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Help improve your Los Angeles County parks!

Parks provide countless health, social, environmental and economic benefits to communities. Communities with abundant parks and quality recreational facilities thrive.

The County of Los Angeles is studying park and recreation facilities to better understand how to improve, expand and make parks more accessible so that all our communities can thrive! Over the course of 15 months, between March 2015 and June 2016, the County will assess park needs in 189 Study Areas, including cities and unincorporated areas.  Visit www.lacountyparkneeds.org for more information and to find a meeting near you!



Joining forces to fight human trafficking

Carissa Phelps had not yet entered her teens when the nightmare began.

“I was 12 years old when I was taken on the streets of Fresno,” said Phelps, now an activist, author and attorney. “I was already labeled a runaway and a delinquent for survival-type crimes. I had been sexually exploited and raped more times than I can count.”

Eventually, with help from a sympathetic juvenile hall counselor, she survived and thrived—and now is a recognized leader in the fight to make sure other children are protected, not victimized, by the system.

In the eye of the beholder

If you take a stroll through Grand Park this week, then get ready to come face-to-face (or parts thereabouts) with 15 larger-than-life “Chubby Women,” an installation by acclaimed Chinese sculptor Xu Hongfei.

Trees die as drought takes root

For years, it’s been affectionately known as the Emerald Forest. But these days, much of the green is missing from this once verdant spot within the Castaic Lake State Recreation Area. But these days, much of the green is missing from this once verdant spot within the Castaic Lake State Recreation Area. 

County hosts summit to fight human trafficking

On Friday, November 20th, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will co-sponsor a regional information summit with the Human Exploitation and Trafficking Institute, a research-based think-tank committed to ending all forms of human trafficking in California.

Looking for a County job? Click here to apply

Last year, Los Angeles County received nearly 250,000 online job applications. To join our workforce of over 105,000 employees, get started here:  

Building an arts diversity pipeline

The arts can change the trajectory of a human life. Just ask Esai Morales. Before he rose to fame on NYPD Blue, in La Bamba, or as the president of the United States on HBO’s satirical The Brink, he was a young boy growing up on some pretty tough streets in New York City. Then he encountered the world-expanding power of acting.

Saluting those who serve

Whether it’s free admission to Los Angeles County parks and botanic gardens, a complimentary burger or an on-the-house spa treatment, the county is saying thank you to active duty and retired U.S. service members in a big way this Veterans Day.

Board of Supervisors appoints new CEO

OCTOBER 14, 2015  —  The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously appointed Sachi A. Hamai as Chief Executive Officer, a position responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the nation’s largest county and spearheading Board efforts to improve services across a wide array of pressing social issues.

 

Fire trainee exam application now open

Mark your calendars. The Los Angeles County Fire Department has announced that it will accept applications for its Firefighter Trainee examination for a two-day period, beginning Wednesday, January 21, at 1 p.m., and ending Friday, January 23, at 1 p.m.

Reward offered in baby Eliza’s death

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has authorized a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man suspected of killing 3-week-old Eliza Delacruz, whose body was found Sunday in a San Diego County dumpster.

Flu death highlights importance of vaccinations

The first influenza-associated death for the 2014-2015 flu season has been reported to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The decedent was an elderly female with underlying medical conditions who resided in the Pomona Valley. Testing identified this particular strain as type B.

A new era begins for L.A. County government

One of the most sweeping shifts in the modern history of Los Angeles County government arrived Monday when four newly elected officials were sworn into office, drawing thousands of jubilant supporters to the Hall of Administration. Taking their oaths on a day filled with pomp and policy were: First District Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell and Assessor Jeffrey Prang.

How to beat the holiday blues and blahs

Healthy Holiday Tips from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for staying healthy and in good spirits during this holiday season.