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ART BY LALO ALCARAZ WRITTEN BY GUSTAVO ARELLANO [Editor's Note: Summer in OC is never just about the here and now. Once the weather starts heating up, we start migrating to our communal gathering grounds--the beach, Disneyland, Theo Lacy Jail--and all the memories of summers past start flooding in u ... More >>
The OC Weekly is launching an online paywall, which means that readers who want to browse the newspaper online must buy a subscription or pay a daily rate to have access to the website beginning this week.A limited amount of content such as medicinal marijuana stories, movie listings, the calend ... More >>
Just after 3 p.m. in Anaheim, law enforcement officers knocked down an unarmed male protester in the street for an as yet known reason and police--some oddly wearing military combat equipment and camouflage--reacted with hostility to citizens who tried to film the event.While two officers handcuf ... More >>
I finally visited the snazzy corporate offices of the OC Weekly last week, to interview my editor, Gustavo "¡Ask a Mexican!" Arellano. Despite writing for years for the county's favorite alt-weekly, I'd conducted only an email relationship with the staff and editors. I arrived in person to tape my ... More >>
It's a week worth of bite-size Orange County news and what it all taught us.FEB. 4: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange reveals on its website that it is accepting from parishoners new names for Crystal Cathedral through Feb. 20. Bishop Tod Brown's only requirement is that the new moniker be "C ... More >>
UPDATE, 1:51 P.M.: The Orange County Register reports that authorities indicated the "suspicious device" that was the catalyst for all the Disneyland hysteria was a geocache. Confused? You should be. A geocache is a GPS item that is used for techy treasure hunts.What happened to going door to door a ... More >>
It's the end of the year; time for retrospectives both heartwarming and heartburning. This year's trip down memory lane starts with trends that have reached the ends of their useful lives and need to be sent down the knacker's yard to die an ignominious death.
Gustavo Arellano will be one of two investigative journalists talking about the future of newspapers at Orange Coast College tonight. Meanwhile, a Facebook group has started in the campaign to prevent the Weekly's very own Mexican from taking part in a different higher-education gig: a scheduled ... More >>
In "Hive and Seek" Gustavo Arellano discusses saving Orange County's bees--and possibly breaking the odd city code and state law in the process--with the Backyard Beekeepers.And R. Scott Moxley takes a look at what OC's Board of Supervisors has been doing with its loose change for the past few mont ... More >>
In this issue, Gustavo Arellano explains why a century and a half after Juan Flores terrorized Orange County, historians still can't decide who he was in "Hero and Villain."While R. Scott Moxley begs the question: Were Mike Carona and Bernie Kerik separated at birth? Plus... • The Week ... More >>
The L.A. Times did a good piece today on Dexter Holland's Gringo Bandito hot sauce, which is, by the way, produced in O.C. The article stated that the sauce is a success after its introduction in 2006, with 300 gallons of the stuff being bottled per month. But we shan't forget that at least som ... More >>
'Don't be such a dick!'
2007: A year to remember
Five months ago, OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano broke the news that despite his promises of complete public accountability on the Catholic Church sex scandals, Bishop Tod Brown himself continued to hide accusations that he molested a 12-year-old boy in the 1960s. According to subsequent court transcr ... More >>
'I hold an ASS'
'There is no life left in the paper. No humor, no edge, no spank. You are plain and boring. I dont know what you did to all these good people to run away, but I can guess. I wont pick up OC Weekly Congrats to Gustavo At 8 p.m. tonight--after only a single day in release, Gustavo Arellano's Ask A Mexican reached #165 in nationwide book sales on Amazon.com.
What will the number fall to after Gustavo--who appeared on CNN with Paula Zahn this afternoon--ends his national TV, radio and bookstore tour?
Could it reac ... More >>
At 8 p.m. tonight--after only a single day in release, Gustavo Arellano's Ask A Mexican reached #165 in nationwide book sales on Amazon.com. What will the number fall to after Gustavo--who appeared on CNN with Paula Zahn this afternoon--ends his national TV, radio and bookstore tour? Could it reac ... More >>
It's embarrassing enough to the rest of us staffers that Gustavo Arellano's name appears on every other page. But now it's increasingly engulfing the LA "By God" Times, too. In his pop news column in Sunday's Calendar section, Chris Lee had an item titled "Offspring's Dexter Holland dips into ... More >>
'I Must Say, Darling, Youre Right Up There With Fitzgerald!'
Toots is older than Mick but smokes twice as much herb as Keith Richards.
A steaming pile of maudlin tripe.