Los Angeles Murals serve as violence prevention tool for activist Manny Velazquez

Monday, February 1, 2010

Richie Valens mural @ Pacoima middle school in the San Fernando Valley (city of Los Angeles)

Richie Valens (Valenzuela) was born and raised in Pacoima and attended Pacoima middle school.  
He died when he was only 17 years old, however he earned a number of gold records including 
"La Bamba" and "Donna".  I originally painted this mural in 1985.  
In 2009 we completely restored this mural during the hot San Fernando Valley summer of 2009.   
Original muralists painting, 1985 Pacoima
Manny Velazquez's Ritchie Valens mural, Los Angeles

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