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No Reverse, Please A Cal State Fullerton student backed up his Lexus all the way to an arrest and a failed lawsuit

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idiculously minor encounters with authorities can drag citizens into drawn-out disasters. That’s what happened to Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) student John Barrett on Sept. 21, 2011, when he briefly tried to occupy a parking space reserved for disabled drivers. Barrett, then a freshman, couldn’t have anticipated the act would launch a rollercoaster, five-anda-half-year battle CONFIDENTIAL that concluded this month in the most unlikely of places: federal court. An initial guess might label Barrett callous. Facts, R SCOTT however, prove MOXLEY otherwise. He’d driven three friends to Del Taco when he received a telephone call from his locked-out dormitory roommate. They returned to campus but found the parking lot full. Barrett pulled into an empty handicap space, activated his Lexus sedan’s flashing hazard lights, left the engine running, located nearby parking-enforcement officer Nolan Greenup, a fellow student, and explained his mission. After Greenup told him to vacate the spot, Barrett returned to his vehicle. This is where the incident took several escalating twists. CSUF policy at the time gave parking officers discretion about whether to issue tickets in such cases, and Greenup opted to do so. He placed himself near the rear of the car as it backed out. Barrett stopped, honked his horn and asked him to move out of the way. After stepping to the right, the parking cop claimed he felt a “slight bump” over his left shoe. He called CSUF police, who further overdramatized the situation by summoning the Fullerton Police Department (FPD). Responding to a “priority” call, two FPD cops, corporal Jose Rosales and sergeant Peter Dupree, heard an uninjured Greenup say, “I do not believe Barrett intentionally did it.” The officers then brainstormed, deciding to pursue charges of “assault with a deadly weapon.” They arrested a diabetic Barrett and transported him to Orange County Central Jail to be fingerprinted, photographed, DNA swabbed for government databases, given a permanent FBI criminal number and housed with assorted other arrestees. Whether from incompetence or wickedness, deputies traumatized him further by blocking his access to insulin medicine, which caused severe distress. Barrett paid

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a $2,000 bail bond to win release from custody the next day and spent $10,000 on a defense lawyer. FPD’s report asking the Orange County district attorney’s office (OCDA) to file assault charges failed to mention Greenup’s statement at the scene. But prosecutors must have been suspicious. They reduced the supposed crime to, oddly, “hit and run with property damage.” Good news finally happened seven months into the ordeal when OCDA dropped the weak case. For decades, cop union-controlled politicians in both major political parties have crafted laws to cleverly sabotage citizens’ courthouse complaints of law-enforcement abuses, often through immunity shields. Rogue cops and police agencies routinely take advantage of their special status inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana. That’s where Barrett’s claim seeking $2.88 million in actual and punitive damages eventually landed, in U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna’s courtroom. The gist of the lawsuit contended that Greenup secured false arrest by “staging” an accident; FPD conducted a sloppy investigation, aiming for trumped up charges; and that jail deputies abused their authority. It also noted FPD officers neither heard Greenup complain of pain nor saw any injury at the scene. “Any layman of average intelligence would know that a mere ‘accident’ is not an ‘assault,’” Everett L. Skillman, Barrett’s Orangebased civil attorney, wrote in the lawsuit. “People do not go to jail merely for causing an accident. . . . The emotional distress [Barrett] suffered, and is suffering, is an invisible injury that was caused by the constitutional violations committed by each of the defendants.” Meanwhile, then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office asserted various immunity claims for the civil case defendants and tried to re-litigate the abandoned state charge by arguing officers could have reasonably assumed Barrett was guilty of a felony. “All that was required on the part of [Barrett] was the intent to back up his vehicle knowing that defendant Greenup was in the zone of danger,” Supervising Deputy Attorney General Richard F. Wolfe told Selna, a 2003 lifetime appointee by President George W. Bush. “It is not required that he intend to break the law [or] intend to use force against someone when he acted.” Wolfe also asserted a future jury should be kept in the dark about the state court outcome. “Allowing Barrett to suggest he ‘won’ the criminal case is confusing and

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misleading,” he wrote in a brief. “Barrett did not ‘win’ his criminal case. It was simply dismissed following a plea bargain.” Skillman considered the argument disingenuous. “The dismissal was not the result of a ‘plea bargain’ because Barrett never pled guilty or ‘nolo contendre’ and never changed his ‘not guilty’ plea,” he reminded Selna. “The May 21, 2012, dismissal represents the end point of criminal proceedings and tends to establish that none of the [OCDA] prosecutors—and there were several prosecuting attorneys that are documented as having been involved in [Barrett’s] case—ever believed that he was guilty of ‘assault with a deadly weapon’ pursuant to California Penal Code, which is what [civil case] defendants arrested Barrett for.” In July 2015, Selna determined police had sufficient probable cause for the arrest, granted the AG’s motion for pretrial summary judgment and handed Barrett a $2,000 bill to reimburse the defendants’ legal costs. The Weekly recently featured another of the judge’s cases, in which a California Highway Patrol officer was sued for blocking restroom access to a female motorist suffering severe intestinal pain and diarrhea. (See “Federal Judge: Cops Have Power to Make You Crap In Your Pants,” Feb. 15.) Finding the cop hadn’t violated any constitutional right, he granted summary

judgment in that matter, too. Barrett appealed to the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, on which a panel of two President Jimmy Carter appointees—Mary M. Schroeder and Harry Pregerson—and a Bill Clinton pick, Mary H. Murguia, presided. The losing plaintiff believed a jury should decide if his rights had been trampled. Without hearing oral arguments, the panel backed Selna on Feb. 9. In their view, officers made a legitimate arrest because there had been a “fair probability” that Barrett “committed a crime” by intentionally reversing his car with Greenup “in the vicinity.” They also challenged Skillman’s contention that the lack of injury was an important component to his lawsuit, noting in alliance with the AG’s Wolfe, “This argument fails because ‘one may commit an assault without making actual physical contact with the victim . . . whether the victim in fact suffers any harm is immaterial.’” Given that ruling, you have to wonder how many drivers in crowded grocerystore parking lots escape Barrett’s absurd plight every day, with shoppers “in the vicinity” as they back out. RSCOTTMOXLEY@OCWEEKLY.COM

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» gustavo arellano DEAR MEXICAN: I work at a Mexican restaurant where the majority of the workers are—you guessed it— Mexican. I hear the word cabrón all the time, but each time I ask what exactly it means, no one has a definitive answer. I’d like to think they’re not bullshitting me, and that it doesn’t exactly translate well. Is it really that hard to explain, or are they just making fun of my whiteness? Help a güero out. Phatbudz DEAR GABACHO: There is a literal definition to cabrón: “male goat.” But even the Real Academia Española doesn’t care much for that meaning, relegating the ruminant to the sixth slot in the word’s dictionary listing. Above that definition are others for how most Latinos know the word: “said of a person, of an animal, or of a thing: That does bad things or is annoying,” “said of a man: That he suffers from his wife’s infidelity, and especially if he consents,” and more. Mexicans get the fifth meaning—“Said of a person: of bad character”—but, as usual, Castilians don’t know shit about Mexicans. You don’t want to call a stranger in Mexico a cabrón because it means “asshole” in that context. But among friends, cabrón is used as a form of respect (“Él es cabrón”—he’s a badass), as a meme (go find the one of an old paisa in a tejana smoking with the legend “No pos . . . ta cabrón,” which chipsters use when they’re wowed by something). If your Mexican co-workers call you that, take it as a form of respect—at least they’re not calling you “Trump,” amiright? DEAR MEXICAN: I was wondering why no one really talks about Mater Dei High School fucking up Santa Ana for all the Mexicans? I mean, we can’t cruise anymore? I went to

high school there, and now I’m at Columbia University. While I was at Mater Dei, no one, including the lucky Chicano students from the neighborhood who went there, made a fuss about expansion and gentrification, and not only around that nasty sore thumb of a campus, but around Santa Ana’s downtown, too. I mean, I guess I’m as guilty as the next mexicano; I lived most of my life a block from Memorial Park. Here at Columbia, Harlem residents are doing something, and some student “allies” are helping out. Serious, güey: Why don’t Mexicans make more noise about their dying, gentrifying community? Fresita DEAR POCHA: For my non-Orange County readers: Mater Dei is the largest Catholic high school west of the Mississippi, an athletic powerhouse that also was one of the largest pedophile priestand-coach factories in the nation, a fact alumni always try to forget. (I don’t, since its legendary boys’ basketball coach, Gary McKnight, once threatened to sue me because he didn’t like my coverage of his dealings with an assistant coach who molested students.) Mater Dei is in Santa Ana (pronounced and spelled “SanTana” by the natives), a muy-Mexican city that has seen mucho gentrification over the past decade. Chicano activists across the country are fighting gentrification in their barrios (shoutout to Defend Boyle Heights!), but let’s turn this on the gentrifiers. Gentrifiers: Where y’all at in the fight against deportations? You’ve only had, like, 25 years to join, but I guess ustedes would rather toast your good life with another Modern Times Oneida—CHAVALAS! ASK THE MEXICAN at themexican@askamexican.net, be his fan on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, or ask him a video question at youtube.com/askamexicano!

