Daniel Hernandez

  • Columns

    November 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Calacas, Iconic Chicano Store in Santa Ana, Set to Close Before the End of April

    Over the weekend, Calacas, downtown SanTana's clothing and culture store on the corner of Fourth and Birch streets, officially dished its ultimate chisme. In a blog post entitled, "The Evolution of Calacas," owners Rudy and Jackie Córdova started off with the story of how they started their sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Top 5 Musicians Vs. Projectiles Incidents

    ​Down and Delirious In Mexico City author Daniel Hernandez wrote in his Intersections blog about a recent onstage confrontation between banda queen Jenni Rivera and a fan who allegedly threw a beer at her. The singer had the suspected offender come face-to-face with her during the Puerto Vallarta ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 24, 2011

    Can a Gabacho Become President of Mexico?

    And Why Do Mexicans Jump So Much?

  • 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

    February 9, 2011

    [UPDATED] Daniel Hernandez, Award-Winning Reporter, to Read From His New Book on Mexico City TOMORROW at Calacas!

    ​Originally published Feb. 3; updated for the obvious plugging reason . . .Those of us in Southern California fondly remember Daniel Hernandez, the San Diego native who jolted local journalism in Southern California for a couple of years--first, as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, then for ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Coming Soon: Café Calacas!

    Culture, Clothing, Curios and soon...Coffee!​Rudy and Jackie Cordova were busy setting up paintings by local artists for a Valentine's Amor Eterno exhibit when I visited Calacas early Saturday morning in Santa Ana. The married couple behind the 'culture, clothing, and curios' store on Fourth and B ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 20, 2011

    Are Asians Scholastically Superior to Mexicans?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do gabachos blame society for pregnant gabacho teens, but culture for Mexi ones?

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Remembering Dash Snow

    Dash Snow and daughter, Secret.Former LA Weekly staffer Daniel Hernandez tells of artist Dash Snow's elusive, invigorating essence in a moving tribute today on the LA Weekly blog. Dash, a generous, relentlessly defiant graf artist and photographer born into the arms of art world nobility, who lived ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Five Latinos Who Voted For a Black Man

    Last week, the John half of KFI-AM 640's JohnKen Show railed about how Latinos (specifically Mexicans) would never vote for a black man like Barack Obama because of their inherent racism. He berated the MSM for not emphasizing this supposed truism, assuring listeners that Mexicans despise blacks an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Friday's Headlines: Blunt force trauma or natural causes?

    Should UCI Chancellor Michael V. Drake step down? Drake's decision to drop scholar Erwin Chemerinsky for being too liberal to run UC Irvine's new law school has some faculty members calling for his resignation, reports the Times. More folks sue the sheriff: Last week, a Muslim lady sued Sheriff Car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Congrats to the Man Who Made ¡Ask a Mexican!

    Months ago, while I was in New York for business, I asked my editor at Scribner if the rumor was true: Was the best damn publishing house on Earth really talking with Daniel Hernandez about bringing him into our familia? My jefe said sí, and I rejoiced. Hernandez, for those of you who aren't famil ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Almost Famoso

    My life as 'The Mexican'

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2007

    Beating Mexicans and Fox News Reporters

    Yesterday, with little or no warning, LAPD officers attacked unarmed Fox News personnel as well as men, women, children and the elderly gathered peacefully in Los Angeles--during the May 1 immigration rallies. Women? Children? Elderly? And Fox News personnel? We can guess that those cops rarely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2006

    The Chicano All-Stars Strike Back

    There are few things lamer than Chicano yaktivists whining about negative coverage that shed light on sordid truths. It happened earlier this year when the Los Angeles Times published an epic four-part series on the once-proud United Farm Workers, an organization that went from the moral center of t ... More >>