Sugguestions of photography school in LA?
Check out some community colleges and take some beginning courses.
Art Center College of Design in Pasadena was mentioned. I graduated from there. It's an excellent school, but it is aimed at photogrphers who want to pursue a career in commercial photography.
Art Center is expensive and when I attended, it was hard to get accepted. You had to be sponsored by an alumnus and you had to present a portfolio. Out of every six portfolios submitted, only one was accepted. Once in, the attrition rate is high. Out of the 32 in my freshman class, only eight of us graduated.
I spent nearly 25 years as a professional commercial photographer before changing careers. Look really hard at the industry. Now is not a good time for professional photographers. Even long time nationally known pros are struggling.