Guilty Pleasures

1300-1384 Each of the hits Randy Velarde got-in just 61 games-after being traded from the Angels to the Oakland A's. The Angels gave up Velarde and pitcher Omar Olivares for practically nothing, despite being the American League's worst-hitting team.

1385-1391Each of the seven victories in just 12 starts-he went 7-2-posted by Olivaresfor the A's after being traded.

1392 The exquisite torment of anticipation that accompanies the question, “Hey, didja hear about that Angels trade?”

1393 Banana mochasat the Gypsy Den.

1394Feeding ducks day-old bread at William R. Mason Regional Park in Irvine.

1395 Garlic bread at Renata's Caffe Italiano. Guaranteed to keep you happy and vampire-free until the new millennium. A bargain at only $2. You can take it to go, but you'll want to stay for the food. 227 E. Chapman Ave., Ste. F, Orange, (714) 771-4740.

1396 Seeing Dr. Seuss side by side with Rembrandt at Fingerhut Gallery. 210 Forest Ave., Ste. A, Laguna Beach, (949) 376-6410.

1397 Completing your History Channel-viewing experience by stocking up on World War II militaria at the Armory of Orange. 368 S. Tustin, Orange, (714) 532-4233.

1398 Walter Clevenger and the Dairy Kings: this smart local band is most likely what would result if Nick Lowe and the Beatles had a baby.

1399 William O. Hart Park in Orange, one of OC's best, most spacious old parks. Originally called Orange City Park, the city changed the name to honor Orange Daily Newspublisher William O. Hart at the time of his death.

1400 Even sadder is the story of Hart's son, who perished in a plane crash on the way to the funeral.

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