The Ford Foundation has bestowed a $1 million, no-strings-attached grant to the Los Angeles Times, which reports the money will be used to bolster coverage of immigrant communities, California prisons, Brazil and, presumably, Brazilian immigrants in California prisons."These are vital coverage areas ... More >>
Fourth Street, SanTana: mid 1950s. What was so great about these segregated days? Orange County is a place where booster myths have masqueraded as fact and history since the days of Serra, but an article in this month's Orange Coast by former Los Angeles Times writer Agustín Gurza on ... More >>
I've had more than my shares of run-ins with former Los Angeles Times Latino culture writer Agustín Gurza, whom the paper axed yesterday along with 74 or so other folks. Or rather, it was a one-way street between Gurza and I, with him constantly snipping at me publicly and privately (I can tell you ... More >>
An antiquarian source recently rewarded us with a 1995 Orange County Register clip that is instrumental in understanding SanTana's current gentrification wars. Seems city planners wanted to build a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 5 connecting 20th Street in the mid-1990s so that kiddies could have ... More >>
Poor Los Angeles Times. It's getting hammered all over, from buyouts to force-outs to ever-shrinking page counts to perceived shoddy coverage of La Lindsey. Now they're getting criticized by conservative news watchers for running a positive review of my book, ¡Ask a Mexican!, without disclosin ... More >>
My life as 'The Mexican'
And he's playing Mexican music?!
Axes continue to fall at the Los Angeles Times, a still-great paper but one that's looking more and more like a mash-up of USA Today and The Orange County Register. The resignation of editor Dean Baquet stole the thunder from new publisher David Hiller's announcement earlier this week that he knows ... More >>
Readers persuade Times to reconsider spiking Gurza column
Plus, the powers out! The Times bites! Let Freedom wring!
Critics charge Reg has abandoned whitey