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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
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Relief Coming to L.A. County’s Nonprofit Arts Organizations
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020

Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture announced Wednesday that it will receive a $10 million allocation from the $1.220 billion CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds awarded to Los Angeles County by the U.S. Treasury for COVID-19-related expenditures (Spending Plan). A motion introduced by...

County Arts Commission Officially Transitions to Department of Arts & Culture
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, formerly the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, becomes an official, and new, County department. The agency’s longstanding work will continue uninterrupted, including grant funding for hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout LA County;...

LA County Arts Commission Slates Arts Education Forums
Monday, May 6, 2019

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission will host a countywide series of “Create the Future: 2019 Arts Education Community Forums” in May and June to envision how residents can work together to create and support thriving children, healthy families and stronger communities through arts education....

LA County Publishes Design Resource to Spur New Affordable Housing
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, as a partner in the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative’s Second Dwelling Units Pilot Program, has published “Part of the Solution: YES to ADU,” an architectural design resource featuring concepts for ADUs developed by emerging and established...

Applications Now Open for County’s Community Arts Grant
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018

Applications are now open for the 2019-20 application cycle of the Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program made possible by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The program provides financial support for social service and health organizations, municipal departments and institutions of higher...

Santa Clarita Philharmonic, Shakespeare Festival Win County Arts Grants
Friday, Jul 20, 2018

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has announced $4,518,000 in two-year grants to 216 nonprofit arts organizations through its Organizational Grant Program. Two Santa Clarita Valley arts groups — the Santa Clarita Philharmonic Orchestra and the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival — are...

CalArts, LA County Receive $115K in Grants from National Endowment for the Arts
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded nearly $5.2 million to California arts organizations, including California Institute of the Arts and the County of Los Angeles, in its second round of funding for fiscal year 2018. Federal dollars totaling $5,193,800 will benefit 144...

CalArtians Profile South L.A. Neighborhoods in New Bilingual Books
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018

Just a few miles from Beverly Hills and Hollywood, the unincorporated towns of South Los Angeles may lack the recognizable identities of the iconic cities to their north. Yet, the enclaves of East Rancho Dominguez, Florence-Firestone, Lennox and Ladera Heights/View Park/Windsor Hills powerfully demonstrate...

County Civic Art Collection to Include Works by Renowned Artist Jose Sacal
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

The LA County Arts Commission announces an addition to the County’s Civic Art Collection, a sculpture donated by renowned Mexican artist José Sacal. The artwork, which was originally created in 2012, honors two important women with roots in LA County, civil rights icon Dolores Huerta and LA County...

County Arts Commission Unveils Findings from K-12 Arts Ed Profile
Monday, Dec 11, 2017

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has released findings from an 18-month survey of arts education in K-12 public schools. The Arts Ed Profile was administered to all 2,277 schools across LA County, including 81 districts, four charter school networks as well as a few individual charter schools. It...

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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
1926 - Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks and "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in Sand Canyon [story]
Mel Brooks
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