Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times

Gustavo Arellano

Los Angeles Times

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Recent:
  • Los Angeles Times
Past:
  • KCRW
  • chicagotribune.com
  • The Union-Tribune
  • L.A. TACO 🌴🌮
  • Latino Rebels
  • REMEZCLA
  • NPR's Latino USA
  • OC Weekly
  • First We Feast

Recent articles by Gustavo:

Column: He helped thousands of Latino students, including me. Do they remember him?

Ernest Z. Robles created the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which has granted hundreds of millions of dollars to Latino students. → Read More

An East L.A. abuelita celebrates her 100th birthday

Angelita Arellano celebrated her 100th birthday this past weekend. Her family represents the East L.A. Mexican American dream. → Read More

Alex Villanueva thought his 'Quien es más Latino?' strategy would sink his opponent. Nope

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva had a plan for the debate: He was going to set a double trap to embarrass challenger Robert Luna. → Read More

Column: For some in Southern California, the term 'Okie' is still not OK

Californians turned "Okie" into an insult. My family had similar insults thrown at them — “Mexican” and “paisa." → Read More

Column: San Bernardino judge reenacts the 1944 case that let Mexicans use the swimming pool

“They don’t have another pool to go to. They go swim in the Santa Ana River." → Read More

Transcripts don't lie. L.A. County Sheriff Villanueva does

It’s obvious why Villanueva keeps denying his own words. He’s perpetually trying to save his political ass. → Read More

Old-school California Mexican restaurants, por vida

Mocked, maligned and ignored, Cal-Mex dining is a testament to our state's true history — and the food is glorious → Read More

These 38 classic Mexican restaurants are essential to Los Angeles

We tallied a list with scores of classic Mexican restaurants across the region. Here are our top picks. → Read More

Column: Has a UC Riverside researcher created the Holy Grail of drought-tolerant lawns?

In this once-in-a-millennium drought, a lawn evangelist like Jim Baird seems as heretical a sight in Los Angeles as an Angels hat at Dodger Stadium. → Read More

Column: Pope Francis hasn't yet made L.A. Archbishop José Gomez a cardinal. Blame Gomez

When Pope Francis passed over Archbishop Jose Gomez for cardinal yet again, it sparked glee or gloom among Catholics, depending on one’s politics. → Read More

Column: What we lose when California bans gas-powered cars

Learning how to work on your car is a rite of passage in car culture, a torch passed from hot rodders to lowriders, van-life hipsters to import-car enthusiasts. → Read More

Column: Good riddance to Angels owner Arte Moreno and his sombrero of shame

Arte Moreno held so much promise when he bought the Angels in 2003. He leaves the team and the city in ruins. → Read More

Column: Cesar Chavez's grandson wants to introduce his 'Tata' to a new generation

Andres Chavez wants to get his grandfather's presence more into the modern age, with gestures as big as a book of his quotations and as small as a Spotify playlist. → Read More

Column: They moved from California to Nashville and found a different Golden State

Michael Anastasi is as Californian as they come. So how did he end up in charge of the Tennessean? → Read More

Column: How I've stayed COVID-free — caution, good luck and a smart wife

The spittle of a sneezing, sniffling guy somehow went through his mask and landed on my forehead. He had la corona. I didn't. → Read More

Salvador Avila, bracero turned Mexican restaurant baron, dies at 99

The co-founder of the Avila's El Ranchito restaurant chain started with one spot in Huntington Park, and turned it with his children into a multimillion-dollar empire → Read More

Column: Vaya con Dios, Vin Scully — a beacon of possibility for generations in L.A.

For Latinos, Vin Scully was more than the soundtrack of our lives. He was our lives. → Read More

Julian Nava, trailblazing L.A. politician and U.S. ambassador, dies at 95

The first Latino elected to the Los Angeles Unified School District board of trustees was also the first Mexican American U.S. ambassador to Mexico. → Read More

Column: The new generation of smug American expats in Mexico needs to face the truth

The dusty truck bounced along the narrow streets of Jomulquillo, the village in the Mexican state of Zacatecas where my father was born. → Read More

Choco Taco, more authentically Mexican than Diana Kennedy

Nothing’s more authentically Mexican than a mishmash → Read More