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Planned Parenthood Gets Squeezed Out in Orange Countynew

Anti-abortion-rights activists and the Orange County Board of Supervisors teamed up to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  07-07-2009  |  Sex

Talking to a Beauty Queen (No, Not That One) About Gay Marriage and Morenew

Pageant queen Felix Ayala, a.k.a. Frida Marin, talks about Proposition 8, the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, President Barack Obama and the future of gay rights.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  06-09-2009  |  LGBT

Jose Lopez Brings the Chicano Style to Another Levelnew

A stray bullet set Anaheim's Jose Lopez on a path toward becoming one of OC's most sought-after tattoo artists.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  03-17-2009  |  Culture

Orange County's Mexican Consul Sparks Protests, Burns Bridgesnew

Allegations of nepotism, elitism and favoritism all at the hands of Carlos Rodriguez y Quezada and his deputy consul have swirled throughout the county and the Spanish-language media since last summer. The situation heated up just before Christmas, when half a dozen longtime employees were fired without warning or reason and banned from setting foot in the consulate office.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  02-24-2009  |  International

Ending a Gang Rivalry, or Catching Bystanders in Its Net?new

Is a popular legal weapon putting an end to a 30-year-old gang rivalry in South Orange County, or catching innocent bystanders in its net?
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  02-03-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Doctors Without Borders' Mary Jo Frawley is a Collector of Lessonsnew

Frawley, 53, pays close attention whenever and however she can to what someone in front of her or some new experience may be teaching her.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  12-09-2008  |  International

Orange County Sings the Obama Bluesnew

Election night in California's bastion of conservatism: Frolicking Dems, Dana Rohrabacher unbound, praying for fag hags, and booze all around.
OC Weekly  |  Matt Coker, Vickie Chang and Daffodil J. Altan  |  11-11-2008  |  Politics

Orange County's Cells from Hellnew

One nurse says her futile efforts to improve the women's infirmary at the Orange County Central Jail Complex have broken her body and haunt her dreams.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  10-07-2008  |  Crime & Justice

San Juan Capistrano's School Colorsnew

In San Juan Capistrano's schools, white kids are painted into one corner, Latino kids into another. How did this happen?
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  09-09-2008  |  Education

I Want My Midwife!new

The list of Orange Count hospitals that allow midwife-assisted births just got shorter -- but moms-to-be and midwives aren't taking it lying down.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  07-29-2008  |  Sex

Eat, Drink and Be Gay Married!new

After 27 years together, one couple finally has its big, fat, Mexican, recovering-drug-addict, HIV-positive, ex-transgender gay wedding.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  06-24-2008  |  LGBT

There (S)he Is

At the Miss Hermosa y Protegida pageant, the curves and eyelashes might or might not be fake, but the HIV/AIDS-prevention messages are very real.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  04-01-2008  |  Culture

Working the Swing Shiftnew

Meet the Orange County entrepreneurs who help nice, professional couples have sex with one another.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  03-18-2008  |  Culture

Under Wrapsnew

Many of Dr. Brian West's patients didn't know he was in the California medical board's substance-abuse-diversion program. At least six of them claim they're paying the price.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  01-15-2008  |  Science

Sister Knows Bestnew

If the nuns in charge of the St. Joseph Health System are so pro-labor, why are some of their employees determined to unionize?
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  12-04-2007  |  Business & Labor

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