Should Anyone Care That Ann Coulter Hawks Her Latest Polemic in Costa Mesa TOMORROW?

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I may be going out on a limb here, because I have yet to read Ann Coulter's new book (or, come to think of it, any Ann Coulter book), but other than the upside down exclamation marks before the titles and right side up exclamation marks after, her ¡Adios, America! and The Mexican-in-Chief's ¡Ask a Mexican! book and columns take far different views of U.S. immigration policy.

The pair of authors do have this in common: both will be in Costa Mesa Wednesday.

Gustavo will be here at Weekly HQ, putting the final touches on the latest edition of the best alternative newsweekly in all the land (that's for sale).

Coulter will be pimping ¡Adios, America! at the local Barnes & Noble Booksellers, where a crowd is expected ... to protest her. (They likely won't be able to get as close at Coulter's July 13 gig at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.)

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Assholes Alert! Orange County NeoFreethinkers Hear UCI Professor's Asshole Theory SUNDAY

Peter Montoya says his Church for Thinkers is catching fire with believers and non-believers alike. With that in mind (and spirit), let us think about the topic of this weekend's "Re-Think Sunday" presentation by Aaron James, a UC Irvine professor of philosophy: "Assholes: a Theory."

Oh, I think it's more than a theory, brothers and sistahs! (Ask anyone who reads me!)

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Confederate Flag Flies in Laguna Beach...Art Exhibit

As South Carolina considers taking down its Confederate flag, the stars and bars battle flags fly in Laguna Beach starting Saturday--if by "battle flags" you mean "images of the Confederate flag in two paintings" and by "Laguna Beach" you mean "Laguna Art Museum" and by "flying" you meaning "hanging on walls."

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Newport Beach Fest, Frank Marshall and Peter Bogdanovich Team to Finish Orson Welles Film

Cover design by Dustin Ames/OC Weekly
I dealt with the latest news on the tireless efforts to complete The Other Side of the Wind, Orson Welles' final film, in about the last fifth or eighth of my April 16 cover story that featured 100 "Orsovations" to preview the centennial celebration of the master at that month's Newport Beach Film Festival. Little did I know that the festival and two Hollywood players who had roles in my piece--actor/director/friend of "O" Peter Bogdanovich and the pride of Newport Harbor High School turned big-time producer Frank Marshall--would go on to join forces for a crowd-funding campaign aimed at bringing The Other Side of the Wind to the big screen.

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Surfrider's International Surfing Day in Surf City Ends with Guinness World Record [VIDEOS]

Surfrider Foundation
Move over, two girls, one cup: It's 66 riders, one surfboard.
Surfrider Foundation's 11th annual International Surfing Day included clean-ocean events all over the globe, but the Huntington Beach gathering was significant because it drew the San Clemente-based nonprofit's CEO, featured the collection of 116.5 pounds of trash and was capped with a Guinness World Record.

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Hillary Clinton to Scoop Up Presidential Campaign Cash in Newport Beach TONIGHT

Categories: Events, Politics
The first 100 to give at the $2,700 level get their picture taken with her.
When even Democrats are coming to Newport Beach to scoop up presidential campaign cash, you know it's getting serious.

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Justice for Janitors Rallies in Irvine at NOON to Mark 25th Anniversary of Defining Protest

Categories: Events, Labor

Photo by Conor Izzett/OC Weekly
Cops join Justice for Janitor ralliers outside South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa on June 5, 2008.
Let us take a look back to the heady days of spring 2000. Just about every social movement arrives in Orange County last, and so it was with Justice for Janitors, which had begun in the late 1980s before our very own version launched on March 31, 2000, with a rally on the sidewalk in front of the Taco Bell corporate headquarters in downtown Irvine. Indeed, the teenagers who now live on Taco Bell ... ahem ... food may not even get the joke inspired by a long gone ad campaign in the headline over Nick Schou's coverage of the blessed event:

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New Brad Brafford LGBT Center on Fourth Now Open in Santa Ana

Categories: Events

LGBT Center OC

The LGBT Center OC is expanding with a second location in SanTana called the Brad Brafford LGBT Center on Fourth that will focus on LGBTQ art, culture, and lives. It includes a gallery space highlighting the work of LGBTQ artists and topics, adult education classes for LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ members alike, and will also be used for live community events.

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Joelle Casteix of SNAP Receives Violence Prevention Coalition of OC Honor FRIDAY

Joelle Casteix has been the volunteer Western Regional director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) since 2003.
An author and speaker who has appeared several times in OC Weekly and on for her tireless advocacy on behalf of young sexual abuse victims--and who was herself molested years ago by a choir director at Mater Dei Catholic High School in Santa Ana--receives a well-deserved honor Friday.

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6 Ex-Celeb Cars to Give Dad for Father's Day, Courtesy of Russo and Steele Newport Beach

Categories: Events, Ride Me

All photos courtesy of Russo and Steele
Outrunnin' with the Devil
Waaaay bitchen vehicles once owned by the likes of John Wayne, Burt Reynolds, Eddie Van Halen, Richard Carpenter and other celebrities go on view starting at 9 this morning in Newport Beach--before they are rolled into daily Russo and Steele auctions Friday through Sunday.

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