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Spring makes a splashy entrance in Los Angeles County

Spring has arrived in Los Angeles County with a blast of color.  From the coast to the desert and the rolling hills in between, the region is blossoming and buzzing with new life. This photo gallery takes you to some of the best places around Los Angeles County to watch nature’s show unfold.

The Help Desk: Homelessness and the L.A. County Libraries

Librarians across L.A. County—from Agoura Hills to Willowbrook—are on the frontlines of the homelessness crisis, confronting a challenge as complex as anything in the reference stacks. This video offers a close-up look at some of the unique relationships unfolding at three very different libraries.

Prevention helps those “one bad week away” from homelessness

Prevention is the not-so-secret weapon in the fight against homelessness being waged by Los Angeles County and its social service partners.

Share your feedback on Workforce Plans

The County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services and the Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board released the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Regional and Local Plans.

Housing push helps homeless youth find their way home

Eustolia Farias is among more than 250 formerly homeless young people in Los Angeles County being housed as part of a special project called the 100-Day Challenge. Find out about Eustolia’s journey to a place of her own, and the concerted and collaborative effort that is helping transition age youth throughout the county move into better lives.

See why every community matters in Homeless Count

It is a crisis unfolding in plain sight in virtually every corner of Los Angeles County. As this photo gallery shows, homeless encampments have cropped up in communities well beyond Skid Row. Take a look, and volunteer to help document the need for housing and services as part of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.

Looking back at 2016 in L.A. County: Innovation and change

It was an eventful year in Los Angeles County—full of service, innovation and transformative change. Issues at the forefront ranged from homelessness to environmental crises. And the Board of Supervisors made history along the way. Here are some of the year’s video highlights.

Ring in the new year in style in Grand Park

Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 in festive fashion at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. Here are all the details for making the most of the event billed as the West Coast’s flagship New Year’s Eve celebration.

Groundbreaker Burke says new Board could bring new priorities

Yvonne Brathwaite Burke broke the Board of Supervisors’ gender barrier in 1979. Come Monday, four of the Board’s five members will be women—a historic first that Burke thinks could lead to a greater emphasis on issues that impact women and children.

A new era on the Board of Supervisors

With the inauguration of Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger, the five-member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is making history, with four women members forming its first ever female supermajority. The new supervisors and their colleagues on the Board reflect on what the changes mean and what’s ahead in 2017.

Leadership and legacies: A salute to outgoing Supervisors

As Los Angeles County says farewell to 4th District Supervisor Don Knabe and 5th District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, take a look back at their storied careers in a pair of videos highlighting the many lives and communities they've touched.

A grand vision moves forward on Grand Avenue

Following a series of key government approvals, a Frank Gehry-designed project at the heart of Grand Avenue’s cultural renaissance is poised to begin rising in 2018.

Election Day 2016: Here’s how (and where) to make your mark.

L.A. County’s 4,523 polling places are now open and ready for action. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. Not sure of where to go? Find your polling place by texting “VOTE” or “VOTO” to 468683. Here’s everything else you need to know to cast your ballot. 

Here's how to get an early start on voting in L.A. County

Thousands of Los Angeles County voters decided not to wait till Election Day to make their mark. More than 25,474 early votes were cast at satellite polling places and the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's headquarters. The headquarters is still open for early voting today.

Here’s how they got Paper Airplane off the ground

After months of prototyping, manufacturing and fine-tuning, Grand Park’s new shade structure has finally come in for a landing. Paper Airplane brings a touch of whimsy to the park’s Olive Court. This photo gallery chronicles the project in all its phases, from artists’ vision to reality. Welcome aboard and enjoy the flight.