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After being housed by LA County’s Pathway Home program, formerly unhoused residents are being connected with County services, programs and resources to help them stay off the streets.

You can watch more stories like this on Channel 92 or 94 on most cable systems, or anytime here. Catch up on LA County Close-Up here.

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Equity in Infrastructure Initiative

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works invites you to share your thoughts on improving important services, such as road repairs, flood control, water quality, bike lanes, and waste removal, in your community. Your feedback will be used to create a more just and equitable L.A. County for all.  To learn more and to complete the survey visit, The Equity in Infrastructure Initiative.

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Library Card Sign Up Month

Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month? This is a great time to let your friends and relatives know just how easy it is to sign up for a LA County Library card! Plus, they’ll receive a FREE tote bag and pencil pouch* when they sign up.

Already have a LA County Library card? We still have something for you! Visit your local library to add your email address to your account, and we’ll thank you with the same free tote bag and pencil pouch gift! Of course, you’ll still have free access to 85 libraries worth of books, CDs, DVDs, and more.

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Free Snacks and LA County Parks

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation brought back its Free Snack Program to 46 LA County Parks on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Children 18 and younger are invited to receive a nutritious lunch and snack that includes vegetables, fruits, and healthy dairy products like milk, string cheese, and yogurt. 

Snacks are served Monday through Friday, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Snacks will be served congregate style at a designated enclosed area for each park location. 

To locate a free snack site at an L.A. County Park near you, please visit Free Snack Program.

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The County of Los Angeles Homeless Initiative implemented it’s second Encampment Resolution in West Rancho Dominguez on August 22, 2023. HOPICS and LAHSA conducted outreach and offered people experiencing homelessness entry into the Pathway Home program.

Click here to access more photos of LA County in action.

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In this first episode of the County’s new show “One on One,” we delve deeper into the issue of homelessness and talk with Cheri Todoroff, director of the Homeless Initiative. From encampment resolutions to new housing, she breaks down what’s driving the crisis and what County leaders are doing to address it.

You can watch more stories like this on Channel 92 or 94 on most cable systems, or anytime here. Catch up on LA County Close-Up here.

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Register to Vote

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder reminds you to register to vote by visiting LAVOTE.GOV

Be sure to re-register if you change your name, address, or political preference. Check your voter registration online at LAVOTE.GOV/VRSTATUS

For additional information:

Voter registration for people experiencing homelessness

Voters with a criminal history

Pre-registration for voters under 18

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Hiring Fair for Youth!

Looking for a job? Interested in exploring career options? Come to the first-ever Youth Expo for youth and learn about different careers and job opportunities that are available. Companies will be on-site to offer resources, discuss job opportunities, and provide feedback and valuable information on how to get hired! Don’t forget to bring several copies of your resume and right to work documents.

Date: Friday, September 29, 2023

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Location: East San Gabriel Valley AJCC at Hacienda La Puente Adult School, 14101 E. Nelson Ave. La Puente, CA 91746

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Beach Clean Up

In celebration of Coastal Cleanup Day, LA County Beaches and Harbors is partnering with Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and Heal the Bay to host a Beach Cleanup event at Dockweiler Beach. Our goal is to inspire and educate a new generation on how to create a more sustainable future!

Coastal Cleanup Day will also feature the following activities:

  • Can the Trash! booth
  • Traveling tidepool
  • Arts & crafts station with reDiscover Center featuring crafts made with recycled materials

EVENT DETAILS:

  • Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
  • Time: 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Location: Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA 90293
  • Parking: Free during event hours
  • RSVP: Click here to register

SAFETY: Be safe! Be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, water, & refillable water bottle.

Beach Cleanup Rules/Guidelines:

  • All cleanup volunteers must print, complete, and submit a signed beach cleanup waiver form in order to join the cleanup.
  • Volunteers under 18 years old must have a waiver signed by parent or guardian.
  • Volunteers ages 12 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Gloves, buckets and trash pickers will be provided (while supplies last), but we encourage you to bring your own reusable cleanup supplies so we can reduce our environmental footprint.

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Library Fest at the Rowland Heights Library. There’s so much more to do at Library Fest! Check out all our events, locations, and info on this page.


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Palmdale man arrested in murder of LA County Sheriff’s deputy

An clearly emotional Sheriff Luna said that the department was grateful for the help and assistance from residents & the media

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Sheriff Robert Luna announced the arrest of the person suspected in the ambush killing of Deputy Ryan “Clink” Clinkunbroomer (Screenshot/YouTube KABC 7)

PALMDALE, Calif. – In a press conference Monday in front of the Palmdale Sheriff’s station, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna announced the arrest of the person suspected to be the shooter in the ambush killing of Deputy Ryan “Clink” Clinkunbroomer on Saturday evening.

