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Uncover Up In wake of the grand jury fiasco, here’s a timeline of the Orange County DA’s snitch scandal
range County’s local lawenforcement agencies—the district attorney’s office (OCDA) and the sheriff’s department (OCSD)—spend hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars annually to both sell stories of their heroism to the public or, as in the case of the ongoing jailhouse-informant scandal, spread disinformation. Despite reams of evidence to the contrary, the DA and sheriff adaconfidential mantly deny their offices cheated to win convictions. The county’s grand jury this month accused superior court judges, the California Court of Appeal and r scott courthouse journalmoxley ists of fabricating the existence of tainted snitch operations. For context exposing the absurdity of the grand jury’s claim, we’ve produced a summary timeline of events.
1985 June 9: Los Angeles Times questions the
use of jailhouse informants in “more than 100 major cases in Orange County,” specifically naming deputy district attorneys Tony Rackauckas and John D. Conley for employing notoriously discredited snitch James Dean Cochrum in unconstitutional plots to save weak cases by allegedly obtaining confessions from government targets in exchange for hidden benefits.
1999 Jan. 4: Rackauckas becomes DA. 2001 Jan. 8: Conley takes the oath as judge and
will defend the DA in a future snitch scandal. 2007 March 29: OCSD management brags that jail
deputies possess “excellent expertise in the cultivation and management of informants. This expertise is recognized by the Orange County district attorney’s office.” 2009 Feb. 17: With OCSD help, Santa Ana
cops David Rondou and Chuck Flynn meet with serial killer Oscar Moriel, who promises he can work as a jail informant producing needed memories “and make it seem like yesterday” if officials reduce his pending life-in-prison punishment. Moriel testifies for OCDA in three cases; juries are kept clueless about the deal.
2011 Oct. 12: Scott Dekraai kills eight people at
a Seal Beach salon.
Oct. 13: Rackauckas seeks state execution of
Dekraai, who’d admitted guilt upon arrest. Oct. 15: OCSD violates the constitution by running a scam to trick Dekraai, who has been charged and is represented by an attorney, into talking. They place him in a cell next to prolific informant Fernando Perez.
2017, escaping a life-in-prison sentence for two murders. Early December: Hutchens states there’s “no deliberate effort” to hide evidence and blames poor training for deputies not knowing they must testify honestly. 2015 Feb. 9: Tunstall claims he
argues what will be a winning motion for Perez-related discovery that should, but doesn’t, result in the surrender of TRED records and the Special Handling Log, both secret OCSD databases that contain evidence of illegal snitch operations. Jan. 23: Sergeant Raymond Wert suddenly terminates the Log, and to block future outside inquiries, deputies decide to call newly collected data a “document of important information sharing only.” Aug. 15: Deputy Seth Tunstall files an affidavit in People v. David Zorich that states his duties include “cultivating, managing and supervising” jail informants.
never used jail informants, but after Sanders confronts him with his 2013 affidavit, the deputy sheepishly replies, “I guess I put the wrong words in there.” Feb. 17: Garcia swears he was ordered to conceal informant use and TRED records. Feb. 17: Amending his 2014 testimony, Grover backs Garcia’s story. Feb. 17: Deputy Jonathan Larson testifies about jail-informant tanks and admits deputies cultivated informants. March 15: Goethals, a former prosecutor, rules deputies lied about snitch activities and, stating he can’t trust Rackauckas’ team to ensure basic ethics, recuses the DA and his entire office from Dekraai.
2014 Jan. 31: Sanders details systemic criminal-
2016 Feb. 29: Posing as offended at a commu-
2013 Jan. 11: Dekraai attorney Scott Sanders
justice-system fraud by deputies who’ve helped prosecutors win cases with corrupt informant activities and hidden evidence. May 6: Deputy Ben Garcia testifies under oath, “We don’t have informants.” May 21: Deputy William Grover says he spent “less than zero” time handling snitches. June 30: Prompted by his supervisor, Grover advises a Riverside County deputy, “OC has been in the media recently for its inmate informants. [The Orange County Jail] no longer labels these inmates ‘informants.’ We now call them ‘sources of information’ or ‘SOI,’” a ruse to bypass court orders. Aug. 5: Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Goethals rejects law enforcement’s contemptuous stance against Sanders, ruling deputies were “credibility challenged.” But he refuses to remove the death penalty potential from Dekraai. Aug. 27: Sheriff Sandra Hutchens’ aide Brent Benson swears, “There is no jailhouse-informant program” inside OCSD. Sept. 5: Sanders learns of the existence of TRED records. Unamused he’d been lied to by deputies and that the DA and sheriff refuse to punish the offenders, Goethals will reopen hearings. Sept. 23: Assistant DA Marc Rozenberg states he wants to avoid another round of embarrassing snitch hearings and will allow killer Isaac Palacios to walk free in
AXIS OF EVIL: RACKAUCKAS, HUTCHENS AND CARMODY
nity forum, Rackauckas and Hutchens portray the snitch scandal as a nutty conspiracy theory. April 29: Portions of the Log emerge in a separate case, leading Goethals to learn of a second long-hidden OCSD database. June 9: OCDA officials claim shock to learn of buried records and a jailhouseinformant program, though they’ve benefitted from the ploys for decades. Nov. 22: California Court of Appeal backs Goethals’ DA recusal and notes overwhelming evidence prosecutors and deputies ran a systemically contaminated informant program. 2017 Feb. 10: Goethals orders a third round of
May 31: With a sheriff’s monitor watching,
OCSD Lieutenant David Johnson testifies jail deputies never managed informants, even though he wrote a 2009 memo stating that deputies under his control “handle and maintain confidential informants.” June 5: Wert offers an innocent explanation for why he ended the Log: Without ever having looked at the records, he decided they were worthless. He claims his decision was aboveboard, as evidenced by him advising his boss at the time, Lieutenant Catherine Irons.
June 5: Commander Jon Briggs becomes
the first OCSD supervisor to concede “it’s obvious” the Log proved an active snitch program. June 8: Lieutenant Lane Lagaret testifies he never saw a memo addressed to him that states deputies were to “cultivate/manage confidential informants,” though the document was posted on the office wall. June 11: Having received an advance copy of the upcoming grand jury report, Rackauckas grabs a guest editorial in the OC Register and hails Conley, his colleague in the 1985 snitch scandal and now a judge, for calling Sanders reckless. June 13: Grand jury foreperson Carrie Carmody claims the panel found “no evidence” of a jailhouse-informant program during a yearlong probe that relied mostly on secret input from deputies and prosecutors. Carmody, who struggles to answer reporters’ questions, slams Goethals, Sanders and the news media for conducting “a witch-hunt.” June 13: Lagaret retakes the stand hours after the grand jury press conference and states he knew deputies falsely testified at earlier Dekraai hearings but remained mum. June 14: Now retired, Irons breaks the witch-hunt wide open by testifying that, despite Hutchens’ plan to blame the scandal on a couple of “rogue” deputies such as Tunstall, Garcia and Grover, she saw the Log in 2013 and that during 2014 Dekraai hearings, OCSD management was hiding TRED records from courts. She also contradicts Wert’s testimony about ending the Log, stating she never authorized the action. June 15: Paul Wilson, the husband of one of Dekraai’s victims, ridicules the grand jury for labeling the scandal a “myth,” says the panel’s work is shameful and encourages Goethals to continue his “pursuit of the truth.” RSCOTTMOXLEY@OCWEEKLY.COM
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t was early August in 1965 and business as usual for Traffic Inspector Tech 2 at the Orange County Road Department. Overgrown foliage on street signs had brought Rex E. Heflin to Myford Road, near the intersection of Walnut Avenue in Santa Ana. He was driving northeast in a Ford work van, less than half a mile from Interstate 5, when his work radio suddenly went out. Heflin fiddled with the radio, attempting to contact Orange County Road Maintenance headquarters. Then he noticed something moving in the sky to his left. He figured it was a military plane, given he was just a mile from the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. But it did an impossible move, then just hovered. Quickly grabbing his county-issued Model 101 Polaroid—used for taking photos of anomalies along OC roads—he instinctively snapped a picture through the windshield of his van. The aircraft was circular, squat, with a semi-flat top—similar in shape to a man’s straw boater hat.
