Gustavo Arellano is a features writer for the Los Angeles Times. Arellano covers a diverse array of topics in Southern California, the West, and beyond. He previously worked at Orange County Weekly, where he was an investigative reporter for 15 years and editor for 6. Arellano wrote the award-winning and nationally syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican! He is the author of the books Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America and Orange County: A Personal History. He’s the child of two Mexican immigrants, one of whom came to this country in the trunk of a Chevy.
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