This Week in the OC Weekly

In "South Side Story" Daffodil J. Altan investigates whether a popular legal weapon is putting an end to a 30-year-old gang rivalry in South County or just catching innocent bystanders in its net.

And Spencer Kornhaber takes a look at Mission Viejo Councilwoman Cathy Schlicht in "Woman on a Mission." She's trying to deliver on campaign promises, but is running into an opposing majority.


  • The Weekly's standing columns, ¡Ask a Mexican!, Hey, You! and Savage Love.
  • Restaurant reviews of the famous Alberto's taqueria sound-alikes and Break of Dawn in Laguna Hills.
  • Culture focuses on the tech/art installations at the UCI Beall Center and Trendzilla talks American Rag.
  • Our film critics review "New In Town," "Medicine For Meloncholy" and local special screenings.
  • Music features articles on Morning Benders and Paul Masvidal's prog metal. Albert Ching's "Sound Guy" column reviews Mission Viejo rapper Apoetnomadali; Locals Only  listens to Moostache; and we've got CD reviews of Franz Ferdinand's "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand" (Domino) and Lars Hornveth's "Kaleidoscopic" (Smalltown Supersound).

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