Gustavo out at OC Weekly

Gustavo Arellano has either been fired from or resigned from OC Weekly.  The Liberal OC learned his OC Weekly Twitter account was shut off the the locks to the office were changed.

The Liberal OC was told Arellano resigned because he was told to lay off half the staff.  The OCWeekly Facebook page says Arellano resigned.

Arellano made an appearance on the Tom Leykis internet radio show today and took credit for Hillary Clinton’s win in OC last November.

Yes, I’m laughing about that too.  For OCWeekly staffers, tell me how you feel.  Anonymity guaranteed.

  71 comments for “Gustavo out at OC Weekly

  1. AskANessacan
    October 13, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    The biggest racist in OC. Maybe he can apply for a job at the Register. Nope. LA Times? Nope. All those people you shit on while you climbed the ladder remember your disrespect pendejo. Enjoy unemployment.

  2. Robin
    October 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Holy Taco Trucks Batman! What next?

  3. AskAMessican
    October 13, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Biggest racist in Orange County. Enjoy unemployment asshole

  4. Chris Epting
    October 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I heard part of his rabid, angry, unhinged spin on Leykis – wow- i doubt any future employers would be too impressed with the F-bomb dropping fanatic that rambled on for three hours. Talk about a fall. In my view? Another Post-Trump casualty. Following after the elected, he became even more OBSESSED with race, hate and craziness. No major media outlet will hire him. Good riddance to bad, racist rubbish. Oh and thanks for voting me #23 scariest man in OC Gustavo – I wear that as a badge of honor, Pendejo. #YoureFired

  5. Dan Chmielewski
    October 13, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Gustavo called me a Pollack once on the Internet. It’s not a racist term but it is bigoted

    • chris Epting
      October 13, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      He is a bigot. And very racist. His career is toast.

  6. Pete Fundy
    October 13, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    As Orange County’s leading conservative commentator, Pete Fundy will vouch as to the vile racist behavior of Gustavo Arellano. I met him once at a gentrified hipster bar in Santa Ana and he struck Pete Fundy as an unintelligent gin swilling profanity tossing dyed in the wool racist. He won’t be missed.

    Warmly yours,
    Pete Fundy

    • Junior
      October 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Who is Pete Fundy – “OC’s leading conservative commentator”?

  7. New South Wales
    October 13, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    The OC Weekly print edition benefited me greatly over the years in that it was very helpful when I needed to collect the dog crap in my back yard.

    I hear it also was beneficial for those men that sought comfort in narcotics and trafficked women.

  8. RHackett
    October 14, 2017 at 5:56 am

    It’s been in a death spiral since Will Swaim and Commie Girl left.

    • October 14, 2017 at 8:05 am

      Here’s the story in this morning’s LA Times: What doesn’t hold up right now is a simple fact; have any other editorial employees also been let go? If Gustavo was told to cut headcount in half, and he’s the only one to go, there is perhaps a bigger issue at play about his direction for the paper. Its hard to find in my neck of the woods in Irvine.

      The biggest surprise is that OC Weekly owns the copyright to “Ask a Mexican.”

      • chris Epting
        October 14, 2017 at 6:18 pm

        Some other observations: 1. Gustavo did not get a “farewell” column. 2. His boss has not issued any statement about Gustavo- no “wish him well in the future” etc or anything – the only comments are from the vague OC Weakly social media voice- who wrote that stuff? 3. Also, he really could not negotiate the rights to the (tired and increasingly shrill) “Ask a Mexican” column? That thing means nothing to the paper – seems vindictive he would not take it with him- but maybe in retaliation to his over the top behavior. Did anyone hear him on Leykis? He was raging – sounded uneducated, volatile and at times, a bit crazy. I would say his end was abrupt, ugly and a total crash and burn. Adios, racist.

  9. gabriel san roman
    October 15, 2017 at 9:37 am


    It’s laughable for you to think that anyone in editorial would turn to this pendejo blog or you of all people during these times.

    Anonymously yours,
    gabriel san roman

    • October 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Well you’d be surprised.

