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s you might expect, Dana Alden Fox—the private lawyer who recently represented the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) in its battle to avoid accountability for keeping an accused rapist on patrol duty and the resulting disastrous consequences for a young woman who appeared on The Real Housewives of Orange County—is a serious fellow. Fox long ago proved himself an CONFIDENTIAL aggressive defender of Southern California police officers accused of corruption and the lawenforcement agencies that try to protect such employR SCOTT ees. In 2013, for MOXLEY example, I detailed his taxpayer-funded protection of two Fullerton cops who ordered a man unaware of his constitutional rights to step out of his home so they could arrest him for public intoxication. The lanky, beak-nosed 1985 McGeorge School of Law graduate who isn’t prone to being outwitted or outworked during trials can be equally as wily as his name. Fox dresses meticulously; voices objections in a plaintiff’s wail worthy of an Oscar; shifts effortlessly between sneering brute and compassionate pal, depending on his needs; and, because hygiene must be a worry, flosses during breaks in testimony. He’s also one of the region’s most entertaining legal advocates. When Fox’s courtroom opponents give opening and closing statements, he waits for judges to focus their attention on a computer screen displaying spoken words in real time before launching into campy Paul Lynde-like performances, a barometer of his disapproval of what jurors are hearing. He puckers his lips as if he’s sucking on sourball candies, shakes and swirls his head, drops his chin to his chest, and throws his hands palms-up on a table before staring at the ceiling. My favorite is his rendition of a Slurpee brain freeze accentuated by forcing his eyes wide open for five or six seconds as if he’d seen Satan. More unintended hilarity ensues when, after such spectacles, Fox launches into an exasperated, arms-waving diatribe accusing opposing attorneys of unfairly manipulating jurors. But there’s nothing funny about what happened to then-21-year-old Alexa Curtin in Dana Point in the wee hours of June 28, 2014. During a civil trial in Los Angeles this month, Curtin attorney Dan Bala-

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ban told jurors OCSD Deputy Nicholas Lee Caropino knocked on Curtin’s Nissan Versa window with his flashlight; gained entry; spread her legs; “rammed his fist” into her vagina; forced oral copulation; ignored her screams; inserted his penis for intercourse; yelled, “Take that, bitch”; and, about 20 minutes later, ejaculated. “When he drove away in his car, he took a piece of me I never got back,” a weeping Curtin testified on Aug. 4 for a federal jury of four women and four men. “I was scared for my life. . . . This guy had a badge and a gun and the ability to kill me.” As the Weekly previously reported in detail, the situation grew stickier when Jeremy Jass, another Curtin attorney, made a bombshell discovery. Four months before the rape, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and her command staff knew another woman, this one 20 years old, had formally accused Caropino of sexually assaulting her while on duty on two separate occasions. Nevertheless, he was allowed to remain on patrol duty. “The county’s policy is they stop or suspend an internal affairs [IA] investigation until their criminal investigation is completed, whether it takes a week, a month, a year or years,” Balaban told jurors. “And an officer accused of rape or murder or robbery or sexual assault remains on the job interacting with the public. That policy is reckless and dangerous. [In this case,] the criminal [probe] took nine months. In that nine months, he sexually assaulted Ms. Curtin.” OCSD and Fox initially plotted a twopronged defense, fighting the rape allegation by implying Curtin craved public sex with a cop because she’d worked in the adult porn industry and denying the existence of a delay policy for the IA unit. U.S. District Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson ruined those strategies with pretrial rulings. A 1985 President Ronald Reagan appointee, Wilson ruled Caropino’s “sexual assault of the plaintiff shocks the conscious” and violated her constitutional rights against unreasonable government seizures. He also determined that the department had a policy or practice of suspending IA probes until the conclusion of criminal investigations. The only question for the jury to decide was whether that policy, which blocked an IA investigator from taking any action, including putting Caropino on desk duty until he or she could determine the truth, was the “approximate cause” of the Curtin rape. For Balaban, the answer was easy. If they’d been remotely interested, OCSD officials in either the criminal division or IA unit could have rapidly obtained

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evidence that tended to support the first woman’s allegations. For example, Caropino disengaged his body microphone during the DUI stop and turned off both the audio and video recorders in his patrol vehicle while transporting the woman to lockup. A camera on the roof of the Orange County Jail recorded the deputy suspiciously keeping her inside his patrol vehicle for 40 minutes at the parking lot, a period during which he should have been rushing to obtain a blood test that would have established her level of intoxication. That same video showed him walking around his patrol vehicle, opening the back door where the woman sat and standing there. That’s when she claims he ordered her to stroke his erect penis. The woman’s claim that Caropino left his jurisdiction while on duty after she’d been released from custody, entered her home and demanded sexual intercourse wasn’t contradicted by the officer’s dashcam video, which proved he’d stayed inside the house for an hour without telling his supervisor of his location. Balaban asked, “Does it make any sense under the sun that we’re going to leave a deputy accused of these things on duty with the risk he could do it again?” Given nobody inside OCSD had been in any rush to obtain important evidence, Fox faced an uphill battle to shield the department from liability. He portrayed the OCSD effort to determine the validity of the first

woman’s complaint as “good police work,” and he argued there was no way “to connect the dots” between the IA stall policy and the rape. Instead, Fox focused his defense on a misdirection angle, spinning that even if the IA probe hadn’t been delayed, its existence wouldn’t have saved Curtin. “The only way to determine if you’ve got a bad apple is not through an internalaffairs investigation,” said Fox. “[The criminal investigator] needed to find out if [the first complaint against Caropino] had merit. . . . If a red flag goes up, he can share it with IA.” But the plaintiff summoned Jeffrey Noble, the former deputy chief at the Irvine Police Department, to testify. Noble, who ran his agency’s IA unit for nearly five years, opined that OCSD had enough preliminary information to quickly place Caropino, who was ultimately fired but avoided criminal charges, on desk duty. “You do concurrent [criminal and IA] investigations because if you have an officer commit misconduct, there’s a likelihood he or she might do it again,” he testified. “The overarching goal is to protect the public. . . . It would be absolutely wrong not to take action.” On Aug. 4, the jury agreed, awarding Curtin $2.25 million. RSCOTTMOXLEY@OCWEEKLY.COM

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DEAR MEXICAN: Why do so many cholos like the song “I’m Your Puppet” by James & Bobby Purify? Is there something about this song, or is it all oldies they like? Aspiring Puppeteer

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I’m sure plenty of immigrants work to serve you food, and when we noticed you leaving, my dad and I loudly yelled, “THANK GOD!” How about keeping your trash opinions to yourself and preferably away from establishments that serve food made by people you so clearly hate? Better yet, maybe you should stay home altogether.

