Jewish Journal

Gustavo Arellano

  • Baker Finds Right Recipe for Success

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    At 3 a.m., when most Orange County residents are halfway through their slumber, Solomon Dueñas leaves Aliso Viejo and begins the 15-minute commute he's made nearly every morning since 1988.

    The 54-year-old arrives at Solomon's Bakery and immediately relieves the three bakers who...

  • Abel Salgado Keeps the Challah Coming

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Forty years after he first put on a white apron, Abel Salgado remains an anomaly in the Jewish bakery world, but not for reasons one might expect. Sure, when he joined Local 453 of the Hebrew Master Bakers and Confectioners Union in 1963, the Chihuahua native was maybe the second or...

  • Selling Israel to Progressive Latinos

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Although progressives' cause-of-the-month is criticizing Israel's treatment of Palestinians, it has been endemic in the Latino left for years.

    These progressive Latinos claim solidarity between themselves and Palestinians based on their supposed shared experience of being "people of...

  • Digitizing the Shoah

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A conference on the importance of Holocaust education focused on training teachers to make better use of the Internet revolution. "A lot of information has been made available with the advances in technology," said Stephen Feinberg, director of national outreach for the United States...

  • Hip Hop Jew-ray!

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Ask your typical music fan about the Jewish connection to Latin alternative music, and you're most likely to get a puzzled look. Why would nice Jewish boys and girls be involved in a musical genre where klezmer isn't kosher?

    Pose this question to Josh Norek and he'll give you an...

  • Around the Orange

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's a couple of hours before the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) quarterly Orange County Jewish-Latino roundtable group and Joyce Greenspan is worried.

    "I don't have a clue what's going to happen tonight," says the ADL's Orange County director. "Usually, we have a dinner, but it's a...

  • Sacred Space

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Charles and Nora Hester board room at Chapman University is a typical corporate meeting area; large and devoid of anything sacred, it is located on the second floor of the school's main building. Outside the room is a display that highlights the life of Christian philanthropist...

  • Locals’ Dreams for Breed Street

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Although East Los Angeles, and the bordering Boyle Heights, is now the heart of Mexican Los Angeles, vestiges of its diverse past still remain. The exterior of Self-Help Graphics, an art gallery and workshop, is covered with multicolored tiles in a visual tribute to the diversity...

  • A Link to Hatred

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    At first glance, La Voz de Aztlán (The Voice of Aztlán, www.aztlan.net ), a Chicano Web site based in Los Angeles, seems like any other minority-geared, politically progressive Web site. The site posts editorials and news reports on events relevant to the Los Angeles...