      • chris Epting
        October 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

        So funny when people turn to a blog to announce that nobody turns to the blog. #Irony

        • Gabriel San Roman
          October 16, 2017 at 9:53 am

          Surprise me, Dan C.

          Epting: So funny when someone confuses a blog comment for anonymous intel feeding.


          • October 16, 2017 at 9:59 am

            sorry; anonymity guaranteed, remember? Nothing I can really use. But when is the ax falling on the other 2 to 4 editorial writers? And are you one of them?

          • chris Epting
            October 16, 2017 at 3:45 pm

            Keep calling names – keep being thin-skinned- keep being angry. Those are the best ways to uphold the legacies of your fallen leader lol – meantime- how about revealing why he was really fired?

            #Clueless #Poser #NonJournalist

          • OCWeaklyReaders
            October 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm

            Enjoy unemployment GSR. You can only write one story. We’re tired of it

    • Fred Smith
      October 15, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      “During these times” yes this HISTORIC period in OC history when a whiny, unhinged, two-bit race hustler is finally kicked to the curb. Meantime, maybe those of you “in editorial’ can actually write a truthful story about why a pendejo would toss his career away in such a preposterous manner. Short answer, I bet he didn’t. So how about some coverage on what really happened? Go ahead, call me some mexican insults, for old times sake, like your former keeper. Gabe, you are a little racist tool offshoot of Gustavo. Great legacy. #Chavala #Scumbag #Racist

  10. OCDEM
    October 15, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Another Drunk gone from the game……

    At least Gustavo had the presence of mind to see through “Crazy Greg” Diamond.

    • Mario67
      October 16, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      And over at the OJ and Vodka blog, Vern is complaining about a new microbrewery going in somewhere in Anaheim. You want one in your apartment so you can drink yourself into a stupor every night pendejo

  11. Rick
    October 16, 2017 at 8:11 am

    The shift to the right is progressing. Libtards like Gustavo are on the way out! California is a hugely libtard state and will be bankrupt very soon due to the ideologies and reverse racism, sexism, and cultural Marxism that is rampant there. Adios maricon!

    • October 16, 2017 at 8:24 am

      I do not consider Gustavo a liberal by any stretch. Can you refrain from the term Libtard, unless of course you prefer the term “Nazi”

  12. Noah
    October 16, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I loved when Gustavo choked up talking about mami and Papi. Cavala indeed what a crybaby. Go wipe your ass with a rock to save on TP loser.

  13. EptingFan
    October 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Someone tell Diamond that Epting would like to directly respond to criticism of him on the ZoJ blog but he’s been banned. Diamond is spinning bad information. LetChris comment direct asshat. Otherwise Epting’s comments here are just fine

    • October 16, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Have you been banned for OJ Chris? Dishonest of Diamond to make hay of it when you cannot defend yourself there

      • Mike Tardif
        October 16, 2017 at 6:13 pm

        I am banned from OJB – I wear it as a badge of honor.

        • October 16, 2017 at 6:53 pm

          I haven’t commented there in a long time.

          • October 16, 2017 at 8:06 pm

            Comment here anytime Mike. We can disagree without being disagreeable

            • Mike Tardif
              October 17, 2017 at 4:43 pm

              Come to think of it – after a while Vern was going to let me comment. I told him to stuff it – that I was done with his POS blog.

      • Junior
        October 16, 2017 at 6:15 pm

        I was was banned from the Circle Jerk Blog as well.

      • chris Epting
        October 16, 2017 at 8:54 pm

        Yes, I am banned from commenting – too bad, I would have told the recent story of seeing Vern at Johnny’s Saloon, so drunk he could barely form words. I saw him leaving and he slurred he was going out to wait for the bus. This seemed so pathetic that I offered him a ride home. This was right before his marriage – when he lived with his parents. He remained conscious enough to tell me the address, I map quested it and got him own. At one point i wasn’t even sure if he was alive. Once “home” he stumbled out of my car weaved his way to the door. It took him about five minutes to get there. A sad, ugly display. I hope he’s getting the help he needs, but judging from his writing, he’s still struggling with demons and booze. Five DUIs. Jail time. What a terrific legacy. As for Greg, what can you say? At some point I will release the emails from him. For those that already know him to be a cowardly, dishonest, unethical lawyer (you should see the formal complaints recently put together for the bar) prepare to be dazzled.