Arrested after a few hours long stand-off early Monday by members of the Sheriff’s tactical team was 29-year-old Kevin Salazar, a Palmdale resident, who was taken into custody at around 5 a.m.

29-year-old Kevin Salazar, a Palmdale resident, was taken into custody at around 5 a.m. (Screenshot YouTube/KABC)

Luna told reporters that he was extremely confident that investigators had arrested the correct suspect in the murder of his deputy. The Sheriff said that the investigation is ongoing.

“We are extremely confident we have the right person in custody,” the Sheriff said.

An clearly emotional Sheriff Luna said that the department was grateful for the help and assistance from the residents of Palmdale and the surrounding Antelope Valley. Luna also thanked the media for the rapid response in getting the word out about the crime. Before reading a statement from the family of Clinkunbroomer, he asked that the family be given all consideration to protect their privacy.

Clinkunbroomer was a third generation member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. His paternal grandfather retired as a LASD Captain and his father retired as a LASD Lieutenant.

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Sheriff Luna gives update on killing of deputy in Palmdale

A reward of up to $250,000 offered for the arrest & prosecution of the suspect or suspects in the fatal ambush of Deputy Clinkunbroomer

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna gave an update on the investigation into the shooting of a sheriff's deputy who was fatally ambushed in Palmdale Saturday evening. (Screenshot/YouTube KABC 7)

PALMDALE, Calif. – Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna gave an update on the investigation into the shooting of a sheriff’s deputy who was fatally ambushed in Palmdale.

Luna, along with Los Angeles County and Palmdale city leaders announced a reward of up to $250,000 for the identification, arrest and prosecution of the suspect or suspects involved in the fatal shooting ambush of Deputy Ryan “Clink” Clinkunbroomer.

Luna identified what investigators believe to be a vehicle of interest in the ambush killing of Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer. He says that the car, a dark gray 2006 to 2012 model Toyota Corolla, is seen pulling up behind the deputy’s patrol car via surveillance footage before speeding away.

A candlelight vigil is being held outside the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LASD at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted to L.A. Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom and Acting Governor Eleni Kounalakis on Sunday issued the following statement regarding the death of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer: 

“On behalf of all Californians, we mourn the horrific, unconscionable, and shocking loss of Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer — a third-generation law enforcement officer whose commitment to service and justice represented the best of the Golden State.

“Selflessly serving his community, Deputy Clinkunbroomer followed in the steps of his father and grandfather — entrenching a lasting legacy that forever stands tall. 

“In this time of mourning, we honor this legacy and send our deepest sympathies to Deputy Clinkunbroomer’s fiancée, his loved ones, and the men and women of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“Deputy Clinkunbroomer’s devotion to community and country will never be forgotten.”

Deputy Clinkunbroomer, 30, was fatally shot while in his patrol cruiser outside of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Palmdale Station on September 16, 2023.

He served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for eight years. Deputy Clinkunbroomer is survived by his fiancée, mother, and father. 

In honor of Deputy Clinkunbroomer, flags at the State Capitol and Capitol Annex Swing Space will be flown at half-staff.

 

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Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy shot & killed in Palmdale

LASD investigators are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the suspect who is deemed a public safety threat

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna briefs reporters on the shooting ambush in Palmdale that killed a sheriff's deputy shot. (Screenshot/YouTube KABC 7)

PALMDALE, Calif. – A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed in Palmdale Saturday evening in what Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna described as an ambush.

In a press conference Saturday night Sheriff Luna said that the incident occurred at around around 6 p.m. near the intersection of Sierra Avenue and Avenue Q. The Sheriff said that the deputy killed was identified as Ryan Clinkunbroomer, 30.

According to the LASD, he was assigned to the department’s Palmdale station, starting in 2018 and served as a field training officer for nearly two years. Luna said that Clinkunbroomer was on duty and was found shot and unconscious inside his marked patrol vehicle by a passing good Samaritan who called it in. Responding deputies transported Clinkunbroomer to the Antelope Valley Medical Center.

According to the sheriff, medical personnel were unable to save the deputy and he died as a result of his wounds. Luna said that Clinkunbroomer had just gotten engaged four days prior to his death. He comes from a family filled with generations of LASD deputies, including his father and grandfather, the sheriff added.

“He embodied the values of bravery, selflessness and an absolute commitment to justice,” Luna said. “Our deputy was a devoted family member A cherish member of our community who was cowardly shot while working tirelessly to serve our community. Our hearts absolutely go out to his family.”

