University of California-Los Angeles

  • 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

    May 28, 2013

    UCLA Professor Otto Santa Ana at Fullerton Library TOMORROW for Latest "Gustavo's Awesome Lecture Series!"

    I think it was about a decade ago that I first encountered the work of UCLA professor Otto Santa Ana--how else do you explain how I was able to obtain a galley of his excellent Brown Tide Rising: Metaphors of Latinos in Contemporary American Public Discourse, which was finally published in 2002? I m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    UCI's First Law School Class Has a Better Cali Bar Exam Passage Rate Than All But Stanford

    The end of our October blog post on University of California at Irvine School of Law students helping Nigerian activists present a case to the U.S. Supreme Court mentioned that the local school has its critics.The blasts to the law school and its founding dean, Erwin Chemerinsky, began in 2009, but ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2012


    South Coast Repertory

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    An Anaheim of the Mind: Dorothy Bryant and the CR Novel, Pussy Riot, Chris Marker & Gore Vidal

    Just returned from a weekend reunion of lifelong friends, political comrades and good eggs. We were young together once, and lived in tents on the lawn at UCLA, doing everybody's best to politicize other students and faculty, and talk the UC Regents into divesting from racist, apartheid So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    If You Think It's Hot in Santa Ana and Long Beach Now, Just Wait Until 2050

    It's getting hot in here, so take off all your non-essential items of clothing.According to a new UCLA climate study, average temperatures are going to rise in Santa Ana and Long Beach by nearly four degrees.But you still have time to stock up on sunscreen.

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Hunger Games: Food Insecurity Spikes in County, State

    If noodles, beanie-weenies and powdered milk have been the staples of your diet the last few years, you're not alone.Roughly 379,000 adults in Orange County struggled to put adequate food on the table during the Great Recession, according to a study released Monday by the UCLA Center for Health ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Funny Anonymous Pedo-Apologist OC Catholic Rant of the Day!

    ​Every couple of months, I get a non-sequitor gloat from a local Catholic who's always too cowardly to sign their name--best guess is Diocese of Orange Bishop Tod D. Brown, but could easily be notorious outer of sex-abuse victims Matt Cunningham. This yellow belly won't even send me an email--inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Bill Walton Invests in a Tequila Brand

    ​I usually don't give a shit about celebrities releasing a foodstuff, but word that NBA Hall of Fame member, fellow UCLA Bruin, and greatest broadcaster EVER Bill Walton has invested in a tequila brand warrants a blog post, if only for the opportunity to put up a YouTube clip of the man in action. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Over 70 Attend UCLA Symposium on Alex Bernal Case

    ​Despite it happening on a Monday morning, despite it happening during Thanksgiving week, despite it happening far from the scene of the incident, more than 70 people filled into the California Room of the UCLA Faculty Center yesterday to attend a symposium on Doss vs. Bernal, the 1943 civil right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Alex Bernal, Fullerton Civil Rights Hero, to Get His Day in the Academic Symposium Sun at UCLA Nov. 21

    Bernal and his family, in a 1943 Timephoto​There is a lot of great movement going on right now with the story of Alex Bernal, the American citizen of Mexican ancestry whose 1943 fight against housing covenants in Fullerton paved the way for many of the civil-rights achievements for African-America ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Jeanie Newman "Jeanie" Bernstein, Longtime Progressive Activist, Dies

    ​After suffering from the effects of congestive heart failure for several months, longtime progressive and environmental activist Jean Newman "Jeanie" Bernstein died at her Laguna Beach home surrounded by her children and caregiver Angie on Oct. 22.She was 88.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    This Week in Food: Lime Truck Good and Bad, Racist Register Readers, and Fake Poop Meat!

    Rally 'round our Lime Truck boyos!​Another great week in Forker land--highlights after the jump!