  14. David Vasquez
    October 16, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Pardon my sensibilities, but if I were a gravely ill alcoholic, like Nelson and my brother just succumbed to the same disease that KILLED him, I would consider changing my ways, dramatically altering my habits, friends and situations that put me in that situation.

    Dude should concentrate on his recovery and moving to Adelanto to get a fresh start. Otherwise, come St. Patrick’s day, that dude is knee deep in Jameson.

    As for the salt free whale…….Greg is a sad, sad man. Lonely, poor, unliked and disrespected.

    • October 16, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      But he’s exercising! Bootcamp was a killer this morning

    • chris Epting
      October 16, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      When Vern helped arrange the cop killer vigil on the HB pier with Monica, Gustavo, Victor and the rest of his sleazy cabal, the cops here took note. These cop hating race baiters outed themselves and it blew up in their faces. AND Vern had already been arrested for DUI #5. but of course it was all being kept secret. Now look at them. Gustavo gets canned. Victor’s police records are released. Monica, well everyone knows she is an abject racist lunatic (in my opinion) and Vern is about to get thrown back in jail. Yeah, really valuable community members. Can’t get enough of these folks.

      • Lenore
        October 24, 2017 at 1:08 pm

        If this is all true (and I am not saying it is not) why do you suppose Victor and Greg (and Vern by implication) receive so much respect at the Central Committee meetings from Chair Fran Sdao? What do the police records on Victor contain? I have not seen those. I did run a cross a ticket it appears Greg had received in Garden Grove and got removed quickly from public record and it was then dismissed “in the interest of justice.” Bizarre – looks like someone pulling power strings as I have never seen anything like that in the court record before. Why go through all of that for an infraction? So many questions. How does Vern get 5 DUIS, George has about as many and a felony assault charge, along with Victor just getting off of an 18 month Drug & Alcohol program in September, but yet Greg comes out unscathed? Is he their designated driver or what? How do you stay in the center of drugs and alcohol and abuse like that for an extended period of time without leaving those friendships if you are so pure? Why be the sidekick that supports this behavior? Why does the DPOC find them so valuable?

        • Fred Smith
          October 24, 2017 at 1:52 pm

          AGREE. Victor is a deadbeat dad scumbag, too. PLUS the ALLEGED WINK WINK domestic violence charges and showing his two little kids porn. Did you see the pix of his battered former wife and read her testimony? Brutal. Yeah, just the guy we need to help the party.

          • Lenore
            October 24, 2017 at 2:17 pm

            I have not seen the porn charges or the photos of Victor’s ex wife. I looked for any family law court records in Orange County but there weren’t any. I heard yesterday that maybe he was divorced in another county?

  15. OCDEM
    October 16, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    If anyone needs further proof of what kind of people these are associated with the OJB, Simply google:
    Renee Balenti Sayrah

    Choose the case link

    This will make your skin crawl. Meth addicted babies…….And somehow we are supossed to take her, her meth head husband, Vern Nelson and his Enabler Gang Mom wife at face value when the go on their anti-police crusades.

    These are simply BAD BAD PEOPLE.

  16. Fred Smith
    October 17, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Maybe Gustavo can become a full time OJB staffer now that Vern may soon be going to jail. And what about the rumors that Greg Diamond attempted to influence (with Donna) some officials to look the other way on Vern’s latest arrest? Or that Vern’s earlier NON DUI convictions may be coming back to haunt him? No more library gigs for Vern. The sleaze team continues to impress with their lack of morals, values and ethics. Also, Dems should be concerned about those private messages between Greg and Victor. Greg when will you learn that Victor loves to share? We saw them. Did you really??? Stay tuned.

    • WillSwaimey
      October 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      OCWeekly won’t report on Gustavo’s ouster. Has anyone started the OCWeekly DeathWatch yet?

