The Santa Ana Register Returns as a Weekly, Starting Tomorrow

For a preview of an article that I contributed to the Santa Ana Register that debuts tomorrow, click here. The Register informs: The Santa Ana Register is a new weekly newspaper covering the city of Santa Ana. It will be delivered Thursdays to Orange County Register subscribers. To subscribe, call customer service at 1-877-627-7009. In… Read More The Santa Ana Register Returns as a Weekly, Starting Tomorrow

In Retrospect: The Orange County Latino Film Festival, Part II

In September of 2005, the second Orange County Latino Film Festival was held at the Metropolitan Fiesta Twin Theater in downtown Santa Ana. In its second year the festival had more momentum, but saw that momentum pulled abruptly by its main sponsor, Vanguard Cinema, afterwards. There would not be a third festival. Freyr Thor, one… Read More In Retrospect: The Orange County Latino Film Festival, Part II

In Retrospect: The Orange County Latino Film Festival, Part I

In October of 2004 Manuel “Manny” Saldívar, a protégé of movie producer Moctezuma Esparza, in association with Vanguard Cinema, brought a Latino film festival to downtown Santa Ana’s Metropolitan Fiesta Twin theater. The OCLFF set a standard that has yet to be topped by other attempts at film festivals in Santa Ana, but it went… Read More In Retrospect: The Orange County Latino Film Festival, Part I