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    OC Jury Finds Rapist, 14, Guilty

    An Anaheim teenager tried as an adult for a shocking kidnapping-robbery-forced-sodomy crime spree that victimized four 12 and 13-year-old boys in 2004 was convicted this afternoon of committing 11 felonies. Jose Ignacio Avina, just 14 years old at t...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 13, 2007 @ 5:27 pm
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    Thirteen OC Bridges Deemed Structurally Deficient

    According to the California State Bridge Inventory released by Caltrans last week, 13 bridges in Orange County have been classified as "structurally deficient." But, according to Caltrans, this doesn't mean that bridges are going to start collapsing ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 13, 2007 @ 5:18 pm
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    Catching Mitt

    Hey parents! Want to pay a couple hundred smackers to bring the family out to meet a guy who has no hope of becoming president? And never mind that -- could anything be more appealing than a barbecue hosted by a guy who not only won't touch alcohol, ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on August 13, 2007 @ 12:56 pm
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    Freebie Festival

    Here's a cheap Monday date idea: The Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach is celebrating 75 years today, so admission (usually $7) is free. The event opens at 10 a.m. and closes its doors at 11:30 p.m. Over 140 local artists will have pieces on display....

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 13, 2007 @ 10:04 am
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    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: 200 million pixel TV!!!

    You Don't Know Jack: The Sunday the New York Times reviewed this month's publication of John Leland's Why Kerouac Matters. The piece, written by Matt Weiland of The Paris Review, offers this provocative OC hook: "Leland makes a solid case for Kerouac...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 13, 2007 @ 6:29 am
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    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: iPhone Thumb Surgery?

    Thumb operations spike to aid iPhone usage? Here's a new cottage industry in the cosmetic surgery world: carving your thumbs to better use cell phone messaging keys! From www.engadget.com: "Thomas Martel hails from Colorado, and after upgrading to an...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 12, 2007 @ 6:49 am
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    Because you're ugly: Raku beads

    The OC Fair is gone, and in its place is a massive trinkets expo called Gem Faire. Against my wallet's cries of protest, I drove to the Costa Mesa grounds yesterday afternoon to check it out. What I found was a fashionista's dream spread: beads of co...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 11, 2007 @ 2:38 pm
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    Club Apples & Oranges Is Delicious

    Apples & Oranges, Mute's club held at Proof in Santa Ana, rocked the house last night. First of all, the way Proof is set up practically guarantees a good time: One long room snazzily decorated with blue lights (red lights over the bar), not-quite-p...

    @ Navel Gazing by Erin DeWitt on August 11, 2007 @ 1:51 pm
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    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: Pampering Predators

    The latest example is Jason David Rosewarne. The married Anaheim police officer used his job to meet and molest an underage girl, skipped bail to flee to England, lived as a felony fugitive for three years and returned to the U.S. in July 2006. Thou...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 11, 2007 @ 6:16 am
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    Letters From OC Weekly Readers

    'Those Eyelashes Say It All' CONFIDENTIAL COMMENTING Paul Walters is a good man [R. Scott Moxley's Moxley Confidential, "Sources: Walters Won't Run," June 26]. I wish him well and hope that Sandra Hutchens doesn't disappoint us. Michael, Santa Ana...

    by STAFF on July 2, 2009
  • 'Slave Hunter' Aaron Cohen Throws the Book at Human Trafficking


    'Slave Hunter' Aaron Cohen Throws the Book at Human Trafficking

    Take These Chains Aaron Cohen says he tried to put victims and spirituality ahead of his own amazing exploits in his new memoir, Slave Hunter *This article was altered on July 6. Pinning down Aaron Cohen is no easy task. The sometime Costa Mesa r...

    by Matt Coker on July 2, 2009
  • [Hey, You!] Sing for Your Sucker


    [Hey, You!] Sing for Your Sucker

    Hey, you, Mr. Bar & Grill Manager: You acted like you were glad to see me show up to play music on Friday nights. You allowed me to have a couple of drinks and a steak weekly. Almost the entire spring went by, when I came to play for free food one l...

    by ANONYMOUS on July 2, 2009
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    [Ask a Mexican!] The Thin Line Between Amor y Odio

    Dear Mexican: Looking back recently on my distant youth in northwest Ohio, I came to the realization that the sweetest, most beautiful girl this gabacho ever went out with (indeed, in my entire senior class) was the pure-blooded daughter of Mexican ...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on July 2, 2009
  • How Pro-Life Activists and OC Supervisors Cut Off Funds to Planned Parenthood


    How Pro-Life Activists and OC Supervisors Cut Off Funds to Planned Parenthood

    Squeezed Out How anti-abortion-rights activists and the OC Board of Supervisors teamed up to cut off funds to Planned Parenthood *This article was altered on July 6. When Orange County Republican strategist Mark Bucher met Lila Rose last summer, h...

    by DAFFODIL J. ALTAN on July 2, 2009
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    'Slave Hunter' Co-Author Christine Buckley Wears Her Journalism on Her Sleeve - WEB EXCLUSIVE!

    Emotional Involvement Slave Hunter co-author Christine Buckley wears her journalism on her sleeve LA Weekly and OC Weekly readers were first exposed to Christine Buckley's writing and reporting skills in her June 2007 cover story, "From Hunter to ...

    by Matt Coker on July 2, 2009
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    No Love For The Opening Of Club XO

    UPDATE: Club photos are up. Last night was the Club XO opening at Kolla's Nightclub in Lake Forest. How can I put this politely? It blew ass. I would always rather write a positive review than a negative one, so it pains me to say last night start...

    @ Navel Gazing by Erin DeWitt on August 10, 2007 @ 4:03 pm
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    Harald Martin Uses District Resources To Spin His Story

    Anaheim Union High School District trustees claim that they reappointed former board member Harald Martin because he was the most qualified candidate for the job. That's bull--nothing more than political payback, as I noted in the above link. But I f...

    @ Navel Gazing by Gustavo Arellano on August 10, 2007 @ 3:47 pm
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    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 8-10-07

    STARDUST I haven't seen it yet. But it's what I intend to attend this weekend. And yeah, I know the previews make it seem kind of silly. But it's based on a novel by Neil Gaiman, who may have hordes of annoying neo-pagan hippie-chick fans, but that...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on August 10, 2007 @ 2:53 pm
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    Q: What Happened When the Grape Got Stepped On?

    A: It let out a little wine. Non-alcoholics who saw Sideways and wondered what all the fuss was about now have their own shot at tasting fancy grapeage -- First Blush appears to be grape juice made from them thar fancy-like fruits whut the French us...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on August 10, 2007 @ 2:39 pm
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    About that nose picker from the OC Reg...

    It was all so beautiful: Register reporter on his way out sticks his finger up his nose in the face of The Man and is caught on camera, then noticed by LA Observed and broadcast throughout the blogosphere, his message forever preserved in cyberspace....

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 10, 2007 @ 8:42 am
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