Archive | October, 2012

OC DREAM Team Takes Issue w/ Hermandad Mexicana Over Logo

30. October 2012

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Divisions within the immigrant rights movement are nothing new. Mega marchas in Los Angeles became fragmented over the years with different organizations and coalitions having demonstrations at different times and places. Here too in SanTana, May Day rallies have succumbed to the same dynamic. Who’s marching at what time and where to again? When President […]

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Chef Mike Hawari of Kareem’s Falafel Passes Away

29. October 2012

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Not too long ago, I took some out-of-town media colleagues to lunch quickly suggesting Kareem’s Falafel in Anaheim’s Little Arabia corridor. We were greeted by Nancy Hawari as all of us placed an order for a falafel sandwich — the very culinary creation the OC Weekly had just named the best of all its kind […]

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Gunkist Memories: Before Canyon High’s ‘Seniores and Señoritas’ Day Was El Modena’s Blackface Pep Rally

29. October 2012

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The Mexi-mocking antics of students at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills during the now infamous “Seniores and Señoritas” Day earned them a spot on this infernal rag’s current OC’s Scariest People 2012 issue. Perpetuating stereotypes by dressing up as cholos, pregnant stroller pushers and deportin’ border patrol agents also led to an administration-zinging investigation. […]

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Protesters in Anaheim March to Last Candidate Forum Before Election

28. October 2012

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In the lead up to the last Anaheim city council forum held at Betsy Ross Elementary school on Tuesday, a protest was held by activists outside the police department. A short march ensued down Santa Ana Street to the site of the event hosted by Orange County Congregation Community Organization. (OCCCO) Video footage of the […]

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Decoding Race-Baiting ‘Scampaign’ Mailers in Anaheim

27. October 2012

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Election Day is less than two weeks away and mailers are bombarding residents and irritating the shit out of postal carriers who deliver the daily bulk of junk. Predictably, in the wake of Anaheim‘s summer of social unrest, political action committees are pouring it on with tough on crime, law and order messaging. Hoping to […]

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