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    Sorry, NAMBLA Nerds

    Back in our Summer Guide, I previewed the forthcoming Simpsons movie action-figure set titled "Doodle Double Dare." Jokes about sexual harassment were inevitable, and there's a certain discomfort that comes with seeing a toy of a naked child, even w...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on July 9, 2007 @ 3:30 pm
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    Monday's Headlines

    Some experts from Washington will be coming to town to study the area's "economic viability and its potential for future development." It's gonna be a long, hot summer: For bus riders, if OCTA can't appease disgruntled workers soon. Sign of the t...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 9, 2007 @ 10:09 am
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    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises

    Jumped out of bed this morning, rushed to the online Vegas papers and expected to read all about our nation's newest millionaires who cashed in on 7-7-07. There was not one big winner story in either local daily. Instead, I read about likely casinos ...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 8, 2007 @ 9:16 am
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    Support Amanda's wiener dog!

    If you're bored stupid tomorrow afternoon, or think you'd get a kick out of mini-hotdog dogs running in circles, check out the dachshund race at Old World Village in HB. Weekly editorial assistant Amanda Parsons' pet pooch, Winnie, will be contending...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 7, 2007 @ 5:49 pm
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    Saving the Boom Boom Room - one skin show at a time

    If you're vain and male and happen to be in the Laguna Beach area between 2 and 4 p.m. this afternoon, swing by the Boom Boom Room at 1401 South Coast Highway. Several minor celebs will be there to name the 20 best looking Men of Laguna Beach for a 2...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 7, 2007 @ 2:56 pm
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    Overheard in Orange County

    "I'd say 'marry me,' but I wouldn't wanna, like, be a statistic." - guy to gal at Coco's in HB on 7/7/07. MySpace Polls - Take Our Poll Santa Ana's Old County Courthouse is usually closed on Saturdays, but it'll be open today - starting (su...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 7, 2007 @ 2:13 pm
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    Disneyland Tourist Crime Alert

    Yes, the famous theme park calls itself the "Happiest Place on Earth" and countless kids and adults love the place with good reason, but there's a dark side to the Disneyland area. As a public service for park visitors please remember that the stree...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 7, 2007 @ 12:34 pm
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    The Pothead and the Prius

    Days ago, Al Gore's son was in the news for allegedly having pot and other substances inside his Toyota Prius - which he was caught doing 105 mph in on the 5 freeway in Orange County. Gore's gone from the spotlight, but the Prius remains a talk radi...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 7, 2007 @ 10:40 am
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    Saturday's Headlines

    Capo School Scamsters: The LA Times reported today that prosecutors plan civil charges against Capistrano Unified School District officials who, among other things, violated state law by giving a construction company a $3.8 million bonus in secret. ...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 7, 2007 @ 9:12 am
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    Coming Sooner or Later: When Will the City Fix the Bixby Park Bandshell?

    On February 19, 2005, after a heavy rainstorm, a massive tree fell on the historic, art deco-era bandshell in Long Beach's Bixby Park, the pride of the city's Alamitos Beach neighborhood since 1927, and more recently, a home to the homeless and weekl...

    @ Navel Gazing by Conor Izzett on July 6, 2007 @ 4:55 pm
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    Explosive Gas

    With the exception of the friendly folks at Sound Energy Solutions (SES), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi and ConocoPhillips, just about nobody in Long Beach--Mayor Bob Foster and most residents who already think there's enough industrial pollution at the...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on July 6, 2007 @ 2:06 pm
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    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 7-6-07

    You've probably already seen Die Hard 4 and Transformers. If you're a politically minded sort, chances are you hit Sicko up when it was still doing sneak previews. And if you're actually considering going to License to Wed, I cannot help you...pleas...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on July 6, 2007 @ 1:18 pm
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    Friday's Headlines

    3...2...1... A rocket designed in Huntington Beach is set to launch today in Florida. Fourth of July arrests: The Newport Beach cops arrested 118 on the 4th (for being drunk in public, etc.). Last year, they picked up 105. Tomorrow is 7/7/7: Brid...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 6, 2007 @ 10:00 am
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    Snap Judgment

    This shot's courtesy of copy dynamo Patty Marsters, who sits next to me at Weekly headquarters. Apparently suffering has an upside...of...some sort... polls - Take Our Poll Got an OC pic that makes a statement? Send it to jkahn@ocweekly...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 5, 2007 @ 5:34 pm
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    The OC Weekly and The Nation (Magazine, Not Our Actual Nation)

    UC Irvine Professor and sometimes-Weekly contributor, sometimes-Weekly subject Jon Wiener has a piece in next month's Nation magazine documenting the "troubles" at our big sister up the 5-to-the-101 Freeway, LA Weekly. But Wiener also devotes a coupl...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on July 5, 2007 @ 4:46 pm
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    That's Classified

    Oddities (or, more like. . . scarily normal entries) from our friends at backpage and Craig's. $50 an hour, no nudity: Just have muscular calves. Daddy seeks "daughter" : He's convinced he's not creepy - "I don't sneak around and peek, and I don't...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 5, 2007 @ 2:47 pm
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    Simpsons Mania

    On Monday, we noted that Simpsons movie mania had reached a new high for PR campaigns in general -- with 11 U.S. 7-Eleven stores being turned into Kwik-E-Marts for the occasion. Los Angeles got two of these, stocked with Krusty O's and Buzz Cola. A...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 5, 2007 @ 11:55 am
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    Thursday's Headlines

    Long Beach claims Sochi: The Russian city just nabbed the 2014 Olympic bid, and LB is calling Sochi its "sister city." The two have been doing business for 18 years, notes the AP. Relaxed rules: Laguna Beach lifeguards say they'll be less stringent...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 5, 2007 @ 7:15 am
  • Red Scare in Little Saigon - Le Vu's Viet Weekly newspaper endures OC's latest anti-communist witch-hunt

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    Red Scare in Little Saigon - Le Vu's Viet Weekly newspaper endures OC's latest anti-communist witch-hunt

    The white pickup carries two life-sized mannequins suspended from ropes tied around their necks. One has hollow, scratched-out eyes, a wispy beard, and an olive-drab pith helmet and faded green uniform. A yard-long arrow protrudes from his belly. Hi...

    by Nick Schou on August 16, 2007
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    A History of Violence - A brief history of anti-communist attacks in the United States

    Between 1987 and 1990, five Vietnamese-American journalists were murdered in the United States by a right-wing death squad that authorities suspected was tied to former officials of the South Vietnamese government and based in Orange County's Little...

    by Nick Schou on August 16, 2007
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