Atwater Village car vs. motorcycle crash; author Ben Loory calls Echo Park home; muralist Robert Vargas influenced by Boyle Heights cultures

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  • The L.A. Times visits Ben Loory, author the new book Tales of Falling and Flying, in his Echo Park home.
  • Artist Robert Vargas, whose is in the process of painting a 60,000-square-foot mural on the a 12-story Downtown L.A building, said his work was influenced by the cultures he encountered while growing up in Boyle Heights. “A lot of inspiration was coming from these cultures as well as the muralists of the Chicano movement of the ’60s and early ’80s.” L.A. Times

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