Tag Archive for Gustavo Arellano

BackPage.com CEO arrested for Pimping; former Village Voice owners also charged

The Los Angeles Times has this blockbuster story Friday about the arrest of the CEO of BackPage.com on charges of pimping based on a 3-year investigation by California AG Kamala Harris.  Harris has criticized the website for profiting from the sex trafficking of adults and children. From the story: Carl Ferrer was taken into custody in Houston after arriving…

Register’s Chapter 11 should be no cause for Joy at OC Weekly

Most everyone enjoyed that extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning but OC Weekly editor-in-chief Gustavo Arellano put out this story at 5:17 AM with much glee under the standing column of OC Register Death Watch.  From the piece: “Yesterday, multiple, trustworthy sources who requested anonymity told me the Register’s parent company planned to file…

A Labor Day to Remember

  The Orange County Labor Fed put on quite a show at the OC Fairgrounds yesterday to celebrate the men and women who tend to take a shower after work instead of one before work.  The Table of Dignity was revealed and dedicated as a place of respect for all working men and women. Speakers…

OC Weekly Death Watch: the Paper is For Sale

Move over OC Register.  Aaron Kushner’s local paper is not the only local media outlet in distress.  The OC Weekly is up for sale according to this post on the paper’s Navel Gazing site. Here’s the press release about the outfit hired to sell the paper: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray Engaged to Explore Options…

Did the System Kill Ximena Meza?

  OC Weekly’s Gustavo Arellano and Gabriel San Roman have weighed in on the murder of nine year old Ximena Meza of Anaheim in the October 30th edition of OC Weekly.  You can read the entire story here.  The pair have done a nice job documenting the case against Ricardo Cruz of Buena Park and…

Our Election Hangover Blues

Election day was tough on Democrats.  What made it especially tough was the lack of turnout.  If Democrats go to the polls, even in this Red County, we can be competitive and do well.  While all the ballots are not yet counted, turnout was down.  Way down. For those Republicans who won, hardly a mandate…