We Will Not be Erased: How Open Mics in Our Community Uplift Our Cultural History

Our second annual Open Mic was a prolific success, featuring 10 different poets, speakers and other members of the community who spoke in front of up to 25 guests throughout the evening. Our guest list was diverse, with attendants as young as 11 years old and as mature as 60. In my own experience, after […]

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 […]

Super Pan Bakery Has Gotten An Extension

It’s with great pleasure to announce that the 20 year old Panadería in the “Virgil Village” community has gotten an extension for its relocation. That’s right! At least until December, families in our community can continue to quench their appetites with Doña Elvia’s fresh pan dulce, hot tamales, and bolillos con huevos. It’s a key victory […]

Hey Los Angeles,

Is it just me… Or are we still dreaming? …of how we are the stars of Los Angeles. J.T.