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Aaron Brothers' Back-to-School Promotion 'Threatens the Quality of Life for Our City's Residents,' City Attorney Says
Aaron Brothers' Artrageous campaign is actually sparking some genuine outrage in some corners of city hall.
As a part of a back-to-school promotion, the company is showcasing the work of prominent street artists at live events and offering free "graffiti starter kits" to attendees.
Those kits are what have really riled up councilman Dennis Zine. Yesterday he introduced a resolution to the city council asking Aaron Brothers to stop the campaign that he says glorifies vandalism — never mind that the so-called "graffiti starter kits" don't even have the right materials to launch would-be Shepard Faireys or Banksys. The kits themselves are little more than cleverly marketed markers and paper.
“I am appalled at this gimmick,” Zine said, in a statement. “In my role as a city councilman and a LAPD Reserve Officer, I spend a lot of time and energy eradicating graffiti from the streets of Los Angeles. This promotion is an assault on our community and sends a devastating message to our youth.”
City Attorney Carmen Trutanich chimed in too, saying, "The Aaron Brothers Art store promotion appears to celebrate activity that threatens the quality of life for our city’s residents simply for commercial gain.”
The press release didn't share whether the city councilman or attorney had any opinion on MOCA's "Art in the Streets" show this spring.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.