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ou were the old guy sitting next to my Latino family at El Torito, presumably with your wife, on Father’s Day. We were trying our best to celebrate our dad despite having to hear you loudly discuss points on why Obamacare sucks, why we need to keep “illegals” out of the country and other babosadas. It puzzled me why a xenophobe such as yourself would be caught dead at a Mexican-food place, where

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DEAR GABACHO: You’re right about the problem—multiple studies have documented the Mexican propensity for their chicos to suffer from what’s scientifically known as early childhood caries (ECC) and colloquially known as babybottle tooth decay. The disease rots baby teeth, leading to so many kids making rapper Riff Raff’s dientes seem as pearly white as a Pepsodent model. UCLA student Sally Chu’s 2006 paper “Early Childhood Caries: Risk and Prevention in Underserved Populations,” published in the Journal of Young Investigators, found that “Hispanics have the highest rate of ECC in both developed and developing countries, with an average prevalence of 13 percent to 29 percent, second only to Native American,” citing the seminal 2002 paper “CariesRisk Factors for Hispanic Children Affected by Early Childhood Caries.” All studies cite poverty and lack of education more than culture, so I guess you want me to make a psychosexual joke about how Mexicans overall are still attached to their mami’s chichis, leaving us perpetual infants. Well, you ain’t going to get it, so I’ll make it up with an insight equally as lame: Why do Mexicans like to drive lowriders? So they can cruise and pick strawberries at the same time. . . . HA!

DEAR GABACHO: It ain’t just cholos who are down with oldies but goodies. Mexican-Americans of all social classes have largely kept alive that particular genre—the brown-eyed soul of Thee Midniters and Sonny and the Sunliners, as well as long-forgotten R&B artists such as the Penguins and Billy Stewart, who aren’t crazy enough for hipsters to worship à la Esquerita and the Five Du-Tones, but still too threatening to oldies fans whose idea of soul is the Crew Cuts doing “Sh-Boom.” Oldies but goodies speak to the softer side of machismo—match up “The Town I Live In” with “Canción Mixteca,” and you’ll find they’re one and the mismo. But rather than me trying to explain further to gabachos why Mexicans are so into oldies, let’s turn to the man who devoted his life to keeping the genre alive: legendary DJ Art Laboe! “I think it has to do with the lyrics,” he said, referring to “I’m Your Puppet.” “If you listen to the song, it says, ‘I’ll do funny things if you want me to/I’m your puppet,’ so [that] means . . . I love you so much I’ll do whatever you say. . . . I believe that is why [guys] like that song. “It’s actually in the lyrics of the song,” Laboe continued. “‘I’ll do anything/I’m just a puppet, and you hold my string/I’m your puppet.’ Guys often have trouble revealing their feelings, and this song lets them do that. Through the years, ‘I’m Your Puppet’ has been one of our most requested songs on The Art Laboe Connection,” which airs Monday through Friday, from 7 p.m. to midnight, as well as Sunday at 6 p.m. Pacific Time, on KOKO94. com and on the Tune In radio app via KDUC. Check ArtLaboe.com for the many radio stations he’s on in the Southwest. WOW . . . Art Laboe in ¡Ask a Mexican! This column has finally hit its zenith—and since it’s all downhill from here, Art, I’d like to dedicate “The Agony and the Ecstasy” to my sad girl, journalism.

DEAR MEXICAN: Why do a lot of Mexicans let their toddlers stay on the baby bottle longer than most kiddos? I work at a surgery center that specializes in children’s dental surgery, and most of the patients are Mexican kids getting their teeth fixed from just such scenarios. I’ve also personally known Mexican mothers whose children’s mouths were completely blinged out with dental work. Any insight? Wean ’Em Off

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o bastardize M. Night Shyamalan, I see homeless people. Everywhere in Orange County. Civic Center plaza in downtown Santa Ana. Along the Santa Ana River trail, especially near the Honda Center in Anaheim. Tustin Civic Center. Just about every beach along the coast. Years ago, a shoreline homeowner who remarked with astonishment that unwashed masses flock to some of the most expensive coastal real estate in the country received the sober reply, “Why wouldn’t the homeless want to live in a nice place, too?” That’s the rub. Wherever you stand on the homeless issue, if you are not homeless yourself, you look at our tent cities and wonder how it came to this. It’s just that some view the sad phenomenon from a humanitarian perspective and wonder what can be done to help. Others are fearful of the economic toll the spectacle takes on tourism, psyches and especially real-estate values and just want the homeless out. Don’t judge them; when our neediest neighbors are “out of sight, out of mind,” we all sleep better. On Sept. 24, 1998, OC Weekly published “Knock ’Em Down,” which identified 15 places, from Mission San Juan Capistrano to the Richard Nixon birthplace in Yorba Linda, that should be demolished despite historic or ecological significance so that Orange County’s ace developers could replace them with uses that were fresh, shiny and as crowd-pleasing as a new Jamba Juice. Nineteen years later, in that same spirit, we present 10 places—in reverse order of brilliance—where we can safely stick the homeless so the rest of us can get on with catching the final seven episodes of Game of Thrones, which is fitting because relocating OC’s homeless would be the ultimate game of thrones.

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Gabriel San Román’s Feb. 16 OC Weekly cover story asked the long-winded question, “Will Buena Park’s New Retail Center the Source Put It on the Map—Or Be Its Biggest Boondoggle?” The 12-acre, $400 million mega retail center has tall building façades facing Beach Boulevard and a retail-zoned stretch of Orangethorpe Street, but the other two sides of the square block have adjacent homeowners peering out their front doors at a large, imposing, white parking structure and/ or fencing to cover up the never-ending construction. That has folks fearful about what the hell is and will be going on in

there. So far, not much, based on a recent midafternoon visit, when the supposedly busiest part of the center was occupied by a lone security guard. (The perimeter was unofficially guarded by a fellow in a red football jersey yelling something incoherent at the clouds.) The site therefore has three attributes for a successful homeless depository: tall barriers on all sides blocking views inside, neighbors already used to living with the fear of the unknown and empty space to burn. And by burn, we mean in trash cans as heat sources. To Make This Work: To allay fears about shopping carts winding up in adjacent residential neighborhoods, developers of a Target-anchored retail center in Costa Mesa promised to install devices that would lock wheels if someone tried to push a cart beyond the center’s parking

lot. The project won City Council approval . . . and the cart locks never materialized. The point is, the Source’s neighbors must be promised that to prevent transients from leaving the premises, locking devices will be installed on their feet—but it’s not like you have to keep that promise. 9. CHRIST OUR SAVIOR CATHOLIC CHURCH

Then-Orange County Bishop Tod Brown announced in 2000 that land had been acquired in southern Santa Ana for the county’s first Roman Catholic cathedral. It was a perfect location because the property was at the crossroads of three freeways and Diocese of Orange priests lived in a nearby residential tract. Parishioners of the new Christ Our Savior Cathedral Parish raised funds to realize Brown’s dream—but then Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove landed on the bankruptcy-sale block, and the diocese pivoted to acquire it for what is now Christ Cathedral. Christ Our Savior? Parishioners still fill the manufactured building at 2000 W. Alton Ave., but after a permanent (albeit more modest) church is erected, there will still be a lot of property surrounding it, perfect for homeless believers and nonbelievers. To Make This Work: Adherence to this section of the Catholic Church Catechism: “Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God. Jesus makes charity the new commandment, the fullness of the law. It is the bond of perfection [Colossians 3:14] and the foundation of the other virtues to which it gives life, inspiration and order. Without charity, ‘I am nothing’ and ‘I gain nothing’ [1 Corinthians 13:1-3].”

