The 54-year-old former drug lord of South Central is still in the business -- of self-fulfillment and community improvement, that is. These days he deplores the crack trade, but not the ambition that got him into it in the first place.
Susan Straight lives a few blocks from where she was born in Riverside. She's a part of that place and its stories. Because she is, Straight says there are two kinds of people: those who stay and those who leave.
In 2002, the city of Los Angeles placed a moratorium banning murals on private property. As a result of the ban, murals became illegal in Los Angeles. Many up and coming artists were forced to take down their murals, or have their artwork painted over.
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