L.A. Times Columnist Gustavo Arellano

The 105 Used to Be Cool

Gustavo Arellano is a writer, podcast host, and columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
He moderated Zócalo’s inaugural in-person event at the ASU California Center at the Herald Examiner in downtown L.A., titled “How Do We Begin Again?” Before taking the stage, Arellano sat down in the green room to discuss his favorite taco spots, why he’d consider moving to Kentucky, and the show he loves to fall asleep to.

Transforming Trash Into Art

How a Riverside Taco Joint Became a Magnet for Community

I’ve lived in Riverside, and I’ve owned Tio’s Tacos here for over 25 years now. Growing up, I lived in a small town in northern Michoacán Mexico called Sahuayo. I …

Is Fresno California’s Taco Capital?

In Search of a Galvanizing Narrative, a Growing City Looks to Its Taquerías

Can tacos save Fresno?

Greater Fresno, with 1.1 million people and growing, is in the process of becoming California’s next big metropolitan area (it’s already fifth—after L.A., the Bay Area, San …