Pick an OC megachurch, any OC megachurch, even a Korean one. You feel like a million bucks leaving these joints. A hallelujah here, a praise be to God there, lift hands toward the ceiling during prayers, shoot a few winks on the way back to your Benz and rush over to join the foursome at Big Canyon. Yeah, life is good. Hell, God is good. It’s just as Niles was saying at Bible study the other night . . . ahhhh . . . FUCK ME! Okay, truth be told, it’s really goddamn boring. Let’s fill any spare OC megachurch nook and cranny with the homeless. Sure, they’re dirty and smelly, and even all cleaned up, a 6 is the best any of their chicks will ever be. (One word: dentistry.) But if I have to hear one more time how God told Niles to roll over his 401k into a Roth IRA, I’m going to flip a burger. To Make This Work: Sell a Register feature writer on how welcoming we are to the needy. After the story hits, we’ll put the lollygaggers to work shining our Benzes. 7. MONARCH BEACH

Why stick the homeless mere steps from the tony Ritz-Carlton resort in Dana Point? For the second time in two years, Monarch Beach made Heal the Bay’s Beach Bummer list of the top 10 most polluted beaches in California. You may recall that Monarch Beach started cleaning up its act after the city used falcons to scare away seabirds that were crapping in water on the beach and in a creek that feeds it. That project was scrapped due to potential harm to the federally threatened snowy plover. Another homeless overflow can be jettisoned to San Clemente Pier, which this year took the No. 2 position on the Beach Bummer list, right behind Humboldt County’s Clam Beach County Park. We’ll have ’em rocking those lobster traps off the pier in no time. To Make This Work: Heavy policing will be required to ensure the bacterial threat posed by the homeless at least does not surpass the snowy plover’s.


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the huge base. Silos with nuclear weapons inside are said to be about the grounds, so the homeless can serve as the ultimate human shields against adversarial foreign powers thinking about a first strike. It’s actually a small threat—Kim Jong-un would rather take Manhattan—so the homeless can also be repurposed as human props during military training exercises. If the Navy still wants them to earn their keep, have them replace the migrant pickers on the adjacent farms. They work cheaper! To Make This Work: It’ll probably take an act of Congress, and we all know how hard it is to get Congress to act on anything these days. Just attach authorization to the draconian Trump immigration bill because Republicans are going to have to pass something like that before the next election.

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From the Lexington Drive entrance off Katella Avenue in Los Alamitos, hang a right at Farquhar Avenue, and you’ll notice there is a fenced-in strip of land between the base and the Rossmoor Storm Channel that runs for about 10 blocks before ending at Little Cottonwood Park. Does the thin strip of land not remind you of the ground above river channels that Orange County’s homeless currently occupy? What makes the area on and around the base perfect is armed military personnel already draw government paychecks to keep order. It’s quiet there most of the time, with nice single-family homes lining the other side of Farquhar. Who wouldn’t want to live in a tent next to a clean little park where you

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In his June 16 column “Angels Find Winning Hand in Far From Full House,” the Orange County Register’s Jeff Miller writes that the number of empty seats appears to be growing amid another disappointing season by the Halos. The team brass in the Los Angeles offices of Anaheim would likely reply, “Don’t believe your lying eyes,” pointing to a respectable announced crowd that Sunday afternoon of 36,178. But as the scribe points out, that number represents tickets sold, not how many people showed up to honor them. Hey, we’ll leave it to you pros to argue over semantics. We’re here to fill any empty seats, which has to at least look better on the Fox Sports telecasts. To Make This Work: Starting with the nearby riverbed encampments, turn the Big A parking lot into the county’s largest tent city when there is not a baseball game, dirt-bike race or other event going on inside the stadium. When the field is in use, hide the tents, perhaps in the vast unused space at the ARTIC transportation hub on one side of the parking lot or the City National Grove entertainment venue on the other. As payment for the homeless serving as professional seat fillers, buy them some peanuts and Gentleman Jack.

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“Beware of Motor Blades,” reads the sign on the south blimp hangar owned by the city of Tustin. That can be repainted to read “Beware of Panhandlers” once it and its county-controlled sister blimpatorium become the world’s largest homeless shelters. The hangars were built in 1942 for blimps that patrolled the West Coast in search of Japanese subs during World War II. The hangars and property surrounding them remained parts of a military base through the late 1990s, so as with Nos. 4 and 5 on this list, they have a heritage that resonates with the many homeless individuals who once served our country. The city and county both want to preserve the National Civil Engineering Landmarks, which are billed as the largest wooden-frame structures in the world. That’s prime homeless-encampment land

surrounding them. “To preserve and protect” a bit of history and our most needy citizens has a nice ring to it, no? To Make This Work: The county wants to ring the north hangar with a regional park, while the city sees it as the centerpiece of the mixed office/retail/ residential Tustin Legacy project taking seed at Red Hill Avenue and Barranca Parkway. There is also the little matter of the Navy still owning some adjacent land. Rather than getting three government agencies on the same page, let’s integrate the homeless into each of those plans. A military museum? A new Angels Stadium? A Ferry Building South? Hire the homeless to work them. Any worries about the new employees talking to invisible people can be remedied by outfitting each with a Bluetooth earpiece. 2. EX-ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER BUILDING

The large building and adjacent parking structure visible from the 5 freeway at Grand Avenue in Santa Ana had been the headquarters for the Orange County Register for 57 years. The 112-year-old newspaper’s offices moved last year to Anaheim, although printing continued at the Grand Avenue facility through the spring. (Print-


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Of course, Harrah has been trying for 18 years to build an equally ambitious project, the 37-story office tower that would become Orange County’s tallest building, at North Broadway and West 10th Street in downtown Santa Ana. He unveiled the $450 million One Broadway Plaza plans in 1999 and went on to predict at different times over the years that construction would be completed by 2008, then 2016 and at last word 2017. (The clock’s ticking, Mike. . . .) Despite voter approval, planning permits and Harrah supposedly having nearly all the project financing he needs, all he has to show for his phallic dream is the covered fence encircling the property and a big pile of dirt poking

out of the top of it. Let’s cut a deal with him to move the homeless there in the meantime. As Harrah knows, location is key, and this is the best spot in the county for a tent city because it is close to needed services. Bonus: The fence surrounding it prevents the non-homeless from having to look at—heck, to even think about—the

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Damsels of Destruction Not even the roaring, high-powered vehicles in a Tarantino movie could match the adrenaline rush from watching the road warriors behind the wheel at today’s Damsels of Destruction event. This all-woman demolition derby features some of the most badass competitors smashing, crashing and piling into one another just for the pure joy of seeing heavy machinery get wrecked. This family-friendly destruct-a-thon also includes quality time getting to know the big personalities underneath the helmets, so cheer on your favorite Damsel to thrashing victory. As an added bonus, every ticket includes free entry to the OC Fair. Damsels of Destruction at Action Sports Arena at OC Fair & Events Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 708-1500; www.ocfair.com. 8 p.m. $17.50. —Aimee murillo

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Think classic bodysurfing is tame or easy? Check out the competitive variety demonstrated by the brother- and sisterhood of local “chubascos,” who drop in, plane, turn, twist or otherwise personify the meteorological phenomenon they’ve claimed for their name (a chubasco is a violent storm). Kids and adults entering the Huntington Beach club’s 10th-annual Bodysurfing & Handplaning Championships typify the best, most innovative use of old-school elegance and physical demands of riding the wave sans board or sponge. 10th Annual Chubascos Bodysurfing & Handplaning Championships at Huntington Beach Pier, off Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach; www. chubascosbodysurf.com. 7 a.m.; also Sat.Sun. Competitors, $20-$60; spectators, free. —Andrew Tonkovich

tandem with the International Stereoscopic Union this week. Every few years, the two 3D organizations combine forces for one epic con, at which 3D photographers, collectors and tradespeople can attend workmore  shops, participate online in contests, netOCWeekly.COm work within the 3D community, experience demonstrations, take field trips and more. The trade fair runs through Sunday, with dozens of vendors showcasing vintage and modern 3D art, apparatus, books, software, etc. If you are fascinated by the world of 3D, this convention is fully immersive! 3D Con & ISU Congress at Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, (888) 230-4452; www.3d-con.com. Check website for times; also Sat.-Sun. $30-$140. —ScoTT FeinblATT

