Carla Javier

Arts Education Reporter

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As a reporter on KPCC’s education team, Carla Javier covers Southern California arts education and community programs in music, dance, performing arts, and visual arts. Carla is a proud alum of KPCC’s internship program and Next Generation Radio. She has also reported and produced for Fusion, NPR, WLRN in Miami, WNYC and PRI’s The Takeaway, and APM’s Dinner Party Download.
Stories by Carla Javier

Creek Fire: 70 percent contained, all evacuations have been lifted

The Creek Fire, which started early Tuesday morning in the Sylmar area, is now at 15,619 acres. Most nearby roads have been reopened.

Skirball Fire reaches 50 percent containment as residents head home

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.

Dos and don'ts of going home and cleaning up after a wildfire

Even after evacuation orders are lifted, there are still precautions you should take to keep yourself safe.

Liberty Fire: All evacuations lifted

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.

Skirball Fire: Some mandatory evacuations lifted

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.

Skirball Fire grows to 475 acres, 5 percent containment

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.

Creek Fire burns 11,337 acres in Sylmar, Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for areas of Sylmar, Lake View Terrace and Shadow Hills. The fire is 0 percent contained, officials said.

Why this professional artist enlisted the help of public school students

Teachers and students around Los Angeles are using the citywide art collaboration, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, in lessons and projects.

How hospital patients are finding healing in painting

It gives the patients chance to interact with nurses and volunteers — and to express their feelings.

The House and Senate hold the future of the educator expense deduction

The version of the plan passed by the House would eliminate the Educator Expense Deduction. The senate version, as proposed, would double it.

Listen to fifth graders sing their songs about the future

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.

Why these students made collages to better understand history

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.

Artist leads 200 students in painting masterclass

Olga Sinclair taught a painting class for 200 students — in the middle of a downtown Los Angeles street.

How a teacher uses Día de los Muertos to help students heal

At one El Monte alternative school, teacher Learsi Martinez creates a learning environment where students who have lost loved ones can share their experiences.

Pasadena Unified brings theater and dance to district's youngest learners

Administrators hope learning and practicing the arts will help the TK-1 students with oral language and social-emotional development.