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Mark Sanchez, Jets QB Out of Mission Viejo, Called "Shaky Chihuahua" by Boomer Esiason

6 years ago by Matt Coker
Current New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, the pride of Mission Viejo High School, has been called out by retired Jets QB Boomer Esiason as a "shaky chihuahua." Sanchez is famous for displaying Mexican pride on and off the field while guiding the Jets and USC before that. Chihuahuas were...
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Nickin Jessica

13 years ago by Anonymous
Illustration by Bob AulIt's not that I'm a misogynist, not at all. I embrace the very core of femininity. However, this anti-love note goes out to you, Little Miss Pretentious. I stood in the coffee shop and watched as you pulled up in your new white BMW that daddy bought...
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A Very Extra Special Weekly Remembrance of Gidget, Who Played "Dinky" the Chihuahua in Taco Bell Ads

8 years ago by Matt Coker
News of the death of Gidget, who succumbed to a stroke at age 15 on Sunday, prompts this very special Weekly remembrance of "Dinky," the chihuahua Gidget played in commercials Irvine-based Taco Bell began airing in 1997.Regarding the Byte Marks about the Taco Bell commercial with the little Mexican "rat"...
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Crime Time: Girlie Pee-ers, Girlie Knife Fighters, Un-Tartared Waters, Bullhorn Pranksters and Dogs Victimized, Sniffing Pot, Nabbing Suspects

8 years ago by Matt Coker
UPDATED WITH A CORRECTION . . . It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more girlie knife fights, un-tartared waters, pranksters with bullhorns, real-looking fake-gun scares and dogs stolen, smashed, smelling marijuana and taking bites out of crime MONDAY, SEPT. 28 Everything But the Clothes Off His...
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Diary of a Mad County

15 years ago by Matt Coker
MONDAY, Dec. 2 After being served eviction papers today, Cal State Fullerton frat boyspunch holes in walls, pour paint on bathroom fixtures and generally trash their former animal house before vamoosing. Damage to the former Sigma Pi fourplex is estimated at $50,000. Chapter president Marvin Steele admits that he and...
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Orange Crushed

18 years ago by Matt Coker
By Bob AulOrange County got even less orange on Jan. 11 when bulldozers dug up Placentia's last citrus grove. The City Council, which approved a housing development on the land, gave preservationists five months to save the orchard. But Preserve Our Past couldn't get the matter before voters or line...
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Crystal Chlorination

18 years ago by Matt Coker
Illustration by Bob AulAn Irvine Co. contractor who was sterilizing pipelines on Nov. 15 reportedly may have illegally dumped chlorine into Los Trancos Creek, which pours into the federally protected waters of Crystal Cove, a rare spawning ground for dolphins. Wildlife and water-quality officials were investigating whether the discharge violated...
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Letters

BURGER WARSThis is regarding the Sports article by Jon Hall regarding bullfighting ("They Kill Cheeseburgers, Don't They?" Aug. 6), in which Mr. Hall laments that the bullfights he saw in Tijuana were not entertaining enough because the bulls did not put up enough of a fight.I can imagine only one...
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July-September

JULY The Orange County Agricultural Commission reported in early July that oranges, which had been our top citrus crop for a century, declined by 70 percent in 1997 and finally dropped behind-gulp!-lemons. That's right, bunky, we live in Lemon County. It's only a matter of time before we'll head out...
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The Year in Bits: January- June

17 years ago by Matt Coker
Illustrations by Bob AulJANUARY NO NEWS IS, UH, NEWS? The millennium came and went at 12 a.m. on Jan. 1. Near as we can tell, we're still here. So is San Antonio, Texas-based, global telecommunications giant SBC Communications, which felt obliged to press release us on Jan. 2 to say...

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