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    [UPDATED with Medical Office Protest Set:] Hazem Chehabi, Physician and Syria Consul General, Urged to Cut Ties With "Brutal" Regime or Quit UCI Board

    Chehabi​UPDATE, MAY 30, 10:37 A.M.: The Syrian Emergency Task Force-Greater LA has rallied outside the Syria Consulate office in Newport Beach and asked Dr. Hazem H. Chehabi to step down as honorary consul general (or for the UC Irvine Foundation to drop him from its board if he doesn't) over hum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    UCLA Girl's Racist Rant, Remixed--a Bunch of Times

    ​You knew it was going to happen: wannabe model Alexandra Wallace, now infamous as the UCLA girl who posted a racist rant against Asian students on YouTube, is not only all over the news, she's also gotten her rant remixed. More than once. And her video just got posted over the WEEKEND. (Watch the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    The EMP Pop Conference Lands in LA: Jason Bentley Moderates Free Panel with Moby and TV on the Radio

    KCRW.comJason Bentley​According to our Beat Blvd. columnist Ned Raggett, this is the first time Experience Music Project's Pop Conference is being held in LA. "Very handy," he notes in his blog. If you're in the area tomorrow, you might want to check out KCRW's music director Jason Bentley moderat ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    DREAM Act Supporters Keep Fighting

    From Santa Ana to Texas to Capitol Hill, OC residents prove among the most prominent advocates of the DREAM Act

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Stephanie Dinh of S Fine Dining, Part One

    Todd Barnes​This week, we meet the chef-owner of S Fine Dining, one of the few upscale-yet-authentic Vietnamese restaurants in Orange County. Vietnamese cuisine was informed the French occupation of that country, and many of those culinary influences thrive at this fine dining restaurant thanks to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Watch: Irvine DREAM Activist Charms at UCLA Commencement

    ​We've all read Gustavo's speech for UCLA's class of 2010 for commencement. Some of us may have even watched it. But he keeps raving about the opening act that came before him from Flavia de la Fuente, a UCLA undergrad, DREAM-Act advocate and Irvine native.So you're curious about what sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Soccer? I Don't Even Know Her! World Cup Futbol Starts Today

    From the 2010 World Cup Facebook page​The FIFA World Cup--you know, that massive sporting event that only comes around every four years, the one that the United States practically makes a sport out of ignoring--starts today in South Africa.Lots of Americans think soccer is boring. Well . . . it is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    #87. Beef Teriyaki Bowl, Teriyami

    ​Because ustedes gentle readers love lists, and we lazy scribes love easy hits, behold the latest entry in our Top 100 dishes list that continues until Best Of--at which point, we'll give you MORE lists! Now, on with the show...Teriyaki bowls stopped being Japanese decades ago in Southern Californ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    More People Opposed to Gustavo as UCLA Commencement Speaker--Hooray!

    Listen to the phone call above, which makes it the second irate UCLA parent to call my office line, and the second parent who didn't bother leaving a number so I could call them back and engage in polite discourse. Then read this opinion piece in the Daily Bruin from last week against the selection ... More >>

  • News

    May 27, 2010

    A DREAM Act Undeterred

    Local undocumented college students mark the passing of one of their own, Tam Tran, by continuing her fight

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Gustavo Arellano Helps One Alma Mater, Gets Snubbed by Facebook Group at Another

    ​Gustavo Arellano will be one of two investigative journalists talking about the future of newspapers at Orange Coast College tonight. Meanwhile, a Facebook group has started in the campaign to prevent the Weekly's very own Mexican from taking part in a different higher-education gig: a scheduled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    An OC DREAMer Remembers His Friends and Mentors, Tam Tran and Cinthya Felix

    From left: Felix, Tran, and Ramos​The Weekly was unable to attend the memorial service held yesterday at UCLA in honor of Garden Grove resident Tam Tran and Los Angeles resident Cinthya Felix, two graduates of the school who long advocated on behalf of their fellow undocumented college students an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2010

    Tam Tran, Garden Grove Native and Tireless DREAM Act Advocate, Killed in Maine Car Accident

    Tran and Felix​Tam Ngoc Tran was everything an illegal immigrant isn't supposed to be: non-Mexican. College-educated--scratch that, a college graduate. Fully assimilated. A contributor to this country rather than a leech. American.She was among the country's more prominent undocumented college stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Parent Vows Petition to Remove Gustavo as UCLA Commencement Speaker

    Listen to the message above. It's one Sandy Roberts, outraged that my alma mater, UCLA, chose me to give their commencement speech this month. I was confused at first, though, because I couldn't figure out what exactly upset her so much about me. Was she a Know Nothing? A pedophile apologist? An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    UC Workers Union Ask Commencement Speakers to Boycott Their Own Speeches--Time to Call Gustavo a Scab!

    ​A couple of weeks ago, I was at a backyard party in SanTana (no, not that type of party) when a gentleman sat down with me and talked for about 20 minutes. I had met him before but found out then that he was a representative for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Gustavo Invited to Give Commencement Speech at UCLA!

