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  • Dude, There's My Car! - Crook relaxed too soon after stealing Cadillac Escalade from mall


    Dude, There's My Car! - Crook relaxed too soon after stealing Cadillac Escalade from mall

    Anybody who carries a screwdriver to South Coast Plaza is either a reputable, licensed tradesperson, there to fix some ductwork at the Claim Jumper--or up to no good. Geraldo Segura was the latter. Around 1 p.m. on May 17, 2006, in the parking l...

    by R. Scott Moxley on August 30, 2007
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    !Ask a Mexican!(r) - 'Rude to sing along? Never'

    Dear Mexican: Do you agree with immigration-rights activists calling Elvira Arellano--who is an illegal immigrant AND a criminal, I might add--the Mexican Rosa Parks? The very idea that these people refer to her as such is deeply disturbing. Rosa Pa...

    by Gustavo Arellano on August 30, 2007
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    Hey, You! - Teenage Runaway

    The day I got my driver's license, I immediately drove to my boyfriend's house in Corona del Mar. He lived at the end of a cul-de-sac. After we hung out, I thought it would be fun to test my new skills by peeling down the street while he waved goodb...

    by ANONYMOUS on August 30, 2007
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    It's Your Money - But the government spends it

    In July, the Orange County Vector Control District decided to spend $14,000 to upgrade its video camera to high-definition. Send your government-spending oddities and outrages to rscottmoxley@ocweekly.com .

    by R. Scott Moxley on August 30, 2007
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    on August 30, 2007
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    Cosmic Children - John Van Hamersveld

    In a nutshell: Hippies, rock and revolution were what the 1960s were about--volcanic eruptions of ideas, opinions and tension. A bubbling crockpot of furious reds and searing yellows, bold colors that boiled over into swirling streams, with no choic...

    by LESLIE AGAN on August 30, 2007
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    Treading Water - Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project

    It would be difficult to miss all the protests, bumper stickers, media coverage and celebrity activism surrounding Trestles Beach in recent years. The problem in question is the extension of the 241 Toll Road--if the 241 is extended, it will run alo...

    by PETER TRAN on August 30, 2007
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    Trial By Ire - Boxer Ronny Rios and his coach say they wuz robbed at last weeks Olympic Trials

    When the final bell brought the semifinal Olympic Trials bout to a close, Ronny Rios' opponent, Gary Russell Jr., slumped toward his corner. Before the judges made their call, Russell, who is ranked fourth in the world in his 119-pound weight class,...

    by DAFFODIL J. ALTAN on August 30, 2007
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    Dear Diary By Lesley Arfin

    Satisfying all your voyeuristic tendencies, Leslie Arfin has published her diary. She's actually been doing this for a long time, one entry at a time in her Vice column: Dear Diary is a collection of entries starting from sixth grade and going until ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Erin DeWitt on July 19, 2007 @ 1:40 pm
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    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Register Slams Sheriff

    Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher recently uttered that President George W. Bush deserves another six months to turn things around in Iraq. But the Huntington Beach/Long Beach representative has a shameful history on the subject. More than 1...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 19, 2007 @ 7:45 am
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    Back behind the wheel

    When the swag peddlers at Chevrolet offered me a chance to enter a media racing competition at the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station called "Rev it Up" and basically rod the piss out of their entire 2008 lineup last Friday, it couldn't have com...

    @ Navel Gazing by Derek Olson on July 18, 2007 @ 5:31 pm
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    OC congressman: Japan must apologize for WWII sex

    KNBC is reporting today that Orange County Republican Congressman Ed Royce thinks the Japanese government hasn't adequately apologized for converting 200,000 Asian women into sex slaves -- or "comfort women" -- for its soldiers during World War II. ...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 18, 2007 @ 1:51 pm
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    The iPhone: Shaken and Stirred

    The iPhone is apparently worth more as a black pile of ash than as its snazzy intact self. We know this because the mad scientists at the Will It Blend site threw the pretty tech toy in a blender, and then after finding out it DID blend quite nicel...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 18, 2007 @ 12:44 pm
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    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: An OC Blog Coward

    Can it get any better? Yep. Here's more from the story based on a draft complaint: "Nicholas had his private jet pick up prostitutes in New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles" to bring "them back to the Pond for his rock-star friends. He pr...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 18, 2007 @ 7:09 am
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    Dude, Here's Your Pot!

    The all-Republican Orange County Supervisors voted 4-1 today in favor of allowing county residents who suffer from a variety of ailments to smoke and possess medical marijuana without being harassed by cops. And yes, OC cops do harass medical cannabi...

    @ Navel Gazing by Nick Schou on July 17, 2007 @ 3:46 pm
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    Yacht 'Cha!

    Not-too-early morning brought the start of the TransPacific yacht race to Honolulu, complete with free continental breakfast and pretty girls wearing leather knee-high riding boots (to a yacht race? I think we're mixing our upper-class leisure event...

    @ Navel Gazing by Conor Izzett on July 17, 2007 @ 1:21 pm
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    Bad Car-ma

    We appear to be having some sick contest here at the Weekly. The working title: "Who can get the worst thing done to their vehicle?" Intern Conor Izzett started it two weeks back when a tire popped on his pickup, costing him office hours and sanity....

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 17, 2007 @ 12:02 pm
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    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: Poor Mike Carona

    OC's Embarrassing Buford T. Justice: Law-enforcement helicopters and ground crews normally -- blatantly -- tail me. You should have seen them after I revealed that local cops had planted a handgun on a DUI suspect, after I wrote about a cop who ejac...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 17, 2007 @ 7:47 am
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    Boondoggle or Balloon-doogle?

    Last Friday Weekly web editor extraordinaire Janine Kahn and I were cordially treated to a fantastic voyage on the Irvine Great Park's $5 million big orange helium airship attraction. While publications like the OC Register and Los Angeles Times -- a...

    @ Navel Gazing by Derek Olson on July 16, 2007 @ 6:48 pm
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    LA Archdiocese Sex Abuse Settlement: The OC Connection

    The Los Angeles Times is rightfully concentrating on LA-area victims in its coverage of the LA Archdiocese's record-breaking Catholic Church sex-abuse settlement. What's not being covered, however, is the Orange County connection. Named in the settle...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on July 16, 2007 @ 6:15 pm
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