South Gate

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    25 Reasons Why Orange County Will Always Kick LA's Ass

    It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Casha Cheema of Irvine Held for Manslaughter After Hit-and-Run Death of Motorcycle Rider

    Casha Cheema of Irvine was in custody today in lieu of $50,000 bail for allegedly leaving the scene of a fatal accident on the 405 freeway near Culver City, where the life of a motorcycle passenger was taken. Someone from Orange County with the same as 25-year-old Cheema may have been talking about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Sierra Club Counters SoCal Edison and PG&E with Campaign Championing Rooftop Solar

    The Sierra Club today announced the launch of an online advertising campaign designed to extoll the benefits of rooftop solar in California--and to counter negative campaigns against the energy source foisted by Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric and San Diego Gas and Electric. But M ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 27, 2013

    Everyone Thinks My Child Is Mexican—She Isn't!

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexican-Americans always say they lived the hard life?

  • Music

    November 21, 2012

    Wilmore Guitars Puts Broken Pieces of Long Beach to Good Use

    Tom Wilson and Randy Baranosky craft instruments from wood from demolished houses, giving each axe its own story

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Reps. Gary Miller and Ken Calvert Get Their Assets Handed Back to Them

    ​The Washington Post compared the annual financial disclosure reports filed by every member of Congress over the past decade to various public records and discovered that nearly 50 senators and House representatives directed millions of dollars in earmarks to projects that could either enhance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Eight Worst Hip Hop Collaborations

    ​Last week, Cypress Hill released their single "Roll It, Light It" with  dubstep sensation Rusko,  and it wasn't pretty. This is not what hip-hop needed. With rap trending on a horrible downward spiral, we thought it would be a good time to name our eight worst hip-hop collaborations.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Belinda Exon, Surf City Escrow Chief, Gets 3 Years for Stealing $4 Mil in Poor-Housing Funds

    ​Why is your kid still huffing lead and other nasty toxins in your low-income housing unit despite the federal government having already sent your Orange County city funds to remedy the hazard?Blame Belinda Exon. The president of Rehab Financial Services, Inc., a now-defunct Huntington Beach comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Man Bites Ear in Fight Over Parking SpotComment by getalifeyou: They take our Country, they take our jobs, they take our medical benefits and now they want to take all the parking spots? Comment by thomas09: More third world values on display in Santa Ana...

  • News

    June 17, 2010

    Killing for the Cartel

    Police believe East LA high-school dropout Jose Saenz has killed a good friend and the mother of his daughter

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Two arrested following attempted carjacking fvproud wrote: Latinos en masse are a parasite on a community. Racist statement? Yes. Untrue? No. Name a latino community that is nice? Still waiting. Still waiting. Santa Ana, Bell Gardens, Bell, Parts of Anaheim, Stanton, Midway City, South ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Tomorrow: Eclectic Music Company #25 at OCCCA

    We've hinted at it before, but those of you who exercise their sacred right to forage for titillatingly subversive sounds (yes, I said titillating god damn it), then you have a responsibility to mosey on over to the next Eclectic Music Company gig. And what a coincidence, there's one happening this ... More >>

  • News

    May 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    The Reconquista Reaches Sacramento

    With apologies to Orange County Register sports genius Randy Youngman, notes, quotes and observations from yesterday’s sojourn to Sacramento, where I received a Latino Spirit Award (honoring Latinos who have made a positive contribution to California) from the California Latino Legislative Caucus: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    The Most Disturbing Fliers in the World

    Supporters of SanTana Mayor Papi Pulido claim he's the last line of defense before one of the most-Latino cities in the United States (and the largest with an all-Latino city council) finally becomes Mexico. But if the fliers that reached SanTana voter mailboxes over the weekend are any indications, ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 31, 2005

    Architecturally Sound

    Orange County can match LA County building for building

  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    El Zelig

    Despite a Decade of Unfulfilled Hope, El Pelos builds a rock en espanol scene

  • Columns

    November 13, 2003

    The Fire Inside

    How many of us secretly love the ashes

  • Culture

    May 24, 2001

    Poor Mexico

    The country where hope died