Pump The Movie is a Real Gas So Get Out to See It at Frida Cinema TONIGHT!

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Our big sistah paper in NYC, Village Voice, called Pump the Movie a "compelling and cogent documentary," so since it ends its one-week run at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana tonight, get on over and see it (at 7:30 or 9:15 p.m.).

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"The Price We All Pay" Campaign Shames Polluting Corporations for What They Cost Us

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California League of Conservation Voters
Bought and sold

You've heard of Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations to flood our democracy with special-interest dollars. If you can't beat 'em (or out-spend 'em), out 'em! The California League of Conservation Voters has joined a national campaign aimed at exposing these corporations that pollute the state, nation and planet.

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It's Hot, Hot, HOT!!! in OC Through Sunday

Categories: Environment

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Photo by Ed Carrasco/OC Weekly
Better come in before your bum melts into the deck.
It is going to be hot, Hot, HOT this weekend, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). An "Urgent Heat Advisory" predicts temperatures nearing 100 degrees F a few miles inland of the Orange Coast Friday and Saturday.

Some seven-day forecasts on the teevee claim it will be hotter some days in inland Orange County than in the Inland Empire.

Our Indian summer is being pushed into the area by strong, gusty, offshore winds that began late last night and continue through this afternoon in the canyons, along the coastal foothills and near the Santa Ana Mountains. Peak gusts up to 50 mph had been predicted through this morning before weakening to 30-35 mph bursts by afternoon.

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What the Frack is Going on in North Orange County is Subject of Symposium TONIGHT

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Photo by Walker Foley
Food & Water Watch's Alexandra Nagy speaks at a different fracking forum in July.

County and water leaders may swear fracking ain't nothing but a thing, but there are several concerned North Countians who fear the oil extraction method may endanger their drinking water. Some of them will no doubt be out tonight for a symposium on the subject at Cal State Fullerton.

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78 Percent of OC Voters Oppose Extending the 241 Toll Road: State Parks Foundation

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Photo by Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly
A thumbs up is given to stopping the 241 toll road extension ... way back in 2008.
The thousands who have turned out at every turn to oppose the Michael Myers of Orange County road projects--the alive/dead/undead extension of the 241 toll road through San Onofre State Beach and perilously close to Trestles beach--can now find solidarity with many others.

They are otherwise known as 78 percent of registered voters in Orange County.

That's the conclusion of a California State Parks Foundation survey released Wednesday that also showed 64 percent of respondents strongly oppose the damn extension. Jeez, I think an international airport in South County drew more support.

"Orange County voters continue to overwhelmingly oppose the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) proposal to build their toll road through San Onofre State Beach--California's fifth most popular state park," says Elizabeth Goldstein, the foundation's president.

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Silverado Film Festival Lineup, Like the Location, is Really Out There (in a Good Way)

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Six-year-old girl skateboarders, a boy and his worm, a guy who won't dance, an accountant who loves a seagull and the real-life unique folks who populate Silverado Canyon are among the subjects of films and music videos rolling at the third annual Silverado Film Festival the night of Sept. 27.

The event is broken up into two parts, with child-friendly films shown from roughly 7-8:30 p.m. and adult content screening from 8:30-10 p.m., according to Joel Robinson, the fest organizer, Weekly contributor and naturalist/outreach coordinator with the Santa Ana Mountains Wild Heritage Project.

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Dozens of Electric Cars You Can Drive Zap Into Surf City for Saturday's EV Fest

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Photo by Matt Coker/OC Weekly
This Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE is lonely no more as many more electric car models come to Surf City.

I suddenly find myself in the market for a car again, which means I will again want an electric car to offset the large carbon footprint I created by driving a Caddy Eldo convertible for years. My quest takes me Saturday morning to Huntington Beach, a one-stop shopping destination for different models of electric vehicles (or EVs, as the cool kids call them).

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Gringo Trails, Screening Free Thursday, Shows What Some Sickos Do on Their Global Jaunts

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Icarus Films
"Shoot the selfie, Susie!" Gringo Trails follows the global vacation route.

Now that you're back from your summer vacation, it's time to sit back and relax in front of a local movie screen--in particular the one at the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach showing a documentary Thursday (for free!) that questions what you may have done around the world.

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Stop Wildlife Destruction at Costa Mesa's Fairview Park TONIGHT!

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City of Costa Mesa Website
Hiking trails > Astroturf

A drive by of Fairview Park in Costa Mesa doesn't inspire much awe. About half of the park looks like any other: sad grass, lonely picnic tables, and shade trees. The other half of the park, however, is a natural, wildlife habitat, peaking out in the distance. Tonight, the Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee will vote on whether or not a portion of this more-rugged habitat with native plants should be leveled and transformed into athletic facilities that will require sprinkler systems, destroy wildlife, and remove just a little bit more of the land that makes planet Earth so gosh-darned pretty and not manicured Irvine.


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Anaheim Hauler Pays $10k Fine for Schlepping Hazardous Waste for 3 Years Without State OK

Categories: Environment

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All County Environmental & Restoration Inc.
All County Environmental & Restoration says it has 15 years experience working with various industries.

California's Environmental Protection Agency recently got an Anaheim hazardous waste hauler to pay a $10,500 fine and sign a consent order agreeing that it transported hazardous waste at least 370 times over a three-year period without state-required registration or other authorization to do so.

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