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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.

See why every community matters in Homeless Count

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.

Weathering L.A. Rain

The rainy season has arrived, and L.A. County residents are encouraged to prepare. Whether you need free sandbags or to sign up for emergency alerts, this resource page is your guide to weathering the storm. 

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

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.

Ring in the new year in style in Grand Park

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.

Groundbreaker Burke says new Board could bring new priorities

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.