Gustavo Arellano is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, covering Southern California everything and a bunch of the West and beyond. He previously worked at OC Weekly, where he was an investigative reporter for 15 years and editor for six, wrote a column called ¡Ask a Mexican! and is the author of “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” He’s the child of two Mexican immigrants, one of whom came to this country in the trunk of a Chevy.
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Spigas was the culmination of a promise the two Mexican immigrants had made to each other 25 years earlier, when they met at another panaderia in Santa Ana.
La campaña de reelección del fiscal del condado de Orange, Todd Spitzer, cuenta con un hashtag que él mismo acuñó: #NoLAinOC.
Orange County Dist. Atty. Todd Spitzer’s reelection campaign features a hashtag he coined: #NoLAinOC.
Pepe Arciga was perhaps the first English-language Latino columnist in L.A. Why isn’t he remembered today?
El propietario del carrito de tacos El Ruso, Walter Soto, tiene un mensaje para los funcionarios que tratan de frustrar a los vendedores ambulantes: “Tengan un poco de corazón”.
El Ruso taco cart proprietor Walter Soto has a message for officials who try to thwart street vendors: “Have some heart.”
Lorenzo Arellano once vowed he’d never get vaccinated. But COVID affected too many unvaccinated people in his life for him to stick to backward beliefs.
Over eight episodes, ‘Slow Burn: The L.A. Riots’ tells as complete a story of what led up to the L.A riots as any I’ve ever heard, seen, or read.
En unas elecciones de 2022 que podrían ser un baño de sangre en las urnas para los demócratas, el hecho de que más latinos se vuelvan republicanos podría desencadenar un terremoto electoral.
Joan Didion continues to resonate in California, even with a generation nothing like her.