Rudy Cordova

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Santa Ana's 9th Annual 'Noche de Altares' Readies to Celebrate Día de los Muertos

    Mary Bell/OC Weekly​Check out last year's photos here! As today marks Día de los Muertos, organizers of Santa Ana's Noche de Altares celebration are preparing for this weekend's 9th annual celebration of the Mexican tradition firmly rooted in the living history of its indigenous peoples. Altar ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Five Places to Buy Paletas This Summer

    ​Ohmigod is there NO Mexican food that hipsters won't turn into a trend, getting coverage in national media and "improving" said food while the originators continue to ply their trade in scorned anonymity because they're Mexicans instead of non-Mexicans? The answer, of course, is a resounding NO, ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2011

    Getting a Clue About the New Fingerprints

    [Mental Notes] Also, a sneak peek at the impending Café Calacas

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Calacas Celebrity Lawyer Quiz Time!

    Watch for their cameo on a national television show soon...​Not everything is rotten about SanTana, and one of my favorite parts of the city is Calacas, the Chicano curio shop run by husband-and-wife team Jackie and Rudy Cordova. Not only are they involved in the community (as kid-soccer parents, ... More >>

  • Features

    February 8, 2007

    Sexy Sexies!

    Orange Countys Sexiest People