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hounded the Catholic Church across the world the previous decade over its protection of pedophile priests, unleashed a flurry of lawsuits on the Los Angeles Unified School District for harboring molester teachers, and currently represents former United States women’s gymnastics team members in cases against Dr. Larry Nassar that allege he sexually assaulted them for years. Manly and his team had driven the 250 miles from their Irvine offices to take Lindgren’s deposition for a civil case filed in Orange County Superior Court. The lawsuit argued administrators ignored multiple warning signs that she had molested students in her classroom and outside the school for years. “Had Defendants properly investigated, supervised, trained and monitored Defendant Lindgren’s conduct and actions as a teacher at [Nicolas], they would have discovered . . . she was unfit to be employed as a teacher,” read a May 2015 complaint filed by attorneys Kathryn Greer and Allegra P. Rineer on behalf of a Lindgren victim against her, FSD and Matthew Barnett, the Nicolas principal who once told police detec-

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ven before Fullerton police pulled Lindgren out of her fifth-period lecture on Feb. 21, 2014, after a student told staff she had texted him sexually explicit pictures, school officials knew they had a problem teacher on their hands. Internal FSD reports show how school officials tolerated Lindgren getting too close to her pupils even after warning her about it; ignored claims by other students that she was acting inappropriately with their peers; didn’t actively pursue an anonymous letter that disclosed the instructor had a sexual relationship with a former student; and allowed her transgressions to escalate until it was too late. Another civil suit against FSD even claimed that a Nicolas Junior High English teacher who saw Lindgren “intimately embracing and kissing” a student reported it to Barnett, who did nothing; both Barnett and the English teacher denied the charge. Originally scheduled for a jury trial in November, FSD trustees approved a $3.4 million settlement of four Lindgren cases in January, a decision never publicly disclosed until now. The district’s last comment on the matter was a Feb. 27, 2014, letter by Superintendent Robert Pletka to “parents, students and community members” thanking everyone for the “pride and commitment you demonstrated as parents, as you came together to provide input and help find solutions. “Fullerton School District,” Pletka concluded, “is entirely committed to transparency and to providing our parents with the information they need to keep them updated on important events and, of course, this incident especially.” (His office did not return a request for comment.) But from the moment of Lindgren’s arrest until the settlement, district officials actively tried to keep details of her crimes secret. Parents at a town hall meeting held after the teacher’s detainment weren’t notified that her superiors had long feared she had relations with students. One mother who defended Lindgren at that town hall found out her son was a victim only after the police interrogated her son days later, even though students had already told administrators that Lindgren had “a thing” with him. Another mother who had long complained about Lindgren to school officials finally got an apology from them “for not taking action against Lindgren three years prior” after the teacher’s confession, according to her lawsuit. District lawyers tried to have all civil suits dismissed, arguing FSD held no responsibility because “[Lindgren’s] sexual contacts with a student are outside the course and scope of her employment as a teacher.” And when it came time for Manly and his team to depose her and other FSD employees, their counsel objected to dozens of questions, not allowing Manly to find out how deep the

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scandal truly went or for how long. There were no hints that Lindgren would become such a headache for FSD or ruin so many lives when she applied for a job in 2008. A liberal-studies graduate of Cal State Fullerton, the then-23-yearold came with glowing recommendations and a stint as a substitute teacher. “I love working with children and will continue to strive to be a positive influence in their lives,” she wrote in a cover letter. “I hope to instill a love of learning and desire for constant knowledge within each student.” Kids immediately liked her because she was young and relatable. “I knew that she was, like, one of, like the nicest teachers” at Nicolas, a victim of hers said during his deposition. “Like, she would let the students, like, kind of, like, do what they want.” She’d show up to class wearing a Hello Kitty T-shirt. Lindgren freely handed out her cellphone to students and cussed out loud. A 2009 evaluation called her a “valued member of the Nicolas Junior High School teaching staff,” adding that she “continues to get stronger as she gains experience.” A 2010 follow-up commended her for “manag[ing] her classes beautifully.”

“My job is to create a safe learning environment,” Lindgren wrote in a self-evaluation, “where students . . . are pushed to their full abilities.” But warning signs were already there. Students whispered that Lindgren let kids make out in her class during lunch periods. She covered windows in her classroom—one door down from the teacher’s lounge, three from the principal’s office—with posters and construction paper. After driving a high school student home, Barnett warned Lindgren that such moves were dangerous to her career, but he did nothing else about it. Sometimes, she’d cry during class, with texts from her boyfriend projected onto a screen. In late 2009, Lindgren filed for and received a restraining order against a woman who sent an email to all Nicolas staff claiming Lindgren was having an affair with the woman’s husband, a Fullerton police officer assigned to the middle school. About a year later, a student told Nicolas officials that Lindgren held drugs and “other things” for students. Barnett and his assistant principal searched her desk and room and found nothing; they’d do random frisks for the next three years.

In May 2012, Lindgren got into a public argument with an eighth-grade boy (let’s call him AA) during a school event. School notes about the clash reveal that onlookers heard Lindgren call the student a “pussy” and that she discussed “drinking and smoking and sex” with him. The student’s mother told administrators her son tried to commit suicide because of the fight, which they didn’t take seriously. “He did not want to say anything about” Lindgren, according to a report, “because she is the cool teacher. He feels like he will have retribution if he tells on her.” Lindgren’s supervisors ordered her to set boundaries with students and have another adult present if teens were in her room outside of class time. By doing this, said a memo, “we believe that you will avoid difficult situations in the future and not have the distraction of student gossip about you on campus or in class.” Yet Lindgren kept hosting students alone. Instead of disciplining her, according to a time line of events compiled by FSD, officials “reminded [her] verbally not to have students in her room after several violations of these instructions.” In March 2013, an anonymous letter


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police first interrogated her at Nicolas, where she told investigators through tears, “I know I did something wrong. I made a big mistake.” She admitted to molesting three students and gave investigators their names before they handcuffed her and drove her to the police station for further questioning. Subsequent interviews by Nicolas staff with students obtained by the Weekly show that kids had long known about her actions. One said she was “flirting with kids last year.” Another said that his friend had confessed she “touched him ‘sexually.’” One boy said that Lindgren had rubbed her behind against a student’s genitals “several times.” And an eighthgrader said he “knew since last year about the pictures being sent” because “students [were] talking about it.”

