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The Pink Lady of Malibu Canyon

 pink lady of malibu canyon..casagrande

 The Pink Lady of Malibu Canyon

 

The Pink Lady of Malibu Canyon appeared on October 29, 1966. The pink lady was 60 feet tall and she was painted on the cliff above the Los Angels, California highway over night. The pink lady attracted crowds and fans from all over. It took a week and tons of paint to cover her up.

The Pink Lady was painted by Lynne Seemayer. She was a 31 year old paralegal and an artist. Seemayer, after the dust settled about her Pink Lady became a well known artist in the Los Angeles area.

Local artist Alan Casagrande has created this beautiful painting (see above) depicting the Pink Lady of Malibu Canyon. Alan’s other local artwork can be found at Coast Hwy Traders.

 

 

pink-lady-carsphoto of original Pink Lady

 

 

 

Coast Hwy Traders

530 S Coast Hwy 101

Encinitas Ca

760-944-1381

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Day of the Dead Mural at Coast Hwy Traders

 painting cht 2Volunteers prepping the wall

On Sunday November 1st 2015 at 5:15 pm at  Coast Hwy Traders in Encinitas Ca. there will be an unveiling of a new Day of the Dead mural!!! This is the first mural of the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association’s Alley Activation Program.

We are inviting the public to come directly from the Day of the Dead Celebration held at the Encinitas Community Center to the unveiling. There will be Aztec Dancers to bless the mural, refreshments as well as a costume contests with prizes for those who come dressed in Day of the Dead dress….. including pet costumes!!!.

Bev chose artists Debi Winger and Mayra Navarro from among several artists who applied to paint a Day of the Dead mural on the back  of Coast Hwy Traders as part of the Alley Activation Program organized by the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association (formerly DEMA). The program is designed to bring more foot traffic to downtown alleys and eliminate the criminal activity that the alleys have attracted for many years. Plans include additional murals, landscaping, lighting, and improvements to the dumpster location, possibly even dumpster sharing and customized enclosures.

Volunteers helped prepared Coast Hwy Traders for the mural. Professional landscape architects Joy Lyndes and Jim Benedetti have donated design services to the project.

After the unveiling, for those of you over 21 years old, come continue the celebration at the Daley Double Saloon with specially-priced drinks.

Here is a sneak peak of the Mural…..it is going to be incredible!!!

 

 

CHT Mural

 

 

Coast Hwy Traders

530 S Coast Hwy 101

Encinitas Ca

760-944-1381

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Victims of Success!!

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I appreciate having blog readers from all over. I know I have one in England( Nick). Encinitas is a small (66,000 people) coastal surf
beach town 25 miles north of San Diego. I moved here in 1988 and opened my store, Coast Hwy Traders, in 1996.

Wow Coast Hwy Traders will be 20 years old next year!

10373626_10153105938854078_5454768005233239820_nHistoric Photo of Downtown Encinitas

Of course I have seen lots of changes downtown. But in the last year rents have escalated and more changes are a foot. Now we have 6 places for rent!  Chains are breathing at our door step. We are doing our best to find small businesses to join our town.

I worry I am going to be surrounded by coffee shops and restaurants. Popularity is a two edged sword. I wonder how many of you are seeing
change in your towns and what you locals think of all the happenings in Encinitas.

Bev

 

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Coast Hwy Traders

530 S Coast Hwy 101

Encinitas Ca

760-944-1381

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Grass Roots Organization Helping Families

At Coast Hwy Traders we believe in supporting artists, small businesses, community and families. The owner, Bev Goodman and also a vendor buys many of her amazing Day of the Dead merchandise, Mexican folk art, and Mexican pottery from families in Mexico that she has known for years. These families sole income comes from selling their amazing artwork and craftsmanship.

Deep- Nepalese section

But she is not alone. Deep is a vendor at Coast Hwy Traders who has a beautiful and spiritual Nepalese section. He has colorful saris, fabric and clothes from Nepal. Singing bowls, incense, statues, and much more are also in his section. Many of these wonderful products Deep has purchased come from families in Nepal. But Deep saw there was a greater need for these families. So he created a foundation called Bishwa Seva Foundation.

Bishwa Seva Foundation is a US based grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Southern California. Their mission is to provide education, food, clothing, and shelter; create jobs and form self-sustaining economies in under developed sectors one project at a time.

Currently they are working with 27 children. For Five children they are providing full educational and boarding scholarship and for the rest of the 22 children they are providing school scholarship with uniforms, books, stationary and shoes and providing them nutritious meals through their kids kitchen program.

The Kids Kitchen program is just one of many programs Bishwa Seva Foundation maintains. The Kids Kitchen program is intended to provide nutritious breakfast and lunch for the 26 children under this program. Studies shows that an empty stomach directly corresponds to lower productivity. As they provide these healthy meals to children, they first tackle hunger then they provide them quality education.

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To learn more about Deep’s foundation or to learn how to donate please click on the link below.

Support Bishwa Seva Foundation