Episode 30 - What issues face OC Muslims?

Welcome to episode 30 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss Muslims in Orange County. Gabriel San Román talks to Ojaala Ahmad, the Communications Coordinator for CAIR Los Angeles about issues facing the Muslim community in Los Angeles and Orange County. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we visit Al Sanabel Bakery for our food review. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Interview - Ojaala Ahmad

Hey You! - Ex-Volunteer

Food review - Al Sanabel Bakery

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Episode 29 - Who is creating the next generation of ska music?

Welcome to episode 29 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss ska music. Music editor Nate Jackson talks with Whitney Dunkle of Pocket Entertainment about the new generation of ska music in Orange County. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we review Newport Beach Corner Cafe. Enjoy!

Show notes:
No Doubt
Reel Big Fish
Save Ferris
Skatellites
Toots and the Maytals

Tazy Phillipz - Ska Parade

Interview: Whitney Dunkle

Hey You! - Kid Dodger

Food review - Newport Beach Corner Cafe

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Episode 28 - WHAT'S UP BRUH?

Welcome to OC Speakly episode 28. On this episode we discuss Huntington Beach, WHAT'S UP BRUH! Gustavo talks to OC Weekly Managing Editor Nick Schou about the history of Surf City and Victor Valladares of Oak View ComUNIDAD stops by to talk about some of Huntington Beach's redeeming qualities. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we review some good HB Thai food. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Longform Articles:

Interview - Victor Valladares

Hey You! - Feel My Flow

Food review - Bangkok Avenue

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Episode 27 - What's it Like Being a College Student in OC?

Welcome to episode 27 of OC Speakly. This week we talk about the state of community college. Gustavo talks to two of our interns, Frank John Tristan and Jeanette Duran about their experiences dealing with carrying full course loads, work, interning and still dealing with life. Lisa Black reads Hey You! And we talk sushi in our food review. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Hey You! - Don't Think Twice

Food review - Mika Sushi

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Episode 26 - How Can You Experience Barbershop Culture in OC?

Welcome to episode 26 of OC Speakly. This week we discuss barbershop culture. Gustavo and Gabriel San Román discuss the evolution of barbershops in OC. Gabriel visits Pierre Dotson at A-Unique Barbershop in Anaheim.  Lisa Black reads *Hey You!* and we review Stacks Pancake House and their new restaurant, Plumeria Cafe by Stacks. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Hey You! - Sandman Revisited

Food Review - Stacks Pancake House

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Episode 25 - Is South Coast Plaza Turning Into a Dining Mecca?

Welcome to episode 25 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode, we discuss 50 years of South Coast Plaza. OC Weekly food writer, Anne Marie Panoringan, talks to Debra Gunn Downing, the Executive Director of Marketing for South Coast Plaza about the future of dining at SCP. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and since we are cover South Coast Plaza, we review Zcafé, enjoy!

Show notes:

Interview - Debra Gunn Downing

Hey You! - Your Dog Bites, and So Do You

Food Review - Zcafé

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Episode 24 - What's playing at the 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival?

Welcome to episode 24 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode, we talk about the Newport Beach Film Festival. OC Weekly staff writer Matt Coker talks to Cade Russell, Associate Director of Programming for the Newport Beach Film Festival, about this year's programming and the films he is most looking forward to. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we review Crow Bar in Corona del Mar, enjoy!

Show notes:

Interview - Cade Russell

Hey You! - So Angry!

Food Review - Crow Bar

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Episode 23 - Are You Excited for the New House of Blues?

Welcome to episode 23 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode, we discuss the all new House of Blues at Anaheim Garden Walk. OC Weekly Music Editor Nate Jackson talks with HOB Anaheim General Manager Tim Jorgensen about the new location. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we review Masala Hut off Katella in Anaheim. Hey, a whole Anaheim episode, enjoy!

Show notes:

Interview - Tim Jorgensen, HOB Anaheim GM

Hey You! - Gym Hog

Food Review - Masala Hut

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Episode 22 - Why Is OC Housing So Unaffordable?

Welcome to episode 22 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode, we discuss affordable housing, or the lack thereof. Gabriel San Román talks with Marilynn Montaño, ex-Weeklyintern and volunteer at Resilience OC about housing, immigration and the struggles a lot of families face in Orange County. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we review the old-school classic Cal-Mex of 301 Cafe in Placentia. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Interview - Marilynn Montaño

Hey You! - Get Out!

Food Review - 301 Cafe

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Episode 21 - Why is Orange County: A Literary Field Guide the quintessential book about the OC?

