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    D'oh!

    While 7-Eleven stores around the nation are temporarily transforming themselves into Kwik-E-Marts to promote The Simpsons Movie, a report in The OC Register suggests the San Onofre nuclear-power plant may have made a few mistakes that resemble the go...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on July 12, 2007 @ 5:38 pm
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    Sick Over Sicko

    Whether you love him or love to hate him, Michael Moore and his new film, Sicko, have ruffled enough feathers and generated enough outrage in the past few weeks that Americans are now actually talking more intelligently about health care in the U.S....

    @ Navel Gazing by Daffodil J. Altan on July 12, 2007 @ 10:44 am
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    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises

    Weed Whackers: Costa Mesa police responding to a domestic-violence call got a tip that someone was growing marijuana in a house on the 900 block of Senate Street. Sure enough, cops found 100 plants and arrested Chad Hoffman, 33. The Daily Pilot says ...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 12, 2007 @ 7:24 am
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    What is Really Happening in the Bus Strike?

    Chris Prevatt at theliberaloc.com has an interesting post today on the bus-driver strike. Prevatt slams Matt Cunningham at the conservative OCblog and the Register's Steven Greenhut for allegedly misrepresenting the facts of the strike. Writes Prev...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 11, 2007 @ 10:38 pm
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    OC Lawyer Tossed From CA Republican Bribery Case

    A federal judge in San Diego removed Mark Geragos from a sensational bribery case yesterday because the (in)famous Orange County-based defense lawyer refused to agree to a federal background check before receiving classified national-security-relate...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 11, 2007 @ 7:43 pm
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    Harry Potter and the Fanboysandgirls

    Disclaimer: On the insistence of my best friend, I attended a midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix last night at the Irvine Spectrum. Five full theaters had sold out, and there were lines wrapping from Edwards through the Spe...

    @ Navel Gazing by Vickie Chang on July 11, 2007 @ 5:12 pm
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    Animal Uprising in Long Beach

    Crazy animals have begun invading Long Beach by sea and land. Yesterday, a six-foot female blue shark was spotted swimming in circles near docked boats at the Marina Pacifica. The shark was in good health except a for a fishing hook and line hangin...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on July 11, 2007 @ 4:32 pm
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    Pumped Up On Reading

    Many, many books get delivered to the Weekly. Some of them are likely Very Important Books that Very Serious Thinkers would spend much time mulling over. But some of them are little escapist gems of chick lit, my own frothy, guilty pleasure. I've bee...

    @ Navel Gazing by Patrice Marsters on July 11, 2007 @ 3:00 pm
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    Mom as Murder Accomplice?

    Hopefully mothers trying to be good to their sons won't follow in Eva Daley's footsteps. The Long Beach mom was recently arrested for allegedly driving her son and a group of friends to a park on June 25, so that they could retaliate against a 13-yea...

    @ Navel Gazing by Daffodil J. Altan on July 11, 2007 @ 12:30 pm
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    Yet Another Reason Why KFI Sucks, Part Two: The Final Insult

    Last July, I blogged about Coast to Coast AM disc jockey Art Bell's sudden departure from the airwaves when he disappeared to the Phillipines and emerged, just a few weeks later, as the proud husband of a girl just barely out of her teens. After a br...

    @ Navel Gazing by Nick Schou on July 11, 2007 @ 12:25 pm
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    New CBS Game Show Wants OC Contestants

    Here's the advertisement: The executive producer of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and The World Series of Pop Culture is looking for contestants for Season 1 of a new, "groundbreaking game show" premiering on CBS this summer. Contestants will com...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 11, 2007 @ 12:19 pm
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    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises

    Gunfight at the OC Spitzer Corral: Federal receiver Robert Sillen told a Sacramento crowd yesterday that Assembly Bill 900, California's current $7.9 billion plan to build 53,000 new prison and jail beds, is "problematic" and "a charade" by state pol...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 11, 2007 @ 7:26 am
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    TaxiCard: Keeping Your Drunk Ass Off The Street

    Announced today, MJM Innovations, a technology firm that focuses on transportation services, will launch the TaxiCard: a prepaid, reloadable card to be used for taxis and limos. Jeffrey Venick, CEO, gave this statement: "TaxiCard is easy to use and...

    @ Navel Gazing by Erin DeWitt on July 10, 2007 @ 6:07 pm
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    White Supremacist Gangsters Guilty

    An Orange County jury of seven men and five women took nine days after a nine-week trial to convict two Public Enemy Number One Death Squad hoodlums for the 2002 murder of another gangster and the attempted murder of an undercover Anaheim cop. Micha...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 10, 2007 @ 4:54 pm
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    Borderline Blogosphere Zaniness

    A story that appeared in the OC Weekly a few weeks ago called "On the Borderline" has caused quite a stir in the past week in the blogosphere, resulting in several local blog contributors calling for the removal of Santa Ana Library Board member Lu...

    @ Navel Gazing by Derek Olson on July 10, 2007 @ 1:29 pm
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    Register Readers Choking on Latino-Takeover Predictions

    Brian Joseph, the Register's Sacramento reporter, has an online story detailing predictions that "Hispanics will become Orange County's ethnic majority seven years earlier than previously projected, according to new state figures released Monday." Jo...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 10, 2007 @ 11:11 am
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    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises

    Can you afford a $1,070,180-per-month mortgage? Annette Haddad at the LA Times says the 1920s Beverly Hills mansion that belonged to media tycoon William Randolph Hearst was put on the market yesterday at $165 million. The pink stucco house near Suns...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 10, 2007 @ 7:53 am
  • Roll Player - Charles Monson works the system to help fellow quadriplegics get the high-tech wheelchairs they need

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    Roll Player - Charles Monson works the system to help fellow quadriplegics get the high-tech wheelchairs they need

    Waiting for a white pictograph of a walking man to cue his journey over restless Imperial Highway, a man wearing earmuff headphones is dancing. Partially obscured by fleeting cars, his unabashed beatitude outshines the world of impatient commutes su...

    by DEREK OLSON on August 23, 2007
  • Waiting With Red-baited Breath - Little Saigon's latest wave of anti-communist fervor spreads beyond Viet Weekly

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    Waiting With Red-baited Breath - Little Saigon's latest wave of anti-communist fervor spreads beyond Viet Weekly

    A Vietnam veteran who served four tours of duty in the U.S. Marine Corps--three of which were cut short by combat injuries--Ray Welch isn't exactly a big fan of communism. But these days, he reserves his deepest enmity for the anti-communist demonst...

    by Nick Schou on August 23, 2007
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    Recall Madness! - The nuts and bolts (with extra nuts) of direct democracy gone wild

    "Are there always so many recall efforts going on in this county?" a bemused OC Weekly editor Ted Kissell asked us grizzled veteran staffers last week. Silly newbie! What the jefe didn't realize is that recalls are as Orange County as subprime len...

    on August 23, 2007
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