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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
"Music programs in schools and choir programs have always been considered safe spaces for anyone who is different, especially for LGBTQ students."
The Creek Fire, which started early Tuesday morning in the Sylmar area, is now at 15,619 acres. Most nearby roads have been reopened.
The Skirball Fire in the Bel Air area held at 475 acres burned in a late Friday update, but jumped from 30 to 50 percent containment, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Even after evacuation orders are lifted, there are still precautions you should take to keep yourself safe.
The fire, which started Thursday afternoon, is holding at 300 acres, and is now 60 percent contained. Murietta Fire & Rescue is currently creating a repopulation plan.
Officials said Thursday morning that cooperative wind conditions have helped keep the fire from growing. Winds ranging from 20 to 25 miles per hour are expected in the area.
At least 15 structures have been damaged or destroyed since the fire began early Wednesday morning. LAFD estimates that 46,000 people are being affected.
Mandatory evacuations were ordered for areas of Sylmar, Lake View Terrace and Shadow Hills. The fire is 0 percent contained, officials said.
Teachers and students around Los Angeles are using the citywide art collaboration, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, in lessons and projects.
It gives the patients chance to interact with nurses and volunteers — and to express their feelings.
The version of the plan passed by the House would eliminate the Educator Expense Deduction. The senate version, as proposed, would double it.
Robots, floating houses, and rocket shoes: These are just some of the things the fifth graders at Huntington Park Elementary imagine will exist in the future.
The students didn't write essays to show what they learned. Instead, they created art that expressed how they felt. Now, they're sharing it with the public.
Olga Sinclair taught a painting class for 200 students — in the middle of a downtown Los Angeles street.
At one El Monte alternative school, teacher Learsi Martinez creates a learning environment where students who have lost loved ones can share their experiences.