UPDATE from Altadenablog.com — The county planning department’s drive to alter or eliminate Patticakes’ mural on Allen Ave. has been dropped, according to Patticakes’ owner Mike McLellan. According to the county officials, they have “settled the matter.”
Honestly, it’s enough to make a liberal become a libertarian: Someone in Altadena apparently complained to the county (LA County, that is) about the mural adorning the side of Patticakes, the swell bakery known for lavish party cakes and not being open very often. And now the county is threatening to paint it out. Surely a lovely shade of beige that, as our pal Petrea Burchard wisely pointed out, would sure be marked with graffiti within a nanosecond.
This is just (forgive the pun) the icing on the idiotic cake for poor Altadena, which really should consider asking Pasadena to annex it. The county shut down Danny’s Farm, tried to shut down Food Truck Fridays, busted Coffee Gallery for daring to have open-mic nights, and generally seem hostile to business… and the scrappy businesses in Altadena barely hang on as it is.
Please consider stopping by Patticakes ASAP to sign its petition to allow the mural to stay.