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Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXII: You’re Only as Good as Your Last Story

Earlier this week, to celebrate the release of my Los Angeles Times podcast on the 25th anniversary of Proposition 187 (have you...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXXI: Subscribe to My Proposition 187 Podcast, Porfas!

Gentle cabrones: No big surprise: I'm a shameless self-promoter. Well, I'm going to be extra-shameless self-promoter...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXX: You Should’ve Known About Archie Archuleta

Gentle cabrones: Inshallah, I'll be in Salt Lake City this week to report on...something. So in the research...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXIX: Become Immortal, Then Die

Gentle cabrones: A long time ago, I wanted to be the modern-day Mexican heir to the French New Wave.

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXVIII: Get Off the Book

Gentle cabrones: So hopefully, my career as an actor ended yesterday. I performed as myself in...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXVII: Give to Guti aka My Semi-Annual FUNdraiser!

Gentle cabrones: There are many small miracles in life, and one of them is your generosity.

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXVI: Hacer Presencia

Gentle cabrones: Last night, my wife and I had a hell of a meal at Here's Looking at You...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXV: Alcoholics Anonymous and Me, One Day at a Time

Gentle cabrones: It looked like a typical quinceañera reception last Saturday when I walked into Acker Hall at Garden...

Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXIV: The Chiltepín of My Dreams

Gentle cabrones: There are gardening metaphors for life, and then there’s what happened with my chiltepín.

Do You Have a Proposition 187 Story? Gustavo Wants to Talk to YOU!

25 years ago, California saw one of its most rancorous political campaigns unfold with Proposition 187. The 1994 ballot measure -- drafted by former INS...