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    Heard it in the Courthouse

    "But it's my word vs. the stinking pig." -- Angry, twentysomething defendant with his lawyer in the Central Courthouse hallway awaiting trial, June 22, 2007

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on June 22, 2007 @ 11:28 am
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    Friday's Headlines

    Desegregation entry "festive" after all: Earlier in the week, we noted that a Huntington Beach panel frowned upon the idea of having a float celebrating desegregation in their Fourth of July parade. Not festive enough, they said. But a little media c...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on June 22, 2007 @ 10:11 am
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    LAFF 2007: And So It Begins

    [Part one of an ongoing series of reports from the Los Angeles Film Festival] Parking spaces in Westwood are like special offers in spam emails -- if you think you've got a good one, it's almost certainly too good to be true. So naturally, the super...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on June 22, 2007 @ 2:58 am
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    David Z jumps ship

    Well, blow me. The Times (after cutting almost 60 jobs . . . ) managed to lure one of the best damn SoCal journalists around away from the LA Weekly. David Zahniser, last year's SPJ Journalist of the Year, is off to cover Mayor Villaraigosa - former ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on June 22, 2007 @ 12:58 am
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    Tease Me: A Little History

    One of the reasons many people still don't know what to say when their sister or co-worker or mom says she's taking an exotic dance or pole fitness class is because many of us only associate what they're saying with one thing: strip clubs - low or hi...

    @ Navel Gazing by Daffodil J. Altan on June 21, 2007 @ 6:20 pm
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    That's Classified

    Gifts from the OC classifieds: Free Brazilian wax, anyone? There's always a catch for this sort of $50 freebie. Answer this ad, and you'll get it done live at an education conference before a waxing class. Put out: For free rent at one guy's Santa ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on June 21, 2007 @ 2:35 pm
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    Brookhurst Do's and Don'ts

    Three days. Three meals. Stand and shoot: H. Salt Fish & Chips 18856 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley Don't: Stop by for lunch. It'll take a small lifetime. And the seating area's tight. Do: Step in if you like your seafood caked in batter. And if yo...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on June 21, 2007 @ 12:12 pm
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    The Times and Me

    Pick up the Los Angeles Times today and read my essay on the boneheaded Huntington Beach Fourth of July parade committee that decided to dick with Sylvia Mendez of Mendez vs. Westminster fame. Then browse through the Times' archives and find their Ju...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on June 21, 2007 @ 11:08 am
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    Thursday's Headlines

    Pill-popper (or pusher?) picked up: A man in a plate-less BMW was arrested Tuesday night in Costa Mesa with a briefcase packed with OxyContin--highly addictive drugs nicknamed "hillbilly heroin" for their price tag. OC priest, woman vanish in Portl...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on June 21, 2007 @ 8:51 am
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    Elvis Has Left the Ground

    Red Bull's Flugtag competition is this weekend in Nashville, where contestants attempt to build the most effective human-powered flying machines, graded as much on showmanship and entertainment value as they are on mechanics. The rules: "All flying m...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on June 20, 2007 @ 2:13 pm
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    Wednesday's Headlines

    And now a word from the Vatican: Driving can be "an occasion of sin," so the Vatican's issued 'Ten Commandments' for motorists, to keep them "on the road to salvation," reports the AP. Opposing views: San Clemente residents are peeved at one neighb...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on June 20, 2007 @ 9:03 am
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    Hard Knocks - Three years in the life of the Capistrano Unified School District

    The vast, glittering meeting room at Capistrano Unified School District's shiny new headquarters is crowded this evening. It's Monday night, the first week of school, and tonight's board of trustees meeting is the first for the new interim superinte...

    by DAFFODIL J. ALTAN on October 4, 2007
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    Total Recall - A timeline

    March:Kevin Murphy circulates recall clipboard at district board meeting. March:First meetings and formation of "CUSD Recall Committee." March:Mission Viejo parents create Modernization Committee at Newhart Middle School, take pictures of poor f...

    by DAFFODIL J. ALTAN on October 4, 2007
  • "Only in New Jersey!" - 
And other important "local" stories on Daybreak OC

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    "Only in New Jersey!" - And other important "local" stories on Daybreak OC

    Well, it seemed kinda promising. A click on a website, an announcement of a new weekday morning newscast "focus[ing] on the news, traffic, sports, people, business, and weather focused primarily on Orange County" (there's a lot of focus, y'see), a...

    by Rich Kane on October 4, 2007
  • Their Favorite Martin - Chased from the Anaheim school board, Harald Martin feels the love at a meeting of the CCIR

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    Their Favorite Martin - Chased from the Anaheim school board, Harald Martin feels the love at a meeting of the CCIR

    Harald Martin doesn't seem to have a lot of friends these days. On Aug. 31, he resigned his seat on the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees rather than force the district to fight an expensive recall effort against him. Among Latino...

    by AMANDA PARSONS on October 4, 2007
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    !Ask a Mexican!(r) - "Does the bean dare call the beaner brown?"

    Dear Mexican: I'm a minority, and I know we can be overly sensitive sometimes, but I just can't stand Carlos Mencia. Not only are his jokes asinine, but I feel they are also racist. Whereas Dave Chappelle tried to make fun of society's racist though...

    by Gustavo Arellano on October 4, 2007
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    Hey, You! - New-Guard Daddy

    You were the dad who stayed up all night on the other side of the curtain upstairs from the hospital emergency room while my wife and I comforted our injured son. We could hear your infant daughter's colicky screams every five minutes and your sooth...

    by ANONYMOUS on October 4, 2007
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    It's Your Money - But the government spends it

    In August, the Orange County Water District and the Municipal Water District of Orange County moved ahead on a $65,000 public-relations plan--including a $10,000 payment to The Orange County Register--called "OC Water Hero," which is aimed at elemen...

    by R. Scott Moxley on October 4, 2007
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    Letters - "If Urell really were a shepherd for his flock, they--and not himself--would have been his main concern."

    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. MOVED TO WRITE A LETTER The following lett...

    on October 4, 2007
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    That's Classified

    I get everything on Craigslist. My digital SLR, drag-queen house mate and 49-year-old boyfriend. My sister's Koreatown apartment. A stint editing this Russian chick's e-book. And then there was that graveyard-shift cop-beat job with City News Service...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on June 19, 2007 @ 12:56 pm
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