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The legacy and history of Eastside murals; Echo Park’s biggest reggae fan; have a blast but don’t shoot on New Year’s Eve

Today’s Photo: Backyard bird bath, Silver Lake | Sandy Driscoll

MOrning Report

  • A new book focuses on the history and impact of the murals created by Chicano artists during the 1970s across Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles. “The murals in this study do not merely represent or celebrate Chicanismo, they helped create it,” say the authors of Give Me Life: Iconography and Identity in East L.A. Murals. L.A. Weekly
  • A visit with legendary reggae fan and collector Roger Steffens of Echo Park.  Steffens, who once hosted a reggae show on KCRW, has amassed a collection that consists of more than 10,000 albums,  30,000 photos,  2,000 hours of reggae videos. Los Feliz Ledger
  • In Case You Didn’t Know: Shooting a gun into the air to celebrate the New Year (or any other occasion) is a felony.  LASD

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