News and culture through the lens of Southern California.
Hosted by A Martínez
Airs Weekdays 9 to 10 a.m.

After 28 years, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts gets its own home




From left to right, L.A. County High School for the Arts students Martin Shung, Isaac Esquivel-Vilchez and Malinda Yuhas enjoy their new school building during a Mandarin class. Students helped the school make the move in late March.
From left to right, L.A. County High School for the Arts students Martin Shung, Isaac Esquivel-Vilchez and Malinda Yuhas enjoy their new school building during a Mandarin class. Students helped the school make the move in late March.
Mary Plummer/KPCC
From left to right, L.A. County High School for the Arts students Martin Shung, Isaac Esquivel-Vilchez and Malinda Yuhas enjoy their new school building during a Mandarin class. Students helped the school make the move in late March.
Students Nathan Kirchoff and Kay Dee Beaumont during class at the L.A. County High School for the Arts' new three-level facility. New classrooms, like this one, also double as dance studios.
Mary Plummer/KPCC


Listen to story

02:58
Download this story 1.0MB

The Los Angeles High School for the Arts, or LACHSA has an impressive list of alumni, including singer Josh Groban and actress Jenna Elfman of ABC's sitcom "Dharma and Greg." The school started in 1985 and ever since, it has borrowed classroom space from Cal State LA, near Alhambra. 

But as KPCC's Mary Plummer reports, this year its students got one thing they've always wanted.