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CicLAvia arrives in the Southeast cities: It’s the wheel deal

CicLAvia arrives in the Southeast cities: It’s the wheel deal 1024 576 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

Thousands of cyclists will roll into the Southeast cities on Sunday. Many residents there rely on public transportation, bikes and foot power to navigate their lives. Take a spin through our photos of a bike shop along the CicLAvia route and the daily routine of one patron: a factory worker whose bike is his only ride.

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Special delivery: Where every day is Mother’s Day

Special delivery: Where every day is Mother’s Day 800 445 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

When the Cervantes family goes back to L.A. County’s Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, their tiny toddlers are greeted like visiting rock stars. Watch how a high-risk pregnancy turned into four bundles of joy—and dozens of lasting friendships.

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A changing culture in L.A. County jails

A changing culture in L.A. County jails 800 445 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles County’s jail system serves as a de facto mental health institution for thousands of inmates suffering from psychological and psychiatric problems. Watch this behind-the-scenes video showing culture change in the jails and innovations in how deputies are being trained to work there.

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Crescent Farm: See what the buzz is about at the Arboretum

Crescent Farm: See what the buzz is about at the Arboretum 1024 576 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles County’s Arboretum & Botanic Garden has bountiful attractions across its 127 acres, from towering trees to preening peacocks. Now it’s grown a new one.

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‘Paper Airplane’ prepares for takeoff in Grand Park

‘Paper Airplane’ prepares for takeoff in Grand Park 1024 512 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

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.

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Fifty years later, outpouring of gratitude for Vietnam vets

Fifty years later, outpouring of gratitude for Vietnam vets 800 445 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

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.

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Come fly with us: LA County’s Annual Report

Come fly with us: LA County’s Annual Report 800 445 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

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.

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Probation working group set to meet for first time

Probation working group set to meet for first time 800 445 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

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 lacounty.gov/probation-oversight.

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A new kind of masterpiece joins LACMA’s collection

A new kind of masterpiece joins LACMA’s collection 463 310 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

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.

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Funny or extinct: Will Ferrell’s #HowDoYouMuseum moments

Funny or extinct: Will Ferrell’s #HowDoYouMuseum moments 800 445 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

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…

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#TeamLACounty’s Marathon journey

#TeamLACounty’s Marathon journey 800 445 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

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.

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100,000 Opportunities in Los Angeles

100,000 Opportunities in Los Angeles 800 445 COUNTY OF 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

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Board approves far-reaching homeless strategies

Board approves far-reaching homeless strategies 800 445 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

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…

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Kids & deputies stick up for lacrosse

Kids & deputies stick up for lacrosse 798 445 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

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…

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Healthy helpers

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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…

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