Capturing LA’s water, Day of the Dead

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A ritual altar, or ofrenda, on view at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Photo by Avishay Artsy/KCRW

For the past century, LA has pushed rainwater and polluted urban runoff out to the ocean. Now it's trying to capture and clean that water in infrastructure that is also an attractive public space. Measure W on next Tuesday's ballot raises taxes for this vision, but others disagree. And while Day of the Dead has become a full-blown LA celebration, some Latinos are anxious it’s becoming just another commercial holiday.