Oprah Beats Obama To L.A. For High School Appearance
Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale announced this week that it is one of six national finalists, and the only one west of the Mississippi River, competing to host President Barack Obama for spring commencement. School boosters are asking Angelenos to vote for the campus in the White House's national competition to find out which one will have Obama as a commencement speaker.
Oprah Winfrey, however, might steal a little of Obama's thunder as she heads to John Marshall High School in Los Feliz Friday to tape an edition of her show. The student release forms are already online. We're not sure, however, what the theme of the show is yet.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Los Angeles, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.