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Arts Education Reporter
Exposure to the arts can open doors to a creative life, but not everyone has the same opportunities to be creative -- even though California state law requires access to arts education. I explore what’s being done to address the disparity and who does and doesn't get to learn about and make art.
Stories by Carla Javier
In music, fortissimo means "very loudly." For a group of six young female musicians of color, fortissima means opportunity.
About 30 safety advocates took advantage of Sunland-Tujunga's Fourth of July parade to raise awareness about a string of 14 fatal accidents on Foothill Boulevard since 2016.
Today’s Fourth of July holiday – and the days after – are busy ones for local animal shelters and care centers. That's because this time of year can be difficult for pets and their owners.
The California Arts Council got $8.8 million, and arts education scored $44 million to be shared with health programs at schools. Both are one-time allocations.
Sometimes it’s up to teachers to get creative to find time, space, and funds to bring students visual and performing arts themselves.
Twenty-two of the country’s best young jazz musicians are heading to New York for the first ever NYO Jazz program. LA's Anna Abondolo is one of them.
"Everyone was so accepting of me," 16-year-old actor Coby Bird said. "I could sing more. I can be social more. They showed me it's okay to have autism"
The state budget allowed for a $750,000 increase in grants given to arts programs that work with youth in the justice system.
STEM has been a buzzword in education for a while, but now, the big thing is STEAM education - adding an ‘A’ for arts. We visit one school that's making the shift.
We asked the hosts of the Royally Obsessed podcast to explain what the different symbols represent from royal newlywed Meghan Markle's life.
If LAUSD and the union can't agree on the contract, union reps may call for a strike in the fall. Any walkout would follow teacher strikes in West Virginia and other states.
The confidential report details the events that led to the Michael Mejia's release on probation. Critics have questioned why the gang member was back on the street.
The data also showed an increase in the number of homeless people who were victims of crimes. That all comes as the homeless population in LA continues to grow.
There can be divisions between residents with dementia and those who live more independently. That's one reason why they get together every week for choir practice.
A 10-year-old girl suffered major burns after falling into a fire pit at the beach over the weekend. KPCC's Carla Javier went to Newport Beach to find out how common injuries like that are.