LA County Close-up is a weekly news magazine that takes viewers behind the scenes to showcase people and programs making a difference in Los Angeles County and its communities. Watch it here or on the County Channel, channel 94 or 92 on most cable systems.
At 73, coming in from the streets to a place of her own
With homelessness among seniors on the rise, L.A. County is leading a coalition to help bring vulnerable older adults into safe, secure housing. Meet Margarita Salas, who lost her home and battled illness but now, at the age of 73, has a fresh start on life in a place of her own. To learn more, watch this short video, part of our new “Powered by the People of L.A. County” awareness campaign.
Dog whisperers fetch the perfect companion
It's part dating algorithm and part behavioral science and it's producing big success for those looking to adopt a pet. A team at the Department of Animal Care and Control uses an enrichment model to pair animals with adoptive owners. For one new dog dad, Sheba is heaven-sent.
Sharing the warmth of the season, one quilt at a time
Each year, volunteers make hundreds of quilts for patients at LAC+USC Medical Center and distribute them floor by floor. For hospital patients, a chance to experience the warmth and comfort of home, sewn with blessings and community love.