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Here's how to beat the heat in Los Angeles County

Find relief from the sweltering temperatures at a neighborhood cooling center or by taking a dip in an L.A. County swimming pool. Wade into our refreshing photo gallery for some cool inspiration.

Make your mark: faces of democracy in action

Take a look back at LA County voters in action during the June 7 California primary. Their portraits make up a photo gallery showing some of those who brought e pluribus unum to life.

Getting ready to vote in Los Angeles County

This video goes behind the scenes as thousands of Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk volunteers and staff members prepare to process millions of ballots in Los Angeles County in advance of the June 7 primary.

ET-94 makes a big entrance in Los Angeles County

After an epic sea voyage from New Orleans and through the Panama Canal, ET-94 has finally come ashore in L.A. County. This photo gallery captures some moments from its arrival in Marina del Rey.

CicLAvia arrives in the Southeast cities: It’s the wheel deal

Thousands of cyclists will roll into the Southeast cities on Sunday. Many residents there rely on public transportation, bikes and foot power to navigate their lives. Take a spin through our photos of a bike shop along the CicLAvia route and the daily routine of one patron: a factory worker whose bike is his only ride.

Special delivery: Where every day is Mother's Day

When the Cervantes family goes back to L.A. County's Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, their tiny toddlers are greeted like visiting rock stars. Watch how a high-risk pregnancy turned into four bundles of joy—and dozens of lasting friendships.

A changing culture in L.A. County jails

Los Angeles County's jail system serves as a de facto mental health institution for thousands of inmates suffering from psychological and psychiatric problems. Watch this behind-the-scenes video showing culture change in the jails and innovations in how deputies are being trained to work there.

Crescent Farm: See what the buzz is about at the Arboretum

Los Angeles County’s Arboretum & Botanic Garden has bountiful attractions across its 127 acres, from towering trees to preening peacocks. Now it’s grown a new one.

'Paper Airplane' prepares for takeoff in Grand Park

Downtown’s coolest al fresco gathering place is about to get even cooler. “Paper Airplane,” a new shade structure by artists Elenita Torres and Dean Sherriff, will be installed in Grand Park in early June.

Fifty years later, outpouring of gratitude for Vietnam vets

Five decades ago, military veterans returned home to a nation deeply conflicted about the Vietnam War. Those who served often found themselves caught in the middle of a raging domestic battle about the war itself. Now America is saying an overdue thank you, with more than 5,000 events around the country commemorating the war and the sacrifices and accomplishments of those who served.

Come fly with us: LA County's Annual Report

A time-lapse video flyover with breathtaking views from the high desert to the beach opens L.A. County’s latest Annual Report. Come along on a multimedia journey that also features 10 video stories, along with messages from County Supervisors and an animated look at the county budget.

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

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.