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Gotta hike ‘em all: L.A. County’s trail treasures

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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.

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DC1 ushers in new era of data management in L.A. County

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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.

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Fostering an easier, more inclusive path for families

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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.

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County recognized for thinking outside the ballot box

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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.

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Executive director, board named to lead Women & Girls Initiative

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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.

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

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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.

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Spring makes a splashy entrance in Los Angeles County

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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.

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

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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.

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Prevention helps those “one bad week away” from homelessness

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

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Share your feedback on Workforce Plans

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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.

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Housing push helps homeless youth find their way home

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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.

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See why every community matters in Homeless Count

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It is a crisis unfolding in plain sight in virtually every corner of Los Angeles County. As this photo gallery shows, homeless encampments have cropped up in communities well beyond Skid Row. Take a look, and volunteer to help document the need for housing and services as part of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.

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Looking back at 2016 in L.A. County: Innovation and change

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It was an eventful year in Los Angeles County—full of service, innovation and transformative change. Issues at the forefront ranged from homelessness to environmental crises. And the Board of Supervisors made history along the way. Here are some of the year’s video highlights.

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Ring in the new year in style in Grand Park

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Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 in festive fashion at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. Here are all the details for making the most of the event billed as the West Coast’s flagship New Year’s Eve celebration.

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Groundbreaker Burke says new Board could bring new priorities

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Yvonne Brathwaite Burke broke the Board of Supervisors’ gender barrier in 1979. Come Monday, four of the Board’s five members will be women—a historic first that Burke thinks could lead to a greater emphasis on issues that impact women and children.

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