In case you forgot from all this rain, we’re still a high risk fire state. And the cost of fighting wildfires is now at a record high. On Thursday, California politicians proposed a plan to tackle ballooning fire costs: taking out insurance.
South Central charter school KIPP Philosophers Academy has been talking to their students about love. Especially inclusion and LGBTQ rights as part of a weekly “love committee." The school is working with the Los Angeles LGBT center initiative Out at Schools to create support and awareness on campus.
This weekend, Los Angeles is heaven for culture vultures with three art fairs — Frieze Los Angeles, StartUp Art Fair and Superfine! (their exclamation point, not ours) — two major retrospectives, on Charles White and Annie Leibovitz. For pop culture fans, there's a Robyn dance party, AirTalk's Oscar Preview, Mortified's Annual Doomed Valentine's Show and the Long Beach Comic Expo.
We take for granted every day that the buildings we work in are safe. But how do you know? What are they made out of? When were they built? Have they ever been retrofitted? In episode 6, we investigate two office buildings in downtown L.A.