and Craig Ranke, two local 9/11 conspiracy theorists. In "Moxley C...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 15, 2008 @ 1:24 pm
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    To Do This Weekend 8/15-8/17

    Air Supply, Friday 8:30 p.m. The Power of Love. The Grove of Anaheim 2200 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806 714-712-2750 '80s DJ, Saturday 10 p.m. Bust out the leg warmers The Royal Hawaiian 331 N. Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach, CA 92651 949-494-8001 ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 15, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
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    Warren Ain't no Schuller

    The eyes of America fall upon Saddleback Church tomorrow, where recent Time cover boy Rick Warren plays Tim Russert while he interviews presidential nominees John McCain and Barack Obama. There is a lot of grousing amongst people for the outlandish a...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on August 15, 2008 @ 7:06 am
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    To Do Tonight 8/14

    SOULED OUT, 10 p.m. A weekly club night featuring the best in soul, funk and dub MEMPHIS SOUL CAF 2920 Bristol St. Costa Mesa CA 92626 714-432-7685 BOW WOW, 8 p.m. No longer little. The Grove of Anaheim 2200 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim CA 92806 714-71...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 14, 2008 @ 9:32 am
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    When Will Muslims Start Bashing Barbara Coe?

    We've already documented how California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe is anti-Muslim in addition to anti-Mexican. But while Babs always tries to differentiate between legal Mexicans and ILLEGALS, she doesn't bother with such subtl...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on August 14, 2008 @ 8:03 am
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    Dick's Out

    That's right, folks. Dick Cheney is in town today to attend a high-dollar fundraiser for fellow Republican Ken Calvert. You may remember Ken from his 1993 arrest for soliciting a prostitute in Corona. Or maybe it's from his 2006 designation by the C...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 13, 2008 @ 12:50 pm
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    To Do Tonight 8/13

    COMPAA SOMOS FLAMENCOS, 8 p.m. Check out the fancy footwork Irvine Barclay Theatre 4242 Campus Dr. Irvine CA 92612 949-854-4646 BUSYWORK, 9 p.m. Gettin' busy Detroit Bar 843 W. 19th St. Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-642-0600 FERN ROUINTREE POETRY READI...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 13, 2008 @ 9:33 am
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    Stripper in Cop-Lap Dance Scandal Back in Jail

    The OC Register's Larry Wellborn has an interesting story on the paper's website today about Lisa Piho, the former Mr. J's topless dancer who was at the center of a bizarre scandal involving the strip club and the cops a few years back. Piho, a forme...

    @ Navel Gazing by Nick Schou on August 12, 2008 @ 3:37 pm
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    Because You're Ugly: Blazers

    Good news for fall: It's safe to bring out all those blazers you bought in 2003--just don't pair them with designer "vintage" tees or band shirts anymore. While the classic fitted blazer is and always has been in style, the oversized blazer--think ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Vickie Chang on August 12, 2008 @ 10:00 am
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    To Do Tonight 8/12

    JAZZ TUESDAYS, 9 p.m. Eighth note, Treble clef! Burn this square. (Jazz Man) THE DISTRICT LOUNGE 233 W. Chapman Ave. Orange CA 92866 714-639-7777 WHITE BOY JAMES & THE BLUES EXPRESS, 8 p.m. Great name. Great blues. The Cellar 201 E. Broadway Long Be...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 12, 2008 @ 8:46 am
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    Grove Where Citrus War Started Now Dying

    Ate at El Pollo Fino over the weekend with Cynthia Ward, head of the Anaheim Historical Society and a longtime reader. Over bites of the best charbroiled chicken in Orange County not cooked at The Surfin' Chicken, Ward informed me of a terrible devel...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on August 12, 2008 @ 7:41 am
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    On The Wall: Goodbye, Cruel World

    Norman Korpi at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art There are several very good reasons why Norman Korpi's paintings of sunsets should suck. He was one of the cast members of the very first season of MTV's The Real World, and you don't rea...

    @ Navel Gazing by Greg Stacy on August 11, 2008 @ 5:28 pm
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