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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXVIII: My Life in Earthquakes

Gentle cabrones: I don't like earthquakes -- but then again, does anyone except Dr. Lucy Jones care for them? One of the earliest memories I have...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXVII: I Trimmed it on the Grapevine

Gentle cabrones: Yes, I didn’t send out a canto last week. Yes, I feel ashamed. No, I have no real excuse… Except for the grapevines. A couple years...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXVI: Dont’ Count Your Tomatoes Until They Hatch

Gentle cabrones: Yes, I'm late -- as Boricua Frank would say, DAMNIT! I guess I could say I have excuses. Had to write a last-minute obit...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXV: My Commencement Speech to Riverside City College’s Class of...

Gentle cabrones: The title says it all, doesn't it? It's a lot of words, so get to reading them! They gave me a cool I.E.-centric gift...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXIV: Don’t Believe Your Hype

Gentle cabrones: Before I began at the Los Angeles Times this past December, someone told me I was going to go into the job with...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXIII: Gustavo’s Summer 2019 Appearances!

Gentle cabrones: Primeramente, apologies for the delay in this canto. But I wanted to guarantee as many readers as possible, so I figured Tuesday after...

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...

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...

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...

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...