Diana Gameros didn't leave anything in San Francisco. The Mexican songstress found her musical heart, instead, when she relocated to the Bay Area city. Since that time, Gameros has grown into her versatile artistic identity. With relaxed vocals that recall Brazilian singer Cibelle's tone, she blends ... More >>
Armed with a list of demands, activists with the Orange County DREAM Team (OCDT) paid a visit yesterday afternoon to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez' district office in Garden Grove. As deportations continue while lawmakers are stalled on federal immigration reform, the OCDT are calling on her to sup ... More >>
As if the sad saga of Nativo Lopez--once the lion of Latinos in Orange County, a righteous civil rights leader who let power get to his head and is now about as relevant to the county's Mexicans as Naugles--couldn't get any sadder, now this: the man born Larry wants to bill the Weekly $500,936 for p ... More >>
FYF FestLos Angeles Historic State ParkSeptember 2, 2012See Also:*Interview with FYF Founder Sean Carlson*5 Great Reunited Bands at FYF 2012*Octomom performs at FYF? WTF?Expanding a music festival to two days can be a lofty, even risky task. It's twice the work, twice the amount of bands to keep hap ... More >>
Troy Edgar didn't quite know what he was in for when he showed up at the California Coalition for Immigration Reform (CCIR) meeting in Garden Grove last night. Perhaps the Republican 72nd Assembly District candidate was not aware that CCIR has been labeled an extremist hate group, led by venom-tongu ... More >>
"What is government if words have no meaning?"
Senate Bill 1070 architect Russell Pearce may have been recalled in Arizona, but the call for a boycott of the state remains. The latest manifestation comes in the form of Morrissey's Nov. 20 concert at Phoenix's Orpheum Theater. The singer once told an audience, "I wish I was born Mexican," and, ... More >>
Celebrating the Day of the Dead with some of the county's worst offenders
A couple of years ago at an alt-weekly conference, I was able to hang out with some reporters and editors from Birmingham Weekly, drinking and trading stories about our respective homeland's bizarre politicians. Those same guys ended up leaving the Weekly recently to start their own paper: Weld f ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And is there any beef between Mexicans and Ecuadorians?
Members of Ozomatli Accept Public Service Award from NCLRThe timing couldn't be better for Los Angeles-based multicultural-fusion band Ozomatli, currently helping out with the National Council of La Raza's "Pledge to Respect" campaign. Officially kicking off last Thursday, the organized ... More >>
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Arizona's Prop. 200 dismissal
Crypt from the headlines, here are our annual 31 flavors of fiendishness
The national media is starting to send its reporters to our sordid little burb, specifically the 47th Congressional District, where incumbent Loretta Sanchez is facing her first true challenger ever in State Assemblymember Van Tran. Politico did an okay job; the Los Angeles Times published a retr ... More >>
Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County, Arizona, deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up
If there is one area of Southern California more prone to white supremacism than OC, it's San Diego, better know as Klan Diego. It's from our dumber neighbors to the south that legendary white supremacist Pete Wilson--err, Tom Metzger--created White Aryan Resistance, where the San Diego Minutemen ... More >>
BinnieA former Santa Ana plastics company is being dragged into the U.S. Senate Republican primary race in New Hampshire.William Harrison "Bill" Binnie is self-funding his campaign for the seat held by Republican incumbent Judd Gregg, who is retiring from the upper house. Binnie currently serves ... More >>
I have trashed Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez mucho over the years, and will continue to do so, as I find her ineffective, too obsessed with her skin color, and hardly the liberal--let alone progressive--that her apostles make her out to be while trashing DREAM Act students. But Loretta is at leas ... More >>
I don't know much about Orange councilmember Jon Dumitru other than he's running for mayor this year, he's pals with Red County blogger Matt Cunningham, and that he likes to go on KFI-AM 640 to proclaim how his support of resolutions against the city's day laborers and in support of SB1070 aren't ... More >>
My God, I think this might be the first time I've ever agreed with Barbara Coe on ANYTHING: she, like I, thinks local conservative yakmouth, Hugh Hewitt is a gas bag!Coe is incensed that Hewitt--in one of the few times I've agreed with him--recently trashed Tom Tancredo, the former Colorado congr ... More >>
Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital
One of the few positive transformations in the Roman Catholic Church in the United States over the last half-century has been its increasingly Aztlanista tendencies. This trajectory was helped along in the late 1960s and 1970s by no less a priest than Roger Mahony, now cardinal of the Los Angeles ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyCheck out our slideshow here!Rage Against The Machine and Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley BandHollywood PalladiumJuly 23, 2010In 1992, I witnessed some band called Rage Against The Machine open for Pearl Jam at the Hollywood Palladium. It was an intensely riveting perfo ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMeow.Heeeey. What'd you miss this weekend? We had a good one, with some of us down in San Diego for the 2010 Comic-Con International. We attended some panels, saw some celebrities, went to some parties, sure... but the best event of the weekend? The Devil's Playgroun ... More >>
Today, 'amnesty' is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
We told you here how California Democrats are hopeful the marijuana-legalization initiative will help the ticket in November despite the party's gubernatorial nominee coming out against it.Republicans are hopeful the anti-immigration fervor does the same for their ticket despite the party's guber ... More >>
The first time Phil Luebben pitched his resolutions last month declaring Cypress a "Rule of Law" city and applauding/damning Arizona/Arizona critics, his City Council colleagues voted them down. The second time Luebben pitched his resolutions last month, his motions died for lack of a second.But ... More >>
www.myspace.com/conoroberst[via Pitchfork] Last week, Arizona promoter and activist Charlie Levy wrote an open letter to artists participating in the Sound Strike, asking them not to boycott the state. Our sister publication The Phoenix New Times summarized the plea thusly:1. By not p ... More >>
The artwork for the single features the piece Nuthin' to See Here, Keep on Movin'! by Vincent Valdez. Famous slide guitar player and singer-songwriter Ry Cooder isn't just boycotting Arizona--he wrote a song, called "Quicksand," as a response to Arizona's anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. Cooder de ... More >>
UPDATE: For the second time, City Councilman Phil Luebben has failed to get his colleagues to adopt resolutions declaring Cypress a "Rule of Law City" and applauding Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law while damning cities that oppose it (details at end of this post) . . . Cypress Cit ... More >>
On July 29, the government of Arizona will enact Senate Bill 1070, also known as Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act. The law addresses immigration control and regulation, which was traditionally a federal responsibility. This law makes Arizona the first state to require all aliens ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] We've got both kinds: feminine hygiene products and Latino Minutemen!
For years, the greatest shield Archdiocese of Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has used to protect his pedo-priest-protecting ass from the full wrath of the public is Mexicans, specifically of the illegal kind. His Eminence blesses marches for LA's many amnesty rallies, has spoken out against Pr ... More >>
Rob Krentz's Family Talks About the Life and Death of the Murdered Arizona Rancher
Anaheim community activist Duane Roberts--the Green Party nominee for the U.S. Senate seat that only Barbara Boxer, Carly Fiorina, Edward C. Noonan (American Independent), Gail K. Lightfoot (Libertarian), Marsha Feinland (Peace and Freedom) or a write-in candidate can prevent him taking in the No ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also, more concert cancellations, Rage against Arizona, and Minus the Bear show review
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Historical ignorance leads to hate, hate leads to anger . . .
Facebook.com/Make-city-of-Santa-Ana-a-sanctuary-cityPretty soon, you may be able to stand on the Santa Ana-Costa Mesa border and place one foot in a so-called "sanctuary city" and the other in a so-called "rule of law city."A new Facebook group has formed in support of making Santa Ana a sanctuar ... More >>