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Muralist Rich Raya adding the final touches to the 21 feet high by 72 feet wide mural.

Used Motor Oil and Filters Are Too Toxic to Trash

New Community Mural in LA Tells the Story

Art and pollution prevention are the subjects of a brand new community mural reminding Angelenos of the benefits of recycling used motor oil and oil filters.

Councilmember Ed Reyes lead the celebration in the unveiling of a Highland Park mural honoring the historic neighborhood at a community celebration that took place Thursday, September 23, 2004 at the Pep Boys Parking Lot on North Figueroa Street.

The ÒUsed Oil Recycling MuralÓ was funded by the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) Used Oil Recycling Block Grant funds and is the first-of-its kind in the state of California.

Deputy Mayor Brian Williams spoke at the mural unveiling as Stormwater Program Manager Shahram Kharaghani looks on.
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Thumbs Up! From left to right: Shahram Kharaghani, Stormwater Program Manager, Joe Mundine, Sanitation Assistant Director, Cynthia Ruiz, BPW Commissioner, Brian Williams, Deputy Mayor, Steve Hernandez, CIWMB, Rich Raya, muralist, and Councilman Ed Reyes, District 1.
Representatives from the Duke’s Car Club were
also in attendance displaying their handiwork.