Over the weekend, my staff honored West Valley station cadets and students from Daniel Pearl High School that spent two days painting a mural recognizing Daniel Pearl, the journalist killed while reporting overseas in Pakistan.
Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council sponsored the event that enabled students to collaborate with local muralist, Levi Ponce and learned about public art projects from start to finish. From the design to the beautiful end result, students were part of making our community more beautiful while creating a memorial for a journalist that many throughout our community will remember.
I'm very proud of these young people that are working together to make our neighborhoods better every day. Projects like these make our streets nicer to walk and our communities brighter.
To learn more about the project, take a moment to read this Daily News article.