It continued to move oddly—hovering and tilting, “similar to a gyroscope when losing its stability,” Heflin recalled years later. And then, almost as quick as it appeared, the machine flew up and shot away toward Old Saddleback, leaving behind a ring of blue-black vapor. Heflin had just seen an unidentified flying object. He took three photos of the UFO and one of the vapor it left behind. Three of the four made the front page of the Orange County Register (back then known simply as The Register) and eventually went national. He told the paper he was “reluctant to report the flying-saucer incident to the press or the military because I knew I’d be branded some sort of nut.” The Helfin affair is a story all unto itself, but you should know it involved the Air Force’s secret UFO investigation team, bona-fide men in black, the theft of Helfin’s photos, a mysterious phone call to him 30 years later that led to their reappearance in a Manila envelope in his mailbox. But it remains Orange County’s most famous UFO sighting. It also sparked a movement: 52 years after the incident, Orange County continues to be a hotbed of UFO research and has become the mother ship to the world’s largest UFO-investigation network.
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he rumble from identifiable flying objects taking off and landing is audible from within the beige stucco walls of MUFON International headquarters. The two-story office building that sits just across the street from John Wayne Airport looks like the type of quiet place you’d go to meet your tax guy or mortgage broker. And aside from having to get buzzed in to enter, MUFON’s space is office-park drab—no alien cadavers, no vintage movie posters, not even any life-sized grays. There’s a large conference room that serves as executive director Jan Harzan’s office, plus a few cubicles and computers. Scores of books are stacked and scattered throughout. “What else can I tell ya?” Harzan asks. “It’s a real phenomenon.” MUFON is broken up into worldwide chapters, with members in 43 countries (“We get about 20 percent of our sighting reports from out of the country, from all over the world—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe,” Harzan says), as well as chapters in all 50 states. Larger states such as California are broken up into sections, and Orange County has its own. The nonprofit claims to operate the world’s largest and most detailed database of reported UFO sightings. When someone reports a sighting, they’re asked via an online form more than 50 questions—the weather during the supposed sighting, the latitude, the longitude, anything about the area where it happened—and to upload photographs, video, sketches and/ or audio. After a report is filed, it’s sent to a field investigator (a MUFON-trained researcher) in the area near the sighting. The head field investigator for Orange County is Diane Hall. She works closely with her sister Linda Fletchner, who handles sightings near Ontario. “We’re the sister field investigator team,” Fletchner says. “When we get a case, within 24 hours, we like to try to notify our witnesses. I’ll email them and introduce myself—I’ll say, ‘Hi, I’m Linda, the MUFON field investigator assigned to your case, and I have a couple of questions’—because they don’t always fill out all of the report.” Each case is assigned a number, and investigators are asked to fill out a Form 30 on the secure MUFON website. Easily explainable cases—like, say, a plane or lights in the sky—are called Category Ones, or Fly-Bys. Fletchner says sightings near Disneyland are common and can pretty much always be attributed to the Mouse. “Most of my cases, I’d say 96 percent, are terrestrial—we can explain it,” Fletchner says, who always sends the reporting party an email explaining the truth. “But there’s that other percentage that we can’t explain. And before I put ‘unknown’ down on a case, I have to make sure I have exhausted every explanation it might have been. We
don’t just say, ‘Oh, well, I don’t know’ and put down ‘unknown’—it’s not acceptable.” It’s those rare cases that are published in the monthly glossy MUFON International Journal. In the March 2017 issue, 10 unexplained sightings were highlighted. One such case includes a photo of Donald Trump’s helicopter taken over the Iowa State Fair. Iowa MUFON state director Gregory Andersen gives his analysis: “It appears to be a bug or a bird.” In addition to playing archivist and detective to unexplained sightings, MUFON International also organizes a yearly symposium, featuring speeches and appearances by famous researchers and even alien contactees. Orange County has hosted the MUFON International Symposium four times, the latest at the Hotel Irvine in 2015. The theme that year focused on academia and media outreach (the Weekly was represented by a ragtag group of reporters). This year’s event will be held in July in Las Vegas and will focus on the case for a secret govern-
ment space program. Sections vie to host it in their area by bidding to MUFON International, sort of like the Olympics of ufology—“only on a much smaller scale,” Harzan says with a laugh.
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PERFECTLY SMOOTH,” HARZAN SAYS OF THE FIRST TIME HE SAW A UFO.
t’s the third Wednesday of the month, and a stream of people file into a room at the Costa Mesa Senior Center. They’re not here for an after-hours Bingo night or Jazzercise class; they’re here for answers. A younger brunette with a cash box and a younger man with a roll of raffle tickets greet attendees of the monthly meeting of the Orange County chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). Plastic clip-on name badges for MUFON OC members are laid out in alphabetical order on a table. Members, students and firsttimers pay $10 to attend; everyone else pays $15. About 100 plastic chairs are set up in rows facing a computer projector and an empty podium. In the back, a few 6-foot
tables host vendors. Many of the attendees are the target audience for other activities at the Senior Center. Tonight, some reporters from Orange Coast College’s student newspaper show up thanks to a recent advertisement in the Coast Report, but that’s about it for young folks. “If you come [to the meeting], it will be the first time a reporter has attended in about five years,” Dr. Robert Wood, a longtime member of the MUFON International Board of Directors, tells a scribe. This month’s meeting begins when MUFON OC director Eric Hartman takes the podium. The Huntington Beach-based attorney and former pilot runs down what has happened since last month’s gathering and what’s coming up. The next month’s featured guest is a good one: investigative journalist Linda Moulton Howe. The crowd murmurs with approval for the earthfiles. com editor and Coast to Coast AM radioshow regular. Hartman advises the crowd to arrive early, as Howe’s last appearance at MUFON OC quickly sold out, mentioning they’ll be adding space to the room to accommodate a larger-than-usual crowd. “The normal functions of most of Mutual UFO Network is basically to do the observations and report the sightings,” Wood explains. “But our particular local section is a little different in the sense that we focus on research issues. We try to have an interesting speaker every month.” MUFON leans on the many local ufologists who work in Orange County. Many of the speakers have appeared on the History Channel’s runaway-hit series Ancient Aliens, including Nick Pope (who appeared in the episode “Now You See It Now You Don’t”) and Jason Martel (“Was the Ark of the Covenant Used to Power the Great Pyramid?”). It was Harzan who moved MUFON International to Newport Beach earlier this decade, which cemented Orange County’s status in the UFO-research universe. “It was perfectly smooth,” Harzan says of the first time he saw a UFO. He was 8 years old when he spotted one outside his family’s Thousand Oaks home. “There was not a seam or a rivet in it. Then I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, how do they get in and out of it?’ There’s no windows; there’s no doors. There’s no way to access it. I’m staring at this thing, and I say, ‘Oh, my god, these things are real.’” He tried to tell his best friend about it at school, but the pal completely dismissed the story. “So I realized, at that point, you can’t tell people something like this,” he recalls. “It’s like telling people you saw your dead grandmother walking through the bedroom. It’s just too far out there. I didn’t talk about it for years.” Harzan held on to that secret for decades, but the sighting never left his mind. Then, in the late 1980s, a business associate gave Harzan a flyer. “I look at it, and it’s a UFO conference at LAX. It was called the UFO Expo West,” he says. “So I go to this UFO conference, and I’m shocked to see 1,000 people in attendance. And what was even more shocking
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They Want to Believe » FROM PAGE 10 was they had these speakers there who claimed to have been aboard these craft and having traveled around the universe.” He discovered many believers had stories similar to his. “My interest in UFOs started in about the sixth grade,” says Hartman from his office on 10th floor of an upscale Huntington Beach office building in the shadow of the Bella Terra shopping center. “That was in—and I don’t like to date myself that much because I’m older than I look and older than I feel—but that was in the ’50s.” The Roswell incident of 1947 had sparked a national craze in not only
pop-culture interpretations of little green men, but also serious queries into similar incidents and theories. Hartman’s curiosity remained into his adult years, and he joined a UFO investigative group when he moved to Orange County in the 1980s. He recalls the group’s early days, when it held meetings in a conference room of the Costa Mesa Police Department, thanks to a member who was also a police officer. Eventually, enough people were interested in the subject that the group created a local MUFON chapter in 1995. According to the Register, OC had become “a hot spot for UFO sightings.” “It is truly a sad state of affairs when you can’t poke fun at UFO kooks anymore,” a columnist wrote. “Exactly what kind of world is this where UFO chasers no longer are strange men with aluminum wrap on their heads, but perfectly respectable scientists and businessmen?”
