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L.A. Unified enrollment keeps dropping; East Hollywood arson suspect arrested; City Council to honor Eagle Rock refugee advocate

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  • L.A. Unified will see enrollment drop by nearly 34,000 students over the next three years, continuing a downward trend since 2003.  Meanwhile, charter school enrollment is projected to rise by more than 11,000 during the same period. The estimates are included in the proposed $7.9 billion budget Supt. Michelle King will present to the school board today. L.A. Times
  • A 20-year-old man suspected of arson is being held on $75,000 bail in connection with Monday’s blaze that swept through an East Hollywood construction site. About 20 people who lived in adjacent structures are now in need of temporary housing. KTLA
  • Miry Whitehill, the Eagle Rock woman whose Miry’s List has helped hundreds of refugees, will be honored today by the City Council, said the office of Councilmember Jose Huizar. Miry’s List uses social media and crowdsourcing to bring furniture and other items to refugee families. “The City of Los Angeles has long been a destination for refugees and immigrants from all over the world,” Huizar said in a statement. “Miry represents what Los Angeles is all about, inclusivity.”
  • Mt. Washington resident John Rabe, host of KPCC’s Off-Ramp program, has been appointed to serve as Production and Promotions Director at the public radio station.  Rabe’s new role at the station means that Off-Ramp will air its final broadcast on July 2 after an 11-year run.  KPCC

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