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Anyone anointed by dr. dre is a special talent. but kendrick lamar is on the verge of ascending higher than any dre pupil to a status only enjoyed by eminem. Ahead of his coachella headlining slot, lamar dropped his new lP, appropriately titled DAMN., with an impressive guest lineup—including u2—though he barely used them. in addition to his work this year withThundercat, lamar continued to build on the astounding success of To Pimp a Butterfly and fearlessly is the standard-bearer for west coast hip-hop. with a massive headlining arena tour, the rapper is debatably the best at his craft right now and vastly outpacing his peers. kendrick lamar at honda center, 2695 e. katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 704-2500; www.hondacenter.com. 7:30 p.m. $49.50-$129.50. —dAniel kohn

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original, Travis quietly pines for Rosie while ghostwriting passionate love poems for her pot-smoking, cowboy hat-wearing beau, Del. With subtle bits of satire and commentary on race relations and inter-racial dating that never feels ham-fisted or forced, it’s a hilarious update on one of the oldest romantic comedies of all time. Cowboy Versus Samurai at Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, (562) 494-1014; www.lbplayhouse. org. 2 p.m. Through Aug. 19. $20.

Satoshi Kon’s quirky, vibrant Tokyo Godfathers centers on a trio of unlikely parental figures—a middle-aged alcoholic, an aging former drag queen and a runaway girl— who discover an abandoned newborn in the garbage with a note and few clues to her parents’ identity.The threesome search through the city to find the baby’s parents, encountering all manner of unsavory characters and dangerous situations with hit men, gangsters and characters in disguise. Tokyo Godfathers at the Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana, (714) 285-9422; www.thefridacinema.org. 8 p.m. $7-$10. —AIMEE MURILLO

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A Night With Janis Joplin When Janis Joplin died at age 27 from an accidental overdose, she’d only released three albums, but the power of those records, as well as Joplin’s live performances at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and Woodstock two years later, made her one of the biggest rock artists of her era. Listed as the 28th greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, Joplin’s legacy hasn’t dimmed in the ensuing years, and her influence on subsequent female musicians—from icon Stevie Nicks to pop sensation Florence Welch—continues to grow. This sanitized concert-play, created, written and produced by Randy Johnson, focuses on Joplin’s final days, as she belts out legendary hits and tells stories of her encounters with famous singers and celebrities of the day. A Night With Janis Joplin at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, (949) 497-2787; www. lagunaplayhouse.com. 7:30 p.m.Through Sept. 10. $66-$110. —SR DAVIE S [FILM]

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To light a candle? Or curse the darkness? Participating artists in the “Prayers, Protection and Resistance” exhibit choose to wield their craft in the name of illumination during tumultuous times. Cocurators Margaret Garcia and Nataasja Saint-Satyr first united in Boyle Heights last year for “Prayers From LA,” inspired by Garcia’s own “Prayers . . .” series on intimate invocations for a better world. The project now comes more  to Fullerton’s online Muckenthaler OCWEEKLY.COM Cultural Center, with more than 100 artists—including Jose Lozano, Frank Romero, Katherine England and Juliana Rico—responding to the toxic climates of division and prejudice through multimedia displays aimed at provoking hope in a troublesome world, one that seems beyond redemption more often than not. “Prayers, Protection and Resistance” at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6595; themuck.org. Noon. Through Aug. 20. Free.

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Stalwart Costa Mesan Matt McCluer is a home-taping R. Stevie Moore-ian polymath who can pull a song out of anything and make it sound almost any way he wants: maybe punk, maybe pop, maybe indie, rock or folk or anything else you can shake out of a guitar. And if he can mix all those together in a live set or on an album or even a single song, so much the better. He’s one of those guys who’s so fluent and informed about music—somebody who figured out it’s a language and an art at the same time, then taught himself to speak—that it just flows right out of him. Think Robert Pollard, the Nerves, the Flamin Groovies in both Roy and Cyril modes, Lou Reed in rock & roll valentine mode—you know, good music. That’s what McCluer does. Matt McCluer with Indianna Hale and Ash Reiter at the Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 764-0039; www. wayfarercm.com. 8 p.m. $5. 21+.

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The high-school comedy starring Lindsay Lohan and co-written by then-Saturday Night Live cast member Tina Fey is almost old enough to be entering high school itself. At 13, Mean Girls delightfully skewers the artificiality of high-school cliques through the eyes of Lohan’s outsider character, Cady Heron, as she tries to infiltrate the Plastics, a crew of queen bees ruled by the vain and cruel Regina George (Rachel McAdams). Full of memorable lines (“She doesn’t even go here!” “Get in, loser; we’re going shopping.”) and an uproarious cast (Amy Poehler, Lizzy Caplan, Amanda Seyfried, Tim Meadows), it’s a humorous and humanizing look at teenagers and will hold up for even more years to come. Check out tonight’s beachside screening, and stop trying to make fetch happen. Moonlight Movies On the Beach presents Mean Girls at Alfredo’s Beach Club, 5101 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 343-7147; www.alfredosbeachclub. com. 8 p.m. Free. —AIMEE MURILLO

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shuffle. The tuna tartare with avocado was better—and not just because it wasn’t served in the usual molded cylindrical stack. Harrington actually sprinkled chile Pop Rocks over the ahi cubes and supplied a side of ponzu sauce to douse and activate the snap-crackle-pop of the candy. The most inspired dish, though, is the cauliflower. It has three preparations— creamed, pickled and roasted—arranged in the shape of a wreath and dotted with trumpet mushrooms and raisins. If it’s not the best argument that cauliflower deserves to dethrone kale for the trendy vegetable crown, then it’s the dish that might convince a carnivore to go vegan. At the moment, my favorite dish at Lido Bottle Works is Harrington’s Iberico “Secreto” pork: barely seared slices of lean pig steak served medium-rare and fleshy. It’s laid atop a tangy carrot purée with pickled plum and dollops of foie mousse. And I have to admit, eating it in Lido Marina’s most casual restaurant was still a luxurious experience, even if I wasn’t leaving in a Bentley. LIDO BOTTLE WORKS 3408 Via Oporto, Ste. 103, Newport Beach, (949) 529-2784; lidobottleworks.com. Open daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Dinner for two, $50$90, food only. Beer and wine.

