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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXII: Season of the Speech

Gentle cabrones: Next month, like most Junes for the past decade, I'm scheduled to give speeches --award banquets, graduations, eulogies -- where I need to write something out. Now, if you've seen me speak in public,...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXI: Zacatecas Country, An Island on the Southern California Land

Gentle cabrones: If you read me long enough, you'll know that I boast at least once a week in my writings that I’m from the Mexican state of Zacatecas, specifically the ranchos of El Cargadero...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LX: A Eulogy for My Mami, Maria de la Luz...

Gentle cabrones: We buried my Mami yesterday, in a beautiful ceremony that started with over 800 people at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Anaheim on Thursday night for a rosary and will end in nine...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LVIX: Swing Above Your Weight

Gentle cabrones: If you look around long enough on social media, you’ll see a whole bunch of losers claim that I'm a bigot. You’ll find people who say I’m anti-white. Anti-black. Anti-Mexican. Anti-Central American. Anti-Democrat AND...

Canto LVIII: Gracias a la Vida

Gentle cabrones: This might be the shortest canto I'll ever right -- I'm already late with it. But it's straight from the heart. So the big thing in my life right now -- and has been...

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The Central Valley Is the Heart and Soul of California

A dispatch from Highway 99 and the underappreciated wonderland of Mexican food that stretches from Bakersfield to Sacramento

Chevy’s Traverse is for Mexicans who don’t need a huge-ass Suburban but still want...

It’s so much better than some rinky dink RAV4 or whatever the hell Toyota makes nowadays (I still stick to the Mexican credo that you buy Japanese cars and American SUVs and trucks).