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    It's Your Money - But the government spends it

    In July, the Orange County Cemetery District voted to spend $100,000 for a map of--drumroll, please--its district. Send your government-spending oddities and outrages to rscottmoxley@ocweekly.com.

    by R. Scott Moxley on September 6, 2007
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    Letters - I hate Mexicans

    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. THE WHEEL DEAL These letters concern Derek...

    on September 6, 2007
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    Not Taking It Anymore - OC Young Democrats Women's Forum

    In recent news, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales--one of the more loathsome members of the Bush administration--resigned. Gonzales was quoted while testifying in front of a Senatorial committee as saying the Geneva Convention was "quaint," which he...

    by CHESNEY HIGGINS on September 6, 2007
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    Tobin's Spirit Guide - Haunted Fullerton Walking Tour

    According to a Gallup Poll, only one-third of all Americans believe in the existence of ghosts. That's too bad for the other two-thirds of the nation because while they're busying themselves with the season premiere of Desperate Housewives, the rest...

    by PETER TRAN on September 6, 2007
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    Man Bites Frog - OC Board of Supervisors Meeting

    A bucolic canyon. A mountain stream. An endangered toad. A Vegas casino magnate proposing construction of a dozen McMansions on ranch land adjacent the stream and the toad. Add the paid goons bivouacked on the property--put there by the developer ...

    by ANDREW TONKOVICH on September 6, 2007
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    Gershwin and All That Jazz: How Long Has This Been Going On?

    The name Gershwin brings back many fond memories for me as a child, hours spent drawing my favorite classic movie actors and actresses while listening to records with my grandma. So when I found out that the Pacific Symphony Orchestra was going to b...

    @ Navel Gazing by Leslie Agan on July 24, 2007 @ 9:19 pm
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    Independent Cinema Comes to Santa Ana

    As some readers may know, I occasionally dabble in acting and film-making, though I've only been paid for acting once, playing an evil American druglord in a Chinese movie called A Date in Paradise that, from what I understand, will likely never see ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on July 24, 2007 @ 6:13 pm
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    Young Guns 3 World Premiere in HB

    Watch Quiksilver's "hottest up-and-coming surfers" in the Thursday, July 26 world premiere of Young Guns 3. Like our editorial assistant Amanda, you too might be asking yourself: What is a Young Gun? "It means you travel so much you get new pages...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 24, 2007 @ 3:02 pm
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    Comic-Con is coming!

    To get an idea of the kind of coverage we'll be doing, we've just added a new slideshow of photos taken by and of me from the last two years. However, here's the difference -- in 2005 and 2006 I was blogging strictly for my own readership, with no w...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on July 24, 2007 @ 1:32 pm
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    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: MTV films Newport Harbor High!

    The Real Orange County: After a piss-poor season of whiners and petty criminals from Laguna Beach High, MTV has turned its focus elsewhere and found Grant, Chase, Taylor, Chrissy, Clay and Allie from Newport Harbor High School, according to the Daily...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 24, 2007 @ 6:12 am
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    Decadence - One Man's Experience

    Here was how my train of thought went: Parking at a hotel will probably be around $12. But it's only 9 miles away. And I would like to indulge in free alcohol. How much could a cab possibly be? I know that long-time OC residents are laughing alread...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on July 23, 2007 @ 5:10 pm
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    Because Even Bigots Need to Rest...

    ...You should join them this Saturday in Anaheim. The California Coalition for Immigration Reform--authors of the infamous Proposition 187 and architects of the modern Know Nothing movement--will hold a potluck for all members and interested individu...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on July 23, 2007 @ 12:26 pm
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    Monday's Headlines

    Adios, Laguna: MTV's shipping out of Laguna Beach and pulling into Newport for the next installment of the 'Real OC.' Poached? The Register has an interesting (and disturbing) tale on unauthorized human egg trafficking up today. The stem cell pat...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 23, 2007 @ 9:56 am
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    The Semiotics of RAW

    It's 8 p.m. Saturday and I'm sitting at the very last row of Anaheim's Honda Center next to pop culture guru and Weekly staffer Luke "LYT" Thompson. With our backs against the stadium wall, we've got quite a view of the glowstick-clutching crowd that...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 22, 2007 @ 9:18 am
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    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises

    Racist, check. Uneducated cop mentality, check. Nincompoop, check. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! Of course, I'm kidding. Nothing was top secret. We all know about Martin's history during his previous board service. Art Montes, past presiden...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 22, 2007 @ 7:36 am
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    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises

    Gore could face prison for OC drugs: Rachanee Srisavasdi over at the Register courthouse bureau reports that Orange County prosecutors have charged Albert Arnold Gore III with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, two misdemeanor...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 21, 2007 @ 6:16 am
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    Beach Break: Cheap Shots

    Last night was the soft opening for Cheap Shots, a new bar in Long Beach. The dcor was surprising considering the area, where most bars have Bud Light lamps hanging over coin-op pool tables. Cheap Shots (don't let the name fool you) is actually qu...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on July 20, 2007 @ 6:38 pm
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    Philippine Thriller

    My home nation is cooler...and weirder than yours. I determined this after bumping into a Boing Boing post today featuring 1,500 Philippine inmates performing a choreographed version of Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Top this, OC correction camps. Pr...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 20, 2007 @ 4:56 pm
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    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 7-20-07

    Tough one, this. There is no way I'm ever going to recommend Hairspray -- even if it turns out to be passable, I hate the very idea of it. As for Adam Sandler pretending to be gay...if GLAAD approved of the movie, I'm thinking Sandler's gonna be pret...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on July 20, 2007 @ 3:52 pm
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    Friday's Headlines

    He's no angel, say the cops: Angel Cerna of Anaheim was arrested on his way to his delivery job yesterday. The cops think he may have killed his wife, Gabriela Herrera, whose body was dumped along an East Los Angeles freeway in November. Blah headl...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 20, 2007 @ 9:07 am
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