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    TIny Little Saigon Criminal Mastermind Sentenced By Feds

    Yesterday the feds punished Tina Tran, the Little Saigon criminal mastermind featured in a recent OC Weekly story, with a light sentence to fit her 4-foot-8 stature. Tran received a three year prison sentence--relatively soft considering she faced up...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on September 12, 2007 @ 9:06 am
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    Wednesday's Headlines

    Learn them some math! Recently, $2 million in state aid was taken from the Santa Ana Unified School District for wrongfully implementing a class-size reduction program in elementary schools. Now the district says it will lose another $3.2 million for...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on September 12, 2007 @ 8:50 am
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    Breaking: OC Diocese Lawyers Seek to Seal Bishop Brown Deposition

    Over the weekend, attorneys with the firm of Manly, McGuire & Stewart deposed former Catholic Diocese of Orange Bishop Norman McFarland and current bishop Tod D. Brown as part of the firm's ongoing lawsuit against the Orange Diocese, Mater Dei High S...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on September 11, 2007 @ 2:15 pm
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    Tuesday's Headlines

    county Treasurer-Tax Collector Chriss Street of his authority over the county's multi-billion dollar investment portfolio. The Times looks into the Street-Moorlach friendship and how it went sour, while the Register digs into the documents Street rel...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on September 11, 2007 @ 9:19 am
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    Because You're Ugly: Blacklava

    A long-lost friend recently showed up on my doorstep with a gift in hand: this slogan Tee by Torrance-based Asian American clothing line, Blacklava. The shirt's a spin on those mind-numbing "Everybody Loves A(n) _____ Boy/Girl" shirts of yesteryea...

    @ Navel Gazing by Vickie Chang on September 10, 2007 @ 10:06 pm
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    SoCal Independent Film Festival: The Winners

    The award winners have just been announced, and they are: Best-in-the-Fest and Best Feature both deservedly went to the dysfunctional-American-brothers-in-Thailand drama The Elephant King, which I picked as best and gave a film pick to, so I hope so...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on September 10, 2007 @ 4:29 pm
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    Don't Ask an Eskimo

    Ask a Mexican! has directly inspired some columns (Ask a Cuban-American, Ask a Korean) or been the basis for shameless rip-offs (The Ethnicist, I'm looking at you--and why haven't you posted in ages?). It was under this aegis of debunking stereotype...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on September 10, 2007 @ 3:50 pm
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    On a Rampage

    For those who missed the action Saturday night at UFC 75, Irvine's Quinton "Rampage" Jackson defeated Dan Henderson to retain his Light Heavyweight Championship. Jackson won by unanimous decision after a tough fight that went the distance. Jackson...

    @ Navel Gazing by Derek Olson on September 10, 2007 @ 11:52 am
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    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: Laguna prefers goats on grass

    Carona is a thief, too? Tony Saavedra, veteran sleuth at the Register, reports today that the Orange County Sheriff's Department "swallowed" some $20 million in bond money voters approved for class upgrades at Santa Ana College. Virginia Avila, 74, t...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on September 10, 2007 @ 7:37 am
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    Letters - 'Save the music, y'all'

    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. YOU SCRATCH MY BACK . . . The following le...

    by STAFF on January 3, 2008
  • Los Reyes Y Reinas de la Logan - Book captures history of Santa Ana barrio before the present takes it away

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    Los Reyes Y Reinas de la Logan - Book captures history of Santa Ana barrio before the present takes it away

    On Santa Ana Boulevard, from the city's historic train depot to downtown, structures sit vacant and empty lots gather trash. They're waiting for the implementation of the Renaissance Specific Plan, Santa Ana's dream of transforming the city so that ...

    by Gustavo Arellano on January 3, 2008
  • Exit Poorman - Add KDOC to the long list of Jim Trenton's former employers

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    Exit Poorman - Add KDOC to the long list of Jim Trenton's former employers

    As a radio DJ, Jim "The Poorman" Trenton has been fired by a long list of stations for such on-air antics as walking out, inviting listeners to a surprise party at a colleague's house and running a contest in which he encouraged people to destroy th...

    by LUKE Y. THOMPSON on January 3, 2008
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    Hey, You! - Bad Santa

    You were the fat guy in the red suit at the local mall a few weekends ago, sitting on a couch surrounded by fake presents and tinsel-draped phony shrubbery. I was the guy standing 10 feet away, on the other side of the rail, with my toddler sitting ...

    by ANONYMOUS on January 3, 2008
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    Ask a Mexican! - 'Xoloitzcuintle: bald and edible'

    Dear Mexican: As everyone knows, dogs seem to reflect their masters' personalities. Likewise, the breeds invented by a nation say a lot about that nation. Germans bred the German shepherd and rottweilers: smart, loyal, faithful, yet a little cold an...

    by Gustavo Arellano on January 3, 2008
  • Shoot to Thrill - Fast cars, naked women: Ed Dellis loves his work

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    Shoot to Thrill - Fast cars, naked women: Ed Dellis loves his work

    Prologue: In which we meet one Ed Dellis, a gentleman whose name you have not previously known, but his occupation being one of which you are likely already jealous. Photographer Ed Dellis never stops smiling, and if you lived his life, you wo...

    by LUKE Y. THOMPSON on January 3, 2008
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    Vegan Food and Audrey Kawasaki

    UPDATE: Photos from the Ephemera show are up. There has to be a good reason for me to travel to Huntington Beach. . .especially on a Saturday when all the hot, toned bodies are walking around half-naked, and I'm walking around doughy, sweaty, and...

    @ Navel Gazing by Ryan Cox on September 9, 2007 @ 9:12 am
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    SoCal Independent Film Festival: Saturday out of the Sun

    Nothing like a little suspense to kickstart one's Saturday. I'm not just talking about the festival's first program of shorts, either, but the suspense over whether an actual parking spot would be had. It'd be great to say that the festival was just...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on September 8, 2007 @ 10:23 pm
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    SoCal Independent Film Festival: Nine Hours

    When people think that being a film critic would be fun, they aren't necessarily thinking of the days when they might be sitting in a library for nine straight hours, as I did yesterday for the SoCal Independent Film Fest. Don't get me wrong: I chos...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on September 8, 2007 @ 11:53 am
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    Overheard in the Courthouse

    --Twentysomething criminal defendant, who ridiculously believed police couldn't monitor his Nextel walkie-talkie "chirp" communications, to his annoyed lawyer in an Orange County courthouse hallway, Sept. 7, 2007. ...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on September 8, 2007 @ 9:52 am
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    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 9-7-07

    I have a three-way pick today. For those of you reading this locally, the best filmgoing experience for your buck this weekend is THE ELEPHANT KING, at the SoCal Independent Film Festival, Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Huntington Beach Library. It...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on September 7, 2007 @ 11:20 am
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