Meet Gustavo Arellano and Ask a Mexican

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In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month the Long Beach Public Library will feature columnist and author, Gustavo Arellano, at the El Dorado Neighborhood Library on October 5, 2010.

Mr. Arellano is also a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Op/Ed pages. He is a familiar presence in Southern California radio as a frequent guest on liberal and conservative talk shows, where he discusses local and national issues.

Gustavo Arellano was born in Anaheim, California, to a tomato canner and an illegal immigrant. Arellano writes the column ¡Ask a Mexican! in the OC Weekly, an alternative newspaper in Orange County, California. His writing in that paper earned him the 2006 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies award for the best column in a large circulation weekly. He is also a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times and has appeared on Today, Nightline, NPR’s On the Media, The Situation with Tucker Carlson, and The Colbert Report.

The Gustavo Arellano event is October 5, 2010,6 p.m, at the El Dorado Library, 2900 Studebaker Road, Long Beach, 90815.

For more information please call 562-570-3136, or email

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