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County Backs Down on Patticakes Mural

The mural will be permitted to stay, at least for the time being.

A mural at a local bakery that was deemed a county violation will now be permitted to stay up, according to the owner of the place.

The news about the mural at was first reported Friday morning on the Altadenablog.

Owner Mike McLellan told Altadena Patch that the county told him that they would keep the mural permitted as long as he agreed to stop sending emails, stop calling them, and stop pushing for others to innundate the county office with phone calls.

McLellan added though that there is some future risk for the mural as county permit officials told him that if it were to receive future complaints they might have to revisit the situation.

The 51 foot by 14 foot mural--which depicts desserts, coffee and other products found at a bakery--originally ran when officials told McLellan it could be construed as a sign advertising his store, which would be restricted under county code.

Last week, a that the decision was being reviewed.

Many Altadena residents signed a petition at the store to protect the mural, and many left comments on Patch, the Altadenablog and on local email groups, protesting the decision.

Lori A. Webster May 28, 2011 at 08:10 PM
And I think it's a fine representation of the creativity found in Altadena, Bill. Wish our businesses would do more of this instead of employing plastic or vinyl signage. High fives to both you and Mike from another independent business owner in our fair town.
Dottie Burns May 28, 2011 at 09:42 PM
THINK POSITIVELY! Woo Hoo, it's here to stay.
mike wingis May 29, 2011 at 01:12 AM
You are the man Bill! As a long time resident of Altadena, I hope we see more of your work here in town!
Carol Lachata June 01, 2011 at 06:59 PM
Yay! Let's hear it for the 'squeaky wheels"!
ann September 13, 2012 at 09:06 PM
A beautiful mural A true work of ART We need more ART More public art What is the problem?? Mexicans do great murals LA is half Mexican Where does this come from??

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