    To Make the Cosmos Right, USC Now has to Invite One of their Local GOP Joke Alumni...​For some bizarre reason, UCLA--where I received a master's degree in Latin American Studies in 2003--has decided to invite me to give the school's undergrad commencement speech this year. Yeah, I'm wondering what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    UCI Anteaters Bound for Bruinsville to Protest Tuition Hikes

    ​All eyes from the University of California system, and some from outside it, will be on UCLA today and tomorrow. No, not to observe the Bruins licking their wounds from Monday night's embarrassing loss to Cal State Fullerton on the Pauley Pavilion hardwood. It's at UCLA where the UC Board of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2009

    Local Muslim Woman Featured on "Speaking of Faith"

    Proud Bruin and Muslim​Speaking of Faith is one of the country's better public radio shows, a thoughtful, hour-long examination of faith in its many manifestations that local listeners can find every Sunday at 3 p.m. on KPCC-FM 89.3. Last week, the show devoted itself to Muslim listener-submitted ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2009

    Meditation Workshop

    Bowers Museum

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    Bang the Drum

    Francisco Aguabella

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 9/12-9/14

    Los Pinguos, Friday 5 p.m. Looks like the balloon wont be the only stupid thing at the Great Park this weekend. Orange County Great Park Off the 5 Fwy. Irvine, CA 949-724-6247 Casa De Tequila, Friday 8 p.m. This house has worms. Tia Juana's 14988 Sand Canyon Rd. Irvine, CA 949-551-2998 L.B.C. perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Darfur Now College Tour's SoCal Stop

    A documentary film and a concert will take place on UCLA's campus May 28 and 29, respectively, in order to raise funds and awareness for Darfur Now, which is committed to helping alleviate humanitarian problems stemming from the ongoing conflict in Darfur, Sudan. Press release after the cut. Trai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2008

    Real Reason Why UCLA Lost!

    Much ink and megabytes has been and will be spilled regarding UCLA's embarrassing loss in the Final Four yesterday, but no one has yet discussed the "Final Countdown" curse. Before tipoff, the UCLA band played a brass version of the 1986 glam rocker immortalized by GOB Bluth in greatest-show-about- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Eric J. Lawrence Interview: Director’s Cut

    The Fall: Lawrence's—and John Peel's—favorite band. In this week’s Sprawl of Sound, I feature KCRW DJ/librarian Eric J. Lawrence. As is often the case, there was not enough space in the print version of the paper to run the entire interview. However, I think that this one is interesting enoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 21, 2007

    Cock-a-doodle-do (Los Angeles Times edition)

    It seems a new day is dawning at the Los Angeles Times. No, it's not another thinning of the staff herd-- it's new language. Well… new for the Times, at least. As is traditional, it's the appearance of a cock that heralds the new day. Kevin Roderick at L.A. Observed explains: Times lang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2006

    Suck on it, USC!

    My alma mater (at least for the MA) shocked USC, 13-9, a great joy for all of us who despise the lords of Orange County. Click over to OC Blog, where you can find a comprehensive list of these terrible Trojans (my boss and courageous Catholic lawyer John Manly excepted). Also remember that South Coa ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 28, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    'Something happens when we cross the borderwe forget our sense of humor and become too literal'

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    More Fun at the Beach

    Apparently, the sand at the beach can do more than simply serve as building material for little castles or find its way into the private recesses of your swimsuit-- it can also grow bacteria like a petri dish. This morning's Los Angeles Times reports on a new study of L.A. county beaches by UCLA tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2006

    What Lies Beneath

    Proving once again that the internet is good for something other than pornography and pirating music, one of the more useful state agencies you've never heard of, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, has created EnviroStors, an online database of contaminated sites throughout the s ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 9, 2006

    Irvinian-Hosted Academia

    Pacific Modernities: Museum Culture and Civic Engagement

  • Film

    January 12, 2006

    Under the Skin of the Country

    2 Los Angeles film showcases lift the veil on Iranian society at the dawn of a new cultural conservatism

  • Unknown

    September 22, 2005

    Whos a Black Sheep?

    Nightlife and more
    Sept. 22 - Sept. 29

  • Food

    November 4, 2004
  • Columns

    May 9, 2002
  • Columns

    September 9, 1999
  • More >>