Gustavo Arellano is the editor of OC Weekly, author of the syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican!, and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. He started at the paper with an angry, fake letter to the editor and went from there—only in Anacrime!
2 days ago | Mexi Meals
Sorry, kids, but when you're the Mexican-in-Chief of a newspaper AND a columnist AND a reporter AND a food columnist AND a food editor...well, the reviews just start to pile up. And that's what happened after Summer Fest, after myself and Weekly&n...
2 days ago | ¡Ask a Mexican!®
DEAR MEXICAN: The word "cholo" means "mixed race" or "mestizo." So isn't using cholo to refer to gangbangers or other delinquents racist? I'm Cuban, but please don't group me with idiots such as Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio. Cubicle Chula DEAR CUBAN PO...
3 days ago | Food Reviews
Blakely's Chicken & Pizza has a great story: named after and created for an autistic Villa Park High School graduate who loves to cook and host. Many of the workers at the cavernous restaurant are also special-needs adults, and a portion of th...
4 days ago | OC News
Man, what a week Loretta Sanchez is having. On Friday, she coyly threw out there that maybe President Barack Obama endorsed Harris over her because the two of them are African-Americans. But that wasn't even Sanchez's most bewilderi...
6 days ago | OC Media
On Friday, the suits at Digital First Media, the new-ish owners of the Orange County Register, told the paper's editorial-page manager John Seiler that his position was being eliminated. He was given just a couple of hours to gather his belongings...
8 days ago | Politics
Earlier today, I was telling a reporter for a national publication who might do a story on Orange County...something...to never underestimate Loretta Sanchez, the longtime congresswoman who's running for Dianne Feinstein's California Senator seat ...