Mixer: Burning a hole in your wallet and on the beach by KCRW published on 2013/11/30 02:42:58 +0000 Yes it’s Black Friday. While fights went on in the aisles of Walmart, hundreds of protesters turned out at Southern California stores to call for higher wages and better working conditions. Meanwhile, in Orange County, there’s an autopsy expected to be performed next week on the body of jail inmate Itzcoatl Ocampo, who died after he consumed Ajax, according to his lawyer. Also in Orange County, Newport Beach officials voted this week to eliminate about half of the city’s wood-burning beach fire rings because of complaints about smoke drifting into nearby homes. Finally, the holiday season also sees the highest amount of food waste at restaurants. One Mongolian buffet in Silver Lake is actually charging a fee to customers who leave food on their plates. KCRW's Steve Chiotakis was joined this week by Tiffany Hsu from the Los Angeles Times and Gustavo Arellano from the OC Weekly.