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.
For L.A.’s sick and uninsured, a lifeline to care
A no-cost health coverage program run by the Department of Health Services is a literal lifeline for thousands of L.A. County residents who don't qualify for other insurance programs. For one patient, the quest for quality healthcare set him on a life journey 20 years ago to help his son. Now aging and in need of care himself, My Health LA is his prescription for longevity.
A community on wheels for the journey home
The spirit of volunteerism brought out community residents and even late night host Jimmy Kimmel to help those experiencing homelessness move into temporary housing. A former parking lot has been transformed into a welcoming community for families to start over.
Arts and entertainment icons honored
In commemoration of Black History Month, L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recognized 10 iconic figures in the arts and entertainment fields for their enduring contributions and stewardship of a long legacy of creative expression.
My Job in 60 Seconds: Stephanie Stone
Helping veterans connect with services is what motivates Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Chief Deputy Director Stephanie Stone. As the number two in command, keeping operations running smoothly and building community partnerships is a daily call to duty.