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Green Leadership Award 2016

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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.

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Behind Rain Room’s big splash at LACMA

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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.

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Help improve your Los Angeles County parks!

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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!

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Joining forces to fight human trafficking

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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.

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In the eye of the beholder

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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.

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Trees die as drought takes root

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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.

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County hosts summit to fight human trafficking

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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.

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Looking for a County job? Click here to apply

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

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Prepare for El Niño 2015

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With El Niño storms estimated to be their strongest in years, agencies throughout Los Angeles County are already preparing.

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Building an arts diversity pipeline

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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.

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Mission to Nepal: Firefighters deploy to quake

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April 26, 2015 – Members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department are heading to Nepal to assist in the rescue and recovery effort following a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

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How to beat the holiday blues and blahs

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

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