Hermès South Coast Plaza Visited at HIGH NOON by PETA Advocates for Gators and Crocs

Bound for a high-end shop near you: Crocodiles that are about 1.5 years old in a Kariba, Zimbabwe, pen before their slaughters at age 3.
Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) say they will be at the South Coast Plaza Hermès at noon, not to score an $1,100 Lettres d'Erevan cashmere and silk shawl designed by Karen Petrossian but to urge shoppers to "not to buy the skins of tormented animals."

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Theresa Fisher of Tustin Gets 3.5 Years in Scam That Gave Patients New Noses, Boobs, Tummies

Princess Cosmetic Surgery of Orange advertisement
Their tummy tucks were billed as "hernia disc surgeries."
A Tustin woman has been sentenced to nearly 3.5 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $2.6 million in restitution for her part in an Orange plastic surgery center's scam that gave new noses, boobs and tummy tucks to patients whose insurance companies were fraudulently billed for covered, medically necessary procedures.

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Shaine Joseph LaVoie, Ezekiel Clothing Co. Co-Founder, Guilty of Fraud, Faces 24 Years

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Shaine Joseph LaVoie spent stolen money on a lavish lifestyle, prosecutors say.
UPDATE, MAY 30, 7:03 A.M.: Shaine Joseph LaVoie, who co-founded the Ezekial skateboarding clothing company before leaving the company in 2003, was convicted this week of more than two dozen felonies for bilking more than 12 victims in Ponzi-type fraud schemes involving close-out clothing and a phony apparel company. The Dana Point 46-year-old faces around 24 years in prison when he is sentenced July 17, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA).

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Axe Hair Products Owner to Pay More Than $770,000 to Settle OC Consumer Fraud Case

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They Axed for it.
A case that began after a student intern brought a container of an Axe hair styling product into the Orange County District Attorney's office has led to $770,000 settlement by the company's owner with the OCDA to resolve a consumer protection complaint.

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Wet Seal Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Wet Seal Inc.
UPDATE, JAN. 16, 1:32 P.M.: Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. announced today it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection but will continue business operations under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The specialty retailer released a statement saying it worked out a financing arrangement with B. Riley Financial Inc. to fund continued company operations during the Chapter 11 cases. The so-called "debtor-in-possession" agreement is subject to bankruptcy court approval.

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Mario Orlando Montano Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Assault on Jogger and Attempt on Neighbor

See the update at the end of this post on Montano pleading not guilty at his arraignment to sexual assault AND attempted sexual assault.

ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 18, 6:30 A.M.: With less than two weeks of 2013 to play with, we may have stumbled upon the Ugliest Police Mugshot of the Year.

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PETA "Santas" to Urge South Coast Plaza Christmas Eve Shoppers Not to Buy Fur

That may not be Santa Claus you last-minute shoppers see at South Coast Plaza this afternoon but members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Activists dressed like Kris Kringle will not be trying to draw attention to the miserable working conditions for flying reindeer but animals who are skinned, sheared or mutilated for their fashionable hides.

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Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon Gives His Daughters "Matching" Boob Jobs

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You can't say Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Niccole is a stingy father. His two adopted, 25-year-old daughters, Brittani and Charm, have both had multiple procedures done by their dad, and they're all one big happy family.

"There are people that would critique me for doing a breast augmentation on my daughter at 18," Dr. Niccole told the Daily Mail. "Nobody, nobody would treat my daughter the way I would. ... I felt very, very comfortable doing her surgery. And I would do it over again."

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Shopping Carts, Yard Sale Signs, Overcrowded Homes: Notes from Anaheim's NIMBY Whiners

In Anaheim exists a phenomenon the Weekly calls 'Blight Fright!': numerous, unnecessary NIMBY ordinances that ignore root causes of the plight behind "blight." Everything from homeless tents in public spaces to yard sales have served as fodder to harass poor people in the name of 'quality of life.'

These ordinances don't just drop out of the sky or are the sole domain of council-pendejos! As fun files obtained by the Weekly show, they result thanks mostly to whiny Anaheimers--or as we deem them, "AnaWhiners!"

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In Honor of Raider Todd Christensen (R.I.P.), The 10 Greatest Man Perms in History

Raider Nation is in mourning and even Raider haters are tipping their brewskis upon learning five-time Pro Bowl tight end Todd Christensen died during a surgical procedure in Utah Wednesday morning.

He was 57.

In honor of the one-time possessor of the best man perm on the planet, we present 10 others who have/do rock the hairstyle with gusto.

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