Hartman and Harzan have seen MUFON wax and wane over the past 30 years. “Public interest in things seems to be generated usually by some traumatic event,” Hartman says, “and it kind of moves in cycles or waves and the public can lose interest very suddenly, too, if there’s nothing happening.” “You would think these people were nuts,” Harzan says of his fellow believers. “But they [are] just normal, everyday people.”
o you want me to tell you what I think is the real history of man?” Wood asks with a wry smile. The retired McDonnell Douglas researcher sits at the dining-room table of his Back Bay home on an early May afternoon. The only thing in the room that hints at the Cornell-educated Ph.D. physicist’s current line of inquiry is a small
plastic toy on the otherwise-clean kitchen island. It’s a little green man with a camera around his neck, riding inside a plastic flying saucer. The trinket is solar-powered and bobbles when it gets enough sunlight. Wood sat on MUFON’s International Board of Directors for 24 years, retiring just last year. He continues to serve on MUFON’s Orange County chapter board— because there’s still work to be done. The octogenarian chuckles for a moment, then launches into a history lesson that most people must’ve slept through in college. “The first anti-gravity craft flew in Germany in 1924 when a woman who was a psychic got the plans from an alien race in another star system called Aldebaran,” he explains. “In the meantime, Hitler, who was basically involved in the occult, had established a relationship with a group of reptilians who were living here in Antarc-
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He has spoken at comic conventions and teaches a popular course on the science of superheroes. But Dennin is most famous for his many appearances on the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens. “I got into this after doing a number of science shows for Prometheus productions. It started with Science of Superman and included Batman Tech, Spider Man Tech and Star Wars Tech,” he says. “When they were doing the Ancient Aliens pilot, they were familiar with my work and invited me to be a science ‘expert’ on Ancient Aliens.
name for an alleged government committee tasked with investigating UFOs. The collection of papers came from different government whistleblowers and leakers and are sorted on the site by era and given a credibility meter, complete with a little needle gauge. “Everyone who spends a day or so reading the documents [on the website] will just walk away shaking their heads saying, ‘Yeah, it’s got to be true,’” says Wood. “Because they’re all so consistent. The markings and the references to the organizations and what they were called at that time—they’re all consistent.”
“Obviously, many of the people interested in UFOs and aliens are also interested in science,” says Dennin.
“They like me because I’m their ‘friendly skeptic,’ and I like that title,” Dennin continues. He goes on to explain he finds the subject of UFOs and extraterrestrials interesting, “but I definitely would fall in the skeptic category.” The curly brown-haired professor with a salt-and-pepper beard nevertheless speaks of the universe’s possibilities with childlike enthusiasm and wonder. He asserts the typical way humans think about life showing up on the planet is “‘Oh! A bunch of random processes happen, and we’re just lucky to have gotten life.’ Either life is really, really rare and doesn’t show up anywhere else, or it’s equally likely to appear at any time in the universe because it’s just a random thing.” Dennin claims it’s not only possible intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe, but also probable. “The one thing I can say with great confidence is life is probably in a lot of places in the universe . . . and there are very few things I am confident making strong statements on,” he says. Ever the scientist, he adds, “Now that’s not the scientific proof—you still have to do the experiments and test it.” “I don’t think the question is ‘Have aliens visited us?’ because I don’t think any of us have hit that technology yet,” Dennin concludes. “So the real question is simply who’s going to get there first, and who’s going to visit who?”
any of OC’s most prominent UFO researchers are men of science: physicists, engineers, astronauts. But the most mainstream local player doesn’t believe in aliens. “My main interest in life is public outreach in science,” says UC Irvine physics professor Michael Dennin, “and obviously, many of the people interested in UFOs and aliens are also interested in science, so it’s a great place for me to do public outreach, in that regard.”
tica, the Draco Reptilians. They were from the Draco constellation.” He continues with this alternative history flavored with underground arctic alien bases and escaped Nazis for about another 15 minutes. These assertions come not from too many late nights listening to Art Bell, but from 50 years of investigation. Wood’s interest in ufology was sparked when he worked for Douglas Aircraft Co. in the mid-1960s. The company funded research into reverse-engineering flying-saucer technology, at his suggestion, in 1967. He read extensively on the subject, concluding UFOs were real. “The only question in my mind is whether we figure out how they work before or after our competitor Lockheed,” he says. “For the next year and a half, they gave me half a million dollars to study [UFO technology]. We hired detectives to interview people, and we did some tests to see if we spun magnets, if it would change the weight or anything like that. We could not find anything anomalous or different or interesting, but we did know that we were spending money at a finite rate and had no idea how close we were getting to the answer, so we canceled the project.” That was about 1970. But McDonnell Douglas did little with Wood’s research. Then, in 1993, one of his former workers gave him a call. “He said, ‘I know you
don’t have anything to do, so I got a question for you. I got a fax that says, ‘Extraterrestrial Entities and Technology Recovery and Disposal.’ He said, ‘It’s basically a field manual and would you be interested in trying to authenticate it?’” That manual plunged Wood down a rabbit hole of alleged leaked official government documents and inspired him and his son, Ryan Wood, to create the WikiLeaks of the UFO world: majesticdocuments. com, named after the Majestic 12, the code
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‘Walt and the Flying Bull’ Fans of Walt Disney and war history especially will want to pay a visit to Great Park Gallery at OC Great Park to learn about a little-known chapter in the animator’s creative life. During World War II, Disney was commissioned by the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station to design an emblem for its American and Allied military units. Among the thousand logo designs his production company created—many of which featured Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters—the “Flying Bull” was selected to adorn aircraft flying all over the world. You can see many of these designs on display, as well as special WWII-era artwork by artists from modern-day Disney, Pixar and Marvel Studios made specifically for this exhibit. “Walt and the Flying Bull” at Great Park Gallery at OC Great Park, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, (949) 724-6247; www.ocgp.org. Noon. Through Aug. 13. Free. —AIMEE MURILLO
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Lesbians, twinks and bears—oh, my!The gays are taking over Santa Ana for the annual Orange County “As One” LGBT Pride Parade, a.k.a. OC Pride. LGBT pride events are now especially poignant as this month marks the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and we’re still waking up to aTrump presidency running amuk on human rights. So, openly resist and remember our fallen queer family by coming together to have the gayest occasion. Enjoy performances from OC Pride Rainbow Dancers, OC’s Gay Men’s Chorus, RuPaul’s Drag Race participant turned indie-pop queen Adore Delano and fave Katya, singer Dev, and more. As always, this queer celebration is open to all walks of life and sexual orientations. OC Pride onThird and Fourth streets between French and Main, Santa Ana; www.prideoc.com. Parade, 11 a.m.; festival after. Festival, $10-$95. —DENISE DE LA CRUZ
Hometown Hero Nick Waterhouse
Whenever Nick Waterhouse rolls down the freeway for a hometown gig, it’s a big occasion. The surf-loving, smooth-singing, retro R&B/soul maestro has become a favorite of the hip set with his throwback sound. But there’s a lot more to the Santa Ana native than that. The singer/songMORE writer’s relentless ONLINE efforts in the stuOCWEEKLY.COM dio and onstage have led to his profile growing, with his music providing the soundtrack for Lexus ads and the like. Before he heads to Europe, the 31-year-old plays one last show at home, reminding folks that no matter where he travels, Waterhouse will always be one of us. Nick Waterhouse with SadGirl at the Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; www.wayfarercm.com. 8 p.m. $15. 21+. —DANIEL KOHN
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Brain-eaters, Martians who need women, hands of fate, and the incredibly strange creatures who stopped living and became mixed-up zombies could all be onboard in the Modjeska Unscripted cast’s current improv run celebrating all that is ridiculously awesome. Featuring 16 full-length plays, the yucksters fly off the cuff, crafting original spoofs in B-movie, sci-fi-style based on audience suggestions. So, brush up on your children of the damned, mole people, fiends without faces and giant leeches, then zip up your gamma ray-repelling space suit for the campy ride of your life! Attack of the Unscripted B-Movie at the Modjeska Playhouse, 21084 Bake Pkwy., Ste. 104, Lake Forest, (949) 445-3674; www.mphstage.org. 8 p.m.; also Sat.Sun. $15-$28. —SR DAVIES
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Pop-culture junkies of all ages won’t want to miss this chance to schmooze with their favorite television, film and voice talents and artists! Regal Con brings notable names from various forms of entertainment into one place for a one-stop celebration—think of it as a Comic-Con without the comic books. There’ll be plenty of vendors and
