San Marcos blankets are objects of affection among Latinos: Colorful and cozy San Marcos blankets have been a symbol of comfort and home for thousands for nearly 40 years. Now, they’re also highly coveted.
Photo: L.A. Councilman Ed Reyes poses with his San Marcos and his ‘57 Chevy. The blanket went with him to college in the late 1970s. It reminded him of home and his Mexican heritage. He proudly displayed it over his dorm room bed. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times