Local artist Refa has been painting murals in Oakland for over 15 years. The little girl in this mural is "looking forward into the future." (Ryan Lindsay/Oakland North)

A former grocery store and pizza spot turned community center is getting a fresh look thanks to the work of Refa One, a community artist. Refa started painting the sprawling seven-panel mural in October and hopes to finish by the end of the year. The mural, located in West Oakland’s Lower Bottoms neighborhood, includes a…

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