Gabriel San Roman
Gabriel San Roman is from Anacrime. He's a journalist, subversive historian and tallest Mexican in OC.
3 days ago | The Hilarious Haters
Back in the day, Orange County's segregated ways kept non-white folks in their place. Brea used to be a "sundown town," meaning blacks had to get out at dusk—or else! Whites didn't want the Mexican Bernal family moving into their Fullerton neighbo...
6 days ago | Court
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's decision that stuck Maria Rivera with unpaid bills for her son's stay in Orange County Juvenile Hall. Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt's opinion last w...
6 days ago | Anacrime
On the night of February 8, Anaheim police responded to call about a man turning door knobs in the neighborhood by Sage Park. Officers Robert Benavides and German Alvarez arrived on scene just after midnight but a half-hour later their search turn...
7 days ago | Notes from the Banana Republic
Santa Ana has prided itself in the past as a city of arts. For more than a year, it's been envisioning what that identity will look like in the future. The Santa Ana city council tasked the Cultural Planning Group, a consulting firm, in May 2015 t...
8 days ago | Culture
"Desde el principio!" dance instructor Emilio Rivas says from the middle of a rehearsal studio in Santa Ana. "From the beginning!" Mariachi music cues dancers from Relámpago del Cielo. Men cross from one side of the studio to greet women at the op...
8 days ago | Court
A five-year nightmare ended for Vanessa Cerda earlier this month when a judge dismissed a longstanding criminal case against her. The 28-year-old Santa Ana woman faced 12 years maximum prison time for multiple drug and weapon possession charges, a...