might’ve said this before, but one of my favorite anecdotes of Orange County history comes from Dennis Bateman’s 1997 book, Anaheim Colonists Football— A Century of Tradition. In it, he shares the story of when Anaheim High played Brea Olinda High during a 1996 Orange League football game, and the Colonists bewildered the Wildcats by shouting their plays, formations, audibles— everything—in Spanish. The Colonists went on to womp the ’Cats, winning the Orange League that year. I remember that tale because I was on the sidelines as a yearbook photographer during that game. Back then, we Mexican kids saw Brea as the ritzy, muy gabacho place where we—okay, my friends— made out with its white girls at Craig Regional Park (technically in Fullerton, but who’s paying attention?) while their parents and brothers called us wabs. But that Brea no longer exists; the city is more diverse now, and its races get along far better. If you don’t believe me, check out the scene at Choice Burgers. Talk about scraping back the layers of history. The building is an old Taco Bell adobe; the menu offers steak dinners and fish sandwiches as if it were 1973. A large part of the menu is Mexican, and it makes a great breakfast burrito. Plus, it has Orange Bang! on tap, as any respectable Mexican-leaning restaurant would. But go in there during lunch, and nearly every table—from the Latino construction workers to the white retirees to the Korean businessmen and the teens who never think about race—is chowing down on one of the best non-chain, non-gourmet OC burgers I’ve ever had: an ideal mix of pickles, jalapeños (if you get the jalapeño burger—and you should), cheese, onions, lettuce and Thousand Island dressing, all wrapped in a strong sesame bun. Simple, yes, but nothing else is needed. After you eat this, you’ll never want a runny egg on your steamed ham again. Last time I went, I spotted next to the register a photo of last year’s Wildcats football team—with more than a few Latinos. You’ve come a long way, Brea— now, if only you could get better cocktails besides those at Tempo Urban Kitchen. . . . GARELLANO@OCWEEKLY.COM

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t was close to 10 p.m. when the wedding-cruise riverboats began returning to the Lido Marina. They’re enormous—futuristic steamboats gleaming of glass, polished chrome and spiraling staircases. As the party guests danced their last dance, these massive vessels backed slowly into their berths, one after another, eclipsing my view of the harbor. Though it was my second visit to Lido Marina Village this year, this was a sight I’d never witnessed before. I went to Nobu earlier in the spring, but to be at its sushi bar is to be swallowed by the whale with nary a view of the outside. It wasn’t until I ate at Lido Bottle Works that I saw these riverboats and, most important, how far Lido Marina Village has come. For years, the place was neglected and in disrepair. Now that the long-awaited restoration to this once-thriving marina—which hosted the likes of John Wayne in the 1970s—was finally complete, it’s become the perfect spot for window shopping and romantic strolls at sunset. And as proof it has resonated with the Newport glitterati, I have never witnessed fewer than two Bentleys roll up to the valet. Of the three restaurants that are now open, Lido Bottle Works is the most accessible to the rest of us. It accepts no reservations for parties fewer than six. There’s an outdoor patio to the side, a dining room that resembles the cozy interior of a rickety houseboat and a bar that straddles the two. All sight lines go to a tall glass refrigerator stocked full of beers near the back, which is the intended focal point of the restaurant. That it looks as it it were ripped from the corner liquor store might be intentional. It seems to say, “Come here not to flaunt your bling, but to have a cold beer, a good time and maybe a burger.” And you should definitely try the burger. Every bite kept me guessing as to what was in it. I finally had to reread the menu to sort it out. It turned out the barbecue smokiness I detected came from the bacon jam, and the savory sweetness was the work of the black garlic aioli. But there were flavors the menu couldn’t account for. Was that citrusy hit actually yuzu kosho? Whatever the source and inspiration for this thick, two-fisted beast, it was a gourmet

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ummer House is too good for its generic name. If you saw it listed among all the other places you could eat in Corona del Mar, you’d dismiss it in favor of the jazzier sounding joints, such as, say, Gulfstream or Bandera. But you’d be wrong to write it off. For all intents, locals make up a majority of the crowd. This restaurant, which is more like a diner, doesn’t take reservations. The first meal I had at Summer House impressed me so much I wondered why our crack team of food writers hasn’t written about the place or nominated it for our Best Of issue already. The best dish of all is the ginger-

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crusted ono. The fish, pristinely white and still creamy, is baked until the top of it crusts over like a just-torched crème brûlée. It’s served with an orange-flavored beurre blanc over steamed rice—a simple, unexpected, undiscovered gem, just like the neighborhood joint that serves it. SUMMER HOUSE 2744 E. Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar, (949) 612-7700; www.summerhousecdm.com.

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the pink liquid—made from Skyy pineapple vodka, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, yuzu and shiso—tasted as if it were an alcoholic version of a bottle of kiwi-strawberry Snapple. It’s sticky. It’s sweet. And it’s probably the only thing I’ll be ordering the next time I inevitably end up here. RA SUSHI at the District at Tustin Legacy, 2401 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 566-1700; rasushi.com/tustin.

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very cuisine with a coastline has its own manner of cooking whole fish. For Italians, it’s a skinny branzino stuffed with lemons and capers and herbs. In Cambodia, it’s a catfish, fried and served on its belly with tamarind and green mango salsas on the side. And in the Mexican Pacific coastal states of Sinaloa and Niyarit, it’s pescado zarendeado, a large snook that’s butterflied, buttered, marinated in soy sauce and padded with spices before being slow-grilled in a spinning wire cage until its edges are blackened, caramelized and crispy but its meat is still flaky, tender and juicy with flavor. It’s best ordered by a large group, filled with people who know that when it lands on the table—after about a 30-minute wait—you’re supposed to let your caveman urges take over and start scraping sheeted hunks of white fish off the boney frame and slamming them inside handmade tortillas, topping them with a dose of soy sauce-steeped caramelized onions. For most of the modern era, LA’s reigning king of Mexican mariscos has been Niyarit native Vicente “Chente” Cossio, whose family’s small empire of seafood restaurants (and his legendary pescado zarandeado recipe, improved upon by Sinaloan son-in-law Sergio Peñuelas) have their own cult following. There’s a Mariscos Chente’s in Inglewood and a Mariscos Chente (no possessive) in Mar Vista. Cossio’s daughter Connie runs Coni’Seafood in Inglewood, carrying on her father’s tradition of not only grilled pescado, but also a variety of dishes involving plump shrimp swimming in all kinds of spicy, tangy, citric sauces. (Chente once told Bill Esparza that Connie was the best cook he ever trained.) Another wing of the Cossio family brought Peñuelas down to Long Beach, where he helped to open Cheko el Rey Del Sarandeado on Market Street last year. As soon you sit down, place your order for pescado zarandeado, which here costs about $28 per kilo, depending on the time of year. While you wait for its arrival, it’s customary to graze through the menu’s other mariscos dishes, from traditional expressions of spicy camarones à las diablas and head-on shrimp aguachiles to tacos stuffed with smokey pink marlin, shrimp and grilled veggies, all oozing cheese. While most of the Cossio family restaurants share the same lineup of cooked

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and raw seafood dishes, Cheko veers slightly off-course with a few inventions of its own. The Ceviche Rey is a heaping bowl of shrimp, fish and octopus that’s cut not with cubes of cucumber, but instead crunchy jicama, all drowning in a peppery, sweet habanero sauce. Oversized langostinos come spread on a plate like the kinds of mini lobsters that dreams are made of, all fluffy tail meat waiting to be sucked out and dipped in a house sauce so intense it lives on your tongue for days. Then there are the tostaditas locas, a party-ready appetizer so impressively stacked with sea life that it’s fated to end up bastardized in a Bon Appetit issue someday. Small circular chips get a spread of smokey marlin pâté before being topped with a bright, cucumber-y ceviche and, for good measure, a sliver of octopus dabbed with a seedy, blood-red chile de arbol paste. Mariscos heaven in a single bite. It’s hard to go wrong at Cheko, where the beers go down easy and affordable prices hide the fact that all the seafood is imported fresh from Mexico before being exquisitely prepared. Peñuelas might not be working the line anymore (he has returned to Inglewood), but traces of his and his father-in-law’s legacy live on in the quality and execution of specialties such as the pescado zarandeado. It’s another addition to the empire for the first family of Mexican seafood in LA— this time built just for the LBC. CHEKO EL REY DEL SARANDEADO 343 E. Market St., Long Beach, (562) 422-4888.