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mmediately after Lindgren’s arrest, FSD honchos seemed apologetic and regretful. “This occurrence is in direct conflict of Fullerton School District’s zero-tolerance policy on staff misconduct, where the district’s teachers, faculty and staff are held to a higher standard,” read a press release by a crisis PR firm FSD quickly hired after Lindgren’s arrest. “The Fullerton School District takes every precaution to ensure only the highest quality learning environment is provided to its students.” “More than once in the past with her, she has been warned not to be so familiar with kids,” FSD Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Mark Douglas told three Fullerton detectives for a police report. “We had concerns before, and I can’t remember when it was, and it made us real nervous at that point and time, but we couldn’t prove it.” At a special FSD board meeting held just days after Lindgren’s arrest, Barnett led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance and “thanked the Board of Trustees and Executive Cabinet for their exemplary support of Nicolas students, faculty and staff during this difficult time,” according to board minutes. “It just seemed weird,” he told police, regarding Lindgren repeatedly hosting students in her room outside class times. “It wasn’t like—I couldn’t put my finger on

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sent to Fullerton police stated Lindgren had “inappropriate communications and possibly physical contact with her former student,” as well as that she was sexting with current students. Detectives found the student, who denied any relationship. However, those detectives didn’t interview Lindgren, nor did school officials ask her about the allegations until months later. By then, pictures of her in workout clothes, sports bras and dancing on a pole, as well as other racy shots, were already circulated among Nicolas kids. She “performed oral copulation” on a student named BB in class, according to another lawsuit, and picked him up from his house while his parents were away; the two would make out and touch each other sexually in a nearby Fresh & Easy parking lot. BB eventually spent so much time with Lindgren that he’d later tell police detectives that Barnett “asked [him] why he was spending so much time in [her] classroom, outside of normal class hours.” Instead of pursuing the matter, BB testified, Barnett gave the victim a one-week suspension after he felt the student disrespected him. By then, Lindgren was openly complaining to colleagues that Barnett and his team were treating her unfairly. But she gave him cause. In August 2013, she missed a mandatory staff meeting; according to district documents, Barnett told her that “her behavior in this incident follows a pattern of irresponsible behavior.” Another letter reiterated previous warnings, advising that if Lindgren followed her agreed-upon boundaries, she would “lessen the likelihood of accusations of impropriety and give you a defensible position in the event someone has questions.” The behavior didn’t stop. That November, she asked a student if he wanted to see photos of her at Sea World on her phone; instead, Lindgren flashed photos of her bare breasts. She told him “not to say anything” and rubbed her behind against the teenager’s crotch as a reward. The two contacted each other via Kik during the winter break, and Lindgren sent more naked photos. As 2014 started, rumors about Lindgren’s behavior became so pervasive on campus that one student gave his number to her, to see what would happen; she promptly sent him three photos, including an extreme close-up of her vaginal lips parted by distinctive pink nails decorated with white polka dots that she had bragged about in class. Another student asked her if she knew “there were photos of her going around,” according to a police report filed after her arrest. “Lindgren told him that if he respected her, he wouldn’t say anything.” By February, Lindgren told one of her victims to tell students to delete the pictures she had sent, pleading that her life would be “ruined.” But she couldn’t help herself. A week before her arrest, she sent a video of herself masturbating to another student. Finally, two students reported her sexting to school officials. Fullerton

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Melissa, Portrait of a Molester » FROM PAGE 11 it. It was just, it just, it just seemed weird.” Barnett tried to justify his inactions. “There were no accusations about impropriety or anything like that . . . that we could follow up on,” he said, although he added that he once told his assistant principal, Dennis Perry, “I hope [molestation] isn’t going on.” But by the time depositions for the civil lawsuits began, Barnett and Douglas became far more defensive. “I thought a lot about what we, you know, if there’s anything we could have done differently,” Barnett told attorney Vince Finaldi on Oct. 13 at the law offices of Manly, Stewart and Finaldi in Irvine near the beginning of his deposition. “And to be honest, after reviewing everything in my mind and looking at my notes, I can’t think of a single thing that we could have done in our roles to do anything differently.” He admitted to Finaldi that Lindgren was on his “radar” more than other teachers and that “incidences were happening in a way that made me think like, okay, this is something I need to pay attention to.” Nevertheless, he dismissed the Lindgren case as an “aberration.” Finaldi didn’t buy Barnett’s story. He asked why the principal didn’t put something in Lindgren’s personnel file about the anonymous letter received by Fullerton police in 2011; Barnett replied that detectives told him “there was nothing that was true about it or there was nothing [detectives] could verify about it.” The former Marine was incredulous. He asked Barnett why he let three months pass before asking Lindgren about the anonymous letter. “I don’t remember why it took so long to get back to her,” Barnett replied. “It was three months, right? “It was.” “You waited three months to talk to Miss Lindgren about this?” “I did.” “And you don’t know why?” Finaldi asked. “No,” replied Barnett, now director of educational services for FSD. “So if she had been having sex with

students, she could have continued to do that for three months?” “Could have been.” “Was that a mistake,” a flabbergasted Finaldi responded, “not talking to her right away?” “It would have been best to talk to her closer to when the investigation happened, yes.” Barnett became defensive again when Finaldi said Lindgren was sexually abusing boys “right under your nose.” “It wasn’t under my nose because we were . . . I . . . the door was shut or she did it in times I wasn’t able to be there,” Barnett replied. “I tried to be around on campus a lot. And if you talk to the kids and the parents, that’s one of the things that I did. However, I’m not able to be everywhere every time. So, no, I wasn’t able to find this out.” Finaldi tried a different line of questioning on Douglas. In 2014, Douglas had made news after testifying in a court case about “The Dance of the Lemons,” a practice by school districts in which they dump bad teachers in lower-income, minority schools. Parents there “don’t know what to look for in a great teacher,” he told a jury then. “And so sometimes they won’t complain about a teacher that [is] at low-end schools because they are not familiar and [do not] know how to navigate through the system. And so a teacher can exist without parent pressure at a lower-end school.” Now retired, Douglas denied that Lindgren was dumped at Nicolas, a majority Latino school on Fullerton’s south side. Administration “functioned appropriately in regards [to her case] . . . I’m satisfied.” He remained flippant throughout the deposition, cracking at one point that teachers talking about their sex life to students was “not on the curriculum” and rolling his eyes at a question regarding Lindgren trying to make a girlfriend of one of her victims break up with him. Douglas also tried to justify the hiring of a PR firm, telling Manly, who was also present, “When you have someone who you really want to rely on to have [PR work] done, you hire out sometimes to have it done with expertise.” “Isn’t it true that what you were trying to do is minimize the negative perception


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the most prolific female teacher child abusers in Orange County history. But Manly believes the figure is higher. “She was there for five and a half years, and only a fraction of sexually abused boys ever come forward,” he said. “You do the math.” Manly’s firm has litigated nearly a billion dollars’ worth of settlements in childabuse cases (“What I’ve learned is that I can sadly do these cases for 100 years, and we wouldn’t have even scratched the surface”), so he’s seen all sorts of scandals. But the Lindgren saga particularly bothers him. “How could these educators—

good people in the rest of their lives—let this happen?” he asked, looking out the window from his eighth-story office. “Molestation in child-care institutions like education and the church doesn’t happen more than once without willful ignorance of those involved.” And he also takes exception to the public perception that teenage boys molested by women is not “real” abuse. “There’s such a myth about female sexual abuse: ‘Oh, that’s the best thing that could happen to me,’ guys will say,” he said. “I even hear other defense lawyers say it. But it’s not— it’s gross manipulation. A 13-year-old boy is not lucky to have a 31-year-old woman sexualize him. These young men have shattered lives. Anyone who perpetuates that myth is analogous to Milo Yiannopoulos.” That’s the sentiments of one of the victim’s mothers. She had defended Lindgren at the Nicolas town hall held after her arrest. The two were so close that they texted each other. But when Lindgren was sentenced, the mother submitted a victim’s impact statement, her confidence in public educators destroyed forever. “The pain from the betrayal of this deviant’s actions is indescribable. She has paralyzed these victims and their families,” she said. “No child should ever have to experience the pain and anguish of being a victim of sexual abuse, and what makes her actions even more reprehensible is that she was in a position of trust as a teacher.” GARELLANO@OCWEEKLY.COM

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publicly of the district?” Manly shot back. “That’s—that’s an issue, but that isn’t the first issue,” Douglas replied, claiming he cared primarily about students and letting parents know. “So you hired an outside crisis public relations firm for the safety of the kids.” “Absolutely.” Perry seemed to be the only administrator who felt any real remorse. A former child-care worker who’s now the principal at Jane Addams Middle School in Lawndale, he claimed in his deposition that Barnett never informed him about allegations Lindgren had called one of her victims a “pussy” or that she described his girlfriend as a “little blond slut.” When Finaldi read Perry those comments, Perry said he was “upset. If these things were really said to a child by a teacher, it just upsets me personally because it’s just so inappropriate. . . . I would have liked to ittle came out of Lindgren’s deposihave known about it.” tion in Chowchilla. She frequently Perry said he would’ve called police broke down in tears, and her attorif he had heard any allegations Lindney constantly instructed her to not gren—whom he didn’t supervise—had sex with students because “I have a moral answer questions by Manly based on her Fifth Amendment right to not self-incrimimperative. I have a moral duty to report inate. There was so much stonewalling something like that if a student told me that a frustrated Manly at one point told that firsthand.” FSD lead counsel Dana John McCune, He had long left the district by the time “You’ve been huffing and puffing this he received a text from a Nicolas teacher entire deposition when you don’t like a about Lindgren’s arrest. “I was disgusted, question. You’re supposed to behave like angry,” he said. “Just wishing that—that you’re in court, and you’re not.” we had had something, you know, that 1 2/26/17 PMLindgren vicThere are six 11:40 known could have02_ASW40_9,125x5,2292-4C_OCW_PrsQ.ai really—you know, really stuck tims, which would make her one of to be able to yank her out of there.”

