Ruben Vives

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    LA Times "Re-Occupies" Orange County?

    ​Back in the glory days of newspaper journalism, the Los Angeles Times boased some 100 staffers in Orange County and the paper consistently beat the Orange County Register on its home turf.  Then the industry imploded under the combined weight of Craigslist, rising paper costs, and online con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    OC Weekly Captures 10 or 11 OC Press Club Awards

    ​OC Weekly won 10 or 11 awards at Wednesday night's Orange County Press Club Journalism Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. Among these were eight first-place awards. It's 10 or 11 total because the same Weekling tied for first place in the same category, something Kedric Francis, Firebrand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    LA Times X's Out Brand X But Expands Community Coverage to Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel

    ​The Los Angeles Times is pulling the plug on Brand X, a website and print insert with event and cultural coverage aimed at young adult readers.Today marks the final print version of Brand X, while the website will cease to exist after July 8.Some good news for Brand X editors and photographers wh ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 28, 2011

    How Do Mexicans Propose Marriage?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why I will finally stop insulting Guatemalans!

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Today's Vomit Inducing Story

    ​"Bell, one of the poorest cities in Los Angeles County, pays its top officials some of the highest salaries in the nation, including nearly $800,000 annually for its city manager."--Opening sentence in today's Los Angeles Times article by reporters Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives. The story also no ... More >>