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Mexican Horrorshow

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An Untamed ride into erotic cinema at the Frida By AIMEE MURILLO

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creature, so it engenders indifference to its overall presence. The real horror of the film lies in the realistic danger posed by Angel, whose swallowing of societal pressure to marry, have kids and earn a living have made him a heteronormative monster. Escalante exposes the very deep homophobia that is entrenched in Mexican culture even to this day, with its high rate of violence toward those who live counter to the hyper-masculine ideal. The roots of Angel’s fucked-up person are his parents, two very unforgiving and cold people obsessed with keeping up appearances of domestic perfection. Their upholding of traditional, conservative norms is familial horror at its very worst, even more so when you realize that it’s sadly based in truth. The Untamed’s atmospheric energy, cinematography and score lend to a wonderfully dark and appropriate mood for its subject matter, but they also contribute to it being distant, sterile and ultimately unsatisfying. With its CGI-ed, visceral creature, The Untamed is an obvious nod to Andrzej Zulawski’s 1981 body horror film Possession (there’s even a personal hat tip from the director after the closing credits). But it is also lightly reminis-

cent of the films of David Cronenberg (Existenz, Videodrome, Shivers) in the way it uses body horror as a mirror to collective and cultural anxieties toward sex. Mexican attitudes are either conservative (the Virgin Mary) or sensationalized (porn or tabloids), furthering the “Madonna and whore” binary. In granting sexual agency to these repressed folks, we see through the veneer of these constructs, but the director (who co-wrote the script with Gibrán Portela) also aims to show how sex is an imperfect escape from them; doing it for pleasure, in effect, is only revolutionary to these characters because it was prohibited or frowned upon for so long. It’s a complex take that grounds the film, but we’re not really left with hope for an alternative. The Untamed might be a pleasure to take in, but ultimately, there’s so much more left to be desired. AMURILLO@OCWEEKLY.COM THE UNTAMED was directed by Amat Escalante; written by Amat Escalante and Gibrán Portela; and stars Kenny Johnston, Simone Bucio and Fernando Corona. Screening at the Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Check website for dates and show times. $7-$10.

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naked, post-coitus Veronica finishing her latest interaction with the creature. We learn that the young woman has been visiting the creature for some time in its place of residency, an isolated cabin in the forest where a husband-and-wife scientist team monitor it daily. The young woman leaves this time weakened and drained, with a bloody, open wound in her side. Upon treatment at a hospital, she meets Fabian, a kind nurse who befriends her; she tells him she was bitten by a dog. Little by little, Veronica integrates herself with Fabian and his sister Alejandra, eventually introducing each of them to the creature. Although this interstellar sex blob provides carnal release for the visitor, Escalante seems less interested in the encounter itself than he is in its effects on each character, which in some cases turn out to be tragic. But the rules for what this organism is and how it brings about eventual damage are never disclosed. Despite the early warning from the scientist gatekeeping its exposure, “It brings pleasure or pain.” We’re not given a clear delineation of what drives it to bring either one, which makes it hard to form a connection with the film; we don’t know how to anticipate any supposed danger from this

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exican horror cinema has taken a sharper turn for the erotic in recent years, exposing the casualties of oppressive societal standards and bigotry still in place today. In Amat Escalante’s fourth feature film, The Untamed, these oppressions are magnified through a tight-knit cast of characters facing their own repressions: Alejandra, a bored, dissatisfied young housewife and mother of two small children; her secretly gay husband, Angel, a classic archetype of Mexican machismo whose internalized homophobia leads to expressions of violence toward others; Fabian, Alejandra’s openly gay brother having an affair with Angel; and Veronica, a young, lonely drifter. Their lives are undone by the arrival of an amorphous, otherworldly creature that grants sexual gratification and pure carnal pleasure with its multiple tentacles and orifices. But despite this exciting reach into H.P. Lovecraft territory, Escalante’s storyline blends the sci-fi and horror elements too well with the drama, its supernatural elements emerging with little fanfare, explanation or climax. The film opens on a vague shot of an asteroid in outer space, followed by a

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muse who became his second wife; Charis Wilson sits, facing the photographer, her hands tucked behind the top rail of the chair she’s sitting on. It’s a study in listlessness, the beret-wearing Wilson looking bored, as if fully aware that Weston’s eyes are drawn to the white slip draped between her open legs and not really her. Weston’s isolated landscapes are slices of perfection that sharply illustrate the stark beauty of the show’s title: the pattern rows of tomato plants create as they dot a field like a blanket; discarded wood and wire in a pond, clouds reflected in the water; the roots of old trees still stuck in the ground; the Salton Sea when there was still sea; Death Valley dunes; the Big Sur coast; a decapitated, rotting saguaro cactus. In Yosemite Mists, the majesty of a mountain peak surrounded by haze is straight out of a Tolkien drawing, giving friend Ansel Adams some competition. Weston was rarely one to throw subtext into his pictures. His job was representation, without social commentary, preferring to let the images speak for themselves. But the remaining pictures, as mentioned in the accompanying curating notes, are about technology forcing its way into Weston’s CHARIS WESTON, 1935 vision of unadulterated PHOTOGRAPH BY EDWARD WESTON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ©1981 CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY, ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS nature, leaving him no choice. The vast concrete of the Coolidge Dam, an abandoned shoe Weston took portraits to make money, left on Moonstone Beach, collapsed stairand you can tell his heart really isn’t in it cases at MGM studios, the monotonous when he isn’t following his obsessions. flatness of old shipyards . . . That foray, The pictures are flat and uninteresting, as brief and subtle as it is, causes you to with only a single portrait of Mexican artrethink all that has gone before it. It’s ist Diego Rivera, half of his face cloaked in impossible to not wonder what Weston’s shadow, standing out. That lighting nods work would have been like if he’d taken to Rivera’s literal dark side—something Weston no doubt understood, given his own that road less traveled, leaving you with something more to consider than just the penchant for philandering—and it gives an exhibition’s overwhelming beauty. otherwise formal picture something resembling personality. The portraits of his family “STARK BEAUTY: THE PHOTOGRAPHY are entirely different: Neil, now in his 20s, OF EDWARD WESTON” sitting rigidly in a chair, tall and handsome, at Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St, Santa no longer the vulnerable child; another son, Ana, (714) 567-3600; www.bowers.org. Open Brett, his assistant for many years, standing Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Sept. 17. in the wild, next to his father’s box camera. $10-$15; children younger than 12, free. There’s also the picture Weston took of the faces a wall, away from us, arms stretched above his head in pitiful surrender. The pictures are full of emotion despite their severity, but the lack of faces and no eye contact with the models also makes them feel as if they are variations of the still-lifes.

