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The Good Things Angelenos Do: Community Beautification

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We've heard about the Lakers badness that went down last night. Sometimes it's the worst of the group that makes up the most of the news coverage. Good news doesn't bleed, but it's still good news.

One project the city runs that we would like to highlight is the Community Beautification Grants program (they have a blog, too) Over 930 projects have been completed in partnership with the community across the city since 1998. 540 of those projects can be seen on an interactive Google map (it's a big web page, we warn thee). Projects range from murals to gardens to playgrounds.

If you want to do a project to beautify your neighborhood, the grant deadlines for this year are coming up after a series of workshops held all over the city to help you learn about the process. Those begin in August and the grant application will be available in mid July.