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City Hall considers tax credit for hiring L.A. residents

September 24, 2010 |  5:10 pm

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Muralist David Siqueiros gets his due in L.A.: Friday is the opening of the Autry Museum's Siqueiros in Los Angeles: Censorship Defied exhibit.  The exhibit, one of several Siqueiros related event this month, features more than 100 works and materials drawn from archives across North America.  The muralist, a founding father of modern Mexican mural painting (along with Diego Rivera and Jose Orozco), painted the controversial Olvera Street mural 'America Tropical' in 1932, only to see it white-washed at the behest of scandalized L.A. elites.  Times blog La Plaza has coverage of a long-awaited effort to conserve the mural. 

Businesses might get a bonus for hiring L.A. residents: LAist reports that the L.A. City Council will consider a motion to give employers across the city a tax credit for hiring L.A. residents.  Businesses would receive a credit between $1,000 and $5,000, until unemployment drops to pre-recession levels.  

Digital photographers and artists wanted:  The LA Center for the Digital Arts (LACDA) is calling all digital photographers, artists and those aspiring to join their ranks to submit their work to the upcoming Snap To Grid exhibition. Blogging.LA has the details, "Your entry will be printed (8.5″x11″ on heavyweight paper) and shown in the LACDA gallery arranged in a grid. Entrants submit JPEG files of original work."  They mention that Snap to Grid participants are given special consideration for inclusion in future exhibitions.

This artist is working in a new medium - hot dogs: Blogdowntown brings some backstory to Tony's Arts & Eats, the hot dog cart located in Harlem Alley downtown.  With an extensive menu and a propietor with a background in commercial photography, video and film work, Tony's isn't your average hotdog cart.  When the recession hit, Tony needed a way to make a living while still maintaining his artistic pursuits, and now he serves "Original Art House Flavors" like "The Garfield," a sweet chili mango dog.  Check his dogs out M-F from noon to 4 in Harlem Alley.

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Photo: David Siqueiros in a 1971 photo. He died in 1974 at age 77. Credit: Luis Garza/Autry National Center