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Famous for being the founder of the ultra-popular Nerdist empire—which includes a longrunning podcast, comedy club, podcast network, game show and more—and host of TV shows such as Talking Bad, Talking Dead and Singled Out, Chris Hardwick knows a thing or two about popular culture. So it’s easy to forget (or just not know) that he was once an actor and standup comedian. Tonight, Hardwick returns to the mic to deliver some funny and poignant jabs on uncomfortable situations and his own human foibles. Come laugh along! Chris Hardwick at the Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, (949) 854-5455; irvine.improv.com. 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.; also Sat. $25. —AIMEE MURILLO

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Boogaloo music is alive and well, and when it’s churned out by Boogaloo Assassins, it’s a party for all involved. The large ensemble includes a horn section, percussionists, maracas and multiple brass instrumentalists, all of whom deliver infectious salsa and Latin jazz rhythms for a danceworthy listening experience. It will be interesting to witness the 11-member group boogie it up on the tiny Alex’s Bar stage. Grab yourself a cold one and enjoy the nouveau sounds of this modern band, as well as regulars DJ Dennis Owens, Billy Goods and Afro-Latino combo Quita Penas. Boogaloo Assassins with Quita Penas, Dennis Owens and Billy Goods at Alex’s Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, (562) 434-8292; www. alexsbar.com. 9 p.m. $10. 21+. —AIMEE MURILLO

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International Women’s Day Matinee Gig All women, femmes and women-identifying individuals are invited to this day-long punk celebration for International Women’s Day. While a cavalcade of women-fronted groups—including Chino-based, dance-y punks Frisco Dykes;

Huntington Beach mainstays Rats In the Wall; Abjection; Folleto; Karbonite; and Pale Shades of Sorrow—rage on the Diego’s stage, check out vendors Ni Santa Ni Puta (which roughly translates to Neither Saint Nor Whore) and Discipline Leather. Plus, there will be drink specials because rocking against the patriarchy is thirsty work. International Women’s Day Matinee Gig at Diego’s Rock-N-Roll Bar & Eats, 224 E. Third St., Santa Ana, (855) 946-3472; www. diegosbarsa.com. 2:30 p.m. Ages 18-20, $5; 21+, free. —AIMEE MURILLO

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OC Food & Wine Fest If you’re in the mood to booze and brunch today, why not take the guesswork out of deciding where to eat and enjoy what’s in store at the OC Food & Wine Fest? This year’s event resides at the Marconi Auto Museum, with numerous breweries and wineries on hand to dispense refreshing libations from Phantom Ales, Golden Road and more, while

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When you think of iconic movies, some obvious choices come to mind: Casablanca, duh. Citizen Kane, of course. The Fast and the Furious, absolu—wait, what? While we might not lump the adrenalinfueled racing movie among the all-time greats, there’s something timeless about watching fast cars, big explosions and Vin Diesel furiously trying to get through lines that aren’t “I am Groot,” as the rest of the now-famous ensemble gets overshadowed from time to time. Witness the series’ first (and best) film in all its big-screen glory— even if counting a 16-year-old movie among the Flashback Tuesday picks might be too soon, Junior. The Fast and the Furious at Director’s Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446; www.regencymovies.com. 7:30 p.m. $8. —JOSH CHESLER

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With their acclaimed blend of genres, Café Tacvba are an icon of Latin alternative music. From their bouncy ska rendition of Leo Dan’s “Como te Extraño” to the choreographed groove of “Déjate Caer,” the chilangos employ decades’ worth of experience in moving crowds. Expect lead singer Rubén Albarrán to remain charismatic through all his creative reinventions as the Mexico City band help to christen the House of Blues’ brand-new Anaheim venue. But don’t show up cheering for the band to play “La Ingrata”; Café Tacvba finally realized the popular, corrido norteño-inspired tune and vengeful-musing lyrics against an “ungrateful” lover doesn’t help in femicide-marred Mexico. And don’t be a culero and request “Eres” instead! Café Tacvba at the House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 7782583; www.houseofbluesanaheim.com. 8 p.m.; also March 10. $52.50. —GABRIEL SAN ROMÁN

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Back by popular demand, the documentary based on the life of the late, great Michael “Eyedea” Larsen returns to the Frida Cinema. With multiple credits to his name—including freestyle-rap champion, poet, philosopher, musician, dancer and punk singer—Larsen was a jack of all trades, gone before the wider world recognized his talents. Financed through support from friends and fans, the film channels their admiration for Eyedea while offering an unflinching glimpse at the troubles that held him back. Presented in partnership with local hip-hop collective Saint City, The World Has No Eyedea will surely remind others to live their creative dreams to the fullest. The World Has No Eyedea at the Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana, (714) 285-9422; thefridacinema.org. 8 p.m. $7-$10. —AIMEE MURILLO

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LA’s Michael Hsiung definitely knows where the wild things are, as well as what they do when no one’s watching. His work is populated by particularly energetic people, animals, monsters and crazy hybrids of all three, each rendered in a distinctive fine-line style that makes every bristle, horn, beard or fish scale practically ricochet off the page. He’s several years into a career that has put his art in service of top-flight lifestyle and sport brands, though you may also recognize his art from the odd album cover or flier, especially if you were wandering Sunset Boulevard between the Echo and Silverlake Lounge about 10 years ago. He adds adult detail and depth to the unfiltered surreality of childhood, and— like Adventure Time—the result is not just a body of work, but an entire little world, or maybe a “where are they now?” for every imaginary friend you ever had. “Michael Hsiung: Autobiomythographical” at Artists Republic, 400 Disney Way, Ste. 137, Anaheim, (949) 988-0603; artists-republic.com. Noon. Through March 26. Free. —CHRIS ZIEGLER

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Goat-Balls Soup! LUC DINH KY Tap 1, 9812 Bolsa Ave., Westminster, (714) 839-6813; Tap 2, 9600 Bolsa Ave., Westminster, (714) 775-8811; www.lucdinhky.com.

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At Halves Boiling Pot + Grill, you can do shabu shabu and yakiniku simultaneously

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parison, I also ordered the Premium 1855 Angus Cut, the cheapest beef Halves offers, at $15, which, I must add, was already quite tender. The difference, however, was striking. The Angus chewed like a good aged steak, but the Miyazaki might as well have been ice cream. If you’re thinking about splurging on the Miyazaki, I suggest you do the same as I did. A side-by-side taste test is the best way to appreciate the 200 percent markup in price. Also, I wouldn’t settle on just boiling the beef; I’d grill-sear it, too, which the restaurant facilitates with a specially designed half-pot, half-grill setup made of cast iron. This “Halves” option also gives you a choice of either pork belly or the Black Angus short rib to add to your shabu shabu meat. But be warned: Since they’re cut thickly, both the pork belly and short rib will seem like leather compared to the delisliced stuff meant for the shabu shabu pot. Without knowing that the restaurant offers both yakiniku and shabu shabu, Halves resembles every other shabu shabu joint in Orange County. Each table comes with containers of all the usual shabu shabu accouterments of scallions, garlic and grated daikon. And when you order the hot pot here, it comes with dipping bowls of thick goma sauce and ponzu, rice, and raw vegetables, plus an excess of udon noodles you’ll never end up eating. There’s even the option of hot drops that the waitresses offer from tiny vials that should be labeled with a skull and crossbones. But the restaurant—conceived by the owners of Plush Karaoke Lounge in

