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By substitute on May 1, 2011
By substitute on March 28, 2011
The last of the bean fields turned into retail a long time ago, and even the strawberry patches are gone. The Segerstroms kept their own estate as a farm for sentimental reasons, but that’s in Santa Ana. Costa Mesa has been definitively paved. Orange Coast College has a miniature farm for ag classes. The Grange […]
By substitute on March 25, 2011
I rarely reproduce an article in its entirety, but as would say, the whole thing is a pullquote. I can’t come up to the challenge of annotating or responding. Instead, read: Newport may close Balboa branch, open ‘electronic’ library Instead, part of planned community center would be equipped with computer center, on-demand book orders. NEWPORT […]
By substitute on March 24, 2011
Hi. I want to learn Spanish, and I’m pretty sure I need a classroom to do it. The community colleges are all as they say “impacted,” and even if I managed to get in I’d be displacing some unfortunate person who needed 1 more class to get out, I bet. What are good places (private […]
By substitute on March 19, 2011
This is Central Orange County. At least most of it. If you head inland more than a couple of miles and can’t smell the sea air any more, here’s what you get. This, interrupted by strip malls: Here, have a whole set of those. More to come, I’m sure.
By substitute on February 26, 2011
The Santa Ana Boxing Club
By substitute on December 12, 2010
This is the least despairing of my latest suburban despair photo expedition. This time I was in Stanton, which is a small, boring, violent chunk of North Orange County. Stanton evokes for me, because it looks the way Costa Mesa did when I was a child in the 1970s: strip malls, asphalt, and piles of […]
By substitute on October 22, 2010
Can someone recommend a CSA in Newport or Costa Mesa, or near here somewhere in central Orange County? I know there are several who do drop-offs here but I don’t know which if any are good. Thanks!
By substitute on September 11, 2010
Christ, what an asshole. “Lifestyle issues” abound.