exhibitors in the artist alley, industry panel discussions and Q&As, meet and greets with actors—Karen David (Once Upon a Time), Jared Gilmore (Once Upon a Time, one of the many actors who played li’l Bobby Draper on Mad Men!), Chad Michael Collins (NCIS, CSI), Kevin Grevioux (Underworld, Charmed) and more—plus cosplayers and contests for amazing prizes. Regal Con at Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, (949) 553-0100; www. regalcon2015.com. Noon; also Sat. $45-$95. —AIMEE MURILLO
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You don’t have anything better to do on a Monday night, so why not bring some rum ham to Alex’s Bar for a little It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia trivia. It might not be Chardee MacDennis, but it’s about as close to Paddy’s Pub as you’ll get without leaving the comforts of Long Beach. You know you’ve been marathoning every episode in an endless Netflix loop ever since college anyway, so you might as well put all that valuable knowledge to use somehow (even if you’ll still get fooled by the trick question asking what the real name of “The Waitress” is). Plus, you never know when you’ll see someone exciting—or just another Cricket sighting. Brain Party Trivia presents It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Trivia at Alex’s Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, (562) 434-8292; www.alexsbar.com. 8 p.m. $5. 21+. —JOSH CHESLER
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As part of its Flashback Tuesday programming, the Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel screens Isao Takahata’s critically lauded, 1988 animated war drama Grave of the Fireflies. Based on a true story of events during World War II, two young siblings are separated from their parents after an American fire-bombing, then struggle to survive among the ruins of their hometown, Kobe. Be prepared to cry, as some of the staunchest film reviewers revealed that this devastating Studio Ghibli drama broke them down. Grave of the Fireflies at Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 8310446; www.regencymovies.com. 7:30 p.m. $8. —SCOTT FEINBLATT
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‘Frank Lloyd wright: Architecture of the interior’ It’s perhaps easy to dismiss or mock as pretentious the ethos of American modernism’s most significant architect, but in historical context, Frank Lloyd Wright’s embrace of what now seems obvious and poetic—“Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union”—was radical and new. His study of ecology, spirituality and philosophy informed a commitment to formal integrity and holism, seen in nearly three dozen detailed drawings, photographs and blown-up reproductions of what the interiors of his creations were meant to resemble. They’re on display at the Bowers in an impressive traveling exhibit documenting what was inside the mind of an enduring creative genius. “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior” at Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 567-3600; www.bowers.org. 10 a.m.Through Aug. 20. $10-$15. —ANDREW TONKOVICH [CONCERT]
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Throughout the summer, OC Parks offers a variety of free concerts for families, couples and friend groups, so they can take their end-of-the-week hangouts to nature.Tonight’s show features swingin’ big-band revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, whose pinstriped instrumentalists prompt you to jump and jive.These longtime swing-music fanatics have been going strong since the ’90s and even recently released the album Louie Louie Louie. So instead of cutting a rug somewhere indoors, escape to Craig Regional Park to jitterbug with your favorite hepcats until the sun goes down. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Craig Regional Park, 3300 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, (714) 973-3180; www.ocparks. com. 6 p.m. Free. —AIMEE MURILLO
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With forward-thinking producers, performers and DJs at work and high-intensity video visuals, Beat Cinema is like winning a video game and skipping right to the part where everyone celebrates. This installment is headlined by MAST, a.k.a. Tim Conley, the LA polymath whose 2016 full-length, Love and War, matched jazz-y instrumentation and inspiration to glitchy Low End Theoryfriendly beats to make a maximalist musical recounting of a truly epic romance. He’ll be supported by cosmic electronic outfit LIMMS, whose recent “Even/Odd” single takes the calculated analog cool of Stereolab or Broadcast and adapts it to a lo-fi/sci-fi digital environment; sonic compatriots Fabriks; and, of course, residents Rick G, Jerms, Arti and optics expert Major Gape. Beat Cinema at Acerogami, 228 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www. theglasshouse.us. 9 pm. $5. 21+.
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Cuban-born painter Rafael Soriano emerged in the late 1950s with his geometric, colorful folk paintings of shapes and forms, eventually calling his style of abstraction Oneiric Luminism. He’s been building on a flourishing body of work that challenges viewers to see light, movement, spiritualism and his artistic energies through lines and rich colors. Long Beach Museum of Art welcomes this legendary master with the retrospective “Artist As Mystic.” It is the only West Coast facility to host Soriano’s work during its national tour, allowing viewers to experience and understand this Cuban-American artist’s work in the context of the tumultuous Cuban Revolution of the 1950s, as well as how he sought to infuse a cosmic connection through art. “Rafael Soriano: The Artist As Mystic” at Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 439-2119; lbma.org. 11 a.m. Through Oct. 1. $6-$7.
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also impressed me. Its most popular item, the Bird In the Hand—a massive, craggly battered chicken breast between slaw and bun—was a Chick-fil-A sandwich as it never could be. Megadon, however, was just another build-your-own poke joint. And its attempt at Hawaiian garlic-butter peeland-eat shrimp—outrageously priced at $12.75—was disastrous. Hard to eat and ultimately flavorless, it was a reminder that Dos Chinos’ shrimp rice plates were not only a better deal, but also better executed. I liked the Irvine Shrimp plate in particular. In its lightly-battered shrimp drizzled with a dulce de leche sauce was an homage to honey walnut shrimp. And Phan’s Bolsa Pork Belly plate was the best meal not only at TRADE, but also at SanTana’s 4th Street Market, where I first had it. When it comes to Instagram potential, I discovered that Sweet Combforts’ waffles on sticks get more likes than Pig Pen Delicacy’s MacDaddy Burger. But while I resorted to counting how many bites this tiny waffle gave up for its $6 price tag, at least the burger left me full. Yes, it leached a pool of grease that turned its paper basket transparent, but the deepfried “buns” of mac and cheese were
decadent and crisp, and the burger patty was juicy and flavorful—the ultimate county-fair guilty pleasure. Save for Center Hub, the bar that anchors TRADE, I’ve now eaten at every food vendor and restaurant at the hall, including the exorbitant Ootoro Sushi (which you go to for the privilege of complaining how expensive it is) and the soon-to-be-famous Hiro Nori Craft Ramen. I even tried Krisp despite knowing I’m too fond of In-N-Out chocolate milkshakes to understand the appeal of Krisp’s açaí bowls or its Cacao Chip smoothie, which tasted more like a treatment than a treat. It was after that when I realized I missed the old food court. I found some solace at Gyro King, the only original vendor that stuck around. As the owner handed me my massive to-go order of gyro fries, I asked what he thought of the new place. He said that business was much better these days. But then he paused and, looking almost as wistful as I felt, told me that the rent was twice as much. TRADE 2222 Michelson Dr., Irvine; www. tradefoodhall.com. Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
he most popular restaurant in Laguna Beach right now isn’t 370 Common or Las Brisas or one of Alessandro Pirozzi’s Italian palaces, but rather a hallway hidden in downtown. There’s always a line extending out of Adonis Mediterranean Grill, mostly because you can barely fit five people inside the restaurant at any given time. But even if the place were as big as the Tustin blimp hangars, there’d be people waiting to chow down on Adonis’ sumptuous gyros. “This is a good spot,” I told a pal the last time I went. “Not just South County good, but good good.” We don’t practice affirmative action at the Weekly, not even in food (that’s why we don’t do too many South County restaurants, folks; y’all’s food is still too designed with Aliso Viejo residents in mind). So that’s why I delayed trying Adonis—surely, a gyro in Laguna can’t compare to what they make in Little Arabia? But it does. Four spits of meat run at the same time, and there’s always at least one worker quickly shaving off petals of just-charred chicken or beef, then placing them inside a gyro smeared with tzaziki. All that’s prepared here are gyros and a combo plate, and all ingredients are labeled and praised for their health benefits (even the “presley and onions”). That simplicity draws in the tourists, including someone from the Texas A & M baseball program who drawled on a recent weekday, “Can I have more of that white sauce?” And the good food makes regulars of the locals; right behind the Aggie was a woman in an Angels sweat shirt, zipper pulled down to let guys preview her ample decolletage. She addressed the owner by his name, got an off-menu chicken salad and left. But the most exciting part about Adonis is also the simplest: a baked potato steamed in tomato juice. I don’t know if it’s a Middle Eastern specialty or a creation of Adonis, but it’s an unexpected delight: flaky and with a light tang; you won’t even ask for butter. Best tater since CrissCut fries, fam. GARELLANO@OCWEEKLY.COM
