The Tustin Chronicles A Detective Santy Mystery

Author: Louise Hathaway
Publisher: Louise Hathaway
ISBN: 1301838462
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This murder mystery, about a daughter's search for the truth behind her father's murder, is an homage to the books of T. Jefferson Parker that describe crime in Orange County, California. Focusing on Tustin in the early 1970's and 1990's, this book brings back the bygone days of tractor showrooms; hippies and head shops in Laguna Beach; and a packing house called "The Sunkist Cathedral" where the Catholic Church once held Mass. It's a world of blimp hangars at the Lighter-Than-Air base; and disappearing orange groves as more and more developers plan communities and mini-malls. At the same time, it's also a coming of age story for the victim's daughter who, upon turning 18, begins to seek the truth about her parents; and thereby learns that there are some questions best left unanswered.

Brown Tide Rising

Author: Otto Santa Ana
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 029277480X
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"...awash under a brown tide...the relentless flow of immigrants..like waves on a beach, these human flows are remaking the face of America...." Since 1993, metaphorical language such as this has permeated mainstream media reporting on the United States' growing Latino population. In this groundbreaking book, Otto Santa Ana argues that far from being mere figures of speech, such metaphors produce and sustain negative public perceptions of the Latino community and its place in American society, precluding the view that Latinos are vested with the same rights and privileges as other citizens. Applying the insights of cognitive metaphor theory to an extensive natural language data set drawn from hundreds of articles in the Los Angeles Times and other media, Santa Ana reveals how metaphorical language portrays Latinos as invaders, outsiders, burdens, parasites, diseases, animals, and weeds. He convincingly demonstrates that three anti-Latino referenda passed in California because of such imagery, particularly the infamous anti-immigrant measure, Proposition 187. Santa Ana illustrates how Proposition 209 organizers broadcast compelling new metaphors about racism to persuade an electorate that had previously supported affirmative action to ban it. He also shows how Proposition 227 supporters used antiquated metaphors for learning, school, and language to blame Latino children's speech—rather than gross structural inequity—for their schools' failure to educate them. Santa Ana concludes by calling for the creation of insurgent metaphors to contest oppressive U.S. public discourse about minority communities.

Tropic of Orange

Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781566894869
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An apocalypse of race, class, and culture, fanned by the media and the harsh L.A. sun.

Orange County Noir

Author: Gary Phillips
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1936070030
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Presents an anthology of chilling stories, each set in Orange County, California, featuring contributions by such noted mystery writers as Susan Straight, Dick Lochte, Mary Castillo, and Lawrence Maddox.

Gun Digest 2009

Author: Ken Ramage
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc
ISBN: 0896896471
Format: PDF
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A definitive reference that carries a balanced mix of thoroughly researched articles on elements of the shooting sports hobby and new product reports provides a detailed and current catalog of arms and accessories featuring specifications and prices. Original. 66,000 first printing.