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by Steve Lopez
The LA Times reported this story in today's news regarding the removal of a mural on a Highland Park mom and pop shop called " Los Paisanos"
The city served the owners an “Order to Comply” letter to buff out the mural on the side of their grocery store because of so called “excessive signage”
The work was done by popular artist Playboy Eddie and “ Ezra “ Cervantes ,their bold and bright work did well deterring tagging for the time it was up. Prior to that the owners where constantly painting over tags.
Then the voice of haterism came out when a single complaint got it buffed.
How ridicules this lady who complained sound, she says it gets her “nervous” just to pass by it”, “it is gang looking”
I know that Highland Park is undergoing gentrification as well and this lady who is from “Historic Highland Park neighborhood Council” did not like the work ,so strived to get it buffed and succeeded.
Now I love historical societies and what they are about but why go too far and complain about a mural? and one that deters tagging?
I am sure she seen that since other shops in the area changed that problem with a murals by those artists. They much rather have a beige wall with tags and mis matched buff spots on it then a mural right?
So now that they buffed and right away it became a target to get tagged on, who must feel stupid now?
They now seen it did help with the headaches of tags but too late after they spent time and tax money removing it.
Now they want to go off and say maybe another mural will do
BUT with the acceptation that they have to agree on the work and make sure ol lady over there does not get to scared. I say that lady or city pay up for the next installment since they got it buffed and made the Antonio family lose $3.500.
What will they complain about next!
This morning I seen this coverd on the Fox Good Day LA news coverage, here is link to the video Fox LA