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!
5 days ago | Food Reviews
The Santa Ana City Council is praising itself for enacting new regulations on taco trucks that were done in conjunction with loncheros, which is kind of like the massa congratulating his slave for self-flagellation. Let the loncheras roam free of ...
5 days ago | Anacrime
Welcome to episode 35 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss all things Anaheim. Host Gustavo Arellano and producer Gabriel San Roman shoot the shit about the hometown they remember before it began to crumble of the reign of Mayor Curt P...
5 days ago | Orange Feathers
This one kinda explains itself, donnit? Even if artist Luk e McGarry wasn't such a savage that he never offers artist's statements, I wouldn't have asked him for one this time. Enjoy, and don't forget to buy earthquake insurance!...
6 days ago | Gunkist Memories
No one reads the Weekly in real time, and nowhere is this more evident than in a recent petition that asks the Brea Olinda Unified School District Board of Education to rename William E. Fanning Elmentary School because he was a bona fide, ve...
7 days ago | ¡Ask a Mexican!®
DEAR MEXICAN: I have a Chicana friend who comes from an upper-middle-class family, goes to a prestigious Ph.D. program and has never had to take out student loans or work a real job, but she is constantly complaining about how "oppressed" she is. ...
9 days ago | Gunkist Memories
For my KCRW-FM 89.9 "Orange County Line" commentary last week, I talked about the Confederate memorial at the Santa Ana Cemetery. As of that commentary, a group of people vowed to complain to the Orange County Cemetery District that they remove it...