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admit I was excited that Irvine’s Palm Café Food Court was being renovated. For years, I’d been going there for Franco’s Pasta Cucina, Gourmet Burgers and the Chippy, which, in my opinion, made the best fish and chips in Orange County. But the food court was severely outdated. The place looked like a relic from the era of hair bands and Jordache. I’d previously called it “banal,” a “sea of heat-lamp and chafing-dish mediocrity”—and after a certain time of day, every stall closed up since none of the cube-dwellers who went there on lunch break would ever think of coming back for dinner. This all changed when the space finally reopened as TRADE. Not only were people there past sundown, but it was also routinely packed. And these customers weren’t just workaday stiffs, but also selfie-taking millennials who Instagrammed and Snapchatted their experience. It’s validation for the property owners who’d sunk $5 million into the revamp. But it also proved that food halls are still very much the rage in Orange County. Yet I was conflicted. Yes, the outdoor courtyard was certainly an improvement over the old. But to me, it now looked like a concrete trench with a few skinny trees. And yes, the developers certainly recruited a who’s-who of trendy food purveyors, including former food truckers Andrew Gruel of Slapfish, who developed two concepts here, and Hop Phan, who brought his always-consistent Dos Chinos and new poke concept Megadon. But along with their designer food and slick logos came point-of-sale tablets that swivel around and ask whether I want to add a tip to every order. And none of the vendors offered free cups of water. Everything was generally more expensive. And the higher cost wasn’t always justifiable. Portside offered fish and chips that were a shadow of Chippy’s, with limp fries and fish covered in a greasy batter that fell apart when I picked it up. Also, the Bacon Mac n’ Chowder turned out to not be as fun as its title. And I still haven’t decided whether I liked that the crispy fried broccoli were as hard as coral. I was less uncertain of my fondness for Butterleaf, Gruel’s vegetarian concept. The Avocado Bombs—deep-fried cubes of avocado covered in breadcrumbs and crushed potato chips—were as addictive as they were inventive. And the Umami Chips—house-made potato chips topped with a scoop of guacamole—came in a portion that was commensurate with its price. Gruel’s chicken joint, Two Birds,
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Healthy Indulgence Build-your-own-açaí bowl at Blue Bowl Superfood
fter slinging its goodies at farmers’ markets in Irvine and Anaheim for years, Blue Bowl Superfoods has finally opened a storefront in Orange. Its sell to açaí lovers: build your own bowl of indulgence. Co-founder/owner Ishmael Lozano will probably be there to take your order and ask, “How’s your day going?” and, “Have you visited us before?” He’ll explain the three bowl sizes, but go with the medium because it fills you up without making you feel like a Pilates mom. Then Ish will leave you to stare at the menu—and you will stare, overwhelmed at the possibilities. In the last bowl I had, the chocolatealmond granola texturized the goji berries to make them taste like fruit nuts glazed with a hint of creamy cocoa flavor. The first bite is all about crunchy, squishy comfort; the second one is tart thanks to the fruit. And then the in-house nutbutter sauces dance at the back of your mouth. Though it’s a lot of food, all the healthiness sits well on your once-empty
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’m not certain whether Marrakesh in Costa Mesa uses mahia—Morocco’s national spirit, a fig liqueur—to make the cocktail the restaurant calls Agadir Dunes. For sure, it’s the only drink you should order. The other cocktails on the menu are merely rearrangements of vodka and off-the-shelf fruit liqueurs. Only the Agadir Dunes features mahia.
The 80-proof spirit is paired with sweet vermouth and served over ice. If there were a Western equivalent in flavor, it’d be Maker’s Mark, but with a subtle undercurrent of sticky-sweet fig and the warmth of anise at the back end. Sip it between bites of Marrakesh’s food, but especially the
spicier stews, which complements it well. Then, once you’re hooked, travel a few blocks to get your own bottle of Nahmias et Fils’ mahia at Hi-Time Wine Cellars—the only liquor store in Orange County that carries the only mahia made in America. MARRAKESH 1976 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, (949) 645-8384; www.marrakeshdining.com.
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guas Way in North Long Beach resembles a slice right out of Tijuana’s Food Garden, the too-hip, open-air food court of start-up culinary concepts designed with Portland-grade aesthetics in mind. Inside this six-month-old Virginia Village hideaway, under exposed wooden beams, a custom-built ice chest countertop displays buckets of eight dailymade aguas frescas, the restaurant’s main, colorful draw. Outside, distressed wooden tables, bright-orange metal chairs and lots of native plants invite you to order food from the menu of updated Mexican favorites and stay a while. But even though the place might have all the trappings of some progressive, chef-driven modern Mexican fast-casual concept (clever take on Spanish slang included), Aguas Way’s goals are much less lofty. Underneath its well-designed sheen, this is a simple family-run taquería built for the next evolution of North Long Beach, one that combines a few of abuelita’s tried-and-true recipes with the American sensibilities of her bilingual pocho children. Co-owner (and son of said abuelita) Leoh Sandoval is a professional architect who grew up a few blocks from the new family business. He said that from the interior overhaul of the former carnicería (his design, his brother’s contract work) to coming up with the perfect asada to top a pile of fries (his brother-in-law is the chef), Aguas Way has been a group effort. Sandoval’s brother, wife and sister are often the ones taking your order for snacks such as cheesy garlic fries, shreddedchicken flautas and California quesadillas
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(fries in a ’dilla!), all of which come with Instagrammable swizzles of house crema and a scoop of chunky guacamole. Surprisingly, the best-seller so far isn’t even a Mexican dish, but the buffalo fries, which are weighted down with a heap of breaded chicken, spicy buffalo sauce and ranch. Sandoval’s mother is responsible for the aguas frescas, which she makes fresh every morning according to the available produce and her creativity. There are always three stalwarts—fresa, mango, and pepino y limón—plus five more that rotate according to the season. Not since the lemonade lady at the old Friday farmers’ market in downtown has one local outlet made so many distinctive, summer-perfect refreshments. Though she didn’t have a machine that popped out custom amounts of chewable ice balls or let you mix and match flavors in the same cup as Aguas Way does. As heat wave after expected heat wave descend upon Long Beach, the Sandoval family are readying their new venture to become North Long Beach’s best cool-down spot. And with a stylish back patio made for lazy summer days and $1.25 aguas frescas popsicles, made from the previous day’s leftovers in plastic cups with Chamoy and Tajín on the bottom, Aguas Way is mostly there. AGUAS WAY 5248 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 726-1514.
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The summer of anime has already begun BY Matt Coker
The first Studio Ghibli anime to be released, 1986’s Castle In the Sky, is shown Aug. 27-28. The adventure flick concerns a young girl with a mysterious crystal pendant. She falls out of the sky and into the arms of a young mechanic obsessed with aircraft; together, they search for a floating island in the sky and site of a long-dead civilization promising enormous wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. The 1984 sci-fi fantasy Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind follows on Sept. 24-25. Nausicaä, a young princess who is passionate for all living things and understanding the processes of nature, has much to overcome in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects. Just in time for Halloween is the Oct. 29-30 15th-anniversary screening of the smash-hit Spirited Away. Winner of the Best Animated Feature Academy Award in 2003—two years after its initial release in Japan—the anime focuses on a girl who mistakenly thinks she is on another boring trip with her parents . . . until they stop at a village that is not all that it seems. The final Miyazaki anime of the series—presuming his new one will not be ready in time—is Howl’s Moving Castle, an acclaimed fantasy based on the novel of the same name and the second Studio
Ghibli film to be nominated for an Oscar. Shown Nov. 26-27, the 2004 anime is about an average teenage girl working in a hat shop and having her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. But the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste turns the girl into a 90-year-old woman, and to lift the curse, she must find refuge in Howl’s magical moving castle. Fathom Events and GKIDS have not yet set the dates for Mune: Guardian of the Moon, Benoît Philippon and Alexandre Heboyan’s computer-animated fantasy about a small forest faun and a headstrong young girl with wax for skin trying to save the sun and restore order to the world. The other two anticipated films in the series also have not been scheduled yet. MCOKER@OCWEEKLY.COM MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO screens at various theaters; see www. FathomEvents.com for locations. Dubbed version, Sun., 12:55 p.m.; subtitled, Mon., 7 p.m. $12.50. GRAVE OF FIREFLIES screens at Regency Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8. For more info on Studio Ghibli Fest, visit www.ghiblifest.com.
