Longtime OC Weekly Editor Gustavo Arellano Resigns, Says He Was Told To Lay Off Half His Staff
Gustavo Arellano, editor and general do-it-all at OC Weekly, is no longer with the publication as of Friday. Arellano spoke on the details of his departure on the Tom Leykis Show this afternoon, saying he resigned after he refused a call from the publication’s owners to lay off employees.
“I was told to lay off half of the staff at OC Weekly. We’re a tiny-ass paper as it is. And I refused,” said Arellano. He said that he presented to them an alternative plan in September “that would not involve us losing amazing, talented people.”