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April 23, 2008

My Doppelganger


"A doppelgänger or fetch is the ghostly double of a living person, a sinister form of bilocation..."

Last Thursday we drove to San Diego and spent the day touristing around. The weather was perfect, and we had a good lunch at the Edgewater Grill, visited the Coronado Hotel, etc. I snapped many pictures, some of which turned out to be pretty nice. When I got home I looked at the photograph above, which I took at Old Town, and discovered in the background a guy who looks exactly like me!



Unrelated: LSD vs Alcohol vs Tree

A Huge Depository of Unusual Links about Orange County and Riverside, California Here

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March 04, 2008

So lost and found

Lost_and_found Aerial view of a crowd filled Anaheim Stadium and surrounding area on its opening day April 9, 1966. (From Changing Times: Los Angeles in Photographs, 1920-1990. Found on Metafilter)

So lost and found, a gorgeous daily photo blog from Riverside by Bill Lindsay

My Two Visits to U2's Joshua Tree. A photo essay by Brad Biringer

Art cars and British muffins on wheels, at How Berkeley Can You Be 2007

Boy lands huge fishes

A Huge Depository of Unusual Links about Orange County and Riverside, California Here

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July 15, 2007

Moon over Laguna

Morning_in_newport Why was the sub-prime mortgage lending industry clustered so disproportionately in Orange Country, California? Half of the biggest twenty sub-prime lenders in the U.S. are (or were) located in Orange Country. Was there some kind of deep cultural explanation for why such infamous lenders such as New Century Finance Corp. and Ameriquest chose the city of Irvine as their base of operations?

A swanky Newport Beach drug treatment facility, the Beau Monde, claims that Courtney Love spent three months there in late-2005 and has since ignored demands to pay her outstanding $181,000 tab

Andy's Truck Adventure. Andy Bussell had been living in his truck while studying at UC Fullerton, and have made it into a 23 months long affair

Notables from Fullerton, CA

I went down to Orange County yesterday, but I didn’t make it to Laguna Niguel. The police usually turn the other cheek for this public display of assets, and the two rules of thumb are: No alcohol or drugs, and show respect so the tradition can continue

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November 24, 2006

Fruits of the Sea

Walking_the_dog_2 What's a public space without an extended guide in mandatory self-correction and self-surveillance that reads like an IRS tax code? Other public space rules

Google building in Newport Beach

Orange County’s own full-service animal crap removal company, member of the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists

Items found during California's Coastal Cleanup Day

A self-guided driving tour of John Steinbeck's Pacific Grove and many other Literary Locales, More than 1,000 picture links to places that figure in the lives and writings of famous authors. (From Bifurcated Rivets)

Turner New Zealand Restaurant, 650 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. A list of Arabic restaurants in Orange County

Unrelated: One of these mornings
You're gonna rise, rise up singing,
You're gonna spread your wings, child,
And take, take to the sky,
Lord, the sky

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May 18, 2006

Portabello mushroom for sale

Reaching_design For sale: modern Corona del Mar beauty, featuring state-of-the art electronics, a water treatment system, three pools, two spas, 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Price: If you have to ask, you can’t effort it. Here’s a hint: With 5% down on 30 year fixed mortgage at 6.7%, your monthly payment will be $459,761…

A little blog reviewing Mexican restaurants in Orange County

A Daily Photo from Aliso Viejo, CA

Orange County Atheists

Professional Bull Riding Tour at the Anaheim Pond. Feb, 10, 2006

Ghost Town Knott's Berry Farm 1940s - 1960s. (From Orange County memories)

Fun things to do in Orange County

Photo above from De Sign Ain’t Within Reach. Many older Unusual Links about Orange County Here

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November 08, 2005

Hookah Bars

Hooka_bar_1 Tomorrow's Hot link: Typical Orange County girls I used to know & love…. (From Details, details, details)

Orange County was an embarrassing place to be from. I Was From Orange County Back When the O.C. Wasn't Cool

The Tragedy of It All - More about The Great Flood of 1938. (From a Metafilter discussion about floods that took out whole cities)

Breaking story: The City of Anaheim cracks down on rowdy hookah cafes in “Little Gaza” district

John W. Carlyle Illustration

Orange County Atheists

Many More Unusual News about Orange County Here

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April 13, 2005

Here come those Santa Ana winds again

Santa_ana_canyon_1 We'll jog with show folk on the sand
Drink kirschwasser from a shell...

A sea of blue dots, each representing a Sex offender living near Disneyland. (From ”Lexicon”)

Museum of Traffic Control in Fullerton.

