Painted ladies pay a visit to the Arboretum

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Painted ladies pay a visit to the Arboretum As swarms of butterflies make their way north, the L.A. County Arboretum has proven to be a good spot to rest and fatten up on plant nectar. Horticulturist Bryan Burks takes us through the gardens where there are still a few Vanessa cardui to be found. To plan your visit to the…

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Thinking Outside the Box to Address Homelessness

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Thinking outside the box to address homelessness After a call for proposals to create game-changing creative and scalable permanent housing solutions for those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County, five winners were awarded $4.5 million in Measure H funding to bring these projects to reality. The Housing Innovation Challenge has made four awards at the $1 million level and one…

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Confronting the Woolsey Fire—and preparing for the future

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Confronting the Woolsey Fire—and preparing for the future The Woolsey Fire started on November 8, 2018 and burned for 13 days before it was contained. This was an unprecedented, fast-moving brush fire, 14 miles wide, with a footprint of 150 square miles, driven by gusts of up to 70 mph—the most destructive fire L.A. County has ever seen. Three canyons…

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MET teams get to work in L.A. County

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MET team network grows in L.A. County L.A. County is expanding an innovative program to help people facing mental health emergencies get into treatment, instead of landing in jail. Ride along with Sheriff's deputy Joe Miranda and Department of Mental Health clinical worker Tina Webb as they respond to calls in El Monte.

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L.A. County unites to confront opioid crisis

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L.A. County unites to confront opioid crisis Los Angeles County departments are joining together to confront the opioid epidemic, which claims 500 lives in the county every year. From the Sheriff's Department to Public Health, in hospital emergency rooms and in the Coroner's office, county programs are addressing the crisis with innovation and compassion. Need help? Call 1-844-804-7500.

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More mobile showers for those in need

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More mobile showers for those in need The Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to expand a program that provides showers, hot meals, health screenings and more to people experiencing homelessness. The mobile shower program started at two locations—Whittier Narrows Recreation Area and unincorporated East Pasadena—with help from the Departments of Public Health, Parks and Recreation and the Los Angeles…

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After-hours fun at L.A. County parks

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After-hours fun at L.A. County parks An L.A. County recreational program is turning parks into after-hours fun zones. Parks After Dark started small but now is bringing music, sports and more to 33 parks countywide. All those free nighttime recreational, health and wellness opportunities add up to less crime and stronger communities. The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found…

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Jamal Dunn joined L.A. County Supervisors in discussing progress made since passage of Measure H. Dunn is formerly homeless but now lives in the Fiesta Apartments in North Hollywood, where supportive services let him focus on his health as he confronts multiple sclerosis.

County invests $402 million to combat homelessness

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County invests $402 million to combat homelessness Jamal Dunn joined L.A. County Supervisors in discussing progress made since passage of Measure H. Dunn is formerly homeless but now lives in the Fiesta Apartments in North Hollywood, where supportive services let him focus on his health as he confronts multiple sclerosis. Building on an array of promising successes, the Los Angeles…

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2018-19 Los Angeles County Budget: Investing in our residents and communities

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Los Angeles County’s balanced, $31.4 billion budget for 2018-2019 was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on June 25, 2018.

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Once homeless, now he drives change for others

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Once homeless, now he drives change for others Terrence Pierre, one of more than 1,000 new employees being hired by nonprofit organizations with Measure H funds to expand homeless services, is a man on a mission. As a member of LAHSA's Homeless Engagement Team, he works the streets of Skid Row, engaging people without homes and transporting them across the…

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

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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. Their values-driven approach to healthcare is making a profound difference in the lives of individuals and the families and communities to which they will…

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Human trafficking crackdown hits home

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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 some key moments in the operation as it…

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Some enchanted evening at Descanso Gardens

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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.

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

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In the hills above Malibu, an old-school juvenile probation camp has been transformed into a cutting edge rehabilitation facility called Campus Kilpatrick. As the first group of young people finishes their rehabilitative and educational program, 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…

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Wildfire Information

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Local Assistance Center Opening for residents impacted by wildfires The County and City of Los Angeles are jointly opening a Local Assistance Center on December 12-16. This one-stop shop provides individuals, families and business owners impacted by the recent fires information on services and assistance from government agencies, utility companies and non-profits. The center will operate Tues.-Fri. (noon-8:00 pm) and Sat. (8:00…

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