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the producers of The Little Prince, for the first time in U.S. cinemas. Two additional new releases are anticipated as part of the 2017 lineup. Whether an old or a new anime is the main feature, each event includes an exclusive GKIDS Minifest of award-winning short animated films from around the world. Kicking off the series Sunday and Monday is Miyazaki’s 1988 fantasy My Neighbor Totoro, which has two young girls moving with their father to the countryside, where they discover their new house and the nearby woods are full of strange beings, including gigantic but gentle bearlike forest spirits. Before the monthly festival resumes, Regency Directors Cut Cinema in Laguna Niguel presents as part of its Flashback Tuesdays series a 1988 anime from Studio Ghibli’s Takahata. Grave of the Fireflies is about two Japanese children separated from their parents by U.S. firebombing during the declining days of World War II. The siblings must totally rely on each other to survive. Studio Ghibli Fest picks up July 23-24 with the 1989 adaptation of the fantasy novel Kiki’s Delivery Service, which is a coming-of-age story about a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt.
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Inventing Enchantment Rudy. The Saturday Movie On the Lawn is this 1993 film based on the life of a Notre Dame walk-on football player who is determined to prove wrong all those saying he is too small for big-time college ball. Bring lowbacked chairs, blankets and a picnic— not to prison, but the Great Park, silly— or purchase items from food trucks or the snack bar. Orange County Great Park, Marine Way and Sand Canyon, Irvine, (866) 829-3829. Fri., dusk (but arrive sooner for prime spot). Free. Sing. The 3D animated musical is about a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition. San Gorgonio Park, 2916 Via San Gorgonio, San Clemente; san-clemente.org. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free. Zootopia. Yet another recent toon with funny people voicing animals (or is it vice versa?). Modjeska Park, 1331 S. Nutwood St., Anaheim, (714) 765-5155. Fri., 7:45 p.m. Free. The LEGO Batman Movie. Those damn plastic pieces you step on in the dark are animated for a story about the caped crusader (voiced by Will Arnett) having to lighten up and work with others if he is going to save the city from the Joker (Zach Galifianakis). Arovista Park, 415 W. Elm St., Brea, (714) 9907112. Fri., 8 p.m. Free. The Room. I’m torn because while I whole-heartedly support OC Weekly’s Friday Night Freakouts, I’d rather sit through painful rectal itch than another viewing of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 indie thriller. He plays (badly) amiable banker Johnny, who along with his fiancée, Lisa (Juliette Danielle), is having a grand old time in a gorgeously shot San Francisco. Everything changes when his conflicted best friend Mark (Greg Sestero) joins in to form a love triangle. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11 p.m. $7-$10. Once Upon a Time . . . In the West. Henry Fonda is so damn menacing as the land grabber in Sergio Leone’s 1968 spaghetti western masterpiece that
also stars Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale and Jason Robards. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 11 a.m. $7; Sun., 1:30 & 5:30 p.m. $7-$10. Sunset Blvd. Whether you go for that stylized title as it appeared onscreen or the more formal Sunset Boulevard: A Hollywood Story, it’s a 1950 skewering of fame and Tinsel Town from the mind of Billy Wilder. A struggling screenwriter (William Holden) finds the easy life in the mansion of faded silent film queen Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). Due to Norma’s escalating madness, things don’t end so well for the writer. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 4385435. Sat., 11 a.m. $8.50-$11.50. The Princess Bride. Rob Reiner’s excellent 1987 adventure movie has a swashbuckler (Cary Elwes) trying to save his childhood sweetheart (Robin Wright) from marrying President Underwood. Pack blankets, beach chairs and a picnic and/or order grub and beverages from a food truck on site. Craig Regional Park, 3300 State College Blvd., Fullerton, (714) 973-3180. Sat., gates open, 6 p.m.; screening, around 8 p.m. Free. The Secret Life of Pets. It’s the 3D animated tale about a terrier named Max (voiced by Louis C.K.) who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts a giant and unruly canine and they wind up in a truck bound for the pound. Laurel Park, 10915 Bloomfield St., Los Alamitos; cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation; also at Orange County Great Park, (866) 8293829. Sat., dusk (but Laurel Park show is preceded by a Centerfold concert at 6:30 p.m.). Free. Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva. Live from Madison Square Garden is a nationwide simulcast of Bellator’s first mixed-martial-arts event in the state of New York. Various theaters; www. fathomevents.com. Sat., 7 p.m. $12.50. My Neighbor Totoro. Two young girls move with their father to the country-
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side, where they discover their new house and the nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including gigantic but gentle bear-like forest spirits that only children see. This is the first of six summer Studio Ghibli Fest screenings simulcast in theaters nationwide by Fathom Events and anime distributor GKIDS. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. (Info and tickets for this and other Studio Ghibli Fest films are also available at www.ghiblifest.com.) Sun., dubbed, 12:55 p.m.; subtitled, Mon., 7 p.m. $12.50. Perfection. Created for the Orange County Health Care Agency, the poignant drama is about a young autistic man dealing with high-school bullying. Director David Christopher Loya moderates an audience Q&A with stars Teagan Sirset and Matthew PerryJones after the screening. Cypress Library, 5331 Orange Ave., Cypress, (714) 826-0350. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. Beauty and the Beast. It’s a liveaction remake of the Disney animated classic, with Dan Stevens playing the young prince imprisoned in the form of a beast; Emma Watson as Belle, the first girl to visit the prince’s castle since it became enchanted; and Emma Thompson voicing lovable Mrs. Potts. Fifth Street parking lot behind the Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 8 p.m. Free. Shaun of the Dead + Hot Fuzz Edgar Wright Double Feature. Both flicks have Simon Pegg in the lead, Nick Frost as the sidekick and British fanboyturned-major Hollywood player Edgar
Wright in the director’s chair. In Shaun, they brilliantly send up zombie flicks, while Fuzz expertly tweaks the genre of “unsuspecting investigator in a strange land and/or way over his head.” The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon.-Tues., 8 p.m. $7-$10. Grave of the Fireflies. Isao Takahata’s 1988 anime about two Japanese children separated from their parents by U.S. firebombing during the declining days of World War II who must totally rely on each other to survive. Regency Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8. Rocky Balboa. The lovable lug (Sylvester Stallone) retired from the fight game long ago, now running a Philly eatery and mourning his beloved wife, Adrian. The quiet life ends when he steps back into the ring to challenge the heavyweight champion. You are advised to arrive early to secure a comfy seat or lounge and grab food from one of the many restaurants, including Lot 579’s artisanal food hall. Pacific City, Level Two, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach; www. gopacificcity.com/events/. Wed., 7 p.m. Free. Verdi’s Macbeth. It’s a summer encore of The Met: Live in HD simulcast starring soprano Anna Netrebko as the murderously cunning consort Lady Macbeth. AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, 2457 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, 99 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, (800)
967-1932; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; www. fathomevents.com. Wed., 7 p.m. $12.50. Jaws. In honor of the great white sharks currently spotted off the coast, it’s the Steven Spielberg movie that so infiltrated pop culture it spawned many imitators. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9. Goodfellas. A month of Marty (Scorsese) at the Frida concludes with this gem based on the experiences of small-time gangster-turnedrat (and future Howard Stern regular guest) Henry Hill. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed.-Thurs., June 28-29, 8 p.m. $7-$10. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In the first stand-alone Star Wars anthology film, Felicity Jones stars as a Rebel Alliance recruit who works with a team that includes Diego Luna to steal the Death Star plans (so it can go kablooey in the original Star Wars). Outdoors on historic Main Street, Garden Grove; www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us. Thurs., June 29, activities, 7 p.m.; screening, 8:30 p.m. Free. Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight. The documentary simulcast into theaters nationwide reveals the untold stories of “first-call, A-list” musicians you probably have never heard of as they are quietly recruited to perform with well-known artists. Various theaters; www.fathomevents. com. Thurs., June 29, 7:30 p.m. $15. MCOKER@OCWEEKLY.COM
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rousing crowd, awareness is important, but after awareness comes action. Action should not, however, be confused with painting a picture. If the show at OCCCA sounds interesting enough to get you off the couch, away from the talking heads of MSNBC and spur you into action, great! But it’s preaching to the choir, a non-confrontational confirmation of what most of us already believe and think, reminding us of things we already know and not challenging us in the slightest. I can’t blame jurist Tyler Stallings—he’s limited to what he received from the artist call. If not enough insightful artists pitch their work, you’re inevitably going to get a lot of art that just isn’t very interesting. I’m going to suggest you skip political art this time around. That doesn’t come easily, as it’s something I love with all of my heart. Instead, go do something of value. If you’re completely unaware of what’s going on and need inspiration, it’s better for you to read a newspaper or two than visit an art gallery.
