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'Paper Airplane' prepares for takeoff in Grand Park

Downtown’s coolest al fresco gathering place is about to get even cooler. “Paper Airplane,” a new shade structure by artists Elenita Torres and Dean Sherriff, will be installed in Grand Park in early June.

Fifty years later, outpouring of gratitude for Vietnam vets

Five decades ago, military veterans returned home to a nation deeply conflicted about the Vietnam War. Those who served often found themselves caught in the middle of a raging domestic battle about the war itself. Now America is saying an overdue thank you, with more than 5,000 events around the country commemorating the war and the sacrifices and accomplishments of those who served.

Come fly with us: LA County's Annual Report

A time-lapse video flyover with breathtaking views from the high desert to the beach opens L.A. County’s latest Annual Report. Come along on a multimedia journey that also features 10 video stories, along with messages from County Supervisors and an animated look at the county budget.

Probation working group set to meet for first time

Last month, the Board of Supervisors created a high-level working group to examine whether a new citizens’ commission should be established to comprehensively monitor the Los Angeles County Probation Department. On Thursday, March 10, the working group will hold its first meeting at the downtown Hall of Administration. Get all the information on

A new kind of masterpiece joins LACMA’s collection

You can’t drop by for a visit (at least not yet) but you can take a quick video tour inside the latest masterpiece in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s collection: The iconic 1963 James Goldstein House, designed by architect John Lautner.

Funny or extinct: Will Ferrell's #HowDoYouMuseum moments

Watch as “Dr.” Will Ferrell dons a lab coat and tangles with a saber-toothed cat (“You need to floss, that’s all I’m gonna tell you”) at the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum...

#TeamLACounty's Marathon journey

When the L.A. Marathon raced from the Stadium to the Sea on Sunday, February 14, dozens of Los Angeles County employees laced up and hit the streets for fun, exercise and to benefit a wide variety of good causes.

100,000 Opportunities in Los Angeles

Looking for a job? If you’re between the ages of 16 and 24, join the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative on February 11th at the Los Angeles Convention Center for a chance to jumpstart your career

Board approves far-reaching homeless strategies

On Tuesday, February 9, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a landmark plan that represents the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken by the County to combat homelessness. This plan was approved on the same day that the City of Los Angeles also approved its homeless plan. Together, the initiatives...

Kids & deputies stick up for lacrosse

Thanks to L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies in Compton, local kids are getting a taste of an unusual after-school sport: lacrosse. In recent years, the sport has been moving away from its East Coast prep school roots and into more urban areas...

Healthy helpers

Some of L.A. County’s sickest patients are getting a helping hand from community health care workers who aid them in navigating the medical system. The Care Connections program provides patients with advocates to help translate, support and encourage them in their journey to better health. Watch as patient Paula Rivera teams up with a community health worker who offers assistance in managing her diabetes...

Help for the Homeless

As Los Angeles County’s Homeless Initiative moves forward, hundreds turned out to learn more and offer comments during a community meeting on January 13. This video takes a look at this significant moment of public engagement with the milestone plan, which includes more than 40 draft strategies to combat growing homelessness across the region. The recommendations represent the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken by the county to attack the root causes of homelessness and lift thousands of people off the street and into better lives. And it’s not too late to weigh in; through January 21, you can provide feedback here. The Board of Supervisors is expected to take action on the recommendations next month.

Homeless Initiative draft strategies to get public airing

January 7, 2016 - Los Angeles County’s Homeless Initiative reached a milestone today with the public release of nearly 50 draft strategies to combat growing homelessness across the region. The recommendations represent the most comprehensive, coordinated effort ever undertaken by the county to attack the causes of homelessness and lift thousands of individuals off the street and into restored lives...

Inspiration shines through in ‘Profiles of Hope’

One is a Grammy-winning pop star. Another is an Ivy League-educated comedian and TV host, while a third is a Navajo transgender activist. But despite their varied backgrounds, this trio of high achievers has something in common: each has surmounted mental health challenges and now has a powerful message to share with others.

Ring in 2016 at Grand Park

Want to get the new year off to a grand start? Join more than 50,000 revelers expected to flock to Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles for the 3rd annual New Year’s celebration starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 31. Admission is free.