Denise De La Cruz
Denise De La Cruz is a writer and the Clubs Editor for OC Weekly. When she's not listening to music, she's on the hunt for cool clothes, sappy films and Xxtra Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
17 hours ago | Politics
Right now, the world is hearing a tale from Huntington Beach of a pro-Trump rally erupting in violence after a masked anarchist pepper-sprayed march organizer Jennifer Sterling without provocation. Trump supporters are crowing at giving counterpro...
2 days ago | Politics
Cal State Fullerton alumni and founder of the music management company "Mija MGMT" Doris Muñoz became inspired to organize a benefit concert for undocumented immigrants because of her personal struggle as the only American-born citizen in her fami...
3 days ago | Art
Franky Castle is a born again artist. After having spent most of his adult life owning a handful of beeper shops and Boost mobile stores, the 41-year-old Anaheim resident decided to sell his businesses and start anew nearly two years ago. Since th...
9 days ago | Doctor's Orders
Suicide rates among students and youth in Orange County continue to rise. In fact, since the late 1990s, we've had the largest suicide-rate increase among the nation’s 20 most-populous counties. "[Suicide] is public health crisis," says Brian...
11 days ago | Longform
Beckman High School junior Sara Du doesn't look like a tech phenom. The soft-spoken 16-year-old admits she never got the best grades growing up. And UC Irvine's app-development camp for high schoolers rejected her when she applied in 2015. "After ...
12 days ago | Hip-Hop
Speak has killed the local independent hip-hop scene in SoCal for at least the last 5 years with a charming and larger than life persona that emanates from his physical presence down to his music. After relocating to Mexico City nearly two years a...