To the walls
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To the walls

TO THE WALLS: When senior Leydi Garcia, 17, saw Garfield’s murals being painted over, she did something that surprised even her: She started a petition campaign demanding a halt. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / Los Angeles Times)
CAMPUS CANVAS: Sergio Guzman, 18, a student at Garfield High in East Los Angeles, stands next to one of the school’s most popular murals. When L.A. Unified School District maintenance crews started painting over murals as part of a face-lift, Garfield took notice. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / Los Angeles Times)
BLANK SPACES: Yolanda Roura, an art teacher at Garfield for 16 years, stands in a hall where several murals were removed. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / Los Angeles Times)