Gustavo Arellano

Gustavo Arellano

columnist, LA Times

Gustavo Arellano is a longtime KCRW contributor with his weekly "Orange County Line" commentary, his frequent appearances on "Good Food with Evan Kleiman" and his yearly #TortillaTournament contest. He's a columnist with the Los Angeles Times, a journalism professor at Orange Coast College and an all-around cholo nerd.

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The number of Orange County’s unhoused population surpassed pre-pandemic levels, according to the Point in Time Count , as the county pushed for more federal funding.

OC leaders strategize after report shows homelessness spike

The number of Orange County’s unhoused population surpassed pre-pandemic levels, according to the Point in Time Count , as the county pushed for more federal funding.

from KCRW Features

Hundreds of teachers are facing potential layoffs amid low enrollment and financial constraints at the Anaheim Union High School District.

Anaheim teacher layoffs: Who stays, who goes?

Hundreds of teachers are facing potential layoffs amid low enrollment and financial constraints at the Anaheim Union High School District.

from KCRW Features

California has filed a lawsuit against Huntington Beach over its recently passed voter ID law.

Voter ID law sparks legal battle in OC

California has filed a lawsuit against Huntington Beach over its recently passed voter ID law.

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