Lighting the city

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The photo: City worker Jacob Hernandez paints a street light along Main Street. “We’ve been doing this for awhile now – there are about thirty lights that we’ve had to do by hand. One person paints the bottom detail and the top has to be painted too, so it’s a bit time consuming,” said Hernandez.

Funds for lightpost painting and sidewalk maintenance are covered by licensing fees from businesses along Main Street, according to Director of Public Works Mary Chavez.

The photographer: Nathan Solis has been your acting curator for [email protected] His interests fall between journalism, storytelling and performance art.

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2 thoughts on “Lighting the city”

  1. Love the christmas lights on east Main.

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