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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 will be 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.

Fostering an easier, more inclusive path for families

With more than 18,000 children and teens in foster care, L.A. County has embarked on an ambitious plan to expand the ranks of foster families by reaching out to new communities, streamlining the application process, and giving parents and kids the support they need.

County recognized for thinking outside the ballot box

Los Angeles County’s groundbreaking project to reimagine the future of voting has been named a top finalist for Harvard’s prestigious Roy and Lila Ash Award for Public Engagement in Government. Take a closer look at the county’s creative collaboration with celebrated design firm IDEO in this behind-the-scenes video.

Executive director named to lead Women and Girls Initiative

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has appointed Regina Waugh as Executive Director to guide the Woment and Girls Initiative. Waugh joins a high-powered and diverse panel appointed by the board to the initiative’s Governing Council.

2017-18 L.A. County Recommended Budget Unveiled

Los Angeles County has unveiled a $30 billion recommended budget for 2017-18, providing critical funding for a wide range of reforms and services across the nation’s largest municipal government.

Winter wallop: Erosion takes toll on L.A. County beaches

Predicted Godzilla-level El Niño rains left Los Angeles County high and dry in 2015-16, but they did a number on its beaches. Reversing the damage is still a work in progress, as these powerful before-and-after photos show.

Spring makes a splashy entrance in Los Angeles County

Spring has arrived in Los Angeles County with a blast of color.  From the coast to the desert and the rolling hills in between, the region is blossoming and buzzing with new life. This photo gallery takes you to some of the best places around Los Angeles County to watch nature’s show unfold.

The Help Desk: Homelessness and the L.A. County Libraries

Librarians across L.A. County—from Agoura Hills to Willowbrook—are on the frontlines of the homelessness crisis, confronting a challenge as complex as anything in the reference stacks. This video offers a close-up look at some of the unique relationships unfolding at three very different libraries.

Prevention helps those “one bad week away” from homelessness

Prevention is the not-so-secret weapon in the fight against homelessness being waged by Los Angeles County and its social service partners.

Share your feedback on Workforce Plans

The County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services and the Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board released the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Regional and Local Plans.

Housing push helps homeless youth find their way home

Eustolia Farias is among more than 250 formerly homeless young people in Los Angeles County being housed as part of a special project called the 100-Day Challenge. Find out about Eustolia’s journey to a place of her own, and the concerted and collaborative effort that is helping transition age youth throughout the county move into better lives.