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Candidates in L.A. supervisors' 3rd District race issue arts support

Candidates in L.A. supervisors' 3rd District race issue arts support

The Los Angeles arts scene is about to lose its best friend among elected officials, as Zev Yaroslavsky steps down from the county Board of Supervisors after 20 years, having run up against term limits. It's not certain whether his successor will continue a tradition going back to the 1930s of 3rd District supervisors enthusiastically advocating for the arts: Both Ed Edelman, who served for 20 years before Yaroslavsky took office in 1994, and John Anson Ford, who held the seat for 26 years until 1958, also made reputations as champions of the arts. But indications are that there's no anti-Zev among the candidates, regardless which one prevails at the polls in the June 3 primary...

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