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    Smoke one for poverty

    This is something interesting I just learned from the Orange County Health Care Agency web site: "(1)The California Healthcare for Indigents Program (CHIP) is funded through surtax on cigarettes and tobacco products. CHIP provides funding to hospit...

    @ Navel Gazing by Derek Olson on August 8, 2007 @ 1:38 pm
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    Gay Heroes

    Got any? If so, be sure to vote for 'em at The Advocate's 40th Anniversary Heroes poll. Forty GLBT faces will be selected for the anniv. issue. Some folks on the list: Elton John, Ian McKellen, Harvey Milk, and former OC boy, the Rev. Mel White.

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 8, 2007 @ 1:00 pm
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    Mouse gone gangsta

    Disney's once again trying to recreate their iconic Mouse to appeal to audiences that have long since thrown Mickey in the kiddieland bin. This time, they've got their eye on the hip-hop/street scene/whatever-you-call-it crowd. See snaps from their B...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 8, 2007 @ 12:27 pm
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    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises

    Quick, check for rotting teeth: Who could be surprised that an admission's clerk at Cal State Fullerton would be arrested for taking bribes from foreigners seeking enrollment favors? According to Seema Mehta at the LA Times, campus police investigati...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 8, 2007 @ 7:38 am
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    Register Buyoutee picks nose in defiance

    This just in: C.P. Smith, an OC Reg A1 editor ( who is reportedly on his way out via buyout) got behind Register reporter John Gittelsohn as he was taped for a KOCE broadcast - and purposefully picked his nose for all to see. This ticked off news d...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 7, 2007 @ 11:55 pm
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    Earth to Sol-T

    Listen, buddy. Nominating yourself for "best local hip-hop artist" on our online poll DOZENS of times ain't gonna get you a place in print. So quit spamming my inbox. Besides, aren't you from...Los Angeles? Which makes the nomination, y'know, moot. ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 7, 2007 @ 3:19 pm
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    The Continuing Story of Goat Boy, the Pesky Terrorist

    If there's anything funny about the U.S. War on Terror and its hunt for al-Qaeda, it's the fact that nearly six years after 9/11, we still haven't been able to capture or kill Adam Yahiye Gadahn, a.k.a. Azzam the American, a.k.a. Goat Boy. At least t...

    @ Navel Gazing by Nick Schou on August 7, 2007 @ 11:38 am
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    Guy from neighboring county ties up co-workers, robs $1.5 million from a casino and is caught a few days later while on the run. Local guy continues bank-robbing spree he began in May, has a colloquial moniker (Big Banana, due to his eating habits d...

    @ Navel Gazing by Daffodil J. Altan on August 7, 2007 @ 11:31 am
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    Tuesday's Headlines

    No deal, Disney: Talks have reportedly ended between Disney officials and the developer that wants to build cheap housing by the Mouse's ritzy resort -- but no settlement was made. Grab your robes, H.B.: The Huntington Beach City Council voted unan...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 7, 2007 @ 9:59 am
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    The Pic That Won't Quit

    Last week, we noticed that a photo of me watching a 3-D presentation made it into USA Today. Earlier this morning, I was told the photo was also on AOL. And then today, I see it on Time Magazine's website (thanks KT for the tip-off!) Be nice if the...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on August 6, 2007 @ 4:16 pm
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    Harald Martin: Mexican Lover?

    Turns out everybody's favorite Mexican-suing, rape-victim-blaming, Zapatistas-supporting school trustee is actually Anaheim's only defender of poor, hopeless Mexicans--and he's getting hell for it. At least that's how Harald Martin describes himself....

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on August 6, 2007 @ 2:43 pm
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    Get Your Rocks Off

    As a frequenter of the AMC 30 at the Block every Thursday night when they show all the new releases, I've also become a fan of Cafe Tu Tu Tango, the most adjacent restaurant, and bar that seems to stay open the latest. It was only last week, however...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on August 6, 2007 @ 2:02 pm
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    Monday's Headlines

    Not you again: Former Garden Grove resident and al-Qaida member Adam Gadahn made new video threats Sunday. Rats! Angel Stadium's got a rat infestation 13 times worse than Petco Park and Dodger Stadium combined, reports the Reg. New record for OC ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 6, 2007 @ 10:06 am
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    That's Bull

    Click the photo for snaps of bull riding, sky diving - and then some - in Costa Mesa:

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 5, 2007 @ 8:41 pm
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    The OC Fair: One last look

    OK, I'll admit it. The entry reads "one last look," but yesterday was in fact my first look at the OC Fair...my first American fair, to confess further. As I was born and raised in Manila, my fair experiences consisted of badly-made (and pretty fri...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 5, 2007 @ 12:46 pm
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    Snap Judgment: Fad Feet

    I was running across a parking lot at the OC Fair this afternoon when I spotted the sticker pictured here on a parked Ford SUV. That's probably the cutest version of the "family in car" mass fad sticker I've seen yet. It's usually the semi-sexist gi...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 4, 2007 @ 9:58 pm
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    Overheard in OC: "Don't Date No White Girl"

    "No, like, dude, don't date no white girls. They're, like, plain. You know? They have no spice like a Mexican girl. I'm not trying to use stereotypes. (Silence.) Uh-huh, uh-huh. (Silence.) No, I know she's hot. I know. (Silence.) But white girls are...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 4, 2007 @ 8:25 pm
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    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 8-3-07

    HOT ROD It's not exactly going out on a limb to say that Andy Samberg has been the best addition to the Saturday Night Live cast in a long time - he's been the main reason that for the first time since the dawn of the Internet age, fans actually sta...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on August 3, 2007 @ 1:51 pm
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    Friday's Headlines

    United by dislike: Anaheim officials on team left and team right don't see eye to eye on many things, but there is one thing they can agree on: that school board appointee Harald Martin sucks. Quick 'n dirty way to make the Minn. bridge story local...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 3, 2007 @ 10:12 am
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    Will the Register be As Abandoned as the Times?

    We're not supposed to like The Orange County Register, but we can't help but cringe after reading that the Reg is shrinking news staff yet again. The Reg (and the Los Angeles Times, for that matter) is atrophying before our hands--and that's not good...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on August 2, 2007 @ 4:40 pm
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