Ask a Mexican, a weekly column at the “OC Weekly”

Isamu Noguchi landscape in Costa Mesa

“I'm over here...I'm over here at Burger King, over here in San Clemente." Here's the real audio

Matt Haughey’s personalized Google satellite photo of his childhood neighborhood which started the whole Memory Map meme - Guess the Orange County town. Also, Matt's UCR Google-map

Flickr photos tagged with irvine

Django fest in Laguna Beach

History of Orange County since 1799

The Goddess Temple of Orange County - Women of The Sacred Feminine Priestessing the Earth Towards Peace and Prosperity

Many More Unusual News about Orange County Here

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August 29, 2004

Goodbye to Orange County

Yorba_linda_home_1 Thumbnail Photos of Orange County Telephone Directories

Zen Center of Orange County

The Early days in San Clemente

Photos from Cardiff by the Sea

Orange County Zoo

Mountain Biking in Southern California

AutoFree Orange County, Discovering Life Without A Car. (Thanks, “Digital Souls”)

120,000 killer bees in Santa Ana

(Now that I have moved to Riverside, postings about Orange County will probably become sporadic.) Many more Unusual News about Orange County Here

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May 09, 2004

Lots of photos from Orange County

Beach_houses Orange County Beaches Photo Tour, and Photos from Parades on Balboa Island

Donuts Stands with huge Donut-shaped signs in Southern California. Also, Mexican Restaurants with big Sombrero signs

PF Bentley created a Timelapse Movie of the California Angles Baseball Park - including a full Baseball Game. The total time was 16 hours with a frame capture rate of 3 seconds compressed in 55 seconds. (From “Off on a Tangent”)

Friends of the Parasol are trying to save the demolition of this space-age Seal Beach monument

John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers at The Orange County Fair BluesFest on July 20, 2002

This spaceborne radar image of Orange County, California, shows the massive urbanization of this rapidly growing region

Orange County Bucks Rugby Football Club

Interactive map of downtown Anaheim’s Art in Public Places

Live Traffic Feeds in the city of Irvine

Many More Unusual Links about Orange County Here

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April 18, 2004

The OC

Photo taken at the Orange County Performance Art Center.

A Laguna Beach sculpture (?)

Chronology of Orange City and Plaza

Archie’s Ice Cream Trucks, 745 Hariton St., Orange

History of Angel Stadium in Anaheim

Dont mess with a Cocos - What to do with a neighbor's dog that doesn't stop barking

Best restaurants in San Clemente (This is a paid service, though)

More Unusual Links about Orange County Here

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March 27, 2004

Orange County Follies

Orange_peel_1H2O mixup creates scare. The now-famous story about officials in Aliso Viejo that were concerned about the potentially dangerous properties of dihydrogen monoxide…

A personal photo gallery of a trip from Malaysia to Orange County

Virtual Tours: A virtual tour of The Train Station at San Clemente and around the mission in San Juan Capistrano. A virtual tour of the Bower Museum courtyard in Santa Ana (From ”Art Centers in Orange County”)

Menacing Simulated prototypes for Kaiser Permanente pharmacies

The rest of our Links about Orange County are Here

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January 31, 2004

Here are the 2003 "Grow-a-Brain" Orange County Links

Orange_california1938 Flood in Buena Park - 9/14/03

25th Annual Amtrak Mooning in Laguna Niguel

5 coasters of Knott's Berry Farm of Buena Park: Boomerang, Ghostrider, Jaguar! Jammer and Montezooma's Revenge - 12/17/03

Alzheimer's Association of Orange County - 10/25/03

All Starbucks in Orange County

American Opal Society in Garden Grove

Anaheim Hills

Around Newport Beach and the Balboa Peninsula "Fun Zone" (From Colin Fahey )

AuLac Vegan Restaurant in Fountain Valley (See their gallery of 4-course raw meal dishes)

Ayn Rand Institute , "The center for the advancement of Objectivism", right here in Irvine - 10/24/03

Balboa Yacht Club - 12/12/03

Banana Museum in Altadena (and in Washington - "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.")

"Bawdy of Christ" - Is Santa Ana St. Joseph's mural symbolic of Diocesan pedophilia problems? - 12/15/03

"Beemer" by Glenn Gaslin - 9/14/03

Best Thai Restaurant in Orange County - 10/5/03

Bike Builders: Jesse James' West Coast Choppers and Orange County Choppers

Bobcat video on Carbon Canyon Creek - 7/27/03

Bolsa Chica Land Trust - and The Bolsa Chica Alliance - Regarding the Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach...

Bradford House in Brea - 8/16/03

Brea's most famous artist, Shag (Josh Agle)

Butterfly on 11952 Stanton Ave. - 9/20/03

Catalina Offshore Products - delivering fresh Uni for over 20 years

Celebrities of Orange County past & present - 11/6/03

Cemeteries of Orange County

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts , a beautiful place. Before being incorporated, Cerritos was known as City of Dairy Valley, home to 100,000 cows on more than 400 dairies and 106,300 chickens. Cerritos is also remembered as the location of the worst aviation disaster in Los Angeles County history, the Cerritos Mid-Air Collision of 1986 ... (By the way, if you ever get involved with a flight accident, call the professionals - Accept no substitutes ) - 12/19/03

Civil War Round Table of Orange County - 9/14/03

Clockwork_orange_countyClockwork Orange County - A "Worth 1000" parody

Coolsville - 2.5-dimentional artist Roark Gourley's Studio in Laguna Beach (And from Skokie, Illinois - 3-D Pablo )


Cypress College - home of the Chargers

Disneyland in the 1950's & the 1960's - 10/26/03

Dog Island may have been a hoax, but Huntington's Dog Beach is for real... (And here is another local dog park, The Upland Dog Park ).

