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

What change do you see in Boyle Heights?

Rents are rising in this immigrant community, where residents have long fought gentrification. Property is changing hands. New is replacing old. Tell us where you see it happening.

SoCal trauma centers: No surge in July 4th fireworks injuries

At least three Southern Californians suffered severe hand injuries, but several regional trauma centers saw just a handful of people hurt by fireworks.

After Ramadan, demand for dates outpaces supply

Many Muslims break the fast during Ramadan with dates. But months after the harvest season, most date growers are out of supply at this point.

How Pacific Palisades residents are fighting homelessness

Instead of waiting for city or county funds, residents of Pacific Palisades raised $125,000 themselves to hire outreach workers to get homeless off the streets.

LA City Attorney turns up heat on short-term rental hosts

Charges were filed against four landlords who allegedly converted their L.A. apartment buildings into vacation rentals, violating zoning rules or the Ellis Act.

What should go in Highland Park's time capsule?

We talked to the locals, many of them longtime residents, about what they think should be put in a time capsule to capture today's Highland Park.

5 things to know about Brown’s proposed housing plan

The state budget was passed today, but there’s still some unfinished business. Funding for affordable housing still hangs in the balance.

Why housing advocates say they'll fight Gov. Brown's bill

The bill would streamline development by cutting the time spent on community input and environmental review. More than 50 leaders want the legislature to reject it.

LA Fire wants program for alcoholics who call 911 excessively

Last year, 40 people in L.A. accounted for 2,000 911 service calls. The Fire Department says most are alcoholics who should be shuttled to a sobriety center instead of the ER.

Backbone Trail opens Saturday after decades-long effort

Newly completed trail runs uninterrupted for 67 miles between Pacific Palisades and Malibu. Lack of campgrounds makes through-hiking difficult