  17. AnotherBar AnotherNeldonDUI
    October 17, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Who is paying for Nelson’s rehab? Why does he think his voice still matters. And that Anaheim Hills mansion that got extra love during the fire. TAITed I bet

  18. Jeanette B
    October 17, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I just read the link OC DEM provided. This is utterly disgusting. The woman who is closely aligned with Vern and Donna Nelson, and who is championed by Greg Diamond, and treated with respect by the MAYOR of Anaheim, LOST Three kids due to her CRACK addiction. One NEWBORN tested positive for METH. That only happens ONE WAY!

    Her husband tried to kill a policeman during a drug arrest, her step-son, Dylan is facing trial for his own troubles.


    Meanwhile, the town crier, Yessina Roja’s has held 11 cookout fundraisers in 14 weeks, Talk about ILLEGAL CODE VIOLATIONS, but, Drunk Vern’s answer is to have candidates visit Anna drive.


    If this is what they have to offer, I’ll pass.

    • Lenore
      October 24, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Boaz record not too good either.. Domestic Violence 11V000564; paternity DA 09FL107808; Infraction BP235347; Infraction 00836PH; Misdemeanor 08NM03975; Felony 08NF0742; Felony 08HF0278; Felony 77987KP. I was warned about them in 2014 after George Olivo assaulted me and his justice warriors came to his rescue. I heard that they were actually drug dealers and that is why people went to their home and that is how they started to get into trouble with the police and then in order to retaliate with the police they started their justice warrior schtick. That is all rumor that I never followed up with. All I needed to know that is it appears all of these people have been in some sort of trouble with the law and, to me, appear dangerous. The cases I have listed above are court records.

  19. Fred Smith
    October 17, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Anyone know, was Vern arrested for Domestic Violence years ago or just all the DUIs? I remember hearing people who knew him well, I believe Greg being one of them, talking about some really harsh crimes of his out in Bakersfield, and then in Texas. Anyone?

  20. chris Epting
    October 17, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    From last Friday, what the former OCWeekly editor thinks of HB cops- again – so shocking he was cut loose. These comments are particularly offensive, FYI. Remember when the Weekly helped promote that cop killer vigil on the pier along with Vern and Monica? (Was Greg involved too?) I sure do. I got that crazy drunken call from Vern afterwards. Posted on line, if anyone likes.

  21. Former reader
    October 18, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    He exploited the Mexican culture. He tried to shock by using profanity freely. Both caused me to stop visiting the site long ago. Almost everything appearing there was trash talk.

    • October 18, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      It strikes me the many negative comments about Gustavo here puts the shoe on the other foot. How many nasty comments were left on OCWeekly over the years that he permitted and never took down, its kinda karma, isn’t it?

      • October 19, 2017 at 7:37 pm

        Gustavo, if you’re reading this, know you’re a dick and you know why. #dumbpendejo

        • Chris Epting
          October 19, 2017 at 7:41 pm

          He doesn’t get it. He’s a total fraud. A Professional Mexican who lost his platform. #LOSERPENDEJO #CHAVALA #RACIST

  22. Rintrah
    October 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    This is the best GOP blog on Orange County!

  23. The left are going to be displaced in CA too it won’t be long
    October 23, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Anyone check Gustavo & or his wife or shall I say EX-WIFE’s page? She’s not living with him. Did he cheat on her? On her instagram a while ago he was doing MAJOR kissing up to her saying “I don’t deserve such a beautiful great wife”, etc. We all know what that means.

    Also without him, her power in her fermented store & city is a lot less.

    Both of them are awful.

    He’s pretty awful to ppl on his twitter account as well.

    • October 24, 2017 at 11:11 am

      I don’t think they are apart at all

      • Same person as before
        October 25, 2017 at 9:19 pm

        Then why do they both say “it’s complicated” on their fb pages? I don’t think he’s living in Santa Ana with her.

        • October 25, 2017 at 9:54 pm

          Who cares. Maybe she wants kids and he doesn’t. He’s a pendejo. Biggest racist in Orange County.

