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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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    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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    20th Century Fox pulls out of Comic-Con

    As reported in this week's Comic-Con preview by yours truly, Fox was set to showcase upcoming movie releases including Aliens Vs. Predator, Babylon A.D. and Jumper. The LA Times is reporting that the studio decided their footage "wasn't ready." JoBl...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on July 19, 2007 @ 9:43 pm
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    They saw, they liked, they conquered

    The Los Angeles Times must have liked the past few months' OC Weekly covers quite a bit. Enough to hire our superstar art director away, anyhow. Sobs and congratulations go out to our boy Joey Santos. Our loss is definitely your gain, LAT. Not onl...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 19, 2007 @ 6:15 pm
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    Beach Break: Swimming in shit

    Three months ago, Heal the Bay, a Santa Monica-based environmental group, released its 17th Annual Beach Report Card. Although the group noted an overall improvement in the quality of water at California beaches, it reported that Long Beach had suffe...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on July 19, 2007 @ 3:42 pm
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    Rich Kane Returns!

    Remember Rich Kane? Our longtime music editor and author of the immortal LowBallAssChatter column? Who personified all that was/is wonderful and snarky about your favorite rag? But mysteriously disappeared from our pages in 2005? And ended up in the ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on July 19, 2007 @ 3:27 pm
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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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