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Music department cuts protested at Centinela Valley Union High School

Ktla_newsHere are some of the stories that KTLA News is planning for its 10 p.m. newscast on Channel 5:

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PROTEST:The layoffs of many music department staff at the Centinela Valley Union High School District has sparked outrage among some students and parents. They say that even though the department has won numerous awards, the cuts are the result of investment in a controversial performing arts center. The center is now over budget and sits unfinished and unused.

COCKFIGHTING RING BUSTED:Reporter Jaime Chambers travels to Camarillo to talk with investigators about efforts to break up an illegal cockfighting ring.

ASSAULT SUSPECT CAUGHT: A 20-year-old man from Orange was in police custody on suspicion of attempted rape after an off-duty sheriff's deputy and another man chased him down Monday afternoon following the alleged assault. The man was booked on suspicion of attempted rape, kidnapping and penetration with a foreign object.

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The sign of a diminished culture is the way that it treats its artists. To see the arts cut in any capacity never bodes well for the collective health of our city and this region. There is always a price to pay for moving away from our essential right brain.

It's too bad people are so short sighted, given the research shows that when students are involved in music they tend to do better in school and stay in school longer. This is just another case of being penny wise and pound foolish!


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