Cypress-based Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. has filed a formal unfair trade practices complaint before the U.S. International Trade Commission against 22 manufacturers, importers and sellers of passenger and light truck tires. Toyo alleges these entities "have engaged in unfair trade practice ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And how can Mexicans make gabachos care about NAFTA?
Some critics have declared that Death By China is fueled by warmongering, anti-Chinese sentiment and others call the film/book another important wake up call to a looming disaster.You can make up your own mind Friday night in Anaheim when there will be a special showing of the controversial, 79-minu ... More >>
Mass Media Records
[Trendzilla] The Costa Mesa company helps women in Uganda sell their wondrous jewelry
Craving some authentic Mexican tuna ceviche? Well, next time you order it, the fish might actually be from Mexico.Reuters reports that the Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) has made an important decision in a decades-long battle between the U.S. and Mexico over tuna imports. The trade o ... More >>
Downtown Santa Ana Artists Village
Yep, it's been a whole year: Ben & Jerry's free cone day is coming up on Tuesday, April 12. And as much as we love classics like Chunky Monkey and Cherry Garcia, why not try one of four new (or newish) flavors? There's even one that contains chocolate-covered potato chips. And it's tastier th ... More >>
There's an area in Irvine that's a bit of a mystery to most. If you drive Jeffrey Road as far northeast as possible, the road is restricted beyond Portola. However, if you look up into the hillside, you'll see them: avocado trees. This quickly explains why the neighborhood's name is Orchard Hills ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?
Mexico's drug traffickers would lose some customers but not much money if California voters approve the marijuana-legalizing Prop 19 on Nov. 2, concludes a study by the nonpartisan RAND Drug Policy Research Center. That's because Californians mostly grow their own already.
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Are you a vendido or a Manchurian Mexican?
Over a year ago I reported that a Utah chain called Rumbi Island Grill was planning to come and open up a series of stores. With their Mission Viejo store now already well- established, they're moving onward and upward. The RSM store will debut in January and it's been announced that they're staki ... More >>
Here were told you about our question to Tustin City Councilman Jerry Amante, the chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Transportation Corridor System Board of Directors and the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) who was all over the news last week after Comm ... More >>
As chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Transportation Corridor System Board of Directors and the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), Tustin City Councilman Jerry Amante (pictured) is all over the news today, reacting bitterly to the Commerce Secretary Carl ... More >>
Don't get me wrong--I like Mother's Market, our homegrown Whole Foods. I make it a point to support businesses that subscribe to the principles of the Slow Food movement--we all are sinners (except for the do-gooders at Avanti Cafe), so I understand slip-ups or exceptions occur from time to time. Bu ... More >>
The on-again, off-again hearing on the 241 Foothill South toll road extension by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce is back on, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22, and in an old/new home, O'Brien Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, or the same place the California Coastal Commission met, took testimony ... More >>
Bike Ride to Shipley Nature Center
The Foothill-South (241) toll road extension, as we know it, is dead. Bold claim, you say? Presumptuous, maybe? Not so. Recently, mi hermano Gustavo Arellano pinpointed the root cause of the Transportation Corridor Agencies' failure to gain Coastal Commission approval for their Final Solution to ... More >>
How to Make and Use Biodiesel
Nov. 8 - Nov. 14
Your hunch at the gas pump was right. In advance of recent federal elections, oil companies seemed to have lowered gas prices--a move that's benefited the party in power: Republicans. But now there's conclusive evidence that you weren't nuts. Last week, the good folks over at The Foundation for Tax ... More >>
Sept. 27 - Oct. 3
SolArt Summer Craft Fair and Santa Ana Farmer's Market
Who Killed the Electric Car? filmmaker Chris Paine turned anger to action
In yesterday's thrilling Clockwork, we shared the weirdness that ensued after we interviewed Who Killed the Electric Car? writer-director Chris Paine, when we discovered during the entire chat our Los Angeles Times was open, unbeknownst to lil' ol' us, to an Associated Press story with the headline: ... More >>
As gas prices soar and Americans lose their taste for foreign oil, OC's biggest EV booster sounds like a prophet
Forget sky-high gas prices, stagnant home sales and shaky consumer confidence. Around here, all you need to know that rotten times are ahead is Sharper Image quarterly profits have sunk 62 percent.
Glenn Stern captures Latin American political graffiti
Orishas: Latin Americas only great hip-hoppers
Bushs DEA criminalizes hemp foods
Lets send someone with lots of money and no experience to Spain
Demo at Diedrich Coffee is no Battle in Seattle
Green Party candidate Medea Benjamin brings trade politics to OC
And includes The Sopranos
Legal demonstrators, the Idiot Party and Arthur Carmona
Congress debates trade with Vietnam, Little Saigon goes shopping
25 things to consider on April 30
Was an Irvine plant's closing payback for its union's budding internationalism?