range County isn’t Los Angeles, an obvious cinema paradiso with 10 arthouse theaters within 10 minutes of one another. But one of the many bright spots of movie fanaticism (including the lovely Frida Cinema—hi, Logan!) within OC’s borders is Monsters In Motion. Self-proclaimed as a “one-stop monster shop,” it’s the ultimate heaven for any aficionado of horror, science-fiction, fantasy, adventure and other genre films with its wide range of memorabilia and collectibles. And if there’s anything we film nerds can agree on, it’s that this is the stuff our lot dreams about. Opened more than 27 years ago, Monsters In Motion houses hundreds of figurines, masks, collector’s items, hobby kits, books, DVDs, soundtracks on vinyl or CD, classic toys, and magazines within its cozy two-story space. Unsurprisingly, owner Terry Fitton grew up on horror and science-fiction films, eventually growing up to work with Famous Monsters editor Forrest J. Ackerman. “When I started this, there was no one doing this,” says Fitton, a collector himself. “And now it’s a massive, million-dollar business.” Although located in a quiet industrial park in Placentia, Monsters In Motion has had no trouble drawing in customers, some from around the world, who now reach him online or call him directly—including Hollywood celebrities, directors and producers. “I don’t want to brag,” Fitton says, “but it’s very cool when you get a call from a big shot’s office and they want to get something from you.” Most of the customers are seeking sci-fi-based items—Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, you name it. If it’s not in the store, Fitton will find it and have it delivered to you directly. Despite the many advents in technology that would disrupt any brick-andmortar, Monsters In Motion has survived. And Fitton’s own passion for horror movies remains unwavering. “Being frightened is just like a roller-coaster ride,” Fitton says. “It’s just a lot of fun.”
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nison’s Leprechaun Deportation, with ICE agents holding guns on a trio of Irish fairies cradling one another on a floor, and enjoyed Dwora Fried’s shadowbox Alternative Box: Sheep Persisted, appreciating the pun and liking, if not fully understanding, the diorama of vintage dolls in what resembles a tiny bathroom. Two other fine pieces of work are dark enough to give pause. The stark black-and-white graphics of Justyne Fischer’s horrific woodcut on stretched voile, 16 Shots 30 Seconds, details the 2014 police murder of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager in Chicago. Bullets fly through the air like drones, punching perfect white holes in the boy’s flesh; lethal spiked beams of light shoot from the police car, as well as the streetlamps, resembling inverted Statue of Liberty crowns. Scott Froschauer’s Old Glory, a flag scorched into canvas via lit gunpowder, brings to mind the continuing gun violence that devastates our country, resonating with both the numerous black casualties of state violence and the recent assassination attempt against Congressman Steve Scalise and other Republicans as they played baseball. As with the neophyte protester taking her first tentative step into the rabble-
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range County Center for Contemporary Art’s (OCCCA) exhibition “Art As Protest” is less about art than it is about politics. Little of the work is incisive enough to bring us to a new understanding of our place in any organized movement, with even fewer of the pieces innovative enough that they offer us an opportunity to look at that art in a new way. Without that spur to action—as something groundbreaking or provocative—the art here only reminds the viewer ad nauseam of the many social issues that need work, without offering any real ideas on how to solve them. At its core, the show is an invitation to despair. Reflective as that might be of current politics, with people laying their head on a pillow at night, paranoid and fearful of the next day’s Trumpism, it’s still a disservice to art’s potential, in that little of it appeals to the more hopeful spirit within us. There are some moments of optimism, most notably Robin Repp’s black-andwhite infrared photos taken during the Santa Ana women’s march in January (used in the last issue of this infernal rag to pimp my short summer art preview). The photo is taken from the inside of the crowd, in the middle of the action, facing forward and tilted up, as if the women within the frame are marching into a kind of heavenly battle. It’s glorious, even if you don’t buy my semi-religious reading, and my favorite piece in the show—perfectly inspirational as a propaganda piece, without intending to be so. Mila Reynaud’s No Name #3, a metallic print of a Chicano activist wearing sunglasses, a bandanna and gloves, continues in that vein, showing us strength through his anonymity; he’s part of a group, an Everyman reformer. Cheers also to Elon Schoenholz’s series of nine portraits, “Protest Grid.” Some carry signs, some wear slogan T-shirts, a few are grinning, some full-on pose, a handful look as if they can’t be bothered to slow down as they pass. As with Repp’s photo, they’re out there doing it, not mired in self-pity. I’m going to skip commenting on most of the No. 45 art, even as ably executed as some of it is, because they’re unenlightening. Why bother spending the time painting someone whose ugly mug is splashed across all media 24 hours a day, without having something to say about the individual, aside from the obvious? Instead, I bow to Adam Prince’s laugh-out-loud funny #Hailtothetweet or E Pluribus Ego, a photographic, paperon-wood presidential seal in the shape of a Twitter logo. I laughed at Joseph Don-
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The Amazing Johnathan Is Still Amazing
Despite bad breaks and a bum ticker, this magician has a whole lotta heart BY MATT COKER
oung people may not know it, but John Edward Szeles, better known as the Amazing Johnathan, was red-hot during the 1980s and ’90s, parlaying a comedy/ magic act honed on the streets of San Francisco into appearances in clubs across the country; on television as a guest, game-show host and one-hour special star; and as a headliner for 13 years in Las Vegas, where he still lives with his wife and daughter. But for all of the 58-year-old Detroit native’s accomplishments, he also endured substance-abuse issues, a serious heart condition, and numerous starts and stops in his career. During a brutally honest interview with Marc Maron on the July 14, 2014, WTF podcast, Szeles vowed to soldier on despite the ravages of acid, coke, speed and a bum ticker. Three months later, he stunned a Vegas audience by announcing his retirement. But now, the Amazing Johnathan is back this weekend at the Brea Improv.
OC WEEKLY: When you took up residency in Vegas, I remember that being unique at the time. It was long before Celine Dion and Elton John did that and long after the Rat Pack. JOHN SZELES: It was very rare. I have had so many lifetimes; it seems like I’ve lived three lives. There were a lot of heydays. Just when I thought it was all over, Comedy Central calls me after 12 years to do an hour special. My 13 years here in Vegas is a story in itself. There were a lot of ups. Now there seems to be another one happening. I not only thought I wouldn’t work again, but I [also] thought I would not be here. It’s a whole new stretch; I got a couple of extra years. Instead of lying in bed waiting to die, I’m back at it. How do you look back at the Vegas period? Do you miss it? Yeah, I do miss it. It’s a whole different game now. You hear people say they came in when the mafia was here and it was great. I came in at the right time, and I left at the wrong time. The first eight years were great. I first came in filling in for David Brenner for two weeks. I killed, so they wanted me to stay on for two more weeks, then two years. It was always two-year renewals, and then I moved to different casinos. Those first years, I made enough money to last the rest of my life. They really took care of me. I could sign for whatever I wanted. I made millions a year and lived off the money from T-shirt sales. I just stuck the big-money checks in
the bank. A lot of times I lived in the casinos. I’d take the elevator down to work. It was the best gig I ever had. And then the bottom dropped out of Vegas. Everyone took a big hit when the recession came around. Most shows closed; they are still closing. You don’t see [entertainers on] billboards anymore. Now, it’s just DJs and lawyers. I think DJs took over the town. I couldn’t afford to play here now if I wanted to. I saw sell-outs every night, 600 every night. It was 100 every night the past few years. Then I got sick. I thought going out on the road after Vegas, the first thing I was going to be was a huge headliner. But nobody knows who you are. Vegas was a black hole. A new generation of fans is what I am dealing with now. I would think your act appeals to all kinds of people, so you’d have a better chance than other comics in attracting new fans. It is a timeless act. I do not talk about politics, just stupid shit. And people like stupid shit. When you started out, were you planning to be a straight-up magician, or was comedy always going to be a part of it? When I was in high school, I was thinking magician. But I was so bad that I had to stop. The last time I did magic seriously, every trick went wrong in front of everyone I knew. I went from Detroit to San Francisco and saw street performers. That’s how I learned how to do comedy. Everyone on the street, even Harry Anderson, took me under their wings and showed me stuff until I got pretty good at comedy. At magic? Never. Do you draw a connection between your past substance abuse and the health problems? Oh, I’m sure there is some kind of link to it, yeah. Doctors didn’t directly link it to that. They said it could be a virus I had when I was small because my heart is all scarred up. I had a heart attack and didn’t know. They said it looks like my left wall is not beating; it was at 12 percent at one point. I couldn’t walk anymore. Then I got better, despite the substance abuse, and they don’t know why. They said, whatever I was doing, to keep doing it. I don’t know the implications of that. It’s like they started the disco ball turning again. I feel pretty good, but I get tired really quickly. After 10 minutes, I am exhausted. How did you first find out you were sick? I had a friend in Detroit who was a doctor that got this new x-ray, full-body scan, and he asked me if I wanted to try it out for free. I went in, and then I saw the look on his face. He’s like, “We’ve got to talk.
