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SMC Volunteers Join in Coastal Cleanup Day at “Inkwell”
September 18, 2018
Santa Monica College (SMC) volunteers from the college’s Black Collegians, Adelante Club, President’s Ambassadors, and other programs partnered with the Black Surfers Collective, the Black Historians, local schools, and community members on Saturday, Sept. 15 to help clean up Santa Monica College’s adopted section of beach, known as the “Inkwell." ... read more »
LA County Department of Mental Health Unveils a New Evidence-Based Strategy for Improving Mental Health in Urban Neighborhoods
Volunteers and community leaders will gather to announce a new work in progress as they transform a blighted vacant lot into a vibrant community garden.  DMH initiated this pilot project in response to a new peer-reviewed study showing the mental health of residents in urban neighborhoods can be dramatically improved by simply cleaning up and “greening” blighted vacant lots. ... read more / view event »
LA County to Crack Down on Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensaries
July 5, 2018
Even though all types of cannabis-related businesses are banned in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, over 80 businesses are illegally conducting cannabis activities in defiance of the County’s ban. ... read more »
Season’s 1st Human Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in L.A. County
June 21, 2018
Los Angeles County health officials have confirmed the county's first case of West Nile virus for the 2018 season, using the diagnosis as a warning to residents to again step up efforts to prevent the spread of mosquitoes that can carry the disease.  ... read more »
Largest Paid Summer Arts Internship Program Opens for LA County College Students
April 26, 2018
Expansion Includes Positions for Community College Students. ... read more »
Homeless Outreach Teams Fan Out Across Los Angeles County 
November 2, 2017
Calling it “Measure H at work,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley- Thomas recently announced that “street engagement teams” are fanning out across Los Angeles County to have face-to-face interactions with people experiencing homelessness, and to help them access housing, healthcare, and other supportive services.  ... read more »
Recent Earthquake in Mexico is a Reminder for Los Angeles County Residents and Businesses to Prepare for Earthquakes
September 19, 2017
The County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) wants to remind all County residents and businesses to take the necessary steps now to prepare for earthquakes and other hazards and threats ... read more »
Three Facing Charges in Sex Trafficking Case 
August 3, 2017
Three suspects are collectively facing more than four dozen felony charges in connection with an alleged sex-trafficking ring that stretched across the state, law enforcement officials announced Thursday. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Sues State of California To Block Flawed Redistricting Law
March 2, 2017
The County of Los Angeles filed suit this week against the State of California seeking to invalidate a new law that discriminates against independent voters, strips local control from local voters concerning the process of re-drawing the county’s supervisorial districts, and makes that process much more political, not less. ... read more »
Early Voting Sets Record Numbers in LA County 
November 2, 2016
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan announced a successful turnout in the opening weekend of Early Voting. ... read more »
County Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and LACDMH Open 24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care Center
December 10, 2015
The need for mental health services remains an urgent concern in the County of Los Angeles, and to meet the demand, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Dec. ... read more »
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