If gabacho newspaper readers in Southern California have Los Angeles Times columnist Patt "The Hat" Morrison as their institutional knowledge of the region, then the Latino version is Pilar Marrero of La Opinión. But nothing against Patt: Marrero's is in many ways are more vital voice. She has not ... More >>
One of my favorite parts of 2011 was the inauguration of "Gustavo's Awesome Lecture Series!" in which I did my best Dick Cavett impersonation while interviewing authors, intellectuals, and other general awesome people at the Fullerton Public Library, under the auspices of the Cal State Fullerton Dep ... More >>
Oh, Fritz That's It, you magnificent Anaheim gentleman's club you, where many pro athletes blow off thousands of dollars to get gyrated on by your beautiful honeys: how can anyone ever hate you? And now, you're letting people in for free if they donated canned goods? Mensches, I tells ya: MENSCHES!
School is out for the summer, and for the past three years local OC youth have taken the time off to hone their literary skills as Barrio Writers. The non-profit reading and writing program aims at utilizing creative expression as a means of empowerment and this year it's partnering with Cal State F ... More >>
One of the world's deadliest cities lies just south of El Paso, Texas: the border town of Ciudad Juarez. For nearly two decades, murder and rape have rocked the town, especially its women, leaving an estimated 10,000 unsolved and uninvestigated murders since 2007.
The violence in Juarez is on ... More >>
The Orange County chapter of the National Organization for Women will present Central High School: No Girls Allowed - a documentary about the Philadelphia public high school that in 1983 was forced to admit girls into the historic all-boys institution - at Cal State Fullerton on March 24 from 1 ... More >>
Zambrano, ready to lay down some tacos chingónesAt the end of every semester, I make my students at Cal State Fullerton
give their finals before an audience at the Fullerton Public Library to
prepare them for life outside the academic bubble. And we can't have a
symposium without food, you kn ... More >>
At the end of every semester, I make my students at Cal State Fullerton give their finals before an audience at the Fullerton Public Library, to prepare them for life outside the academic bubble. And we can't have a symposium without food, you know? Last time around, I invited Barcelona on the Go ... More >>
The non-po' boy po' boyA couple of weeks ago, I hosted a guest speaker at Cal State Fullerton who stayed at the Hotel Menage in Anaheim. After his lecture, we invited students for a post-lecture eat at k'ya Street Fare, which we reviewed way back in 2009. I had never been, but remembered Edwin li ... More >>
Since Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story hit movie theaters in 2004, the once forgotten childhood game has made a comeback. In September, a dodgeball world record was set at UC Irvine. Perhaps hoping to steal some collegiate thunder, Cal State Fullerton is holding an event where dodgeballs wi ... More >>
Who says the public doesn't like history? On Wednesday night at the Fullerton Public Library, I moderated a seminar on the life of Alex Bernal, the brave Fullerton man who stood against his racist, litigious white neighbors that wanted him out of their neighborhood on account of his Mexican herit ... More >>
Recent polls show marijuana legalization will go down in flames in California on Nov. 2, while some interpreting those surveys claim many voters saying no to pollsters will punch yes to Prop 19 once inside the voting booth, paving the way to victory.The votes of undecideds will be critical. Fortu ... More >>
summum.us / Creative CommonsHeh. Long Beach pyramid. Heh.Originally posted September 28 at 2:35 p.m. Updated September 29 at 2:13 p.m. with comment from the Union Weekly's editor.It looks like it's the season for local college papers to ingnite politically correct controversies. Yesterd ... More >>
Jaelyne Jacsen was known publicly as a single mother with two kids, working to earn a degree from Cal State Fullerton and speaking out against domestic violence. So, it was shocking in November when the 49-year-old was arrested outside her Victorville home for allegedly stealing $6,500 in
public ... More >>
KUCI.eduCal State Fullerton professor and KUCI radio host Jarret Lovell.Jarret S. Lovell is a Cal State Fullerton professor of politics, UC Irvine graduate and radio show host and longtime Orange County progressive activist. Among the many causes he has taken up over the years is social justice f ... More >>
All of a sudden, Cal State Fullerton is some type of hotspot for shows. Just a week ago today they played host to Britian's Friendly Fires, and tomorrow at noon Huntington Beach's favorite son Matt Costa will play CSUF's Becker Amphitheatre. Free, natch.Call it a warm-up of sorts for Costa's show at ... More >>
Orange County Register: It's all cars, all the time! The driver killed in the early morning Newport Beach crash that severed and mangled a $140,000 '04 Ferrari is identified as "Mask," Huntington Beach's 45-year-old mixed-martial arts promoter and TapouT clothing company founder Cha ... More >>
Diavolo Dance Theater, 8 p.m.Few dance companies will dazzle your senses and provoke thought like
Diavolo Dance Theater, who continues to redefine dance through dynamic
movement and creative expression--propelling the evolution of dance and
entertainment while performing with oversize structures and ... More >>
...except Daybreak OC isn't fake news.
‘Scuse us if we’re a few weeks late with this, but our secret inside source was a bit tardy burning the DVD.
But here’s the poop: On May 22, Daybreak OC – the two-hour, nearly year-old weekday morning “news” show that airs on KDOC, a show which se ... More >>
ESSENCHILL @ MEMPHIS, 9 p.m.
Half-priced wine and DJ Danny Love
Memphis Cafe 2920 Bristol St. Costa Mesa
WHAT IS WRITTEN AND WHAT IS NOT, till 10 p.m.
Expressions of a Contemporary Muslim-American Woman
Cal State Fullerton - Titan Student Union, 800 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton
BEACH BOYS SURF ... More >>
23RD ANNUAL FOOD, WINE & MICRO BREW FESTIVAL, 5:30pm
Enjoy a sampling of some of the finest cuisine from Orange County’s restaurants. There will also be live music and dancing. Contributions benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, Crate & Barrel/Macy's ... More >>