DromoOne - Indoor Racing on Main St. in Orange

Environmental Photographs of Southern California

Flocks of escaped parrots in Santa Ana (and in San Francisco )

Florence Italian Cuisine, in Irvine

Frame Fetish, Creative Frames from Costa Mesa


Highest & Lowest Gas prices in area

Historical Tour of San Clemente - 10/18/03

"House of Tiki" in Costa Mesa - 9/24/03

How Local Freeways were built

Huntington Beach Sand Castle Festival October 4th & 5th. Also the third big Huntington Beach event "Duck-A-Thon" ... (You know what the first event is...) - 9/29/03

I bet you didn't know that Tustin's Eric has an "Adventure" Edition ! (From "Weird Links" ) - 8/20/03

International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach, (From "Plep") - 8/6/03

Jamillah Garden , Islamic Chinese cooking in Tustin - 8/13/03

Joyful Child Foundation , In Memory Of Samantha Runnion. On July 15, 2002, a 5 year old girl was abducted as she played in front of her house, on a quiet residential street in Stanton, California. Her body was found dead the next day. The foundation mission is to unite and uplift in the protection and wonderment of all children... - 11/14/03

Laguna Beach Art Museum , representing one of Southern California's oldest art colonies - 8/30/03

Laguna - From the California Coastal Records Project

Laguna Woman , the oldest human remains in the Western Hemisphere, early Aliso Creek photos , The Great Laguna Fire - 1993 and Three Arch Bay (From the wonderfully-local "Light-headed" ) - 11/1/03

La Habra Heights official website (Nice photo, not much inside) - 10/18/03

La Habra restaurant - "The Cat and the Custard Cup" been there since 1979

Little known Street Art in Brea

Little Saigon, an interactive map

Los Angeles - 9/22/03

Marian Spinn, A Laguna Woods painter - 8/29/03

Marquee Park Place, Irvine's first high-rise condo-building - 10/16/03

"Medival Times" in Buena Park

Memories and recollections of Orange County Residents - 8/31/03

Mini Vacation in OC - 8/10/03

More Historic photos of Orange & Riverside freeways (From "Things Magazine" ) - 10/2/03

"My Dog Spot", A Collection of Cal Worthington Commercials

National Registry of Historic Places and Parks in Orange County

Never gave much thought to the Native Americans of the Los Angeles/Orange County areas . Apparently, there were some tribes here, especially around the La Habra/Yorba Linda corridor... - 11/22/03

Newport Pier Surf Cam

Neon Motel Signs in Orange and Dayshots of same

North Orange County, Beijing ("New York Times" article)

Notable personalities buried in Orange County

OC Weekly - for Alternative OC news

Old Towne Orange : Old photographs of The Orange Circle, 1910-1919 and the history of Watson Drugs & Soda Fountain On 116 E Chapman, in Orange. Orange Circle Hamburgers and Commercial Stores - 8/31/03

Orange County Blogs

Orange County Center for Performing Art in Costa Mesa, a world-class, wonderful theater, next to South Coast Plaza.

Orange County Code of Ordinances

Orange County Punk

Organic Farmers Markets in North Orange County from Local Harvest

Politicians who were born in Orange County, who lived in Orange County and who died in Orange County - 9/19/03

"Prehistoric Pets" Store in Fountain Valley

Professor Eernisse's Field Marine Biology 317 - wonderful documentation of class trips all over Southern California

Sales and Coupons at the Brea Mall - 10/25/03

"Sky Thrills" - Fly in an aerobatic stunt planeSound of the Fun Zone's Laughing Lady , Faces of and Old Balboa Postcards (All from "Tales of Balboa" ) - 10/26/03

South Orange County Hot Rods Unlimited Car Club - 8/31/03

Sugar Factory (From local historian, Guy Ball's wonderful books, Vintage Santa Ana Postcards and Photos) - 9/14/03

The Irvine Company and its assets

The New Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach (From "Bag & Baggage" )

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange : "Please ask the Lord in your prayers to help us heal and resolve this matter. This is a difficult time for all involved." - 9/19/03

The St. Regis in Monarch Beach. The top Realtor here is Lee Ann Canaday . To view her 76 million dollar (!) worth of listings, you must register. It's worth it - 11/23/03

The ultimate Orange County Movies: "Orange County" with Jack Black , and the morbidly-subversive "Very bad things" .Other movies that were shot in the Orange Circle

Timeline of Orange County History - 9/14/03

Tommy Wish, is a Sixth-degree black belt in martial arts. His gym, Tommy's Gym in Costa Mesa, is a different kind of a gym. Read what happened at the last Golden Leg Tournament - 10/2/03

Vintage photographs from Huntington Beach

Warflying over Los Angeles and Orange counties, (From "Information Junk") - 12/13/03

Wilderness Parks in Orange County - 8/16/03

Wine-Savvy spots where the "Wine-Brats" meet

"Wrong Side of the Tracks" - How South Placentia was railroaded into development - 10/5/03

Yorba Linda

Zov Bistro in Tustin- 1/24/04

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