Irvine—may be the first in Orange County to offer this unique two-for-one DIY meat-cooking experience. And it does it with style. Dials that look as if they belong on a high-end sound system digitally control the induction stoves built into each table. A wall of faux green shrubs dominates the room. And the raw vegetables for the shabu shabu come out dramatically tall in a steel bucket, meticulously arranged as though a floral bouquet. Also, to prevent burns, the waitresses know to position the pots according to whether you’re right- or left-handed. But even if you judge Halves by its shabu shabu, it’s still an overachiever. For the nominal charge of a buck, it offers six broth options, including miso and a socalled “Chinese Spicy.” The latter turned out to be the same kind of red-tinged, chile-flecked soup that burned through my esophagus the last time I had it at Little Sheep in Irvine. Halves’ version even included Sichuan peppercorns. When one of them attached itself on a piece of broccoli, it numbed my tongue on contact. Still, when you’re paying the equivalent of a Tiffany’s brooch for the Miyazaki A5 Wagyu, it’s a mistake to overpower it with such an aggressive broth. Besides, you want your tongue to be at its most receptive, so you’ll feel every molecule of that soft, soft meat. HALVES BOILING POT + GRILL 45 Auto Center Dr., Ste. 116, Foothill Ranch, (949) 215-7788. Open daily, 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. & 5-9 p.m. Meal for two, $30-$100, food only. Beer and wine.

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ave you ever had a bite of food you wanted to last forever? For me, there was that first bite of otoro at Sushi Noguchi, and then the oyster I gulped while a cool breeze blew across Tomales Bay in Northern California. This past week, I added to that list: the last slice of Miyazaki A5 Waygu beef at Halves Boiling Pot + Grill. If you’re as unfamiliar as I was about Miyazaki A5 Wagyu beef, allow me to paraphrase what the menu said: Imported from Japan’s Miyazaki Prefecture and fed for more than 600 days on a special grain diet, this is beef designated A5, a grade the Japanese Meat Grading Association reserves for only the finest cuts—a level that, by the way, far exceeds USDA Prime. At this point, you might be wondering, “How is this different from Kobe beef?” Well, kiddies, it’s mainly branding. If Kobe, which hails from the Hyogo Prefecture, is Coke, then Miyazaki is Pepsi. Either way, you’re getting a top-ofthe-line product that’s just as costly. The lunch price for enjoying 5 ounces of it at Halves Boiling Pot + Grill starts at $35. Before I swished it around in the shabu shabu pot, my last thin-as-filament slice was so finely marbled it looked as though it were frosted. And as I stared at the cooked piece glistening on my chopstick, I knew I had to savor it, even if it meant just letting it melt on my tongue like a lozenge for a few minutes. But the thing about this beef is that it doesn’t want to stay in your mouth; it wants to disappear. You don’t chew it much at all; you experience it as beefy air. That afternoon, for the sake of com-

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ietnamese goat-balls soup is great! It doesn’t look like much, and the texture of the testicles is spongy, like brain or a silky frittata. But the way it’s served at Luc Dinh Ky will make you believe. The staff translate it into English as “mixedherb goat soup,” it makes birria seem as dense as boiled grass: rich meat in broth that tastes like medicine thanks to all sorts of Chinese herbs—ginseng, dates, goji berries and more. It’s not considered an aphrodisiac in Vietnamese culture, as is, say, regular goat soup, but the only people I ever see ordering it are elders looking for a pick-me-up. The soup is supposed to heal and rejuvenate, so it makes sense that Luc Dinh Ky serves bowls of the stuff. The chain started as a health-food-product manufacturer in 2002, first becoming famous around Little Saigon for its herbal tea—a lovely chrysanthemum brew, golden and slightly thick, but refreshing and best ice-cold. You can buy it at most local markets, but Luc Dinh Ky gives it away to customers in lieu of water as a way to entice them to take some home. The brand is such that its two perpetually crowded restaurants (Tap 2 gets a break around rush hour, then gets Afters-long lines around midnight) are just a short walk from each other. But despite Luc Dinh Ky’s heritage and its black chicken soup (also understatedly translated as “mixed-herb chicken soup”), the menu is best classified as Vietnamese-diner cuisine. Big bowls of pho sidle up to swirls of panfried, steamed or crispy noodles, topped with your choice of protein (ask for the house-made black pepper pork sausage, then go find it at your local Viet market). More soups appear with the cháo (actually porridge) and the mì, the latter with more generous portions. Another specialty: rice dishes. I like the one with beef stomach, with the best being the shaking beef, cooked like a pot au feu. It’s savory, saucy and your best choice if you’re not ballsy enough for you-know-what.

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New Owner, Same Awesomeness ‘Naked wings’ at Slater’s 50/50

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here was news a few months ago that all locations of Slater’s 50/50—the OC-bred burger chain that famously offered a half-bacon, half-beef patty and became a darling of TV shows that feature that sort of thing—were being sold. Some, like me, took it to mean they would close permanently. But when I went to the original Anaheim Hills spot to investigate, it was as if nothing had happened. The restaurant was as busy as I’d ever seen it. In fact, when I asked our waitress about the sale, she said that although there was indeed a change in ownership, everything remains the same. Since the signature 50/50 burger wasn’t going anywhere, I decided to try some-

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thing different for my lunch: the “naked wings.” They benefitted from being deconstructed. That is, I asked for it to not be sauced, which turned out to be a good decision. It was fried fresh, served hot, and didn’t need any embellishment or the distraction of the Buffalo Lime or the Thai Sriracha. Crisp, lightly battered and juicy, they were the best example of restraint in a restaurant not really known for it.

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he corner of Broadway and Linden Avenue in Long Beach has, for some reason, always been a tough one for coffee shops. When I moved to the city a decade ago, my first job was at the Broadlind Café, named after the historic apartment building in which it sat. The bottom-floor shop had taken the place of another caffeinated attempt, Blue Nile. After Broadlind Café closed, Sipology went into the more spacious corner unit next door, with an upstairs balcony built for cozy-study dreams. Despite the best breakfast paninis in town and a staff of wellknown local artists-turned-baristas, that coffee shop shuttered in 2011, quickly turning over to become the Greenhouse, a Rose Park-exclusive spot that closed in 2015. A year of renovations later, the corner unit reopened as Linden Public, a neighborhood bistro from Greenhouse owner Hend Elarabi. It just might be the first concept that sticks. That’s because Linden Public is more of a café than a coffee shop. In fact, the coffee is the last thing you should order here; it will be expensive, made from Stumptown beans and somehow, even when brewed fresh, will taste burnt. Instead, enjoy Linden Public for what it is: a counter-service eatery with coffee shop chill, Real Ceramic Plates, a spiffy new patio parklet and free wifi that also beckons your boozy desires with its newly installed bar, stocked with craft beer on draft and bottles of wine. Having wasted

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more than a few days working on my computer in the two-story study space while alternating between cups of Moroccan mint tea and pints of beer, I’ve concluded that the most exciting thing about Linden Public is its food, which in many ways revives some of the best aspects of Elarabi’s other shuttered East Village project, ASHA. The intensely fragrant menu of North African meats, Middle Eastern salads and Moroccan sides was based on Elarabi’s family recipes. ASHA was the only place in Long Beach to get a plate of my favorite dish, the paprika-rubbed chicken tawook. But thanks to the expanded kitchen now at Linden Public, the tawook returns, as both a handheld wrap and a hummustopped rice bowl. Among the otherwise American-leaning menu of omelets, paninis, salads and beef burgers, you’ll find a half-dozen more Mediterranean-inspired oddities, from a tangy lemon-caper salmon bowl to a tzatziki-slathered falafel burger made from a house-fried patty. Whatever you order, get a side of red lentil soup to start. LINDEN PUBLIC 149 Linden Ave., Long Beach, (562) 491-1111; thelindenpublic.com.


