Gustavo Arellano is the editor of OC Weekly; author of Orange County: A Personal History, and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America; and a lecturer in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at CSU Fullerton. He writes the nationally-syndicated column “¡Ask a Mexican!” in which he answers any and all questions about America's spiciest and largest minority. This award-winning column appears in 39 U.S. newspapers and was published in book form by Scribner in May 2007.
Arellano has been featured in several national and international
newspapers and also on TV shows including The
The Colbert Report, and Hannity. Honors and awards include
the Los Angeles Press Club's 2007 President's Award,
an Impacto Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition,
and the 2008 Spirit Award from the California Latino
Legislative Caucus. Arellano is a lifelong resident of
Orange County and is the proud son of two Mexican immigrants,
one of whom was illegal.