All right, ladies and germs: time to follow the Weekly at one of our favorite beats: election coverage!This is the way we'll do it: on Thursday, the dead-tree edition will have dispatches from all of us through the day, just like we did in our legendary 2004 issue, which featured George W. Bush flip ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And who was Ruben Salazar?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And will Mexicans support Marco Rubio?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And how popular is Mormonism among Mexicans?
It's a week after the 2010 elections, but State Senator Van Tran has finally conceded defeat against incumbent Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. I'll have a much-more detailed analysis later, but I do want to take this opportunity to say:WE TOLD YOU SO. For months, in interview after interview, in c ... More >>
Mansoor: The Egyptian cousin of Alfred E. Neuman?The next coming months will provide much political merriment in local elections, specifically in regards to Van Tran (trying to displace longtime Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez) and Costa Migra Mayor Allan Mansoor, who is facing Democrat Phu Nguyen ... More >>
Anyone who's spent any time in Southern California knows the above logo, the icon of the Ruby's Diner chain, that OC brand that has managed to stay good despite spreading nationwide. But they have yet to reach Tennessee, so imagine my surprise when I was flipping through channels in Nashville and ... More >>
Van Tran, Tom Harman, Allan Mansoor: Dumb, dumber, and dumbest. Is Mansoor the Egyptian version of Alfred E. Neuman?Okay, okay, okay: I'll bite. After constant requests yesterday by my jefe to, how shall we say, opine on the news that Costa Mesa passed a resolution this week deeming itself a "Rul ... More >>
The few times I bother with Dana Point, I pick up a copy of the Dana Point Times. It works--better than the Orange County Register's community rags, but it ain't no Fullerton Observer. But I haven't visited in months, so imagine my surprise when a reader forwarded me an early November copy of the ... More >>
Yeah, I haven't updated to the iPhone 3GS with the better camera yet.Friday Night: Art Brut, the Blood Arm at the Echo, Los Angeles; June 19, 2009.Better than: Listening to the bands Art Brut (playfully) criticized during their set (The Killers, Kings of Leon, U2).Best perk: Freebie show posters giv ... More >>