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fathersdaychurchsignFather and Son Chile-Eating Contest: Quién es más macho? The East Pocho Optimists Club once again sets up shop at Fernando Valenzuela Field for their annual chile-eating contest, which pits father-son teams against each other to see who can ascend the Picante Podium of Pain. The winning team wins even more chiles! Sunday, noon.

Bronche: Angry Bull cocktails (Red Bull, tequila, orange juice) are just $3 and dads get all the Mexican Meatloaf Sliders they want for free on Father’s Day at TGI Viernes in the Rancho Pocho Mall. Sunday 10 AM – 2 PM. Mention my name, Chale Knickerbocker, for a blank stare. [Mas…]


You say you want to understand Chican@ Feminist Theory? We have just what you’ve been looking for.

Huh? Video creator Rafael Solorzano epxlains [Mas…]

8. Candy Bra: Lets face it, dude, the gift wasn’t really for your girl — it was for your own enjoyment. If eating chalky conversation hearts is what turns you on, you might as well just give her one. Plus, you could have thrown it on her body when she was naked. Now you just wasted $14.95 instead of Brachs conversation hearts which are 99 cents.

7. Humidifer: Don’t buy shit just because it’s on sale, unless he or she has severe allergies. Do not let yourself look like a mouth breather.

6. Electric Blanket: I know, I know, I actually got this as a gift on Valentine’s Day. He explained that because he had a Jeep I should take it along when we go out. Shortly after the relationship ended, the blanket ended as well when my niece spilled her Dora the Explorer juice box all over it. [Mas…]

salsainabowlI’m Elena Maria Celina Carrillo Martinez de los Angeles Delgadillo Trujillo…Lopez. But you can call me Lencha. Today my son is in his room reading his Naruto muñequito books, so I can chare with you my special recipe for Valentime’s Day.

M’ijo don’t like it when I talk about sexy things because me and his daddy are divorce because his daddy like to stick his weene ebrywhere.

M’ijo usually checks my espelling but oh gwell. Since I have a little gwhile, I give you the recipe for Aphrodisiac Salsa. [Mas…]


It’s 1965 and big hair and girl groups are all the rage.

In East LA, sisters Rosella, Ersi and Mary Arvizu, who had been singing and playing music together all their lives, thought they had the right stuff to be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They call themselves The Sisters. [Mas…]

Father and Son Chile-Eating Contest: Quién es más macho? The East Pocho Optimists Club once again sets up shop at Fernando Valenzuela Field for their annual chile-eating contest, which pits father-son teams against each other to see who can ascend the Picante Podium of Pain. The winning team wins even more chile! Sunday, noon.

Bronche: Angry Bull cocktails (Red Bull, tequila, orange juice) are just $3 and dads get all the Mexican Meatloaf Sliders they want for free on Father’s Day at TGI Viernes in the Rancho Pocho Mall. Sunday 10 AM – 2 PM. Mention my name, Chale Knickerbocker, for a blank stare. [Mas…]

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Bill “Memo” Nericcio, author, professor at San Diego State University and proprietor of the Tex[t]-Mex Gallery, explores pop culture to unearth fascinating tidbits of Mexicana-Americana. Memo just uncovered photos and videos (well sorta uncovered — a guy can fantasize!) sexy late 1950s-early-60s starlet Tucson-born Emily Cranz.

Memo writes:

Just fell into a labyrinth of Mexican cinema history built around Emily Cranz, born Emily Cranz Cantillano. Wikipedia’s stub-article is cut and pasted all over the internets, but not much more comes to the surface quickly.

We grabbed these images and videos from Tex[t]-Mex: [Mas…]


It’s 1965 and big hair and girl groups are all the rage.

In East LA, sisters Rosella, Ersi and Mary Arvizu, who had been singing and playing music together all their lives, thought they had the right stuff to be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They call themselves The Sisters. [Mas…]

MAS Whitewashing: Tucson OKs textbook list with NO Chicano authors

by Santino J. Rivera August 28, 2013 Cultura
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Let me tell you a joke. Ready? The Tucson Unified School District. Get it? No? Allow me to me explain. On Tuesday night the TUSD approved a textbook list for their now defunct Mexican-American Studies program, which they have dubbed “Culturally Relevant US History and US Government.” The list, which consists of 25 books, has absolutely […]

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My Shocking True Confession: Yes, I am a ‘Chipster’

by Magally Miranda August 26, 2013 Cultura
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I’m a textbook Chipster. I ride a pink road bike named Rosita or a commuter folding bike, rock the thrift store combat boots with floral print dresses, listen to independent local artists like Chicano Batman, L@s Cafeter@s, eat vegan burritos, etc. As a matter of fact, one or more of my closest companer@s can check […]

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Everything you wanted to know about ‘Colors’ but were afraid to ask

by Santino J. Rivera August 13, 2013 Cultura
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If you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, you remember the film Colors. It spawned a lot of headlines about violence at movie theaters and the spread of Los Angeles-style gang wars. The Guardian Angels even protested the flick and left a toilet bowl outside of Sean Penn’s home as an “award.” They also […]

