Sam Romero

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Santa Ana's Gentrification Wars Get Solid Write-Up in the New York Times

    What was...​We have trashed the New York Times' coverage of Orange County so many times that I can't even remember them--hell, you can start with this piece about OC's food scene, written by Southern California correspondent Jennifer Medina. But Medina is a dogged reporter, and in today's Times pe ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011

    The Yost Theater Is Ready for Its Closeup

    The renovated, revamped venue is ready for its grand reopening. So why aren't all of its downtown Santa Ana neighbors celebrating?

  • News

    January 27, 2011

    Sal Duenas Is a Handball Wizard

    The Santa Ana native is king of Orange County's handball courts—but can he go further and bring the sport some much-needed respect?

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    The Renaissance Reconquista Will Be Televised

    Strange rumblings are emanating from downtown SanTana, where the perpetually squabbling merchants of Fourth Street seem to be sobering up to the reality that a new wave of invading immigrants--hipsters, artists, and young professionals with disposable incomes--is nibbling away at their bit of the mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Why Santa Ana Natives Fear the Hipsters

    Tonight, SanTana officials hold yet another meeting for their much-vaunted, much-derided Renaissance Plan. A slew of different interests will attend, from loft dwellers who want to turn Orange County's largest city into another Aliso Viejo to activists who fear the Plan's gentrification purposes to ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Los Reyes Y Reinas de la Logan

    Book captures history of Santa Ana barrio before the present takes it away