Jenni Rivera Missing, Plane Crash Suspected - 2012-12-09
Just saw the news that Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American singer from Los Angeles, is missing after her plane lost contact with air traffic controllers in Mexico. (The latest news is that wreckage of the plane was found, and there were no survivors. This is really sad news.)
A decade ago, when we were writing for a newspaper in LA that doesn't exist anymore, New Times LA, we had the privilege of getting to know the Rivera family, in particular Jenni, who was already a huge star among the Latino population there but completely unknown by the mainstream media.
We wanted to share with you the wonderful young woman we got to know at the end of 2001.