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    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises

    Gore could face prison for OC drugs: Rachanee Srisavasdi over at the Register courthouse bureau reports that Orange County prosecutors have charged Albert Arnold Gore III with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, two misdemeanor...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 21, 2007 @ 6:16 am
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    Beach Break: Cheap Shots

    Last night was the soft opening for Cheap Shots, a new bar in Long Beach. The d?cor was surprising considering the area, where most bars have Bud Light lamps hanging over coin-op pool tables. Cheap Shots (don't let the name fool you) is actually qu...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on July 20, 2007 @ 6:38 pm
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    Philippine Thriller

    My home nation is cooler...and weirder than yours. I determined this after bumping into a Boing Boing post today featuring 1,500 Philippine inmates performing a choreographed version of Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Top this, OC correction camps. Pr...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 20, 2007 @ 4:56 pm
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    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 7-20-07

    Tough one, this. There is no way I'm ever going to recommend Hairspray -- even if it turns out to be passable, I hate the very idea of it. As for Adam Sandler pretending to be gay...if GLAAD approved of the movie, I'm thinking Sandler's gonna be pret...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on July 20, 2007 @ 3:52 pm
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    Friday's Headlines

    He's no angel, say the cops: Angel Cerna of Anaheim was arrested on his way to his delivery job yesterday. The cops think he may have killed his wife, Gabriela Herrera, whose body was dumped along an East Los Angeles freeway in November. Blah headl...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 20, 2007 @ 9:07 am
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    20th Century Fox pulls out of Comic-Con

    As reported in this week's Comic-Con preview by yours truly, Fox was set to showcase upcoming movie releases including Aliens Vs. Predator, Babylon A.D. and Jumper. The LA Times is reporting that the studio decided their footage "wasn't ready." JoBl...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on July 19, 2007 @ 9:43 pm
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    They saw, they liked, they conquered

    The Los Angeles Times must have liked the past few months' OC Weekly covers quite a bit. Enough to hire our superstar art director away, anyhow. Sobs and congratulations go out to our boy Joey Santos. Our loss is definitely your gain, LAT. Not onl...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 19, 2007 @ 6:15 pm
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    Beach Break: Swimming in shit

    Three months ago, Heal the Bay, a Santa Monica-based environmental group, released its 17th Annual Beach Report Card. Although the group noted an overall improvement in the quality of water at California beaches, it reported that Long Beach had suffe...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on July 19, 2007 @ 3:42 pm
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    Rich Kane Returns!

    Remember Rich Kane? Our longtime music editor and author of the immortal LowBallAssChatter column? Who personified all that was/is wonderful and snarky about your favorite rag? But mysteriously disappeared from our pages in 2005? And ended up in the ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on July 19, 2007 @ 3:27 pm
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    Dear Diary By Lesley Arfin

    Satisfying all your voyeuristic tendencies, Leslie Arfin has published her diary. She's actually been doing this for a long time, one entry at a time in her Vice column: Dear Diary is a collection of entries starting from sixth grade and going until ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Erin DeWitt on July 19, 2007 @ 1:40 pm
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    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Register Slams Sheriff

    Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher recently uttered that President George W. Bush deserves another six months to turn things around in Iraq. But the Huntington Beach/Long Beach representative has a shameful history on the subject. More than 1...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 19, 2007 @ 7:45 am
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    Back behind the wheel

    When the swag peddlers at Chevrolet offered me a chance to enter a media racing competition at the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station called "Rev it Up" and basically rod the piss out of their entire 2008 lineup last Friday, it couldn't have com...

    @ Navel Gazing by Derek Olson on July 18, 2007 @ 5:31 pm
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    OC congressman: Japan must apologize for WWII sex

    KNBC is reporting today that Orange County Republican Congressman Ed Royce thinks the Japanese government hasn't adequately apologized for converting 200,000 Asian women into sex slaves -- or "comfort women" -- for its soldiers during World War II. ...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 18, 2007 @ 1:51 pm
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    The iPhone: Shaken and Stirred

    The iPhone is apparently worth more as a black pile of ash than as its snazzy intact self. We know this because the mad scientists at the Will It Blend site threw the pretty tech toy in a blender, and then after finding out it DID blend quite nicel...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 18, 2007 @ 12:44 pm
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    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: An OC Blog Coward

    Can it get any better? Yep. Here's more from the story based on a draft complaint: "Nicholas had his private jet pick up prostitutes in New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles" to bring "them back to the Pond for his rock-star friends. He pr...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 18, 2007 @ 7:09 am
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    Dude, Here's Your Pot!

    The all-Republican Orange County Supervisors voted 4-1 today in favor of allowing county residents who suffer from a variety of ailments to smoke and possess medical marijuana without being harassed by cops. And yes, OC cops do harass medical cannabi...

    @ Navel Gazing by Nick Schou on July 17, 2007 @ 3:46 pm
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    Yacht 'Cha!

    Not-too-early morning brought the start of the TransPacific yacht race to Honolulu, complete with free continental breakfast and pretty girls wearing leather knee-high riding boots (to a yacht race? I think we're mixing our upper-class leisure event...

    @ Navel Gazing by Conor Izzett on July 17, 2007 @ 1:21 pm
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    Bad Car-ma

    We appear to be having some sick contest here at the Weekly. The working title: "Who can get the worst thing done to their vehicle?" Intern Conor Izzett started it two weeks back when a tire popped on his pickup, costing him office hours and sanity....

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on July 17, 2007 @ 12:02 pm
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    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: Poor Mike Carona

    OC's Embarrassing Buford T. Justice: Law-enforcement helicopters and ground crews normally -- blatantly -- tail me. You should have seen them after I revealed that local cops had planted a handgun on a DUI suspect, after I wrote about a cop who ejac...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on July 17, 2007 @ 7:47 am
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    Boondoggle or Balloon-doogle?

    Last Friday Weekly web editor extraordinaire Janine Kahn and I were cordially treated to a fantastic voyage on the Irvine Great Park's $5 million big orange helium airship attraction. While publications like the OC Register and Los Angeles Times -- a...

    @ Navel Gazing by Derek Olson on July 16, 2007 @ 6:48 pm
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