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Why San Bernardino County Museum is offering discounted rates for some families

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George Lucas’s LA museum set to blast off with big council vote Tuesday

Filmmaker George Lucas’s proposed $1.5 billion museum to showcase his art collection is headed closer toward reality, with the project expected to be approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday. The vote on the project will be mor...

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  • Art museums

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  • Art museums

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  • HIV and AIDS

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  • State governments

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  • Women's health

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  • Health

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  • Seniors

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  • Health

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  • Dogs

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