A week after Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait mentioned Little Arabia in his State of the City speech, community members came together for a 'Shawarma Summit.' Papa Hassan's, listed as one of our ten essential restaurants in the city, played host to the event presented in partnership with the Arab American Ci ... More >>
Fresh Choice Marketplace in Garden Grove found itself in a bit of political hot water when customers started complaining about the grocery store carrying Sabra hummus on its shelves. The question wasn't centered on the quality of the brand itself--long a favorite Middle Eastern food brand in the Uni ... More >>
Local Syrian activists are planning a protest against the 17th annual Arab American Day Festival in Garden Grove because they claim its founder's Arabic-language newspaper supports Syrian ruler Bashar Al-Assad's regime, which has cracked down on pro-democracy protesters in a brutal conflict that has ... More >>
Southern California's Syrian-Americans and their allies are planning a protest against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad as an internationally agreed upon ceasefire fails to take hold. The action is scheduled to take place on the corner of Brookhurst Street and Orange Avenue in Anaheim's Littl ... More >>
Since the Weekly profiled the Anaheim ethnic enclave unofficially known as 'Little Arabia' in a January cover story, hundreds of folks on Facebook have 'liked' the neighborhood page that has existed since 2010 on the social networking site, sending its total to over 1,100. Rashad Al-Dabbagh, who ... More >>
Can one of the country's largest Middle Eastern neighborhoods patch up its rivalries to become OC's next famous ethnic enclave?
Using the hashtag "BoycottArabFest" activists are calling on locals not to attend this month's Arab-American Day Festival in Garden Grove, because of the festival organizer's alleged support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime. They also created a Facebook event for the boycott, wh ... More >>