By Leonardo Castañeda|Bay Area News Group – MercuryNews.com – Photo: KarlMondon|Bay Area News Group.
Photo: A cyclist rolls past a Carlos Rodriguez mural on the Sidhu Market on West Virginia Street in San Jose.
San Jose, California – Carlos Velazquez may be as close as anyone in San Jose to being an expert on the city’s historic murals. So it’s natural that people would ask him where to find the public art representing the city’s Latino culture. There isn’t a good answer. “There’s very few left, and they’ve been systematically just painted over, not been taken care of,” said Velazquez.