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LA County is adding jobs, but the pay isn't great

A new economic report shows L.A. County has regained all of the jobs it lost during the Great Recession, but most are in the food services industry, which pays about $20,000 per year. One economist says the next couple years will see more new jobs in health care and business support.
Trump & California

Parent of smuggled child fears prosecution under Trump order

A new immigration order significantly expands who the federal government considers a priority for deportation. A Salvadorean immigrant who used a smuggler to bring her 10-year-old to the U.S. after gang members threatened him could now face deportation and criminal prosecution.

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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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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?

Phantasma Gloria

What it is:
One man's trash is another man's homage to the sun. Phantasma Gloria is a collection of bottles, beads and wire, sculpted together to make "Earth's first vast glass sun catcher." And it is vast: the installation has grown to be over 37 feet tall and 50 feet long (and still growing)!
Why it's cool:
Stand back to see clear shapes, including dolphins and a Virgen de Guadalupe. Get close to see countless refractions of the world around you.
You should know:
Phantasma Gloria is an incredible sight any day of the week, but artist Randlett Lawrence recommends visiting on sunny mornings, ideally at 9 a.m. in the winter or 10 a.m. in the summer.