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Jovana Lara discovers vegan Mexican food in this week's Vista L.A. (KABC)

Vista L.A.'s Patricia Lopez checks out the 101 murals as they come back to life with the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. Then Jovana Lara's indulging in amazing Mexican food that's all vegan! Take a peek into our Vista Files for some of L.A.'s best margaritas, then enjoy the view of this week's best vista -- the Santa Monica Pier. Go inside the incredible exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls in L.A. for the very first time at the California Science Center. Plus, see if no-nonsense dating tips from Love Guru and author Elena Burnett and her book "The Fairy Tale Formula" can help improve your love life.

Reclaiming L.A.'s Murals
Public art in Los Angeles is undergoing a renaissance! Isabel Rojas-Williams of the Mural Conservancy of L.A. shows us two of their current restoration projects - one along the 101 Freeway in downtown and another featuring the legendary Mexican actor Anthony Quinn on Broadway Street.
www.muralconservancy.org

Gracias Madre, Vegan Mexican
Yes, plant-based, vegan Mexican is delicious. A whole new way to enjoy mama's love.
http://graciasmadreweho.com

Vista Files: Great Margaritas
At Tacoteca in Santa Monica, try their margaritas and the Crema Suave.
www.tacoteca.com

Las Perlas in downtown has 23 Mezcals and 200 tequilas. Try the Spiced Daisy.
http://213nightlife.com/lasperlas

On Melrose Avenue, Red O is known for their Alacran Margarita.
www.redorestaurant.com

The legendary El Cid in Silver Lake is known for flamenco, but you must try their signature Smokey-Spicy Margarita.
www.elcidla.com/

At Gracias Madre, try an a margarita alternative called La Quinceañera. Salud!
http://graciasmadreweho.com

Best Vistas: Santa Monica Pier
The Santa Monica pier first opened in 1909, and was widened in 1916 to add an amusement park along its south side. Parts of it have collapsed over the years, but it's been rebuilt stronger than ever. Proposition 1 was passed in 1975 to preserve the pier forever. It's definitely one of the best vistas in L.A.!
http://santamonicapier.org

Guelaguetza
An L.A. classic in Koreatown, Guelaguetza just won the James Beard Foundation's American Classics award, which is like winning an Oscar in the food world! So, we had to visit our friends for a bite of their incredible Oaxacan food and a quick taste of their housemade micheladas!
www.ilovemole.com

Dead Sea Scrolls at the California Science Center
For the first time in Los Angeles, the California Science Center presents the largest Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition ever mounted outside of Israel, featuring over 600 ancient artifacts on display through Sept. 7, 2015.
http://californiasciencecenter.org

Dating Tips from the Love Guru
Author Elena Burnett offers no-nonsense tips for how to find love in L.A. Check out her book "The Fairy Tale Formula" in online bookstores now.

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