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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While newspapers identified the four white people on board and ran portraits, 28 Mexican passengers were labeled only as ‘deportees’ and buried in a mass grave.
These native sons boast of rags-to-riches stories while amassing power that lets them enjoy bespoke suits, fancy dinners, campaign donations and other luxuries.
OC Weekly shut down in 2019, but LA Weekly publisher Brian Calle recently bought the alternative newspaper and wants to bring it back. Can he succeed?
For decades, Republicans across the country looked to California for conservative stars and ideas even as the GOP lost its way in the state. Not anymore.
In-N-Out made headlines after announcing it will open up shop in Tennessee. But lost in the hubbub is the state’s use of California to solve an identity crisis.
Southern California’s deadliest flood happened 85 years ago. We visit its few monuments to learn about the devastation left behind.
El Parque de México, en Lincoln Heights, albergó en su día decenas de estatuas dedicadas a héroes mexicanos. Pero en la última década, los ladrones se las llevaron casi todas.
Opened in 1978, the Orange County Hall of Administration was the site of many a scandal. It now getting demolished.
El Parque de Mexico in Lincoln Heights once housed dozens of statues dedicated to Mexican heroes. But over the past decade, thieves made off with almost all of them
For decades, Latino politicians were seen as paragons of the community they came from. But after 2022, maybe people shouldn’t think that way anymore