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June 17, 1990 | PATT MORRISON, Patt Morrison is a Times staff writer who has covered Orange and L.A. counties.
WHAT IS IT between Los Angeles and Orange counties? Are we not warmed by the same ultraviolet rays, quenched by the same pirated water, ensnared in the same gill net of freeways? Are our differences really any wider than the line on a gerrymanderer's map? Let us put it to scholars, men of enlightenment and reason. Orange County historian Jim Sleeper (with feeling): "I wouldn't go up to Los Angeles to see Jesus Christ rassle a bear."
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June 17, 1990 | STEVE HARVEY, Steve Harvey writes The Times' Only in L.A. column.
I DON'T LOVE L.A., OK? Century Boulevard. I don't love it. Victory Boulevard. I don't love it. Sixth Street. I don't love it. I'm not sure anyone here really loves L.A. As for the attitude of outsiders, there's no doubt. I was talking to the owner of a gift shop in Virginia City, Mont., and when she found out I was from L.A., she reminisced about attending the 1984 Olympics. "You know," she said, still somewhat amazed. "I'd been warned about people in L.A. But they weren't bad at all!
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June 17, 1990 | STEVE HARVEY, Steve Harvey writes The Times' Only in L.A. column.
I DON'T LOVE L.A., OK? Century Boulevard. I don't love it. Victory Boulevard. I don't love it. Sixth Street. I don't love it. I'm not sure anyone here really loves L.A. As for the attitude of outsiders, there's no doubt. I was talking to the owner of a gift shop in Virginia City, Mont., and when she found out I was from L.A., she reminisced about attending the 1984 Olympics. "You know," she said, still somewhat amazed. "I'd been warned about people in L.A. But they weren't bad at all!
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June 17, 1990 | T. JEFFERSON PARKER, T. Jefferson Parker's two mystery novels, "Laguna Heat" and "Little Saigon," take place in Orange County.
THE AGE of 4, I had the good sense to pack my family out of Los Angeles and move south to Orange County. My dad grumbled and my mother was shocked, but my brother and sister were all for it. After all, we were the future, weren't we? That was 32 years ago, and I haven't looked back. since. Even if I had, not much would have been visible, because the L.A. smog is so bad you need an LAPD battering ram to get through it. Live in Los Angeles? You've got to be kidding. Let's compare the basics.
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June 17, 1990 | T. JEFFERSON PARKER, T. Jefferson Parker's two mystery novels, "Laguna Heat" and "Little Saigon," take place in Orange County.
THE AGE of 4, I had the good sense to pack my family out of Los Angeles and move south to Orange County. My dad grumbled and my mother was shocked, but my brother and sister were all for it. After all, we were the future, weren't we? That was 32 years ago, and I haven't looked back. since. Even if I had, not much would have been visible, because the L.A. smog is so bad you need an LAPD battering ram to get through it. Live in Los Angeles? You've got to be kidding. Let's compare the basics.
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June 17, 1990 | PATT MORRISON, Patt Morrison is a Times staff writer who has covered Orange and L.A. counties.
WHAT IS IT between Los Angeles and Orange counties? Are we not warmed by the same ultraviolet rays, quenched by the same pirated water, ensnared in the same gill net of freeways? Are our differences really any wider than the line on a gerrymanderer's map? Let us put it to scholars, men of enlightenment and reason. Orange County historian Jim Sleeper (with feeling): "I wouldn't go up to Los Angeles to see Jesus Christ rassle a bear."
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