Rap Heat Coming from a Latino: Music in L.A. with Sal Roses

“What you give is what you get,But I only give respect,Where I really think it’s due,Tell me who the hell are you?” Sal Roses is a Salvadoran American writer born and raised in the City of Los Angeles, whose parents hail from the Pueblo of Santa Rosa de Lìma, La Union, El Salvador. As a […]

Vote for North Virgil’s Very Own Arasele Torrez

In the throes of Los Angeles, where traffic jams crowd out hopes of a day when the world might move differently, it can be difficult to imagine things actually changing. Yet when one encounters stories of the shakers and movers right in our midst, it’s clear that even if it appears like we’re only slouching […]

Los Angeles is In Fashion: Meet Mauricio Zelada

In today’s big-city culture, one thing I’ve often noticed is that people generally imitate each other. That is, they shop at the same places, wear the same clothes, drive the same cars, and even listen to the same music. While there isn’t anything inherently wrong with this, it’s also true that with so much imitating […]

Motivating Vibes: Music in L.A. with Jon Quest

“My roots are stronger than they’ve ever been, I think it’s time I branched out.” In the earliest days of JIMBO TIMES: The L.A. Storyteller, featuring friends throughout Los Angeles making a splash out there was a major part of the site’s ‘upbringing.’ The blog has since honed in its focus on city life, but […]