          • October 25, 2017 at 10:36 pm

            Note for Ricardo Toro. I was sent a comment you left on OJ. I won’t comment there. I am not Galloway’s PR consultant. I do not represent her. Try getting your facts right before posting. You can always call me to fact check. It would save you the embarrassment of posting wrong shit

        • October 26, 2017 at 5:09 am

          The only people who matter in a marriage are the two in it.

  24. Chris Epting
    October 25, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Now that I’m not allowed to comment on OJB (even tho they are back to posting about me) I thought I’d share for Greg a piece of an email from Gustavo to me – here you go, blob:

    “Diamond is one of the biggest morons I’ve ever had to interact with—and that’s saying a lot. If you write something, I’ll follow up with the REAL venom!”

    • October 26, 2017 at 6:54 am

      Chris and Chuck, I’d like both of you to confirm we have never met and we disagree about many matters political. Permitting you both to comment here is apparently more than Greg Diamond can handle. And it’s apparently worse than defending a drunk driver and alleged lech.

      Ricardo, questioning the motivations of the victim here in why Galloway didn’t do more? What a jerk you are for saying that. Lorri owes Donna nothing. Perhaps she did try to warn Donna about Vern, but we don’t know the nature of their conversations years ago. You make a lot of assumptions about many things. All of them wrong. If you ever want to have an actual conversation, let me know. I think you’re a coward.

      • Chris Epting
        October 26, 2017 at 7:13 am

        Dan – confirmed. We have never met. We have also never been tossed in the back of a police car or incarcerated or arrested for DUI or formally accused of sexual assault. People like Greg and Vern are the worst kind of racists/ideologues – they are literally SO intolerant that the mere concept of getting along with those different than you seems almost inconceivable. It’s the progressive lock step mentality that I know many decent dems are sick of because it paints the party as a bunch of group think sheep. I would not be surprised if you are receiving other messages from the 1-2 Diamond cohorts admonishing you for daring to allow free expression on your blog. Yes, we may disagree on some political matters (or not!) but we most certainly agree that lowlifes like Diamond, Nelson, Valladeres etc. are toxic for ANY party and quite frankly, pretty much any segment of society. Thank you for the opportunity to opine and share information. Too bad the “political mosh pit” (LMFAO) decided they couldn’t my words. Oh, if we all had a buck for every one of their criminal convictions… that said, I’m confident they will all continue to explore the bottom of the barrel with the rest of the dregs.

      • chris Epting
        October 26, 2017 at 7:25 am

        Dan, I’ll add, from what I gather about you, you are devoted to your family, you work hard to run a successful local business; I mean, that’s how I tend to judge people – the quality of their character. I know the Gregs and Verns of the world will never understand a concept like that, because it takes away all of their political tools. It reveals how small-minded and prejudiced they truly are, despite them crowing about how they’re not.

      • October 27, 2017 at 7:57 am

        Ricardo, I was alerted to your most recent comment on OJ and you completely missed the point of my comparison. The Nelson Galloway case is she said/he said. It’s not about Vern’s activism. It’s about his credibility. She has considerably more. And Vern ( and you and Greg and the rest of your merry band for that matter) made every prediction she offered for not coming forward years ago completely true. Shame on you.

  25. David Vasquez
    October 26, 2017 at 9:11 am

    What is it about me that is SO SO scary to the likes of Greg Diamond and Richard Toro? The latter of whom has EMAILED me and conversed with me but now believes I am make believe.

    the whole “FAKE VASQUEZ” thing was a (failed) ploy to out me to my friends and neighbors by Diamond, he was delusional to think he could trick me, by baiting me. When that didn’t work he called my employer and harassed me.

    I have at least TEN TIMES explained to “Crazy Greg” I am not part of ANY OTHER political aparatous except as a citizen voter, I am not on committees, I am not active, I am too busy in my private life, plus watching the antics of “CRAZY GREG” Diamond, His Brother – in-Law and company do stupid shit like puppet shows and stand up and boast about living in the “pleasant hills of Brea” make me want move to Nicaragua for rational political discussion.