Welcome to episode 21 of OC Speakly. On this episode we are talking about the new anthology Orange County: A Literary Field Guide. Gustavo reads a bit from his foreword and challenges listeners to hunt the OC Weekly archives for a chance to win a copy. One of the editors, Andrew Tonkovich, speaks with Field Guide contributor Victoria Patterson about her writing career. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we talk burgers in the food review. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Orange County: A Literary Field Guide

Find the author of a quote from a 1996 article for a chance to win a copy.

Interview: Victoria Patterson

Hey You! - A Heartfelt Colonoscopy

Food review - TK Burgers

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Episode 20 - Why Is Marijuana Off Limits for Veterans?

Welcome to episode 20 of OC Speakly. This week we talk about Weed for Warriors and how the government specifically targets soldiers when they use and cultivate marijuana. Also, how new marijuana regulations, Measure BB and Proposition 64, affect Orange County. Staff writer Mary Carreon speaks with Kristoffer Lewandowski, Orange County chapter president of the Weed for Warriors Project, about how marijuana is beneficial to returning vets and to discuss his possible life sentence in Oklahoma for cultivating 6 marijuana plants. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we visit Vishnu in Irvine for our food review. Enjoy!

 

Show notes:

There is a Sanctuary (OC Weekly Article)

PTSD-Stricken Marine Vet Faces Five Years in Oklahoma Prison for Growing Six Marijuana Plants (OC Weekly article)

PTSD-Stricken Marine Veteran Arrested For Six Okie Pot Plants Now Facing Even More Charges (OC Weekly article)

Interview with Kristoffer Lewandowski

Hey You! - Christ Is Not a Crutch

Food review - Vishnu

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Episode 19 - How are OC's immigrants handling the new administration's policies?

Welcome to episode 19 of OC Speakly. On this episode we discuss deportations, immigration, la migra, ICE…all that shit. Gustavo compares family immigration stories with our resident chingona clubs editor, Denise de la Cruz. Denise then speaks with immigrant youth activist, Hairo Cortes. A dramatic reding of Hey You! from Lisa Black and a shocking admission from Gustavo in the food review. Enjoy!

 

Show notes:

Matías Ramos

Julio Salgado

Interview - Hairo Cortes

Hey You! - A Dam Shame

Food review - Tony's Little Italy

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Episode 18 - Where Are the Best Brunch Spots in OC?

Welcome to episode 18 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss all things brunch. Our Marketing Director discusses the second annual Fresh Toast event on March 25th at Newport Dunes. Food writer Anne Marie Panoringan joins Gustavo to discuss some of the best food to eat between breakfast and lunch. A dramatic reading of Hey You! rounds out our show. Enjoy!

Show notes:

OC Weekly Boozy Brunch! issue

Fresh Toast March 25, 2017

Some amazing brunch shout outs:

Win free tickets. First person to email Gustavo and correctly spell our Marketing Director's first name will win two tickets! Sorry, no hints here in the show notes. garellano@ocweekly.com

Interview with Anne Marie Panoringan

Hey You! - Locks of Unlove

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Episode 17 - Why is Police Brutality Still a Thing?

Welcome to episode 17 of OC Speakly. On this episode we discuss the uptick in police brutality in Orange County. Gabriel San Romàn talks to Theresa Smith, a mother who's son, Cesar Cruz, was killed by police. Theresa is the founder of LEAN, the Law Enforcement Accountability Network. Lisa Black reads Hey You! and we review Eva's Carribean Kitchen in Laguna Beach. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Just a tiny amount of our coverage of police killings:

Interview with Theresa Smith

Hey You! - No Cookies For You!

OC Weekly calendar of events

Shout out to the 3 James Beard semi-finalists!

Food Review - Eva's Carribean Kitchen

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Episode 16 - Why is SanTana demonizing loncheras?

Welcome to episode 16 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss SanTana's war on loncheras with Denise de la Cruz. Gustavo gets deep and talks with Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria about the demonization of Mexican food and what it means for many families who run food service businesses. Lisa Black reads a Hey You! about someone's gross-ass feet and we review a late night lonchera in SanTana. Enjoy!

 

Show notes:

Santa Ana, Most-Mexican Big City in U.S., Declares War on Taco Trucks. Again

Shout out to Tacos Los Primos in Whittier

Interview with Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria

Hey You! - Shroomy Feet

Food review - Ruben's Tacos Y Mulitas

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Episode 15 - Why is protesting so important in Orange County?

Welcome to episode 15 of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we break down the history of protesting, The Women's March and the other protests in Orange County. Gabriel San Román speaks with Rida Hamida organizer of #IStandWithHijabis and community activist. Also a dramatic reading of Hey You! and a fantastic Turkish restaurant in Fountain Valley. Enjoy!

