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  • She's The (Under) Sheriff - Indicted by the Feds, Carona slides his most loyal soldier into temporary command at the Sheriff's Department

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    She's The (Under) Sheriff - Indicted by the Feds, Carona slides his most loyal soldier into temporary command at the Sheriff's Department

    Last spring, then-newly named Undersheriff Jo Ann Galisky sat face-to-face with me in a booth for lunch at Original Mike's restaurant in Santa Ana. The in-depth FBI corruption probe into Galisky's boss, Sheriff Michael S. Carona, was hardly a secret...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 8, 2007
  • Taken to School - Judge dismisses a multimillion-dollar lawsuit by professors alleging class-hour fraud against Chapman University

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    Taken to School - Judge dismisses a multimillion-dollar lawsuit by professors alleging class-hour fraud against Chapman University

    What could have been a bellwether lawsuit in higher education fizzled on Oct. 22, when a case against Chapman University was dismissed in U.S. District Court two weeks before trial was scheduled to begin. The multimillion-dollar suit against Chapm...

    by DEREK OLSON on November 8, 2007
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    !Ask a Mexican!(r)

    Dear Mexican: I like to think that I'm an open-minded sorta guy for a teenager. I fervently oppose racial stereotypes, though I do think they're good for a laugh or two sometimes. I have several Mexican friends, and none of them live up to the "Mexi...

    by Gustavo Arellano on November 8, 2007
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    Hey, You! - What an ash-hole

    I was driving behind you yesterday on the freeway and watched you carelessly throw a cigarette out the window. I saw flames flicker off that cigarette as it rolled off the freeway and onto the side of the road. As this happens, I look up and cannot ...

    by ANONYMOUS on November 8, 2007
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    It's Your Money - But the government spends it

    This month, the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted without a minute of debate to give the Orange County Business Council, a lobbying group for the wealthiest corporations in the county, more than $199,900 for market research into customer sati...

    by R. Scott Moxley on November 8, 2007
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    Letters - "Go ahead and gloat."

    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. HIGH NOON FOR OC'S SHERIFF The following l...

    on November 8, 2007
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    Coming Out - Take Me Out

    Gary Krinke is the best director you'll never know. Residing at the greatest kept secret in Orange County, Fullerton Community College's Theater Department--which has produced such stars as Matt Lillard, Cress Williams, Robert Nuez and seemingly al...

    by CHESNEY HIGGINS on November 8, 2007
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    Courgettes - Squash Fest

    The produce aisle can be daunting during autumn. Those big white pumpkins, turban squash, sweet dumpling, butternut, hubbard, buttercup, ambercup, acorn, spaghetti and lakota squashes--every shape and size cucurbita staring at you, begging for a goo...

    by SHAWN SMITH on November 8, 2007
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    Hindsight - WEB EXCLUSIVE! Third Annual 'Shared Visions Art Exhibit'

    Walking through the "Shared Visions Art Exhibit" at the Southern California College of Optometry Eye Care Center, it appears to be like any other art exhibit. At first glance, the exhibit contains all your usual suspects: the captivating photography...

    by TANYA SANGPUN THAMKRUPHAT on November 8, 2007
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    Family First - WEB EXCLUSIVE! Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival

    It's all about hand-crafted artwork, creativity and talent--just think really nice, original, handmade knickknacks. But this is all to be expected from an arts-and-crafts festival that advertises itself as having "Gifts to Warm the Heart, Accessorie...

    by RACHEL LEESON on November 8, 2007
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    Beach Break: Something Smells Fishy

    On the morning of June 30, Long Beach Peninsula residents awoke to a scene of carnage. Hundreds of dead, bloated bodies littered the shores of the upscale area, their gaseous, stinky bodies covering the landscape. It smelled like, and was, a smel...

    @ Navel Gazing by Conor Izzett on July 13, 2007 @ 7:24 pm
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    What the Times left out of the Great Park story

    Today, the Los Angeles Times ran an expos on the sky-high costs going into Irvine's Great Park. The bulk of the story was written by now-retired Times reporter Roy Rivenburg -- one he completed before he took the buyout in May. The paper decided to ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 13, 2007 @ 6:36 pm
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    Disneyland Tourist Crime Alert

    Don't be the amusement for a crook: As a public service to Disneyland's out-of-town visitors, we've compiled a summary of serious crimes committed in the city housing the "Happiest Place on Earth" for the period of July 3 to 9. Here are the report...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 13, 2007 @ 3:51 pm
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    General Vang Pao Free on Bail!

    After a month in jail, Westminster resident and former CIA-backed Laotian Secret Army General Vang Pao is heading home. Yesterday, a federal judge in Sacramento granted a request by lawyers for Vang, 77, and 10 other defendants the government claims ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Nick Schou on July 13, 2007 @ 12:02 pm
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    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 7-13-07

    You probably thought I was going to say Harry Potter, and I thought so too, until about 2 a.m. last night. The new Harry Potter's fine -- better than fine, if you catch it in IMAX and see the 20 climactic minutes in 3-D. But it's also wildly incons...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on July 13, 2007 @ 11:48 am
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    Friday's Headlines & Surprises

    Where is Jimmy Hoffa when you need him? It's Day 7 in the Orange County bus strike and the union has offered a financial concession that hasn't been reciprocated. Talks are scheduled to resume at 11 a.m. today. Meanwhile, Nativo Lopez has joined the ...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 13, 2007 @ 8:46 am
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    The Futility of Strikes in Orange County

    Not even a week has passed in the OCTA bus drivers' strike, and already strike leaders have lessened their demands. You can attribute it to the outrage felt by the OCTA's majority-Latino-and-poor (and usually poor Latino) riderships, who don't give a...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on July 13, 2007 @ 5:48 am
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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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The Surf This Time The Surf This Time

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