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Burlesque pulls the pasties off the fascinating world of strip tease By Aimee murillo

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film excels is in its subjects, outsiders and weirdos who made burlesque their creative and expressive outlet. Whether or not you notice narrative in the flash of bare skin, exotic costumes and feathered boas doesn’t matter. Director Jon Manning unravels the layers of artifice and makeup to allow us a personal look at these entertainers’ inner lives to make you notice, all while defining the stage as sacred. It’s not just a performance space; it’s also church. Burlesque follows the stories of 12 dancers from the Glitter Tribe, a troupe based out of Portland, Oregon. Each dancer has his or her own vision for each performance, from campy to balletic to traditional to genderfuck. And the choreography, captured with attentive camera work, doesn’t disappoint. Burrito-themed striptease performances are rare, but dancer Babs Jamboree impresses with her tongue-in-cheek food number. Ivizia Dakini incorporates fire dancing and musical parody with a Jesus Christ puppet (and a, um, brow-raising routine while wearing a hijab). This aspect of burlesque

as a modern theater of the absurd for political and social satire could use more elaboration, but there aren’t many dancers besides Dakini that employ it. Viewers can delight in seeing the dancers’ bare backsides, sure, but real nakedness involves listening to them discuss their most vulnerable moments. Isaiah Esquire reveals sexual abuse in his past and how burlesque gave him control of his sexuality and body again. Babs openly discusses her alcoholism and struggle for sobriety. And Angelique wistfully recalls being “the black sheep of North Dakota” (no, that would be the assholes trying to build the Dakota Access Pipeline) and her unhappy pursuit for a professional dance career in Los Angeles before finally finding her tribe. Manning developed a close friendship with each dancer over the course of a few years, especially Glitter Tribe member Zora Von Pavonine, who also acts as the film’s producer. Such fellowship clearly paid off, allowing us to glimpse into these performers’ lives and explore their passion for the art form, onstage

and off. Their closeness and tight-knit bond is touching; witnessing tender moments of familial love among one another seems like a privilege. The director also deftly touches on larger questions that surround the culture, such as defining sexiness. “[It’s] someone putting themselves out there,” says Babs. “That full commitment” to perform something adventurous and silly. Is burlesque feminist-friendly, or is it another form of objectification? There’s a mutual consensus among the dancers that it’s an empowering tool for performers to explore gender and share their body as they like without shame and on their terms. “I still consider myself a feminist because I do what I want with my body—it’s my rules, my boundaries,” says dancer Sandria Dore’. You don’t need to be a rhinestoneadorned, high-heeled dancer to agree. AMURILLO@OCWEEKLY.COM BURLESQUE: HEART OF THE GLITTER TRIBE was directed by Jon Manning.

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urlesque, for me, was never about defiance,” says burlesque dancer Angelique DeVil, one of the key personalities in Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe. “It was about that feeling of ‘I found my people.’” She and many others. While the ostentatious world of pasties and lacy underthings was once risqué and taboo to polite society, neo-burlesque is now widely respected as an art form—although that doesn’t mean it’s fully understood. From comparisons to stripping to attracting grabby audience members, misconceptions and questions abound. And that’s where Burlesque (NOT to be confused with the lame Cher-Christina Aguilera film of the same name) comes in to address its mysteries through candid interviews from world-renowned male and female dancers. In its near-80-minute run time, Burlesque acts as a thorough primer on the ongoing discussions within the scene’s culture and community. But where the

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After 25 years, STAGEStheatre gets a first: a fully improvised play By Joel Beers

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sional off choice, the thing coalesces into an actual story with plenty of laughs and genuine emotional cachet. Theater is the most ephemeral of art forms because it’s live. A two-dimensional video can never truly do a three-dimensional construct justice. And it’s often said no show is ever exactly the same, as the audience’s energy affects each night and actors might drop a line or add a bit here or there. But, generally speaking, straight theater thespians are an incredibly disciplined lot, and most will deliver a line, make a movement or choose the same choice night after night. It is impossible in this type of narrative long-form improv (to get technical, this invented form is modeled after Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and is called, duh, the Woolf ) to do the same performance twice. It’s a real-time collaborative process that begins the instant a patron walks through the door. It is brave, unpredictable, exciting and different, and it will absolutely change your mind about what improv is capable of. THE AWKWARD PARTY at STAGEStheatre, 400 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 525-4484; www. stagesoc.org. Sat., 5 p.m. $20-$22.

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Party, closes this weekend), the seven performers (Kayleen Barlow, Samuel Forbes, Dennis Johnston, Patricia Kelley, Caitlin Lopez, Aly Lovelace and Matthew Thomas), and the audience’s role. When patrons enter the lobby, they are asked for ideas about what kind of party will comprise the awkward one in the show’s title (the two last weekend centered on an engagement party and a brother returning home from prison), as well as to choose one-word character points of view from a list of about 200, everything from angelic and authoritative to whimsical and wise. After a short introduction explaining the concept (that the narrative will flow from those points of view), the actors retreat backstage, throw on some kind of costume, and emerge moments later to begin a play completely from scratch. If an actor’s nightmare is forgetting a line onstage, this has to be an actor’s schizophrenic episode, as no one knows where the story is going, when someone else will enter (Nicols said they time their entrances based on “feeling it”) and what their scene partner or partners is going to say—or even who that person is at first. But what’s amazing is that even with some uncomfortable pauses and the occa-

eauty is pain, as they say, and some people go through the most torturous methods for a beautiful face. In addition to tweezing and waxing, there are face masks designed to unclog your pores by ripping out those nasty blackheads, whiteheads and everything in between. Products such as the Hell Pore Charcoal Mask (yes, that’s the exact name), Nature Black Mask and other DIY tricks fortified with natural ingredients and available at drugstore counters absorb deep into your skin and are painful to remove (in Hell Pore’s case, removal will bring you to tears). But using masks such as these could actually do more harm than good. According to Zaida Gordon, a licensed aesthetician and certified acne specialist at Skintegrity LA (www.skintegrityla.com), “When you use DIY glue masks and pore strips, you may indeed remove blackheads, but you’re also removing skin, and with regular use, it can cause trauma on the skin: distended capillaries, loss of elasticity and, even worse, premature aging.” However, that doesn’t mean you’re doomed with unwanted blackheads forever. If you’re set on deforesting your face, Gordon recommends getting a facial—a little on the pricey side, but it’s worth it for the combination of steam, exfoliants and tools that rid the skin of all kinds of impurities, with minimal discomfort. Or if you’re going for a DIY method, make a scrub out of honey and sugar. “At least this way, you use gentle and safe ingredients that help buff away dead skin cells,” Gordon says. “With regular scrubbing you minimize the amount of blackheads and buildup in the pores.” Natural clay masks used once a week are also effective. So while you may be tempted to go the instant route and strip out your blackheads and whiteheads all at once (and let’s face it, we all get transfixed by the sight of those stubborn little guys left over on pore strips), doing so only once in a while is best to avoid damaging, lasting effects. There’s no crying in good skin care, folks.

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t may be a blink of an eyelash in terms of evolution or anti-Semitism, but 25 years is an eternity when it comes to storefront theater in Orange County. With the notable exception of South Coast Repertory, which launched in 1964 and has grown into one of the most highly respected regional theaters in America, our local storefronts (basically, producing entities that tend toward new, original or otherwise nonmainstream plays as opposed to boilerplate murder mysteries or pedestrian musicals, or those that don’t have the word “community” in their title) tend to not last more than a decade. And, yes, we still remember you, Alternative Repertory Theatre, the Hunger Artists, Rude Guerrilla, Vanguard Theatre Ensemble and several others that shined, then faded away. This is why the occasion of STAGEStheatre’s 25th anniversary is reason for the most sincere round of applause. It’s the second-longest, continuously operating, non-community theater in Orange County and it’s had quite a ride. It began in a ramshackle industrial park in eastern Anaheim, and while it lacked polish and poise, it more than made up for both in terms of frenetic energy. Led at the time by Brian Kojac, the theater somehow managed two spaces in its relatively cramped facilities and produced shows at a frantic pace (30 in its second year alone), the vast majority of them originals. Not all of them hit, but not all of them missed, and from show to show, you never knew what to expect, be it a musical about the New York Dolls, male and female versions of Glengarry Glen Ross, and even something called Pardon My Penis. The theater’s high-octane producing schedule has lessened since moving to a much more visible space on the hinterlands of downtown Fullerton around 2000, but it continues to stage about a dozen shows per year. Yet it has never produced anything quite like The Awkward Party, a long-form improv piece that, as current head honcho Amanda DeMaio says every night in a recorded greeting, is never the same show twice. Directed by Josh Nicols, whose in-house improv troupe, Spectacles Improv Engine, is co-producing the show, it’s a fascinating concept that most theaters would never touch, considering performers are working without a net, as not a single word in the 90-minute evening is scripted. The only thing that is constant from night to night is the set (Jon Gaw’s octogenarian-laced, old-lady living room, which is the set for the mainstage show Arsenic and Old Lace and, like The Awkward

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he recent Women’s March on Washington placed a global magnifying glass on women’s rights. One day before that historic march, the NAMM show in Anaheim hosted the fifth annual She Rocks Awards, paying tribute to female leaders in the music industry. While both can be considered passion projects, the message underlying both events encompasses equal gender rights, unity, respect and female empowerment. Female metal musicians face the same battles in a male-dominated niche of the music industry. Although their acceptance has made drastic strides in the past several decades, these musicians’ struggle is still very real, even at the local level. In times of turmoil, political unrest and heightened tension, people find themselves turning to art and music as a release. Whether they are more mainstream or local, bands will calm inner storms. Here are some of the OC metalshield maidens who will guide local metal fans through these troubled times and remain examples—to both men and women—in the underground scene.

