What Dream May Come
By Joe Martone
San Bernardino is putting a whole new spin on the phrase “go for broke.” It’s no secret that the city has been having financial difficulties, but you think they would do something about the poor statue of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. The statue, which was installed in the city in 1981 after a 10-year campaign, has clearly seen better days. Oxidation, rust and fine fissures have taken their toll on the tribute, leaving MLK looking greener and more unstable than ever before. Worst of all is the city doesn’t have a penny to spare on any potential renovation efforts. However, that’s not stopping the city’s citizens from taking matters into their own hands. A statue restoration committee has sprung up and is asking for donations—$10,000 for the initial renovation and $1,900 for yearly maintenance. They’ve got a lot of work ahead of them, but we’ve seen bigger dreams come true, right?