Roderick Sykes' mural, Alta Loma Elementary School, untitled, Los Angeles, 1972-1992. Alta Loma School, exterior, 1745 Vineyard Avenue (between Saturn Street and St. Elmo Drive). There are four murals on campus, done over a period of several years. The most recent, designed by Oscar de Leon, in 1990, is of a bookworm, eating his way through the middles of eight books. It is located at the rear of the Administration building, just outside the library. Outside the Classroom building is a colorful portrait of five children designed by Roderick Sykes. Nearby, on the steps to the building's second floor are more faces. On the Saturn Avenue side of the school, in the outside lunch area, is a three-panel mural about food. First is a farm scene, then a grocery store, and third and early Thanksgiving with pilgrims and Native Americans. By children under the supervision of Roderick Sykes. Sponsored by School Beautification Project. -- Dunitz, Street gallery, p. 77, #66.