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News and items from other parts of the blog and beyond:

  • The artist who painted Echo Park’s “Quinceañera” mural is taking steps to repair the artwork after a section of it was removed by workers preparing the building for a new Señor Fish restaurant.  “The owner has  repaired the section he removed, and I’ve found an artist to restore the missing piece,” said Theresa Powers, who painted the mural in 1996.
  •  El Sereno water spout. The Informer
  • Declutter your life at the Atwater Village Simplicity Sale. Bulletin Board


  1. A concern that I have with murals is that the artists have a responsibility to upkeep their murals at their own expense. The owner of Sr. Fish has inherited this mural, was going to replace and give another muralist an opportunity to give Echo Park new art. As I understand this artist does not live in LA anymore. I am hopeful since this new owner has been extremely fair to the community, that the artist continue to contribute to the ongoing maintenance of their art.

    • Sandra,

      currently “new: murals are not allowed by the City sign ordinance. So if Senor Fish had succeeded in painting out the mural, and starting anew, until the mural ordinance works it’s way through Planning Dept/City Council, he would have been violating current code –same thing is happening at Chango, they painted over the existing mural with the intent to paint a new one. Now, they really can not legally paint a mural.

      It’s a bit of a mess, but contractors/owners need to read up on current code and do their homework before making these decisions. Both businesses were notified r.e. the City Code.
      It’s on the agenda tonight for discussion at EPIA’s meeting.


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