Sam McManis

March 30, 2014 12:00 AM

Discoveries: L.A.’s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form

Laugh all you want at paintings on black velvet, but you’ve never seen anything like the Velveteria in Los Angeles.


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Sam McManis has covered travel and recreation at The Sacramento Bee since 2011, criss-crossing California to report on interesting, humorous, unexpected and sometimes truly strange stories. When he's not driving all over the state for work, McManis likes to run on the many mountain trails California boasts. Contact Sam McManis at or 916-321-1145. Twitter: @SamMcManis

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