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!
4 hours ago | Notes from the Banana Republic
When Michele Martinez was first elected to the SanTana City Council in 2006, and she was getting buzz as a possible savior of the Banana Republic that would be beholden only to the People, I thought of doing a cover story on her. She was young, am...
1 day ago | Crime-iny
Ever since I first met attorney John Manly 14 years ago (fuuuuuuck, that's been a while), I've been in awe of his ability to suss out the pedophiles and their apologists-protectors within the ranks of polite society. It started, of course, with hi...
1 day ago | Politics
Earlier this week, news that a protest at Dana Rohrbacher's district office in Huntington Beach organized by Indivisible OC-48 led to a two-year-old girl getting knocked down and a 71-year-old hospital having to get hospitalized made national news...
5 days ago | ¡Ask a Mexican!®
DEAR MEXICAN: My parents were born in Mexico. I was born in Dallas, Texas. This makes me a first-generation American, right? So, if my best friend's dad was born in Mexico, and her mother is a Chicana, does this make her a first-generation America...
5 days ago | Mexi Meals
Today is "A Day Without Immigrants," a national strike urging immigrants and their allies to stay home and that has spread via social media. It's gained the most national coverage through celebrity chef José Andres, currently involved in a lawsuit...
5 days ago | Food Reviews
There are stupid politicians, and then there are the pendejos who make up the Santa Ana City Council. Last week, they heard a proposed ordnance that would effectively destroy the city's famous taco truck scene, declaring street food a threat to pu...