Arts: The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved giving $450,000 to Self Help Graphics as the arts nonprofit raises funds to buy and renovate its Boyle Heights home, according to Supervisor Hilda Solis. The county funds are in addition to the $825,000 in redevelopment monies the L.A. City Council allocated to Self Help earlier this month.
Library Cards: Students 17 or younger will be able to check out printed materials for as long as they like without facing fines from libraries in East Los Angeles and other sections of unincorporated L.A. County. Despite a widening budget deficit, county library officials said they don’t expect the fine-free policy to have a big financial impact since the fines paid by students amount to less than 1% of the system’s budget. My News LA
Rose Parade: Silver Lake resident and chef Neal Fraser will be among the persons riding on Kaiser Permanente’s 2018 Rose Parade float that promotes healthy eating and active lifestyles, said the health care company. Fraser, one of the owners of Redbird restaurant in Downtown L.A., is involved in an after-school culinary arts and careers programs and other community projects devoted to health and nutrition.
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