KATHERINE LEON OF DARKULT

Veterinary assistant by day and vocalist by night, 22-year-old Katherine Leon fronts the Fullerton death-metal band Darkult. Although she considers herself to be softspoken and reserved, she’ll release her deep-gutted death growls in front-row faces and start pits. With Leon’s androgynous tones, she is sometimes mistaken for the band’s groupie, one of the commonalities she experiences as a female metal vocalist. “My goal for Darkult is to eventually start touring around the world—and for people to not notice I’m a female vocalist, but to notice our band as a whole,” says Leon. Darkult’s audiences, as well as other crowds at metal shows she attends as a fan, are diverse, which is definitive of the fan bases for all Orange County music scenes. For more info on Darkult, visit www.facebook.com/Darkult.

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Zander Reddis learned to play guitar more than 13 years ago; she eventually picked up bass, ukulele and piano, plus worked on her vocals. The 22-year-old joined Anaheim’s doom-metal band Sixes to explore a new subgenre and grow as a bassist. While she hasn’t yet performed at any OC venues with Sixes, she believes OC’s diversity is unique and that the subgenres of metal and punk mesh well. Because of her gender-neutral first name, Reddis has dealt with a lot of dis-

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missals via text, the internet and even in person from other metal-heads once they find out she’s a woman. But she feels fortunate that she’s had supportive band members throughout the years. Although Sixes is far from Prophets of Rage in terms of anti-authoritarian content, Reddis wants to personally make an impact on the local metal community, especially the younger generation. “I think a lot of people in our generation can use this community as a form of expression, to make their statement, find an escape or bring new people into the community who may not even realize it’s there,” Reddis says. “My life would be nowhere close to what it is now without music.” Sixes released a new single, “A Cross to Burn,” on Feb. 28. For more information on the band, including upcoming performances, visit www.facebook.com/Sixesdoom. WENDY CAMARGO OF GATOFETO AND METAL ERA

Wendy Camargo wants to use her music as an outlet for some of the tension from the issues happening in the U.S. that are affecting families in Southern California. “Turn the hate into dark art,” she says. “There are a lot of people who are pretty upset these days, especially in the Latino community,” says Camargo. “These [metal] subgenres are about letting it all out with passion and using it as a therapy.” The lead vocalist for Santa Ana’s GatoFeto, a death-metal and melodicmetal hybrid, and Buena Park’s Metal Era,

a classic hard-rock 1980s cover band, was given her father’s musical genes. When her family moved from Mexico City to the U.S. in 2001, she discovered Iron Maiden, Slayer and Pantera through sneaking out of her house via the back yard to go to metal shows. Though she formed her first band at age 16, it took more than a decade for her to find the band mates who would join her in Metal Era and GatoFeto. As the only woman in both bands, Camargo is frequently questioned about her husband’s feelings about her performances. “Some people have asked me if my husband is bothered by the fact that I’m surrounded by men and have male fans,” says Camargo. “I don’t let anyone tell me what I should or shouldn’t do. My husband is my No. 1 fan and supporter, and I’m thankful for that.” Even though GatoFeto is a relatively new project, Camargo continues to stretch her vocal boundaries. “I’m different styles morphed into one,” she says. “I’m still learning about my abilities and what I’m capable of accomplishing, which is an adventure.” For more information on GatoFeto or Metal Era, visit www.facebook.com/Gatofeto2016 and www.facebook.com/Metaleratothegrave. SARA CHAINS (MCLEAN) OF GLAMEL TOE AND DEAD WINTER

Feel like drinking and singing your sorrows away? Check out GLAMel Toe, fronted by Sara Chains (McLean), at Hennessey’s Tavern in Dana Point for an

Iron Maiden medley or party metal. Even though her vigorous baritone vocals sound pro, McLean is pretty new to band life. “I grew up singing in the Catholic church choir with my parents, but I never sang with an actual band until four years ago,” says McLean. “I tried to put an allfemale metal cover band together, but none of the girls stuck around. Then I heard GLAMel Toe was looking for a new singer, so I tried out. I didn’t think they would go for a female singer, but it ended up working out.” McLean admits she sometimes feels pressured to sound more feminine and sing higher notes, but, she says, she’s “stopped in her tracks when a woman is rocking out onstage.” “I always want to have fun and hope the crowd has fun, too, and to connect with my fellow metal-lovers onstage,” she says. “There is no feeling like being on the stage!” Although the feeling cannot be replicated entirely, she hopes her music encourages more kids to turn to music. “I hope more kids get inspired to buy cheap instruments from a local pawn shop and start a dirty garage band so they can experience the best outlet there is: music,” McLean says. “I also would like to encourage any 30-year-old who thinks there is a slight chance that they would enjoy being in a band to get a wild hair up their ass and put an ad on Craigslist and see what happens.” For more info on GLAMeltoe and Dead Winter, visit www.facebook.com/glameltoe and www.facebook.com/DeadWinterLA.


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the new song “I Think About Killing You Everyday” is about our divisive new president. While the band have built their career on being angry, Schulz is happy people are picking up the gauntlet and speaking out in the face of injustice. “I’ve always said, this is the only country where people don’t take direct action on anything,” he says. “We just watch TV shows and get fat. Right now, this is a big awakening for the country. Now, even the people who voted for Trump are starting to say, ‘Whoops—he’s not our buddy.’” Schulz believes this is a healthy time for OC punk, with young bands performing at Programme regularly. Though some of them might blend traditional punk and hardcore with other genres, such as grunge, he thinks the creativity is all good. “The ’90s is really big right now for kids,” Schulz says. While there have been numerous lineup changes within Death By Stereo, the band have been stable since 2010 (perhaps, in part, because of the hiatus). Original guitarist Jim Miner has been guesting with the band, though, and Friday’s gig should be one such show. “We’re gonna show up to the Karman Bar and get drunk with a bunch of our friends,” Schulz says. “Get crazy. One of my Manic Hispanic band mates, Mo Grease, lives right by that bar, so he’s gonna show up with a bunch of knuckleheads, and we’re gonna lose our minds.” DEATH BY STEREO perform with Dead Friends 46, Modern Enemy, All Time Losers and Spider at the Karman Bar, 26022 Cape Dr., Laguna Niguel, (949) 582-5909; www.thekarmanbar.com. Fri., 8 p.m. $15. 21+.


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THE BEACH BOYS: 8 p.m., $35. Renee and Henry

Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 556-2787; scfta.org. CHASE RICE: 7 p.m., $27.50-$35. House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim. DEATH BY STEREO: 8 p.m., $15. The Karman Bar, 26022 Cape Dr., Laguna Niguel, (949) 582-590; thekarmanbar.com. DEVIL SEASON: 9 p.m., $5. The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; wayfarercm.com. JIM FISK JAZZTET: 8 p.m., free. Portfolio Coffee House, 2300 Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 434-2486; portfoliocoffeehouse.com. LAURA STEVENSON: 8 p.m. Constellation Room at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com. MARIA MULDAUR: 7 p.m., $20-$60. Don the Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, (562) 592-1321; donthebeachcomber.com. POST MALONE: 8 p.m., $30. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com. RON KOBAYASHI: 10 p.m., free. Bayside Restaurant, 900 Bayside Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 721-1222; baysiderestaurant.com. SEGA GENECIDE: 10 p.m. La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 646-7944; lacaverestaurant.com. THE SLY DIGS: 9 p.m., free. The Karman Bar, 26022 Cape Dr., Laguna Niguel, (949) 582-5909; thekarmanbar.com. SOB X RBE X MIKE SHERMAN: 11 p.m., $15. Constellation Room at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com. VENICE: 8 p.m. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, Ste. C, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 4968930; thecoachhouse.com.

