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South African street artist opens Echo Park studio; Mayor proposes big funding increase in Vision Zero traffic safety program

Art: A visit to the new Echo Park studio of the South African artist known as Faith XLVII (formerly Faith 47), the street artist whose work now includes painting and video installations. L.A. Magazine

Traffic Deaths: Mayor Eric Garcetti will propose tripling  next year’s budget for the Vision Zero traffic safety program to $91 million after it has failed to meet expectations for reducing traffic-related fatalities. While hailed by many pedestrian and bike advocates, the program has stirred up opposition from residents and some elected officials, including Councilman Gil Cedillo, for eliminating traffic lanes. Daily News

School Board: A closer look at financial disclosures by school board member Ref Rodriguez reveal discrepancies about his declared investments in a firm that conducted business for the charter school company he co-founded.  KPCC

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