Before her death last year, Dolores Janney "Jenni" Rivera, was one of the best-selling regional Mexican artists of her generation.
|Rivera in 2003|
The scrappy tomboy daughter of Mexican immigrants came from dirt poor Long Beach to sell out arenas in the motherland.
Yet she went largely unnoticed by non-Hispanics until the small Learjet she was riding after a concert crashed into a hillside in Nuevo León on December 9, 2012.
She was 43.
Though her explosive, uncensored personality and often-public feuds made her a polarizing figure for many Mexicans, she built an empire, with her own reality show, a cosmetics line, a denim line, and a real estate firm, among other ventures.
She was anticipating the announcement of her first crossover move -- an English-language sitcom for NBC -- which made her passing even more tragic.
But there are many ways to remember La Mariposa del Barrio, as she once called herself: Here are five places across Los Angeles County where you can still feel Jenni's presence.More »