SATURDAY

THE BEACH BOYS: 8 p.m., $35. Renee and Henry

Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 556-2787; scfta.org. BIG MONSTA: 8 p.m., $5. The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; wayfarercm.com. CHASE RICE: 7 p.m., $27.50-$35. House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim. THE COMO LA FLOR BAND: Selena tribute, 9 p.m., $10. Gaslamp Restaurant & Bar, 6251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 596-4718; thegaslamprestaurant.com. EMPYRE: tribute to Queensryche, 3 p.m., free. The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen, 122 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 871-7469; slidebarfullerton.com. GOT THAT SWING!: 7:30 p.m., $15. Dance United LH, 23461 Ridge Route Dr., Ste. D, Laguna Hills, (949) 3700523; danceunitedlagunahills.com. MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA: 8 p.m. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com. MITIS; SAID THE SKY; PLS&TY: 10:30 p.m. Constellation Room at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com. PERLA BATALLA’S HOUSE OF COHEN: 8 p.m., $10-$12. Episcopal Church of the Messiah, 614 N. Bush St., Santa Ana, (714) 543-9389; messiah-santaana.org. TOO TOUGH 2 DIE: Ramones tribute, 7 p.m., $5. Blacklight District Lounge, 2500 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. WHITNEY ROSE: 7 p.m., $10-$30. Don the Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, (562) 592-1321; donthebeachcomber.com. Y&T: 8 p.m., $20. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, Ste. C, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 4968930; thecoachhouse.com.

SUNDAY

COREY FELDMAN & THE ANGELS: 7 p.m. The

Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, Ste. C, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 496-8930; thecoachhouse.com.

EMILIO MODERN GYPSY: 7 p.m. The Coach House,

33157 Camino Capistrano, Ste. C, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 496-8930; thecoachhouse.com. HIPPO CAMPUS; AVID DANCER: 9 p.m., $15. Constellation Room at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com. KORN: 7 p.m., $59.95. House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim.

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BENJAMIN BOOKER: 9 p.m., $15. Constellation Room

at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com.

KILL THE INTERNET WITH DJ CARDIGAN & DESIRABLE D: 8:30 p.m. Que Sera, 1923 E. Seventh

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KORN: 7 p.m., $59.95. House of Blues, 400 W. Disney

Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim. SPOON: 8 p.m., $37.50. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com. VICTORIA BAILEY: 9 p.m., free. The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; wayfarercm.com.

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BLACKALICIOUS: 9 p.m., $18. Constellation Room at

the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com. ISAIAH RASHAD: 8 p.m. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com. THRICE; MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA: 7 p.m., $36. House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim.

WEDNESDAY

BATTLE AT THE BEACH: 8 p.m., free. Hurricanes Bar

& Grill, 200 Main St., Huntington Beach, (714) 374-0500; hurricanesbargrill.com. GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS: 7 p.m., $36. House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim. HALF THE ANIMAL: 8 p.m., free. The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; wayfarercm.com. HEY VIOLET: 7 p.m., $15. The Parish at House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim; houseofblues.com/anaheim. LEVITATION ROOM: 9 p.m., $10. Constellation Room at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com. WARBRINGER: 8 p.m., free. The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen, 122 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 871-7469; slidebarfullerton.com.

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ALMALAFA: 8 p.m., free. The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll

Kitchen, 122 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 871-7469; slidebarfullerton.com. ANDREW BLOOM: 7:30 p.m., $5. Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 715-7777; mozambiqueoc.com. BEBE REXHA: 8 p.m. The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; observatoryoc.com. CAFE TACVBA: 8 p.m., $52.50. House of Blues, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim. GEOFF TATE: 8 p.m. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, Ste. C, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 4968930; thecoachhouse.com. GRN+GLD: 9 p.m., $3. Que Sera, 1923 E. Seventh St., Long Beach, (562) 599-6170; queseralb.wix.com. JOUYSSANCE EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE:

7:30 p.m., $12.50-$25. Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6595; themuck.org. SABA; SYLVAN LACUE: 9 p.m. Constellation Room at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com. SAN HOLO: 9:30 p.m. The Yost Theater, 307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, (888) 862-9573; yosttheater.com. THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES: 8 p.m., $8-$10. The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; wayfarercm.com.


Come Now Fortyish, straight, white dude here. I have this weird (possibly misogynistic) belief that, when it comes to sex, I can’t win. Actually, I think men in general can’t win. Thoughtful, well-meaning men at least. It comes down to this: During sex, if the man doesn’t come, it’s the man’s fault because he clearly has problems with his dick and is barely even a man and should be ashamed of himself. If the woman doesn’t come, it’s also the man’s fault because he’s clearly bad at sex and doesn’t even care and is barely even a man and should be ashamed of himself. So am I a misogynist or just a guy with issues? Any advice for me moving forward? Yeah, I Got Issues

I’m a fan from way back. A therapist told me to go out and have some fun—I’m a married woman with teen boys and feeling a bit lonely—but I’m not looking to have an affair. I just want a spanking now and then. I found the one kink club I visited in New York to be kind of depressing, and my spanking friends are more of a social group who hang out on the weekends. I just need a little recreation—some good, clean spanking fun. Would love your advice. Seeks Paddling And Needs Know-How

(It sounds like a stretch, I realize, but do yourself a favor and read Sex With Shakespeare—it’s a funny, moving read, and it’s packed with fresh and convincing kinky reads on Shakespeare’s plays.) “National parties are a great way to get safe, fun, no-sex spankings and meet other people in the scene in a low-pressure environment,” said Keenan, who sent along a list of events all over the country: Shadow Lane (Las Vegas), Boardwalk Badness Weekend (Atlantic City), Crimson Moon (Chicago), Spanking Club of New York (New York City), Texas All State Spanking Party (Dallas) and Lone Star Spanking Party (Houston). “There are some parties I’ve chosen not to attend for political reasons,” said Keenan. “The spanking community isn’t immune to heteronormative bullshit, unfortunately, and some parties explicitly prohibit M/m play. Any party for sexual minorities that prohibits expressions of other minority sexual identities doesn’t deserve our time or our money!” Someone asked me to pee on them and offered to pay me. I didn’t know what to do. They weren’t unattractive. Would you pee on someone for money? Perplexed European Enquires

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If you’ve been with women who blamed you when you didn’t come, YIGI, and then turned around and blamed you when they didn’t come, well, that had to be annoying. Or maybe you’re referring to something in the ether and not to any inability-to-climax/ inability-to-induce-climax shaming you’ve actually come in for. (Have you been with women who shamed you like this? If so, and again, that had to be annoying. Have you been with any women at all? If not, it’s possible your letter is an MRA setup and/or you’re a misogynist with issues.) If this has actually happened to you, YIGI, chalk it up to “some people are awful, women are people, some women are awful,” and let it go. And remember this about men: Sometimes we come during sex; sometimes we don’t. The number of times we don’t increases with age. Focus more on intimacy, connection and mutual pleasure, YIGI, and less on spooging all over everything—and seek partners with the same focus. As for women: You do know that dick alone isn’t gonna do it for most women, right? Only a small percentage of women can come from PIV intercourse alone. (If you didn’t know, you know now, and you’re welcome.) And you’re familiar with the clitoris, right? (If you weren’t, google it, and you’re welcome.) But if you find yourself in bed with a woman and you’re having difficultly helping her come (you’re there to help, not make), ask her if she can make herself come. If she can’t, odds are you won’t be able to help her come, either—not you, not anyone else. If she can make herself come, ask her to masturbate to climax while you watch. Make a close study of what works for her. If she touches herself in a certain way, learn to touch her in that way. If she busts out a vibrator, use that vibrator before, during and after PIV or instead of PIV. Good luck.

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