Do you know what inspired the mural?
On the car radio in a parking lot off Edinger Avenue near Edwards Street, Rod Stewart is singing "Every Picture Tells a Story."
So it seemed fitting to investigate the history of a mural I've seen many times in the 11 years we've lived in Huntington Beach.
It covers a large wall facing the McDonald's that's next to George's (a good place for Mexican food). Have you seen it? It depicts all of the most iconic McDonald's characters, from Ronald to Grimace to the Hamburglar, all hanging out in Huntington Beach.
The detail of the mural always interested me because of how accurate little touches are, like the old wooden H.B. sign that used to be near the pier. Recently, I examined the signature in the painting's upper left border: "Danosians '92."