Spring training hasn't even truly started, and already your Anaheim Angels are annoying their $200 million man, Albert Pujols, with billboards proclaiming him "El Hombre"--"The Man" in espeaky Espanish. Not only is it unimaginative, but the St. Louis Cardinals tried to do that, a linguistic play ... More >>
Aqua Tri has agreed to pay nearly half a million dollars to settle a federal lawsuit that accused two supervisors at the Irvine pool supply company of sexually harassing eight Latina workers, retaliating when the women sought to end it and forcing some out of their jobs, the U.S. Equal Employment ... More >>
Time was, all the good weed came from Mexico. After all, that's where it'd been grown for who knows how long, up in the hills of Sinaloa, Michoacan and Oaxaca. Now, the good stuff is grown north of the border, and with the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes now 15 years in the making, ... More >>
Formed in Mexico City back in 2005, Hello Seahorse! has matured into an experimental indie-rock outfit. Their 2009 effort, Bestia, netted them numerous accolades, including a Latin Grammy nomination, and Best Rock Album distinctions at Mexico's Indie-O Awards. Fronted by singer Denise "Lo Blondo" ... More >>
The Spanish-language music press is abuzz with news of a confirmed Caifanes reunion in 2011. The legendary rock en español band from Mexico City has made amends after fifteen years apart as they set to perform at the huge outdoor Vive Latino music festival in the D.F. Tensions between singer Sa ... More >>
A Fox News commentator has figured out a way to save money for a cash-strapped state: kill public libraries. Libraries are old, expensive and no one checks out their books, argues Fox News Chicago's Anna Davlantes. If the people of Illinois buy into this logic, good thing Santa Ana isn't in the L ... More >>
bevreview.comJason Arango at the Daily Fork posted yesterday about Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback, versions of the popular soft drinks that are made with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup, sold in the usual plastic bottles with retro labels.Not to be outdone, the Dr Pepper Sna ... More >>
Before this evening's Santa Ana City Council meeting, union workers will stage a rally in front of City Hall to draw attention to layoffs they claim will lead to 9-1-1 emergency calls being answered by an electronic menu rather than a live dispatcher.
Solorio callously spreads flu germs to a child as a Big Germ lobbyist looks on.Shortly after posting what could have been a parental notification about skin symptoms experienced by children infected with the swine-flu virus (if it was not a reference to a youth center birthday party), Clockwork rece ... More >>
"What do you think is better--breakfast or dinner at IKEA," my chica asked while she scarfed down pasta and vegetables with marinara sauce and I enjoyed a slightly-better-than-so-so chicken alfredo."Breakfast," I replied."Why," my best friend, Art, asked."Because it's cheaper," I said, before adding ... More >>
Students of history can only expect so much from Images of America, those slender books of historical photos published by Arcadia Publishing. Most of the people who compile the pictures in this book are well-meaning antiquarians (of the philosophical and age variety), and the people who purchase suc ... More >>
Slate blogger Mickey Kaus (he of the boldface) has an interesting post about disappearing Mexicans where he virtually proclaims anecdotal evidence superior to academic studies. As proof of Mexicans disappearing, he cites the comments of an Anaheim Union High School District English teacher on anothe ... More >>
Much more tomorrow on today's nutty press conference held by Tan Nguyen, the man who proclaimed this afternoon he would defeat Loretta Sanchez and blasted the Republican leadership for abandoning him (Tan Nguyen is the new Bob Dornan--we said it first until someone proves otherwise!). Nguyen and a c ... More >>
La Opinión is the dean of America's Spanish-language dailies, dating back to the 1930s. Its owners, the Lozano family, are tireless advocates of Latinos, and the paper's Pilar Marrero is one of Southern California's best political reporters, damn the language.
But their coverage of the Tan N ... More >>
Latest Los Angeles Times piece: my unperfect Spanish. Awright, pochos and wabs: go at it! And gabachos: how important is it to learn Spanish in these days of reconquista? Also, enjoy an oldie-but-goodie interview in the Utne Reader that appears in this month's edition!
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, "School-age children from Spanish-speaking households in San Diego County and throughout California are gaining English fluency at record rates". While this is excellent news, the news for adults is a little ... More >>
Worried that "Nuestro Himino", the new Spanish translation of "The Star Spangled Banner", will bring down the government, causing anarchy in the streets? Or prevent your children from getting that lettuce picking job you've always dreamed they'd have? Or irreversibly pollute the precious bodily flui ... More >>