• Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    8 Dreamers Cross U.S./Mexico Border to Protest Obama's Immigration (Un)Policy

    Lulu Martinez, Lizbeth Mateo, Claudia Amaro, Maria Inez Vargas, Adriana Diaz, Cefe Santiago, Luis Gustavo Lopez and Marco Saavedra are now in custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Nogales, Arizona port of entry. The 8 self-proclaimed Dreamers are asking President Obama to grant ... More >>

  • News

    April 11, 2013

    The Lost Mexicans of the Bastanchury Ranch

    80 years ago, officials deported hundreds of Fullerton residents—and Orange County has tried to forget ever since

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Marisa Gerber, Chingona Cub Reporter, Leaving the Weekly to Go Back Home :-(

    Off to better places you go, kid...​For the past three years, the Weekly has given kiddies straight out of college an opportunity to do a six-month stint with us at a reporter's salary. Our first person was Spencer Kornhaber, who wrote THE definitive piece on Birfer queen Orly Taitz, was a staffer ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    The Feds Bury Border Patrol Abuses of Immigrants

    But what's been unearthed reveals a culture of cruelty

  • News

    October 21, 2010

    Grinding Justice

    Operation Streamline costs millions, tramples the Constitution, treats migrants like cattle, doesn't work

  • News

    August 12, 2010


    Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​The actual taco-related crime of the week happened in Nogales, Sonora. I was in Tucson last week and picked up a copy of a Spanish-language paper, which recounted the tale of a girlfriend who tried to smuggle some happy pills to her imprisoned guy by inserting them into a bean taco--it was Sonora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Orange County's Original Minutemen

    I get two kinds of reactions whenever I state Orange County is the Mexican-hating capital of America: knowing nods or protestations saying another domain is worse. Never any debate, though, about the Mexican-hating essence of us. I make the case for this dishonor in my book, and I keep digging up mo ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 22, 2005
  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    I Steel Them From You!

    10 Mexican-bashing songs from the rock & roll canon

  • Features

    January 3, 2002

    A Reality Shrine for a Wired World

    The year in coffeehouse founder Carl Diedrich

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Not Dead Yet

    Readers persuade Times to reconsider spiking Gurza column

  • Culture

    September 28, 2000
  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Seedy Review

    New albums, old sounds