Originally Posted by elcoronel
I like Hawthorne, but writing that allowing murals and street vendors is a central and south american influence is misguided. Loads of US cities have allowed and encouraged murals for decades. Philadelphia, for example, has had a city-wide mural program since at least the mid-90s. Street vendors have been selling food on the street in other cities since, well, forever. LA is just getting caught up to the rest of the country, never mind the rest of the western hemisphere.