Tortilla Flats

Legacy Committee

In the course of collecting oral histories, (we had yet to make a drawing or put paint to a wall,) we decided to use the $1500 grant money to throw what turned out to be the first Tortilla Flats Reunion, in Nicholby’s Nightclub, then located on the corner of Oak and Main Streets, downtown Ventura.


We brought Lalo Alcaraz, a cross over Mexican American favorite of the residents’ era, to perform at what became an annual reunion event that continues today.


We continue to this day to record and transcribe (thanks to Punky-) oral histories, and to collect photos and relevant historic materials. This thanks to the Tortilla Flats Reunion committee, another branch of the Legacy project that developed from the early days of the first mural.