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Your heart is enlarged to the size of a race horse’s. Are you on coke right now?” I underwent more tests, and they saw that I had cardiomyopathy. With drugs, you can control it, but it is very dangerous. I think it got worse because when I was in a car accident four or five years ago, my chest hit the steering column. I think the shock damaged the wall even more. After that, I was really out of breath. I couldn’t do stairs. It was three years of hell. I was not walking anymore; the nerve damage was so painful I wanted to kill myself. I had to take 18 pills a day so I wouldn’t fall down. Sometimes I’ll faint. Passing out is the worry for me because I can be standing there and just drop like a rock. I’ve hit my head a few times, but I’ve been lucky. I have no control over that shit, you know? Medication has things pretty balanced out. Enough of that shit. Tell us, without giving
too much away, what the Brea audiences are in for. Well, it’s really the same act. I am not saying that in a bad way. There is some new material, but it’s the same. The pacing is a little slowed. I used to move around so fast, like a madman. Now I take my time with it. I savor more, ad lib more. It’s an unusual show: There are more laughs per second than in any other show. Everyone comes up to me and says it is just as funny as it was back then. For me to be through what I went through, to hear that is cool. MCOKER@OCWEEKLY.COM THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN at the Brea Improv, 120 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, (714) 482-0700; brea.improv.com. Fri., 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.; Sat., 7 & 9:15 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m. $25.
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Cubensis celebrate 30 years of playing Grateful Dead
CUBENSIS perform with Jerry’s Middle Finger at the Golden Sails Hotel, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 596-1631; www. goldensailshotel.com. June 30, 9 p.m. $18. 21+.
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recalls a one-time, chance meeting, during which he told Garcia that Cubensis played Grateful Dead music. The beloved Dead front man reportedly responded, “Oh, yeah? So do we!”—then told Marshall that as long as Cubensis played the music well, everything was cool. Cubensis recently lost drummer Steve Harris to cancer; he was the third drummer for the band to succumb to the disease. “[Steve] said, ‘Don’t give my spot away. I’m coming back,’” Marshall recalls of Harris’ two-year battle. “He believed it, and I believed it, but he didn’t quite make it.” The spirit of the Dead resonates with both Cubensis and their devoted fanbase no matter where they play, whether at bars, festivals, even a synagogue. “We even played a nudist colony one time,” says Marshall, adding the band did not disrobe, partially in consideration of the drummer, who would have been exposed to his backside for a whole set. As long as there’s room to dance, it doesn’t matter where they play. “It’s all about coming in, forgetting your cares and troubles for a while, and whether you call it church or your getaway . . . the people have a good time, and they commune with us,” he says. “Without those fans, we’d look awful stupid up there playing music.”
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rateful Dead concerts were nothing short of religious experiences for some people, and if religious studies have taught us anything, it’s that there’s room for new denominations through which to spread the good word. Craig Marshall’s band Cubensis has been doing just that for 30 years, carrying the Grateful Dead torch at regular gigs throughout SoCal. “We’re not like a regular tribute band— like a Bowie tribute band, for instance, where the guy’s gotta look and act just like David Bowie,” Marshall explains. In keeping with the Dead’s improvisational tradition, Cubensis stray from the typical tribute band playbook. “To replicate it on the nose and just play the same leads all the time . . . nothing can be more frustrating or boring for me. We like the thrill of the chase and the extemporaneous feel of the whole thing—making it up as we go, playing by the seat of our pants. . . . That’s what people expected of the Dead, so that’s what we try to give them.” Not only does the ethos of performing Grateful Dead music involve improvising on the solos, but it also involves significant stylistic alterations, which correlate with a given evening’s vibe. “However we feel going into the show, we put all that emotion into the songs, and then we get all the energy from the crowd,” Marshall says. “And then, although we’re playing the same songs, they always come out differently. They could come out bluesy one night or jazzy or straight-ahead rock & roll.” The ultimate blessing for what they do came from the late Jerry Garcia. Marshall
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he Brevet are no strangers to releasing new music. The Irvine-based indie Americana band recently dropped the final tracks of their American Novel trilogy, Upholder: Ch. III, and they’re already gearing up to release more music later this year. “We’ve been releasing these EPs of three or four or five songs in each chapter [of the American Novel EPs], and it’s just us growing as a band and evolving our sound,” front man Aric Damm says. “On each one, you can expect to hear us maturing as a band and discovering different depths and growths in our music.” The Brevet also recently performed alongside Sister Hazel at the new House of Blues in Anaheim, busting out some of their new tracks from both Upholder and their upcoming record. It was the first step toward what Damm hopes will be many performances in the coming year or two. “We’re going to do a lot more touring,” Damm says. “Obviously, with all of the new music, we’ve been in the studio . . . tucked away working on all of the new stuff. We’re just excited to fl ush it out and get it out there while continuing to grow our fanbase.” For many up-and-coming bands, playing local shows is the first portion of their careers. But the Brevet’s success—including landing tunes on a wide variety of TV shows—has come well before establishing a large live following. As Damm sees it, the band’s real success will be turning their music into a full-time career on a national stage.
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But your assumptions about how NRE works are wrong, SHAME. Seeing your partner in the throes of NRE doesn’t bring the primary couple closer together; it often places a strain on the relationship. Opening up a relationship can certainly save it (if openness is a better fit for both partners), but NRE isn’t a log the primary couple tosses on the emotional/erotic fire. It’s something a poly person experiences with a new partner, not something a poly person enjoys with an established one. And there are lots of examples of long-term poly relationships out there—established triads, quads, quints—so your assumption about being discarded once NRE wears off is also off, SHAME. There are no guarantees, however. If this guy were single and looking for a monogamous relationship, you could nevertheless discover you’re not right for each other and wind up being discarded or doing the discarding yourself. I’m going to give the final word to our guest expert: “Having an avoidant attachment style complicates things because one of the things that can go along with avoidant attachment is idealizing partners who are inaccessible or unavailable,” said Veaux. “That can make it harder to let go. But if you’re radically incompatible with the person you love, letting go is likely your only healthy choice. Good luck!” I’m gay and married. My husband regularly messes around with this one guy who treats me like I’m a cuckold. He will send me a pic of my husband sucking his cock, for example, and a text message meant to degrade me. But I’m not a cuckold, and I don’t find these messages sexy. My husband wants me to play along because it gets this guy off. Advice? Can’t Understand Cuckold Kink It depends, CUCK. If you’re upset by these messages—if they hurt your feelings, are damaging your sexual connection to your husband, are traumatizing—don’t play along. But if you find them silly—if they just make you roll your eyes—then play along. Respond positively/abjectly/insincerely, then delete. Not to please the guy sending the messages (whom you don’t owe anything), but to please your husband (who’ll wind up owing you). I am a straight male grad student in my mid-20s. My girlfriend wants to have sex with another girl in our class. Neither of us have had a threesome before, but both of us are game. Unfortunately, I am not attracted to this girl. When we started dating, my girlfriend told me that she is sexually attracted to women. We agreed to be monogamous except she could have sex with other women as part of a threesome with me. She is not hell-bent on having sex with our classmate, but she would like to and says it’s up to me. I don’t want her to suppress her same-sex tendencies, but I am jealous at the thought of her having sex with someone else while I am not participating. What should I do? Feeling Out Moments Orgasmic You should take yes for an answer, FOMO—or take your girlfriend’s willingness to say no to this opportunity for an answer. She’s into this woman but willing to pass on her because you aren’t. There are billions of other women on the planet—some in your immediate vicinity—so you two have lots of other options. Unless you find a reason to object to every woman your girlfriend finds attractive, you aren’t guilty of suppressing her same-sex tendencies. On the Lovecast (savagelovecast.com), Michael Hobbes on gay, middle-aged dating. Contact Dan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow him on Twitter (@fakedansavage), and visit ITMFA.org.
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