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Mission Possible: Social justice medicine inside L.A. County jails

Take it from these frontline medical professionals: you don’t have to leave the country to change the world. This short documentary offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at some of the most committed medical professionals anywhere, as they go about their rounds helping a uniquely underserved population: inmates in the nation's largest county-run correctional system.

Human trafficking crackdown hits home

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department and other county departments mobilized recently as part of a three-day statewide enforcement sweep called Operation Reclaim and Rebuild. The mission: to rescue victims of human trafficking and arrest the pimps and johns who exploit them. This video photo gallery captures key moments in the operation as it unfolded.

Some enchanted evening at Descanso Gardens

Fall under the spell of Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted: Forest of Light interactive nighttime show. Tickets are sold out, but you can still experience this wintry wonderland through our video photo gallery.

 

The L.A. Model: Changing young lives at Campus Kilpatrick

In the hills above Malibu, an old-school juvenile probation camp has been transformed into a cutting edge rehabilitation facility called Campus Kilpatrick. This video goes behind the scenes of the new facility and introduces some of the people who are bringing the innovative approach known as the L.A. Model to life.

Wildfire Information

Find the latest on how Los Angeles County is helping residents affected by the wildfires, and learn how to report fire damage and access the new Local Assistance Center.

Progress and Possibilities: L.A. County in action

Millions of people depend on Los Angeles County, and Los Angeles County is meeting the challenge in bold and innovative ways. This short video captures some recent highlights of high-priority projects in progress.

 

 

Touching lives as homeless outreach grows

Measure H funding is boosting outreach to the homeless. Over the next decade, millions of dollars are expected to flow into outreach programs countywide, thanks to the voter-approved sales tax to combat homelessness. This video photo gallery shows some of the frontline work now taking place.

An after-hours adventure at the L.A. County Fair

When the sun goes down, the Los Angeles County Fair gets cooler—in more ways than one. Experience the thrills and high-flying fun in our video photo gallery.

Los Angeles County takes bold steps in support of immigrants

Moving across multiple fronts, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to intensify its support for immigrants in the face of federal efforts to roll back protections on vulnerable populations, including young “dreamers” studying and working under the DACA program.

Beach wheelchairs let everyone make a splash

L.A. County’s surf and sand are famous worldwide, but taking the plunge can be difficult for people with mobility issues. Thanks to beach wheelchairs, accessibility is now a reality for beachgoers who need help on the sand.

2017-2018 Final L.A. County budget approved

Los Angeles County Supervisors today unanimously approved a balanced $30.1 billion budget focusing on progress and people—with major investments in the fight against homelessness along with commitments to child safety and healthcare innovation.

A transcendent graduation journey for foster teen

Edgar Quintero’s winding path to the stage of Disney Hall, where she recently was honored along with 174 other high-achieving, college-bound foster youth, is a journey shaped by hard work, imagination and the power of unconditional love.

Historic vote puts millions of Measure H dollars to work

Los Angeles County Supervisors have approved a spending package to deploy more than $1 billion in Measure H funds into local communities over the next three years—a key milestone in the county’s ambitious commitment to combatting homelessness.

Gotta hike ‘em all: L.A. County’s trail treasures

Summer arrives in Los Angeles County with a blaze of triple digits. Time to check out this photo gallery of some of the coolest hikes and hottest wilderness destinations in our own backyard.

DC1 ushers in new era of data management in L.A. County

County leaders have inaugurated the new, energy-saving DataCenter1, which consolidates and modernizes the information technology infrastructure of the nation’s most populous county. The new center—DC1 for short—provides greater security and efficiency for millions of documents.