Monster Money

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Remember that post a ways back on the group trying to save Monster Park, aka Dinosaur Park in San Gabriel? (Park headed for extinction).
Well, I just got an e-mail from Eloy Zarate, who heads up the group Friends of La Laguna. Zarate wrote the group was awarded a $50,000 grant from the California Cultural and Historical Endowment. Now, the group can complete the assessment of the restoration project.
It’s goal is to completely restore the 14 cement sea sculptures which take up a 19,000 square feet corner of Vincent Lugo Park. So that kids can still climb on them and adults can admire this unique artistic achievement. The installation was created by Mexican artist Benjamin Dominguez in 1965. This is one of the last remaining examples of his work.
The group is still raising money to complete the restoration.

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I love journalism. I've been working in journalism for 32 years. I love communicating and now, that includes writing about environment, transportation and the foothill/Puente Hills communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Walnut and Diamond Bar. I write a couple of columns, one on fridays in Opinion and the other, The Green Way, in the main news section. Send me ideas for stories. Or comments. I was opinion page editor for 12 years so I enjoy a good opinion now and then.

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