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@SaraChicaD: My Pocho Ocho favorite foods (video)

by Lucida Grandé August 9, 2013 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón (also known as @SaraChicaD on the Twitter) is very particular about the foods she likes. Here are her Pocho Ocho faves… RELATED: San Bernardino teenager addicted to Takis

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Lamar High junior drops ‘slave name,’ renames self ‘Jennifer Lopez’

by María Purísima June 11, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HOUSTON) A local teen has decided to discard her slave name “María de la Paz Rodriguez Ramírez” and rename herself “Jennifer Lopez” after her Latina idol. “I’m tired of being kept down by the man. My slave name ‘María de la Paz’ is clearly a name with Spanish roots and my family […]

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Pocho ocho most racist things said to Latinas on online dating sites

by María Purísima April 23, 2013 Cultura
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It’s tough for hermanas out there trying to find love — especially with the anonymity of the online dating world. What makes it even harder for Latinas online is how easy it can be for dudes to be jerks, specifically, racist jerks. Here’s our list of the top eight racist things said to Latinas in […]

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‘Spitfire,’ a novel by Annette Sandoval (Chapters 1-2)

by ANNETTE SANDOVAL April 4, 2013 Cultura
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Interoffice Memo To: Samantha From: Tomi Date: July 12, 2011 Subject: Guess what? Scott, the new associate, just offered me the executive assistant job. He says we could do a three-month trial. He’s offering $45,000 a year. What do you think? Tomi P.S. Yo mama is so ugly she makes onions cry.

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What a girl’s makeup means: The Chola Eyebrows Edition (video)

by Verdana Bold March 27, 2013 Cultura
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Our new friend Aury Martinez is back with an educational video about the art and craft of eye makeup and its role in maintaining group identity while simultaneously celebrating individual personality, and other deep shit like that. (Totally NSFW language.) Aury’s on Twitter.

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On the Internets, everyone knows you are ‘Chongalicious’ (video)

by Andalé Mono March 18, 2013 Cultura
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On the Internets, you can be as Chongalicious as you want. (NSFW language.) Bandwidth, tu sabes, expands to fit the waste available. RELATED: Hey white bitches talkin’ sh*t: You better back your sh*t up (video)

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The Pocho Ocho worst Valentine’s Day gifts evah?

by La Chata February 14, 2013 Cultura
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8. Candy Bra: Lets face it, dude, the gift wasn’t really for your girl — it was for your own enjoyment. If eating chalky conversation hearts is what turns you on, you might as well just give her one. Plus, you could have thrown it on her body when she was naked. Now you just […]

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Grad student realizes lesbian tendencies don’t make her Frida Kahlo

by María Purísima February 13, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS ANGELES)  María de Luz Guzmán Villa had a disturbing realization this week: being a lesbian in grad school does not make her more like the Mexican icon Frida Kahlo. Like many others, Guzmán Villa first experimented with trying to be like Frida, especially her lesbian tendencies, after her first Intro […]

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Delicious aphrodisiac Valentine’s Day salsa

by TIA LENCHA February 13, 2013 Cultura
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I’m Elena Maria Celina Carrillo Martinez de los Angeles Delgadillo Trujillo…Lopez. But you can call me Lencha. Today my son is in his room reading his Naruto muñequito books, so I can chare with you my special recipe for Valentime’s Day. M’ijo don’t like it when I talk about sexy things because me and his […]

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Chicana activist joins EZLN movement

by María Purísima February 11, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from NEW JACK CITY)  A local activist is excited about throwing her support behind a movement in Southern Mexico she recently read about on Facebook: the EZLN. Pilar Morales (photo) said she saw a post on her friend Daisy’s Facebook wall about a new band called Rage Against the Machine which talked about […]

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Ring In the Oldies: ‘Happy New Year Baby,’ ‘Sabor A Mi’ (music videos)

by QUESO QUESEM December 31, 2012 Cultura
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It’s 1965 and big hair and girl groups are all the rage. In East L.A., sisters Rosella, Ersi and Mary Arvizu, who had been singing and playing music together all their lives, thought they had the right stuff to be the next Supremes — even before there were Supremes. They called themselves The Sisters.

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Educated Bay Area Chicana wants to know ‘What about my needs?’

by María Purísima October 10, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from SAN FRANCISCO) A Chicana with a Juris Doctor degree and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley recently reflected on her career as the director of a non-profit serving underprivileged youth in the Mission District. Why, she wondered, was she was working so hard to give back. […]

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If every picture tells a story–does this one? Caption contest! *UPDATED

by HABLO PICASSO September 10, 2012 Cartoons
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*We have a winner! Scroll down for all the entries and the best caption. Caption this image to win something cool from us and perhaps the esteem of pochos everywhere! Contest begins now and ends at midnight PDT tonight. POCHO decisions final. Bribes accepted but no guarantees, OK? Deal? Deal. Write your caption below to […]

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