Still Here: Reflections on Resistance in Nuestro Pueblo, Los Angeles

When you’ve known a place your whole life, a place that you take pride in, a place that you’ve found love in, and a place where you’ve found yourself in, what do you do when that place is taken from you? When the people who comprise that place are people who look like you, or […]

Our Petition for Super Pan Bakery of the Virgil Village is now LIVE

“She collected observations as one would collect ice-cream sticks: a youth riding a wobbly bike on the muddy shoulders of the street; a skinny cat roaming through the tall bird-of-paradise stalks; two comadres chatting between a fence; an old crooked bird man who fed his flock of pigeons daily. The desire to be on 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 […]

Education in Los Angeles is Still a Civil Rights Issue

Earlier this week Ref Rodriguez, the district 5 representative at the Los Angeles Unified School District, which represents schools throughout Silver Lake, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, South Gate, Vernon and more, resigned after pleading guilty to charges of money-laundering and conspiracy in his campaign for the district seat. Rodriguez originally took his place on L.A. […]