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Arts Education

'Art Prof' launches site to expand arts ed access

Clara Lieu, adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, is launching a free website to put fine arts education at your fingertips. The site caters to all ages and offers video tutorials, critiques of online submissions and even an encyclopedia of arts supplies.
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Trump & California

Parent of smuggled child fears prosecution under Trump order

A Salvadoran immigrant used a smuggler to bring her child to the U.S., but now could face deportation and criminal prosecution under new Trump immigration order.
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LAUSD

Feds won't file charges in LAUSD iPad program

Federal investigators have closed their inquiry into the Los Angeles Unified School District's cancelled iPad program without charging any of the current or former L.A. Unified officials involved, according to a statement from the head attorney for the school system.
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2017 Election

LA City Council District 7: Meet the candidates

Fifteen of the 20 candidates running for the Los Angeles City Council District 7 seat responded to KPCC's survey on the top issues facing the area. See their bios, their "one-sentence pitch" to voters and how they plan to fix top district problems and approach constituent concerns.
Education

College graduation initiatives criticized in state report

Cal State is asking the state for $75 million for its Graduation Initiative next fiscal year. A Legislative Analyst’s Office report says lawmakers need more proof it’s working. It also recommends not giving $25 million to the California Community College system for its innovation awards.

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Local

Oscars 2017: Major Hollywood street closures

On Sunday, Feb. 26, most streets around The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood will be impenetrable. However, the most impactful closure actually begins Feb. 19 with a complete shutdown of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive. See the closure map.

SoCal, What's Good?

The Historic Streetlight Museum

What it is:
It’s the ultimate collection of Los Angeles streetlights, all in one place.
Why it's cool:
You get to experience the story of Los Angeles, told in streetlights.
You should know:
It's only open once a month for 30 minutes. Be sure to check their website schedule to make sure they're open!