Agustin Gurza

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    LA Times Gets $1 Million Grant to Bolster Border/Prison/Immigrant/Brazil Coverage

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Santa Ana "Resurrected"? When Did it Ever Die?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Agustin Gurza: An Appreciation

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    A Blast from SanTana's Gentrification Past

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2007

    When Liberal Bias at the LA Times is Not Liberal Bias

    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 >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Almost Famoso

    My life as 'The Mexican'

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Zack Is Back

    And he's playing Mexican music?!

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    The Los Angeles Times is Estupido

    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 >>

  • Columns

    February 26, 2004
  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Not Dead Yet

    Readers persuade Times to reconsider spiking Gurza column

  • Columns

    April 12, 2001
  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Goodbye, Gurza

    Plus, the powers out! The Times bites! Let Freedom wring!

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Too Nice to Minorities?

    Critics charge Reg has abandoned whitey

  • Features

    October 28, 1999