Andrew Galvin

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Santa Ana City Council Meeting Canceled Over "F the Police" Hat

    A scheduled SanTana City Council meeting tonight got canceled almost as soon as it started--all over a hat that proclaimed "Fuck the Police." A man who only identified himself as "Bijan" sat down inside the council chambers wearing the Starter-style cap, embroidered with the slogan in the same font ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Down and Out With Deportees in Tijuana

    Armando is my third interviewee of the night, the one I want to write about. Unlike some of the other deportees, he doesn't seem beaten down by his fate. He smiles a lot and exudes confidence. His black hair is pulled into a tight ponytail. He brings a lightness to our conversations that the others ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Tom Mauk-Rakes In The SuperLotto of Government Pay

    Andrew Galvin over at the Orange County Register reported late this afternoon that county CEO Tom Mauk will resign next week in the wake of the embarrassing Carlos Bustamante-starring Wandering Penis Scandal.That news isn't particularly shocking given that government is loaded with characters who ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Latest Issue of Santanero Zine Hits Downtown Santa Ana

    Last month, the first issue of Santanero hit the streets of downtown SanTana, and I was impressed: not too Brave New Urbanist, not too Aztlanista, but somewhere right in the middle, with an art-centric approach, on glossy paper, and nearly fatter than your favorite infernal rag--not bad! The best pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    [UPDATED with Inkblots' Sam Munoz Interview and Yost Statement] Musicians Asked to Boycott Gentrified Santa Ana

    ​Update: July 26,  2:53 p.m.: Before Inkblots' Sam Munoz received the e-mail from Artists and Musicians Against Displacement, he didn't realize that the debate over gentrification in Santa Ana was so passionate. "We walk [to Downtown] and to me it still looks the same. It's cleaner and there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Orange County Dream Team Plans Drag Show Fundraiser, Hopeful California Will Pass Its Own DREAM Act

    ​For the Orange County Dream Team, fundraising is a drag -- or rather, it's done in drag. The political Ping-Pong continues, but the local advocacy group remains steadfast in its quest to get the DREAM Act passed. To keep afloat, they plan fundraisers, and next up is their "Dreaming in Drag" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Cutting to the Chase of the Centro Cultural de México's Ouster

    OC Weekly file photoCarolina Sarmiento​It's been a hectic week since the Weekly first broke the news that SanTana's El Centro Cultural de Mexico will soon find itself without a space to host its classes and community programs. In that time, the Voice of OC and The Santa Ana Register blog have c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Santa Ana Gentrifiers to Rename Former Fiesta Marketplace "East End Promenade"--HA!

    ​Hipsters, gentrifiers, and their enablers are so predictable in their schemes, it would be laughable if they weren't so pathetic. And one of their most-cherished steps is trying to rename an area to suite whatever promotional needs they may need, even if such names fly in the face of logic or his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    What's So Wrong With Calling Santa Ana a Latino City?

    ​Man, SanTana cracks me up sometimes--okay, ALL THE TIME. The Orange County Register's Andrew Galvin wrote a good piece yesterday ostensibly about efforts by Latino activists to try and persuade the SanTana City Council at this past Monday's meeting to ask its police department to stop impounding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    More Than 40 Bibliophiles Listen to Daniel Hernandez Read From His New Book on Mexico City

    ​Daniel Hernandez, formerly of the Los Angeles Times and our sister paper LA Weekly, is what's called a reporter's reporter--one that his contemporaries, colleagues and rivals read religiously. And there were more than a few scribes last night at Calacas in SanTana to hear Hernandez read from his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    Happy 10-10-10 to you.​Weekend news highlights from various media sources include:Fred Phelps thinks he knows whyYou can thank UC Irvine researchers for this good news: The future "Big One" earthquake along the San Andreas fault will be much worse and much sooner than previously expected, accordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2008

    First OC Book Signing for Orange County: A Personal History Mucho Success

    With apologies to Orange County Register sports genius Randy Youngman, notes, quotes and observations from my Sept. 18 book signing at the Yost Theater for my new book, Orange County: A Personal History: *About 500 people showed up to hear my lecture! About 500! I add the qualifier because the Yost ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Diploma MillKill? No, Shill!

    Reg embarrasses itself with Corinthian Colleges story

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Survey Says: Youre Screwed!

    Former Reg reporter alleges she was fired for her remarks in a confidential management survey