    Bottom line is Greg is CRAZY, He is delusional, Ricardo Toro is a Moron, and the fact that we are debating about a FIVE TIME DRUNKEN, ANTI-POLICE GANG SYPATHIZER, who is now accussed of sexual assault speaks volumes about their sensabilities.

    Hey speaking of Jeff, what does Jeff LeTourneu have to say about Vern’s predicament, what about Julio Perez, CRICKETS. NOW THAT IS A COWARD.

    • Lenore
      October 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Ask yourself why the chair, Fran Sdao fawns over both Victor Valladares and Greg Diamond. Why does it appear that someone scrubbed Fran Sdao from the internet? When you say Greg is CRAZY, I have not seen any medical report on that issue but no one can dispute his voluntary, impromptu over-the-board drawing of a phantom line at the election for chair in May was jaw dropping. Why did Greg Diamond use his time and efforts to get an infraction scrubbed from the court docket where you cannot even see the ticket anymore? (See GG097204PE Orange County Superior Court – criminal case information look up.) Why doesn’t anyone mention Victor had a burglary charge? (See 05HM00513 Orange County Superior Court – criminal case information look up). Unfortunately, I am a member of the Central committee and it is embarrassing that Fran Sdao has chosen people like Greg Diamond and Victor Valladares to be her shining stars of the DPOC. They are bullies.

  26. Hector Sandoval
    October 26, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I am very interested to learn more about this Victor Valladares guy. He is widely considered one of Julio’s “tools” along woth Oscar something or another.

    For certain money was funnelled to these giys to form a club, along with the Latino Councilman from Anaheim, Jose Moreno.

    Make no mistake, Julio was developing a multi -faceted entity to serve as a political network.

    The DPOC needs to come clean as does the OCLF.

    • Fred
      October 26, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Nobody in HB can figure out where Victor and Oscar Rodriguez get their money to fly to Sac like it’s a bus. Neither of them work. Victor hasn’t paid child support since February. Yet now he sports new suits, money for the chicano club, signage, travel funds. Nobody at his Comunidad group will ever answer questions about money. He is UBER close with teacher’s union sweetheart Gena Clayton-Tarvin. Like REALLY close. Like, why were they both seen together at the Great Wolfe Lodge close so people have wondered if the union isn’t still funding his endeavors (they have in the past). They will not answer direct questions about money, just smile dumb smiles, post memes and say things like “BOOM!” and “Yeserriiitos!” Victor’s police records are bad, there are serious domestic complaints against him and his temper is INFAMOUS!!! People wonder how long until he snaps and really hurts someone.

      • October 26, 2017 at 4:17 pm

        from the OJ blog, from convicted felon Paul Lucas:

        Paul Lucas

        Posted October 26, 2017 at 12:42 PM

        How is it that an officer of the DPOC, the communications chair, remain in his spot while convening with the likes of alt-right Neo-Nazis? Oh wait, he was a full throated supporter of Neo-Nazi Curt Pringle who posted uniformed armed guards at polling stations to deter Latnos form voting. NM

        Curt Pringle did this before I ever knew I’d move to Orange County pendjo; hope you’re giving Vern tips for surviving prison. I bet you can’t eat blue cheese dressing on your salad anymore…

        • Chris Epting
          October 26, 2017 at 4:33 pm

          “Alt right Neo Nazis”?? They just use these terms as if they mean nothing – and in doing so, they diminish the importance of the actual problem. This is the “resist” movement, IMO – just like the “occupy” movement, with slightly better hygiene – Greg Diamond notwithstanding. Dangerously (and cluelessly) hyperbolic.

  27. OCDEM
    October 26, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    So it must be a slow news day. I just saw the FELON Renee Balenti yelli F#%K The Police. Let us not forget this is the woman who had ALL THREE of her children removed after. Poisioning her newborn with METH. Of cpurse she is the wife of a meth dealer who tried to kill a cop.

    Just like Yogi. These poor people are just misunderstood. METH isn’t dangerous. I bet her baby loved it.

    Wait. Isn’t this the same Renee whose son DYLAN is on trial for breaking and entering and attempted rape of Mirevette Judah’s neighbor?

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