 

Show notes:

Santa Ana Women's March slideshow

'I Stand With Hijabis' slideshow

Interview with Rida Hamida

Hey You! - A couple of morons with a stick

ocweekly.com/calendar

Indivisible OC

Food Review - Istanbul Grill

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Episode 14 - Why isn't Poseidon's ocean desalination the answer?

Welcome to episode 14, on this week's episode, Gustavo discusses the Poseidon desalination plant with Mary Carreon before she talks with Parimal 'P.Mo' Rohit, editor of The Log, who has done extensive coverage on Poseidon as well. We also have a new dramatic reading from Hey You! and a great Mexican restaurant in Huntington Beach. Enjoy!

 

Show Notes:

McClatchy report on critical infrastructure

Poseidon coverage

Ground Water Replenishment System

OC Coastkeepers

Interview with Parimal Rohit

  • The Log
  • $1 Billion to construct the facility and another $100 Million for the water delivery infrastructure, billed to taxpayers
  • Charles Lester
  • Poseidon's Carlsbad desalination plant receives an average of 3 violations a month (22 of which were for critical toxicity)
  • Coastal Commission commissioners

Hey You! - Howdy Doody Nightmare Puppet

Restaurant review - Taqueria Don Victor

  • Yelp
  • Taqueria Don Victor Makes You Taste the Baa (OC Weekly)
  • Taqueria Don Victor Gets the Good Food Treatment (OC Weekly)

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Episode 13 - Where can women get healthcare in the wake of Trump's America?

Welcome to episode thirteen of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss altrenative healthcare in the wake of the possible gutting of the ACA. Denise de la Cruz interviews Panquetzani from Indigemama, who utilizes Mesoamerican medicine and ancestral traditions to strenghten female reproductive health. We also have a dramatic reading of our popular Hey You! column and a great female owned store for picking up some of the best booze in OC. Enjoy!

 

Show notes:

Sobadoras

Botánicas

Curandero

The Simpsons Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy

Interview - Panquetzani of Indigemama

Hey You! - Namaste, Bitch

Food review - Mixing Glass

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Episode 12 - What is Gabby Gaborno's legacy for OC punk rock?

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Welcome to episode twelve. We are devoting this episode to Gabby Gabborno, lead singer of Cadillac Tramps, Manic Hispanic, Santos y Sinners and more. We interview Weekly photographer John Gilhooley about Gabby's legacy and music editor Nate Jackson brings you audio scenes from the memorial concert at the Observatory. We finish off with a stop at Memphis Cafe in Costa Mesa for the food review. Oh, and #fuckcancer.

 

Show notes:

Gabby Gabborno

Cadillac Tramps

Manic Hispanic

Flock of Goo Goo

Santos Y Sinners

X-Members

Interview with John Gilhooley

Nate Jackson from the memorial concert at the Observatory

  • Stage Audio

  • Jonny "Two Bags"

  • Efrem Schulz

  • Eric VonHerzen & Jim Monroe

Life on the Edge - Cadillac Tramps documentary

Frida Cinema OC screenings

  • Friday, January 27th, 8pm

  • Saturday, January 28th, 8pm

Downtown Independent LA screening

Food Review - Memphis Soul Cafe

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Episode 11 - What is Dr. King's relation to Orange County?

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Welcome to episode eleven of OC Speakly. On this week's episode we discuss Martin Luther King, Jr. and his time spent in Orange County. We excerpt audio from two speeches made here: 55 years ago, MLK gave a speech at Chapman University, and 49 years ago he gave a speech in Anaheim 19 days before his assassination. Gabriel San Román discusses Dr. King's words and Gustavo talks with music editor Nate Jackson about growing up black in Orange County. We also stop at Alebrije's Grill, the pink lonchera in SanTana, for our food review. Enjoy!

 

Show notes:

Where the Black People At? (OC Weekly Volume 18, Number 40)

Of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the US, Orange County is the only one with an African-American population of less than 5% (2.1% to be exact)

UC Irvine Cafeteria Sells Chicken and Waffles for Martin Luther King Day

An Incomplete, Embarrassing Timeline of Anti-Black Moments in Orange County

OC's Oldest African-American's (103 Years!) Secret for Long Life: "Soul Food and Hard Work"

Martin Luther King, Jr. speech excerpt #1 recorded at Chapman University, December 10, 1961, recorded by Chapman professor Don Booth

Martin Luther King, Jr. speech excerpt #2 recorded at a luncheon at the Anaheim Convention Center with the California Democratic Council, March 16, 1968 (6 minute excerpt)

Interview with Gabriel San Román:

Food Taco Truck - Alibrijes ("The Pink Taco Truck")

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