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    Man meat extravaganza at Newport Beach

    If you're up at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, grab your binoculars and head to Newport Pier, where around a hundred lifeguards will be racing in honor of local legend Buddy Belshe. The 73-year-old was a lifeguard for 57 years - He retired earlier in the year...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 21, 2007 @ 9:53 pm
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    Snap Judgment: Asleep in Orange County

    I once did a photo series called "Asleep in Los Angeles," featuring locals asleep all over the place: on the Metro, by the public library, on cardboard, grass, abandoned couches...gosh darn, those Angelenos sure like to sleep. Anyway, here's what co...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 21, 2007 @ 9:36 pm
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    Sick Puppies

    Nearly 65 poor sick little doggies and kitties had to be rescued from a pet store in Santa Ana where they were allegedly being mistreated, The Register reported today. Santa Ana animal control officers reportedly found 56 dogs, 22 rabbits, six cats...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 21, 2007 @ 6:19 pm
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    Beach Break: Pump It Up

    The Grunion Gazette and Press Telegram have been be trumpeting the success of the water department's quick fix for the estimated 90,000+ gallons of polluted storm drain water being pumped directly into Alamitos Bay (widely known for its poor water qu...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 21, 2007 @ 5:02 pm
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    Don't Taunt Me Like That

    When a fast-food-type bucket says "Fried Dynamite" on it, I expect it to deliver. Pay attention, OC Fair vendors: balls of fried dynamite sauce (that spicy cooked mayo that sushi restaurants tend to serve scallops in) would be a great greaseball snac...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on August 21, 2007 @ 4:46 pm
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    Pricey Morning in America

    Mitt Romney may like him some outdoor barbecue and bouncy houses, but it seems that Rudy Giuliani prefers breakfast as his OC fund-raising venue. However, those eggs and bacon will cost you -- got $2,300 or more? Want to blow it all on a photo op wit...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on August 21, 2007 @ 4:39 pm
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    A Pic-A-Nic Basket, eh, Boo-Boo?

    I like to "live on the go." Who doesn't? But I never knew before that it makes take-out easy. I'd prefer something that takes make-out easy, but you roll with what you get. This may be the first gift basket ever in which a green plastic bag is offe...

    @ Navel Gazing by Luke Y. Thompson on August 21, 2007 @ 4:33 pm
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    Del Taco: Chicken-Checkers

    So I'm cruising over the 241 toll road Monday listening to the Angels-Yankees game on 710, when a Del Taco commercial drifts over the airwaves. There's some blah-blah-blah, and then the ad does exactly what the Lake Forest-based fauxMex chain's marke...

    @ Navel Gazing by Rich Kane on August 21, 2007 @ 11:23 am
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    DA Determined to Send White Supremacist Killer to Death Row

    Prosecutor Ebrahim Baytieh announced this morning he will try a second time to send convicted killer Michael Alan Lamb, 33, to San Quentin State Prison's notorious Death Row. An Orange County jury convicted the Public Enemy Number One (PENI) Death ...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 21, 2007 @ 9:50 am
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    Tuesday's Headlines

    Lookin' for cheap labor: Wonder how the OC Reg plans to fill the void after the layoffs? Intern power! That's $10.63 an hour, according to a note sent out by the AAJA. Our favorite Martin: Opponents of Anaheim Union school trustee Harald Martin sto...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 21, 2007 @ 7:24 am
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    Letters From OC Weekly Readers

    'If You're Going to Whore Yourselves, Lower the Bar Some More' SURF, DRUGS, AND ROCK & ROLL Mike Hynson was one of the surfers I followed as a kid [Nick Schou's "After the End," July 10]. I had my own drug-dealing days, my own acid experience, saw ...

    by STAFF on July 16, 2009
  • [Moxley Confidential] Meet the Victims in the Toledano Alleged Extortion Case

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    [Moxley Confidential] Meet the Victims in the Toledano Alleged Extortion Case

    Feeling the Burn A wealthy, well-connected Newport Beach husband and wife are the mystery victims in an alleged extortion plot by their former personal trainer and an ex-chairman of the OC Democratic Party One-eyed vitamin- and weight-loss-suppleme...

    by R. Scott Moxley on July 16, 2009
  • [Hey, You!] It Takes a Big Ass to Know One

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    [Hey, You!] It Takes a Big Ass to Know One

    You were the lovely gentleman in the silver car on Harbor Boulevard who decided to yell at me while hanging outside your passenger window that my "fat ass was going to break that bike seat" as I was minding my own business on a relaxing ride. I'm ve...

    by ANONYMOUS on July 16, 2009
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    [Ask a Mexican!] Uncle Tom's Wabbin'

    Dear Mexican: How can I get Mexicans to arrive at a meeting ON TIME? Punctual Pete Dear Gabacho: Tell them you're offering green cards on a first-come, first-served basis. And then diles a gabachos to eliminate the concept of arriving "fashionabl...

    by GUSTAVO ARELLANO on July 16, 2009
  • The More the OC Fair Has Changed, the More Its Rites and Rituals Have Stayed the Same

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    The More the OC Fair Has Changed, the More Its Rites and Rituals Have Stayed the Same

    The Birds and the Beasts Were There The more the OC Fair has changed, the more its rites and rituals have stayed the same: It's not about Weird Al. It's about weird us At first glance, the Orange County Fair ain't nothing like yo' grandpappy's coun...

    by Joel Beers on July 16, 2009
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    Un-safe slumber party

    Ever wonder what would happen if you locked an old woman in a bank safe? You have? Well then you're a sick individual. But lucky for you, Bank of America in Laguna Woods did lock a diabetic 73-year-old woman in a privacy room while she was checking h...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 20, 2007 @ 6:04 pm
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    Behind the hijab in Anaheim

    Update: View a slideshow of images from Open-Mosque Day here. Too much is still unknown, speculated about and misunderstood when it comes to Muslims abroad and in the U.S. To counter this in their own small way, a dozen or so mosques throughout L.A....

    @ Navel Gazing by Daffodil J. Altan on August 20, 2007 @ 4:58 pm
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    Beach Break: Cheap drugs

    Who doesn't like cheap drugs? Nobody that's who! So lets all jump up and click our heels together in glee because the city of Long Beach has introduced a drug card program that will reduce prescription medication costs by up to 75 percent for its res...

    @ Navel Gazing by Amanda Parsons on August 20, 2007 @ 4:31 pm
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    Gold Medal in Olympic Downhill Shopping Goes to OC

    I was mildly surprised to see about 50 shoppers inside Nordstrom Rack at Metro Pointe in Costa Mesa seven minutes after they'd opened on Saturday morning. Sure, I wasn't expecting the power (and air conditioning) to blink, resume and then crash whil...

    @ Navel Gazing by R. Scott Moxley on August 20, 2007 @ 10:50 am
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    Monday's Headlines

    Another sad LAT article about the blogosphere: Earlier on, the Times ran a head-scratching piece about the Drudge Report. And yesterday, a poorly put together Op-Ed bashing political blogs. Kevin Roderick at LA Observed has the lowdown...as usual. ...

    @ Navel Gazing by Janine Kahn on August 20, 2007 @ 10:17 am
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