Today I went there with my Aunt Marcy to check out what's known as "Mural Mile" and then grab lunch.
The story behind Mural Mile is that—in an effort to rejuvenate the neighborhood—a local artist, Levi Ponce, in 2012 at his own expense painted 12 murals along a one-mile stretch of Van Nuys Blvd. (between Foothill and San Fernando). Other artists then followed suit, and now many murals brighten an otherwise pretty dreary strip of check-cashing outlets, pawn shops, taco joints and auto repair shops
|This is one of Levi Ponce's murals, signed in the corner.|
|Another Levi Ponce - can't miss this driving down the street.|
|This is actually deceptively cheery—books in the mural include "Rethinking Columbus" and "Pedagogy of the Oppressed."|
|Antonio took excellent care of us!|
|1/2 chicken and grilled veggie kabob plate for under $8!|