Carla Javier

Arts Education Reporter

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Exposure to the arts can open doors to a creative life, but not everyone has the same opportunities to be creative -- even though California state law requires access to arts education. I explore what’s being done to address the disparity and who does and doesn't get to learn about and make art.

Stories by Carla Javier

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