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Probation working group set to meet for first time

Last month, the Board of Supervisors created a high-level working group to examine whether a new citizens’ commission should be established to comprehensively monitor the Los Angeles County Probation Department. On Thursday, March 10, the working group will hold its first meeting at the downtown Hall of Administration. Get all the information on lacounty.gov/probation-oversight.

A new kind of masterpiece joins LACMA’s collection

You can’t drop by for a visit (at least not yet) but you can take a quick video tour inside the latest masterpiece in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s collection: The iconic 1963 James Goldstein House, designed by architect John Lautner.

Funny or extinct: Will Ferrell's #HowDoYouMuseum moments

Watch as “Dr.” Will Ferrell dons a lab coat and tangles with a saber-toothed cat (“You need to floss, that’s all I’m gonna tell you”) at the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum...

#TeamLACounty's Marathon journey

When the L.A. Marathon raced from the Stadium to the Sea on Sunday, February 14, dozens of Los Angeles County employees laced up and hit the streets for fun, exercise and to benefit a wide variety of good causes.

100,000 Opportunities in Los Angeles

Looking for a job? If you’re between the ages of 16 and 24, join the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative on February 11th at the Los Angeles Convention Center for a chance to jumpstart your career

Board approves far-reaching homeless strategies

On Tuesday, February 9, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a landmark plan that represents the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken by the County to combat homelessness. This plan was approved on the same day that the City of Los Angeles also approved its homeless plan. Together, the initiatives...

Kids & deputies stick up for lacrosse

Thanks to L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies in Compton, local kids are getting a taste of an unusual after-school sport: lacrosse. In recent years, the sport has been moving away from its East Coast prep school roots and into more urban areas...

Healthy helpers

Some of L.A. County’s sickest patients are getting a helping hand from community health care workers who aid them in navigating the medical system. The Care Connections program provides patients with advocates to help translate, support and encourage them in their journey to better health. Watch as patient Paula Rivera teams up with a community health worker who offers assistance in managing her diabetes...

Help for the Homeless

As Los Angeles County’s Homeless Initiative moves forward, hundreds turned out to learn more and offer comments during a community meeting on January 13. This video takes a look at this significant moment of public engagement with the milestone plan, which includes more than 40 draft strategies to combat growing homelessness across the region. The recommendations represent the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken by the county to attack the root causes of homelessness and lift thousands of people off the street and into better lives. And it’s not too late to weigh in; through January 21, you can provide feedback here. The Board of Supervisors is expected to take action on the recommendations next month.

Homeless Initiative draft strategies to get public airing

January 7, 2016 - Los Angeles County’s Homeless Initiative reached a milestone today with the public release of nearly 50 draft strategies to combat growing homelessness across the region. The recommendations represent the most comprehensive, coordinated effort ever undertaken by the county to attack the causes of homelessness and lift thousands of individuals off the street and into restored lives...

Inspiration shines through in ‘Profiles of Hope’

One is a Grammy-winning pop star. Another is an Ivy League-educated comedian and TV host, while a third is a Navajo transgender activist. But despite their varied backgrounds, this trio of high achievers has something in common: each has surmounted mental health challenges and now has a powerful message to share with others.

Ring in 2016 at Grand Park

Want to get the new year off to a grand start? Join more than 50,000 revelers expected to flock to Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles for the 3rd annual New Year’s celebration starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 31. Admission is free.

Winter shelters are open throughout L.A. County

It’s cold, wet and windy out there—and the Winter Shelter Program is here to help any homeless adult who needs a place to stay warm and dry. The National Weather Service is predicting a wet winter because of El Niño, and a series of storms is expected in Southern California this week and in the months ahead.

Green Leadership Award 2016

The Board of Supervisors created the Green Leadership Awards Program as a partnership with local residents, community groups, businesses and non-profit agencies to protect the environment and the County’s natural resources. Awards are presented in five categories at the weekly meeting of the Board during Earth Week, which begins on April 21st. 

Behind Rain Room’s big splash at LACMA

If it was a theme park attraction, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s new blockbuster exhibit Rain Room would be one of those “slow loaders.” Like Disneyland’s Dumbo, only a small group of patrons gets to experience it at a time.

For the museum’s security officers, it’s been a high-flying ride.