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CBD for Life: When carpal tunnel strikes after a long typing session, reach for CBD for Life’s lemongrass rub. This naturally based ointment relieves aches and pains in muscles instantly, thanks to its helpful blend of cannabinoid extract; beeswax; and cannabis sativa seed, lemongrass and other natural oils. No GMOs, parabens or phthalates! www.cbdforlife.us. Leuchtturm 1917 notebook: Moleskines might be the most popular bullet journals on the market, but they don’t compare to the Leuchtturm notebook. Though costing a couple of dollars more, Leuchtturms are superior in almost every way. The Germanimported books are slightly bigger than Moleskines, have a significantly larger page count, come with at least two built-in bookmarks and feature paper made from nicer material. Plus, their sleek, hard-cover shell protects your notes wherever you go. Available at As Issued, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana, (949) 300-7118; www.asissued. com. Or via www.leuchtturm1917.us. DoTerra essential oils: InTune Focus Blend combines essential oils such as frankincense, ylang-ylang flower and patchouli leaf to help improve focus and mental clarity. Just apply drops behind the neck or on wrists to activate its aroma, or dilute in a diffuser. www.doterra.com. Poketo stationery: Most of Poketo’s products are extremely useful, including its Cylinder Keyboard pad, which conveniently fits at the base of your keyboard, allowing you to organize your notes whenever you need. www.poketo.com. Helix Cuff: This pair of wireless earphones has reached acclaim from Mashable and Digital Boom for its amazing innovation and ease of use. Equipped with Bluetooth, wireless internet and amazing audio quality, they’re simple and small and fit in a bracelet cuff on your wrist. www.ashleychloe.com. AMURILLO@OCWEEKLY.COM

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dward Weston once said he saw no reason for recording the obvious, and his picture of a bedpan in “Stark Beauty: The Photography of Edward Weston” proves that point. On loan from the Capital Group Foundation to Bowers Museum through Sept. 17, Bedpan is one of 72 gelatin-silver photographs representing some of the best of Weston’s images. Amid the pristine nudes, unadulterated landscapes and celebrity portraits, a urinal would seem the least likely to be eye-catching, conjuring smells and sounds, the sterility of a hospital room, illness, and the private humiliations of body functions. Prizing the item’s form over its function, he has tipped it on its end, white against a black background, so it resembles a drooping flower severed from its stalk or a bird perched on a wire, its breast puffed out as it examines its surroundings. The revelation inherent in common things is Weston’s modus operandi: The muscular curvature of the iconic Pepper 30, highlighting the sensual tension between the light and dark rippling flesh of the vegetable. In an intense closeup of a Cabbage Leaf we can see a lava flow, an ancient root system or lightning; a Red Cabbage Halved resembles a slice of brain, while White Radish looks like coupling, ecstatic bodies. We see very few faces in the nude studies. The photographer is unlikely to have intended anything deeper, with the photographs less about the social provocation inherent in nudity than in a kind of artistic dissection, cropping the images, then studying their form. Sensuous closeups of hands covering genitalia, the glowing white of the skin against the murky shadow of pubic hair becomes a study in black-andwhite contrast, with the body seen from the side, sitting, legs pulled tightly to the chest, focused on the ensuing lines and folds within the tight square of the image. The lone male nude in the show is of one of his young children, Neil; the boy’s tiny frame

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Steady Beat’s Second Wind

The San Pedro ska label revived itself by opening up to eclectic tastes By Nate JackSoN

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n 1993, when Luis Correa started Steady Beat Records, ska was the life of the party. From backyard shows to barrio clubs and big-time venues, the revived sounds of 1960s two-tone were the soundtrack of most of Southern California. At the time, old-school island soul found favor in the Latin community from OC to LA and the South Bay where Correa grew up. The San Pedro label was a beacon of light for diehard SoCal ska fans, cultivated in a dark corner that much of the outside world barely knew existed. Nearly 25 years later, the sound of Steady Beat continues to echo through the streets of San Pedro. On a recent Wednesday night, behind the door of a nondescript studio next to a neighborhood corner store less than a mile from the graffitipainted Sunken City trail overlooking the coast, shards of light from a rotating disco ball illuminate a dark recording space. The Colombian grooves courtesy of East LA band Spaghetti Cumbia form a cocktail of rolling rawhide gumption spiked with the blood of Celso Piña. As amazing as it is, it doesn’t sound like the traditional ska that built the Steady Beat brand. For Correa, that’s exactly the point. The expansion of the label’s repertoire over the years encapsulates a broader cross-section of Latin-infused music from traditional ska acts such as the Steady 45s to soul-inspired bands including Chicano Batman and psychedelic Cumbia punks Thee Commons, all of whom have recorded or done live shows with Correa in recent years. “Every band I come across is a little different, but within the same type of vein, the Latin hispanic thing—but it’s more than that,” Correa says. “It’s music of the early ’70s, the same vibe.” The common thread to these various throwback sounds is the growing Lati- alternative scene, which created a passport to the future for Correa and Steady Beat Records. Correa says he wasn’t much of a ska fan during its second wave; growing up, most of his friends were sporting fedoras and listening to Madness while Correa was obsessed with Prince. But by the start of the ’90s and the third-wave ska punk movement, he was more receptive to the sound and even started booking bands with a business partner, Ray Perez, under the name Blackpool Productions and working gigs as a sound man. “I didn’t plan to start a label,” Correa says. “I just wanted to be a sound man and be a producer. But what happened was all the bands I was doing sound for, I would ask if they had anything recorded, and most of them would say no, and I said,

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‘Lemme record you tonight.’” He would record bands in a backroom apartment studio after or sometimes during a gig, a style that captured the raucous sweaty atmosphere of a live show. Eventually, his partnership and Blackpool Productions fell by the wayside, but Correa continued throwing shows and producing bands under the banner of his DIY label, Steady Beat Records. His reputation as a promoter preceded him, and with the help of fellow promoter Jason Faulk, he made the right connections and began throwing sold-out shows at spots such as Hong Kong Café, Las Palmas Theatre, the Whisky a Go Go and the Roxy Theatre. “I think I hit it right on the spot because when I started doing these packed shows, I was like, ‘Where are all these people coming from?’” Correa recalls. “You don’t get those crowds now. You only get those crowds when Hepcat plays or some big show happens.” Correa enjoyed a solid run with Steady Beat, putting out records and throwing shows, until about 1999, the year he says live music and ska in particular started to take a nosedive. Between the the birth of Napster and the death of record-store chains such as Wherehouse and Sam Goody, the label owner couldn’t move his

product the way he used to. He had to go back to working a day job. “Through all this time, I just kept putting records out,” he says. “It was a good run until the late ’90s and things started getting rocky.” By the early 2000s, Correa was out of the record business entirely. After a string of significant life events, including a second marriage, the birth of his daughter and the death of his father, he started to re-evaluate his life, he says, and decided to revive his dream job. He began booking bands and deejaying ska records at a local bar. Now, the label has acts playing shows all over SoCal, including Alex’s Bar and the monthly Barrio Funky night at Grandstar Jazz Club in Chinatown. Around the time he restarted the label, Correa’s friend Donald Lewis, the sax player for ska kings the Allentons, opened 1Take Studios near Sunken City. “Before I was here, it was already a music studio, like 20 years previous,” Lewis says. “But the guy’s mom passed away. . . . If I didn’t take this over, it would’ve turned into a toy store.” Lewis and Correa now record most of Steady Beat’s roster there, making Spaghetti Cumbia sound like a million bucks or fine-tuning Thee Commons’ new songs until they strike the right balance between a sonic revival and revolution.

