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Newly Proposed East Hollywood Bicycle Racks Literally Show Neighborhood's Diversity
Earlier this year, Council President Eric Garcetti's office hosted a bicycle rack competition for artists to design bicycle racks for East Hollywood. Today, after city and community input, Melrose Hills artist Forester Rudolph and his SpokesQuotes design were announced as the winner.
“We asked the community to assist us with designing new bicycle racks that would serve their purpose as a safe place to lock bikes while also beautifying the community. The SpokesQuote design not only meets these goals, it also incorporates the rich cultural heritage of the East Hollywood community,” said Council President Garcetti pointing out proverb inscriptions in either Armenian or Thai with English translations below.
"Bicyclists and pedestrians are rewarded with a drop of cultural wisdom as well as invited to find common themes between the two cultures that share the street, as well as their own," Rudolph wrote in his proposal.
Before two dozen of these are made to dot the streets of Hollywood Boulevard between Western and Vermont, it must pass through some formal processes in the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council and Cultural Affairs Commission.
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.