Vote for North Virgil’s Very Own Arasele Torrez

In the throes of Los Angeles, where lingering traffic flows through the workdays crowd out hopes of a time 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 might […]

Better Late Than Never: Educating One Young Hyena in Los Angeles, Part I

It was 2007, or what was supposed to be my Junior year at John Marshall High. But like most students in the Los Angeles Unified School District that school-year — 48% according to official estimates — I wasn’t set to graduate on time. Most of high school was a whirlwinding hayride for me, and “the […]

From L.A. Stories to Los Cuentos; Four Years of ‘J.T.’

JIMBO TIMES began just a little over four years ago following a special walk from my mother’s newsstand on Santa Monica boulevard the evening of August 19, 2014. It was near mid-night when the idea took hold of me, and I can still remember crawling from the apartment bedroom into the bathroom with the same […]

We Had An Incredible Time at Our Back to School Party this August 25th: Here are 10 Things We Learned

After 36 days of non-stop planning for our first ever BACK to School PARTY at El Gran Burrito, I needed at least a couple of days to rest and relax, to enjoy a bit of silence, and to reflect on just what it is that actually happened this special Summer of 2018. A few things […]