Virginia Torres

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    75th Anniversary of Citrus War this Week as Orange County Yawns

    ​75 years ago this week, the Citrus War--Orange County's most notorious and bloody labor conflict--began in earnest in an orange grove that still stands today, on Santa Ana Street between Helena and Clementine streets in Anacrime. Of course, no one bothered to mark this momentous moment--which for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Top Five Latinas in Orange County History!

    This evening, iconic Chicana author Betita Martinez will speak about her latest book, 500 Years of Chicana History, an excellent--if a bit too ¡QUE VIVA LA RAZA! for genteel (read: gabacho) historians--collection of pictures and facts at the Teamsters 952 Union Hall, 140 South Marks Way, Orange, a ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Gunkist Oranges

    Wonder why Orange County trembles whenever its Mexicans protest? Welcome to the Citrus War of 1936, the most important event in Orange County history youve never heard of