Council member O’farrel announces renovations in Filipinotown

By Abner Galino

 Filipino American “Gintong Kasaysayan” mural in Unidad Park

LOS Angeles City District 13 Council member Mitch O’farrel has recently announced important renovations in the historic Filipinotown.

During a recent meeting with leaders of the Filipino American community at the Silver Lake Medical Center in the historic Filipinotown, O’farrel reported that money has been allotted for the restoration of two important murals in the area, among them the Filipino American mural in Unidad Park, a pocket park along Beverly Boulevard.

The other mural to be restored is situated at the corner of Vermont Avenue and Beverly Boulevard.

The Filipino American mural scheduled to be restored depicts Filipino American labor leaders Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz. The two leaders joined forces with Latino worker leader Cesar Chavez who has also been recognized as heroes of the American labor movement.

Funds has been also set aside for the renovation of the historic Filipinotown east gate marker, according to the LA council member.

O’farrel has also announced the near completion of a city-funded 100-unit apartment at the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Lucas Street.

The council member said he was proud of the city government for completing another project aimed at reducing homelessness in the city.

 

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