A mural on J Street near Tenth Street in downtown Modesto is pictured on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. The mural is of Rick Hernstedt, a longtime homeless man who died in September. Defense attorney Martin Baker, with the help of two friends, painted the mural last week as a way to honor Hernstedt and to spark a community conversation about the homeless and homelessness in Modesto.
A mural on J Street near Tenth Street in downtown Modesto is pictured on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. The mural is of Rick Hernstedt, a longtime homeless man who died in September. Defense attorney Martin Baker, with the help of two friends, painted the mural last week as a way to honor Hernstedt and to spark a community conversation about the homeless and homelessness in Modesto. Joan Barnett Lee jlee@modbee.com
A mural on J Street near Tenth Street in downtown Modesto is pictured on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. The mural is of Rick Hernstedt, a longtime homeless man who died in September. Defense attorney Martin Baker, with the help of two friends, painted the mural last week as a way to honor Hernstedt and to spark a community conversation about the homeless and homelessness in Modesto. Joan Barnett Lee jlee@modbee.com