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April 13, 1999 | STEVE APPLEFORD
Cesar Rosas is not coasting. He has played a role in the wild experimentation of recent Los Lobos, but he's also that band's traditionalist, spinning nervy tunes of raw Mexican folk and lowdown blues, providing an anchor of continuity to its increasingly bizarre trips. So it was only natural that Rosas opened his solo show at the House of Blues on Saturday with the straight, rockin' blues of Ike Turner's "You've Got to Lose."
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November 13, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
The lunch order at Lucy's El Adobe on Melrose was as follows: Cesar Rosas: steak picado with corn tortillas. David Hidalgo: chile relleno, with a beef taco dorado a la carte. Louie Pérez: vegetarian burrito. Conrad Lozano: steak picado, but could he have flour tortillas instead of corn please? The waiter, originally from Tijuana, knew he'd been handed a setup line. "No flour here!" he barked at Lozano. "Only Mexican people here!" PHOTOS: Unexpected musical collaborations The Los Lobos bassist and his bandmates broke up laughing.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1999 | RICHARD CROMELIN
In the Los Lobos cocina, Cesar Rosas is the meat-and-potatoes man, so it's no surprise that his "Soul Disguise"--the first solo album by a member of the East L.A. institution--serves up heaps of dense, earthy comfort food. The singer-guitarist has been playing this kind of music for some 25 years, so it's pretty much second nature for him.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Stately, cool-eyed David Hidalgo took his place at the front of the stage, cradling an electric guitar. "There's a few little problem children in this album," he told the audience at the Grammy Museum's Clive Davis Theater in downtown L.A. A trickle of laughter ran through the crowd. Then Hidalgo and his Los Lobos bandmates - guitarists Louie Pérez and Cesar Rosas, bassist Conrad Lozano, saxophone-keyboard player Steve Berlin and drummer Enrique "Bugs" Gonzalez - hoisted their instruments and stroked the first notes of "Dream In Blue," a jaunty, sharply syncopated blues-rock tune that jitterbugs across a spooky, oddly exhilarating nightscape: PHOTOS: Celebrity photos by the Times "I flew around with shiny things/ And when I spoke, I seemed to sing/ High above - floating far away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1999 | JOSEPH TREVINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives investigating the disappearance of Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, arrested her half-brother on suspicion of kidnapping, authorities said Monday. Gabriel Gomez, 39, of Whittier was taken into custody Sunday, Sheriff's Department spokesman Boris Nikolof said. He was being held at the Walnut sheriff's station, authorities said, and faces possible charges of parole violations.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
The lunch order at Lucy's El Adobe on Melrose was as follows: Cesar Rosas: steak picado with corn tortillas. David Hidalgo: chile relleno, with a beef taco dorado a la carte. Louie Pérez: vegetarian burrito. Conrad Lozano: steak picado, but could he have flour tortillas instead of corn please? The waiter, originally from Tijuana, knew he'd been handed a setup line. "No flour here!" he barked at Lozano. "Only Mexican people here!" PHOTOS: Unexpected musical collaborations The Los Lobos bassist and his bandmates broke up laughing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2000
Homicide detectives said Monday that remains unearthed from a shallow grave off Sand Canyon Road in the Santa Clarita Valley have been identified as those of Sandra Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos bandleader Cesar Rosas. Identification of the bones exhumed Nov. 22 from the grave site near a hilly dirt road was made by using dental records of the woman killed by her half brother, Gabriel Gomez, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Roberta Granek.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Los Lobos guitarist and singer Cesar Rosas has sold his house in Walnut for $1.425 million. The 3,906-square-foot home sits on nearly an acre in the hills. Built in 2008, it features a panoramic view of the San Gabriel Valley, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Public records show he bought the house the year it was built for $1.405 million. The Grammy-winning East L.A. band played earlier this month at the Greek Theatre during the inaugural Los Lobos Cinco de Mayo Festival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2000
