This is so sad but what an amazing way to tell the story…
Just one day after his house and everything in it burned to the ground, Santa Rosa cartoonist Brian Fies bought some cheap paper, Sharpies, and highlighters, and got to work reporting what he and his wife had seen the night of the fires.
The resulting cartoon came quickly, with more raw edges than Fies’ usual standards, but it was undeniably, unflinchingly honest.
Full Story & Video: Watch a Santa Rosa Cartoonist’s ‘Fire Story’ Come to Life | Up From the Ashes: North Bay Fires | KQED Arts
Artists are invited to submit a drawing to be produced into a 59’x16’ mural on a gas station wall off El Camino in downtown Atascadero. An optional 17’x16’ wall is available if needed for the design. The mural contest began in support of Women’s Equality Day, as part of the “City Beautiful Movement” that dates back to the city’s roots. The deadline for the sketch, sponsored by the Zappas family and Z Villages property development team, will be Aug. 29.
More Info: Atascadero News | Call for artists: Zappas family sponsors $10K Atascadero mural project
Good info for those planning to travel to the Los Angeles area of California.
Most visitors to Los Angeles head to Hollywood, Venice Beach or Santa Monica. But if you’re in the mood for stunning gardens, first-class art and historic architecture without the crowds and traffic, consider Pasadena.
More Info: Pasadena’s art, gardens and history make a good LA side trip | State | bakersfield.com
The hotel further ensures its It-spot status by offering only 170 rooms and suites (intimate by LA “big brand” standards), all of which come with floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, marble bathrooms (furnished with swoon-worthy deco vanities and amenities by Ferragamo or Diptyque), along with posh perks like complimentary pressing and shoe shining.
Full Story: Inside Beverly Hills’ ritziest new hotel | New York Post