25 years ago, California saw one of its most rancorous political campaigns unfold with Proposition 187. The 1994 ballot measure -- drafted by former INS officials, Orange County suburbanites, and politicians -- sought to deny undocumented immigrants public benefits and services  because they claimed “the People of California...have suffered and...
Gentle cabrones: It’s peak summer right now, which means everyone’s on vacation, judging by the out-of-office replies I got last time I sent out a canto. Hell, I’m guilty of this too – I didn’t send out a canto last week, and I'm a day late sending out this one...
Gentle cabrones: The clearing of my late mami's garage is ongoing. But the first artifact that moved me to something approaching nostalgia, a sentiment I despise, was actually in our living room all along. My mother set up a shrine devoted to us children in a bookcase: photos of us and...