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Stories by Carla Javier
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is taking over museums and galleries across Southern California, but visiting those venues isn't the only opportunity for students to interact with its content.
A new framework for teaching history and social science is encouraging California teachers to ditch the long-time tradition of building miniature missions in fourth grade.
The Spotlight Academy, which is in its sixth year, is geared towards giving both students and their parents practical lessons in pursuing schooling and careers in the arts.
“Building missions from sugar cubes or popsicle sticks does not help students understand the period and is offensive to many,” a new framework reads.
Filmmaker Kamala Lopez spent seven years working on the film, which examines the various consequences of the U.S. Constitution's omission of explicit rights for women.
The parent company's woes have taken a toll at the studio. Its latest release, "Ben-Hur," cost $100 million to make, but only brought in $11.4 million on its opening weekend.
It's been four years since a developer first proposed putting in three new retail-residential buildings near Sunset Junction. The height of the buildings remains a community roadblock.
Unionized workers held a strike over ten years ago. But this time, the grocery chains have less market share, leaving both sides of the table with less bargaining power.
A suspect was pronounced dead on the scene in the second of two deputy-involved shootings Thursday morning in Compton, according to the LASD Homicide Bureau.
Almost 20 businesses got licenses to sell alcohol in Highland Park in the past 3 years. Some residents worry that's too many.
Over 300 recycling centers have closed across the state in the past year. It's a bad sign for people who collect cans and bottles to supplement their income.
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.
At least three Southern Californians suffered severe hand injuries, but several regional trauma centers saw just a handful of people hurt by fireworks.
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.
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.