LOS ANGELES — It was late February 2009, and Ryan Ballard couldn’t believe what he was seeing in the Los Angeles Times, and neither could his father.
“I’m at work, I call him, and he’s looking at the paper too — and he cut me off,” Ballard said. “The first thing my dad said to me was, ‘Hey Ryan, I’m looking at the paper, and this fella reminds me of my grandfather.”
What You Need To Know
- On Friday, February 19, the Los Angeles Public Library launched “Hidden Heroes, Historic Places,” a coloring book honoring the Southland’s unsung trailblazers
- The book honors 15 Angelenos, placing them in front of Southern California landmarks
- It’s a fundraiser for the library’s Octavia Lab, a maker space intended to help creatives and entrepreneurs jump-start their ideas
- The book retails for $10.99 and is available at the Los Angeles Public Library’s online store