Garden Grove Council Members Draw Kudos, Haters for Supporting Obama Immigration Reforms

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Mayor Bao Nguyen makes a point at Tuesday's Garden Grove City Council meeting.
By a narrow majority, the Garden Grove City Council voted Tuesday night to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs--a.k.a. Obama's Incite Donald Trump, Orly Taitz and Temeculans to Lose Their Shit Acts.

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Cars, Mucho Cerveza, Mariachi Flash Mob Help Santa Ana College Celebrate 100 Years

Categories: School Daze

Santa Ana College
In the 1960s, or a decade after this was shot, Santa Ana College cheerleaders got legs.
Santa Ana College opened its doors for the first time one fall morning in 1915. Actually, the doors of what was then Santa Ana Junior College had been opened before, as they were Santa Ana High School doors. But that's not important right now. What is important and historical and oh so glorious is SAC is now 100 years old ... and fixin' for a big ol' blowout ... yo.

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Surfboard Tied to Two New Guinness World Records on Display at U.S. Open of Surfing

Surfrider Foundation
Hang 132!
The giant surfboard that set a Guinness world record in Huntington Beach on International Surfing Day June 20--by having 66 people ride it at once--is being taken out of its giant, zip-up surfboard bag.

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Sheriff Clicks Her Heels But OC Snitch Scandal Won't Go Away

Bob Aul/OC Weekly
Anyone who had spent a year traveling overseas before walking into the July 24 Board of Supervisors' meeting on civilian oversight woes at the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) might have thought they were witnessing the coronation of Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. The top cop's arrival in the Hall of Administration, with her entourage, prompted smiles, handshakes and backslaps. One attendee said the sheriff was doing an "excellent" job. Another praised her willingness to attend; a third declared "the highest degree of respect for her." Even board chairman Todd Spitzer praised Hutchens' purported desire "to do the right thing."

If OCSD is a paradigm of virtuous public service, why call a semi-emergency hearing? The sheriff wondered the gist of this question out loud, though she said, in disingenuous politeness, "I'm pleased to be here." Worried police-corruption revelations once again have won national attention, Spitzer assembled the powwow to discuss strengthening the Office of Independent Review (OIR) or scrapping it for more effective oversight. "We have a problem as a county," he said.

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OC's Getting Rid of Mississippi's Flag--What About Our Other Markers to the Confederacy and Klan?

Y'all come back now, ya here?

It's been fun to see the Orange County Board of Supervisors, the Orange County Bar Association, and now the Orange County Human Relations trying to outdo themselves in getting Mississippi's flag taken down from the Santa Ana Civic Center. REAL brave to take on Mississippi, the Hemet of America. How courageous to get offended at the Confederate flag, the ultimate symbol of the ultimate losers. Why, if we just had such conviction in government, legal, and nonprofit circles, we'd eradicate racism forever!

Please. Betcha those groups don't have the stones to confront the true racist menace littering Orange County's landscape: monuments to the Confederacy and the Ku Klux Klan.

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Anaheim Ranked Among the Worst Big Cities in America for Parks and Recreation

Photo by Kevin Lara/OC Weekly
Does EDM at City National Grove in Anaheim count as recreation?
Despite having one regional park, two professional sporting teams and too many young Latinos to count running for their lives nightly to avoid ending up in body bags due to gang/police/random gunfire, Anaheim has been rated among the worst American cities for recreation.

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Online Donors Sought for The Parkland Doctors Film on True Events in JFK's Emergency Room

Categories: Film and TV

Still pulled from Zapruder film
The shot seen 'round the world
An Irvine company is helping to spread the word about a crowdfunding campaign for an "explosive" new documentary on what really happened inside the Parkland Hospital Trauma Room One as doctors tried to save President John F. Kennedy.

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Gilbert Arenas is Welcomed Back to OC Fair to Win Even More Stuffed Animals: Update

UPDATE, JULY 28, 1:25 P.M.: Gilbert Arenas is invited back to the Orange County Fair any time and yes, that includes to play its 15 basketball shooting games that won the former NBA star his booty shown above, according to a fair officials.

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New Report Forecasts More Jobs, But With Crap Pay, in OC's Future Economy

Categories: Politics

Photo by Monica Brasov-Curca

A new report released yesterday says Orange County's economy is destined for growth and inequality. More Jobs, Less Opportunity is a joint effort between the UC Irvine Community Labor Project and Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD). It had its big unveiling in the meeting room of Santa Ana Public Library. Academics, community organizers and politicians packed the house, a veritable who's-who of progressive OC.

"What is Orange County's economy like for regular people?" asked lead author Clara Turner of OCCORD. "What changes do we need to make?"

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Meet More of Your Neighbors and Fraudsters, Orange County!

Photo by flickr user ivers
F is for fraud.
Two local men were recently sentenced, a third pleaded guilty, a fourth pleaded not guilty and a woman was charged in separate, unrelated frauds that stung victims for amounts ranging from the thousands to the millions of dollars, according to authorities.

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