By incorporating a more eclectic flavor, Steady Beat has the ability to cultivate a local band such as the Altons, a five-piece from Maywood that blends soul and rock with a Latin twist, and put them on tour. “Through Steady Beat, we’ve gotten to meet a bunch of bands with Latin influences,” says Bryan Ponce, the band’s lead vocalist and guitarist. “We’ve all come together and had a chance to work with one another, and the label provided that for us.” What started as a strictly ska label has made a comeback with bands that are more likely to play with the borders of their sound. Just last week, Correa had a band perform “A Message to You Rudy” in a cumbia style on one side of their record and a reggae version of an old rancho song called “Saborra Mi” on the other. As he sits back in his home office, which now doubles as Steady Beat’s headquarters, Correa is surrounded by vinyl he has put out for the past 25 years. But he’s focused on where he wants the label to go in the future. “In the next couple of years, I’d like to see my catalog expanding into all kinds of music, and hopefully, I get some distribution and no more working for the man,” Correa says. “That’s everyone’s dream.” NJACKSON@OCWEEKLY.COM


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ell. With major labels on board and an acclaimed album in the bag, it seemed as though the members of Long Beach Dub Allstars would continue on their musical path without missing a beat. Their second album, Wonders of the World, was released in September 2001, right around the time of the 9/11 attacks in New York. The following year, the band was dissolved. The rest of the 2000s saw the Allstars playing in all manner of side projects and supergroups, including Long Beach Shortbus (Ras-1, Trey Panghorn, Wilson, and Damion Ramirez) and Dubcat (Goodman, Maness, Ortiz and members of Hepcat). In 2012, the Long Beach Dub Allstars played their first gig in 11 years at the Blaze and Glory Festival at the Queen Mary. They then played sporadically for a while, with members switching in and out, but things firmed up again last year. Consistent with Long Beach Dub Allstars’ origin, their sets today feature a mixture of Sublime tunes and originals, representing and respecting where they come from, where they’ve been and where they’re going. “We don’t run a whole Sublime set,” Goodman says. “We play a majority [of Allstars] songs, and then we like incorporating covers. We always have, since the Sublime days. We love taking good music and playing it the way we play it.” According to Goodman, the group have written new material, but they don’t feel any pressure to rush it out and get back on the “record music and tour” machine. “I’d rather play live music [and] engage with people,” he says. “We’re fortunate to have a modest legacy where people know who we are and enjoy our songs. We’ll have plenty of new material when necessary.”

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merica’s next musical sweetheart, à la an early Taylor Swift, could very well be Lauren Black. The 22-year-old Aliso Viejo songstress pairs her sweet, soft voice with an acoustic guitar to create cover songs that have gained her popularity on YouTube and have won her competitions. Black, who also performs original music and says she began singing before she could talk, won MTV’s International Cover of the Month competition in June with a rendition of Machine Gun Kelly’s “At My Best.” She worked with LA-based performer IDRISE on a a toned-down take on the song and the slickly produced video, which also showcases Black’s emotional acting chops. Soon after it was released on YouTube, MTV contacted her to let her know it was holding a contest for Machine Gun Kelly covers. “That blew my mind,” she says of the support that began flowing in. “People would tag me on Instagram and show they just voted, like, 20,000 times in one day. That’s crazy. How do your fingers not fall off? It was crazy how much the support grew.” But encouragement is not unfamiliar to the musician who spent her childhood in Arizona before moving to Orange County. In 2010, she won Alice Cooper’s Proof Is in the Pudding Competition; her prize was opening for the Grammynominated, Hall of Fame rocker. “I never get nervous, but I was a little bit that day,” she recalls. “I think I would have been fine if my mom hadn’t invited everyone I know.” Now, her audiences are mostly visitors to luxury South County coastal resorts—including the St. Regis, Montage, La Casa Del Camino and Skyloft—where she plays weekly residences. In her spare time she also does private events and weddings. Her first EP of original songs, One More Time

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KENDRICK LAMAR WITH YG & D.R.A.M.:

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THE IRON MAIDENS; DAMAGE INC.: Aug. 27,

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making sure each kid gets the exact same number and size of scoops—is unrealistic. Sometimes you’ll get more; sometimes you’ll get less. Eyeing those scoops too closely is only going to generate conflict.) You’ve been at this rodeo for only eight months, BELOVED, and if these problems are already coming up, it might not be your attachment style or your anxiety. It’s possible this rodeo isn’t for you. This is about your Campsite Rule. I think you should amend it. In 1984, when I was 20 years old, I met an LGBT rights activist who was 53. He was working with the group I contacted after I’d called the local youth-crisis hotline here in Baton Rouge and got called a faggot. (I hadn’t realized they created youth crises rather than fixing them—my bad.) We had a summer fling (initiated by me), and then I went off to study in Europe. Because of him, I knew the difference between making love and getting your rocks off, and I moved through the world with the selfconfidence he told me I deserved to have. I ended up working in national politics for 30 years, and I did all of it as an out gay man. I moved back home a few years ago and tried to find him with no luck. Finally, about a month ago, I did. He’s in his mid-80s now and under hospice care, but he does remember me. I got to tell him everything I’d done with what he taught me. I only got about a third of the way down the list before his eyes filled with tears—and pride. To call that a special moment would be an understatement. So here’s my suggested amendment: If you benefited from the Campsite Rule—if someone left you in better shape than they found you—look that person up and tell them what they meant to you. And if he’s alone and in hospice care, spend some time being there for him and holding his hand. Can’t Think Of Funny Acronym Your old summer fling left you in better shape than he found you—the heart of my Campsite Rule—and the lessons he imparted had a hugely positive impact on your life. But instead of amending my Campsite Rule, CTOFA, which covers the conduct of older and/ or more experienced people dating and/or fucking younger and/or less experienced people, I’m going to amend my Tea and Sympathy Rule. “When the younger person in an older/younger affair speaks of it in future years, they have a duty to be kind,” goes the Tea and Sympathy Rule, which covers the conduct of the younger/less experienced partner. “If you were left in better shape than you were found, strive to do no harm in return. And don’t speak of your affair—not even kindly—if doing so will wreak havoc on the life of a former lover who honored the Campsite Rule.” And today, by decree, I’m adding CTOFA’s amendment to the T&S Rule: “And if you benefited from the Campsite Rule—if years ago a lover left you in better shape than they found you—look that person up and tell them what they meant to you.” Advice professionals often urge us to confront exes who did us wrong—many find closure in those confrontations—but we rarely talk about reaching out to people who did us right (in every sense of the term). My first truly serious boyfriend, who I met at college, was a wonderful and very sexy guy who helped me grow in so many ways. He definitely left me in far better shape than he found me—like CTOFA, I was able to express my gratitude to him before he died, and I’m so glad I did. (RIP, Tommy Ladd.) If you were lucky enough to have a Tommy in your life, dear readers, if you were lucky enough to have an early sex and/or romantic partner who left you in better shape than they found you, reach out to them and express your gratitude. You’ll be glad you did. Listen to Dan on the Savage Lovecast every week at savagelovecast.com. Contact Dan via email at mail@savagelove.net; follow him on Twitter (@fakedansavage), and visit ITMFA.org.


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Christopher Glew

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Christopher Glew

DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Winning groundbreaking trials in the field of medical marijuana in the state of California. Called “The hottest criminal defense attorney in Orange County,” he has been recognized as one of the 2015 Top Lawyers in California by American Lawyer Media, and one of the Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers Southern California by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

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