A trial date was set Thursday for Gabriel Gomez, 39, who could face the death penalty for charges of kidnapping and murdering his half-sister Sandra Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos guitarist Cesar Rosas. Gomez will go on trial Feb. 10. During his preliminary hearing Thursday, he sat motionless as attorneys and prosecution witnesses sketched out details of the case that started the night of Oct. 23, when Rosas disappeared from her Rowland Heights home. Police have yet to find her body.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's investigators Saturday abandoned a search for the body of the wife of Los Lobos musician Cesar Rosas at a Rowland Heights park after concluding that her convicted murderer lied about where he buried her remains. Sheriff's homicide detectives had searched Schabarum Regional Park about 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles for Sandra Rosas' body for the last three days after Gabriel Gomez, her convicted killer, led authorities there.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Los Lobos guitarist and singer Cesar Rosas has sold his house in Walnut for $1.425 million. The 3,906-square-foot home sits on nearly an acre in the hills. Built in 2008, it features a panoramic view of the San Gabriel Valley, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Public records show he bought the house the year it was built for $1.405 million. The Grammy-winning East L.A. band played earlier this month at the Greek Theatre during the inaugural Los Lobos Cinco de Mayo Festival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2000
Homicide detectives said Monday that remains unearthed from a shallow grave off Sand Canyon Road in the Santa Clarita Valley have been identified as those of Sandra Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos bandleader Cesar Rosas. Identification of the bones exhumed Nov. 22 from the grave site near a hilly dirt road was made by using dental records of the woman killed by her half brother, Gabriel Gomez, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Roberta Granek.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's investigators Saturday abandoned a search for the body of the wife of Los Lobos musician Cesar Rosas at a Rowland Heights park after concluding that her convicted murderer lied about where he buried her remains. Sheriff's homicide detectives had searched Schabarum Regional Park about 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles for Sandra Rosas' body for the last three days after Gabriel Gomez, her convicted killer, led authorities there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2000
A trial date was set Thursday for Gabriel Gomez, 39, who could face the death penalty for charges of kidnapping and murdering his half-sister Sandra Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos guitarist Cesar Rosas. Gomez will go on trial Feb. 10. During his preliminary hearing Thursday, he sat motionless as attorneys and prosecution witnesses sketched out details of the case that started the night of Oct. 23, when Rosas disappeared from her Rowland Heights home. Police have yet to find her body.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1999 | JOSEPH TREVINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives investigating the disappearance of Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, arrested her half-brother on suspicion of kidnapping, authorities said Monday. Gabriel Gomez, 39, of Whittier was taken into custody Sunday, Sheriff's Department spokesman Boris Nikolof said. He was being held at the Walnut sheriff's station, authorities said, and faces possible charges of parole violations.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1999 | STEVE APPLEFORD
Cesar Rosas is not coasting. He has played a role in the wild experimentation of recent Los Lobos, but he's also that band's traditionalist, spinning nervy tunes of raw Mexican folk and lowdown blues, providing an anchor of continuity to its increasingly bizarre trips. So it was only natural that Rosas opened his solo show at the House of Blues on Saturday with the straight, rockin' blues of Ike Turner's "You've Got to Lose."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Stately, cool-eyed David Hidalgo took his place at the front of the stage, cradling an electric guitar. "There's a few little problem children in this album," he told the audience at the Grammy Museum's Clive Davis Theater in downtown L.A. A trickle of laughter ran through the crowd. Then Hidalgo and his Los Lobos bandmates - guitarists Louie Pérez and Cesar Rosas, bassist Conrad Lozano, saxophone-keyboard player Steve Berlin and drummer Enrique "Bugs" Gonzalez - hoisted their instruments and stroked the first notes of "Dream In Blue," a jaunty, sharply syncopated blues-rock tune that jitterbugs across a spooky, oddly exhilarating nightscape: PHOTOS: Celebrity photos by the Times "I flew around with shiny things/ And when I spoke, I seemed to sing/ High above - floating far away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1999 | JOSEPH TREVINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sheriff's detectives still have no solid leads in the disappearance of Sandra Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, but they announced Wednesday that they are not seeking kidnapping charges against her half brother. Sandra Rosas, 47, has been missing since Saturday night, when she was last seen at her Rowland Heights home, said sheriff's spokesman Boris Nikolof.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1999 | RICHARD CROMELIN
In the Los Lobos cocina, Cesar Rosas is the meat-and-potatoes man, so it's no surprise that his "Soul Disguise"--the first solo album by a member of the East L.A. institution--serves up heaps of dense, earthy comfort food. The singer-guitarist has been playing this kind of music for some 25 years, so it's pretty much second nature for him.
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