“We need your help in finding whoever murdered our deputy,” Luna pleaded with the public. “Somebody knows something. Somebody saw something. We need to get them off the streets before they hurt anyone else in the community or another deputy, sheriff or police officer.”

The sheriff added there is no suspect information was available, but said investigators believe the shooting may have been a targeted act. Luna noted that detectives also believe the shooting may have been caught on surveillance video which they are investigating.

Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer leaves behind his fiancée, parents and grandparents.

No further details were released. Anyone with information is asked to call the LASD at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted to L.A. Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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Heal the Bay call to action: 34th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day

On Coastal Cleanup Day 2022, Heal the Bay volunteers gathered across LA County to remove 11,298 pounds of trash and 313 pounds of recyclables

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Thousands of volunteers from across Los Angeles County will join the California statewide movement to remove trash and marine-bound debris from Summit to Sea During Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanup Day event next Saturday, September 23.

On Coastal Cleanup Day 2022, 4,583 Heal the Bay volunteers gathered across LA County to remove 11,298 pounds of trash and 313 pounds of recyclables from our watersheds, neighborhoods, and coastline.

There is a cleanup site for everyone and even some unique activations taking place. Individuals, environmental organizations, and elected officials are signing up to participate in more than 35 public cleanups across Los Angeles County.

Volunteers can still sign up now to participate in a cleanup location along the county coastline, or inland locations like schools, neighborhoods, mountain hiking paths, rivers, and creeks. Heal the Bay’s amphibious partner organizations are even offering scuba diving lead underwater cleanups, and kayaking cleanups. 

Sign up to volunteer, lead a site, or get more information on how you can be part of Coastal Cleanup Day at Coastal Cleanup Day (healthebay.org)

WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 9:00 AM PST to Noon. 

WHERE: A combination of more than 60 public AND private Heal the Bay organized Coasted Cleanup Sites will take place around Los Angeles County.  Of the 35+ PUBLIC locations, there are some that need some extra love including Green Meadows Neighborhood Cleanup (the future home of Innell Woods Park); Ballona Creek; and Dockweiler Beach. Click on this map link here to see the 35+ public cleanup locations open to the public.   

About Heal the Bay:

Heal the Bay is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1985. They use science, education, community action, and advocacy to fulfill their mission to protect coastal waters and watersheds in Southern California with a particular focus on public health, climate change, biodiversity, and environmental justice.

Heal the Bay Aquarium, located at the Santa Monica Pier, welcomes 100,000 guests annually and hosts a variety of public programs and events that highlight local environmental issues and solutions. Learn more at healthebay.org and follow @healthebay and @healthebayaquarium on social media.

Heal the Bay protects what you love from Summit to Sea! Watch this 4-minute video to learn more about Heal the Bay and our work (including the Beach Report Card)

Coastal Cleanup Day Sponsors

Pacific Premier Bank                           Ocean Conservancy

Water Replenishment District                                            Northrop Grumman

Councilmember Traci Park Council District 11                  Water For LA (Los Angeles County Public Works)

Councilmember Katy Yaroslavsky Council District 5         City of Santa Monica

Department of Beaches and Harbors, LA County             California Coastal Commission

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Los Angeles County’s new Pathway Home program to resolve encampments, including recreational vehicles (RVs), successfully placed  58 people into interim housing  – including  families with children – and removed 30 dilapidated RVs being used as makeshift dwellings on the streets of unincorporated East Gardena bordering West Rancho Dominguez.

This latest operation raises the total number of people brought into hotels and motels up to 108 since Pathway Home launched on August 9th. Meanwhile, the County’s RV-focused operations have taken 48 RVs off the streets, including the latest tally from Pathway Home.

Pathway Home is a critical component of the County’s multi-pronged response to the homelessness emergency declared by the Board of Supervisors earlier this year. Leveraging emergency powers, partnerships with local jurisdictions, and Measure H funding, Pathway Home helps people in encampments come indoors by offering them a hotel or motel room or other type of immediately available interim housing, along with a comprehensive suite of supportive services that can help them achieve stability and ultimately move into permanent housing.

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11-year-old Zacky Muñoz was honored by LA County for his advocacy work to pass Assembly Bill 2640 (Zacky’s Bill) and a statewide Food Allergy Resource Guide to protect students like him from harmful food allergies in school meals.

You can watch more stories like this on Channel 92 or 94 on most cable systems, or anytime here. Catch up on LA County Close-Up here.

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Update Your Booster

With a rise in COVID-19 transmission in Los Angeles County, there are many reasons people may want to take extra measures to protect themselves against infection, including if they are older, have a weakened immune system or chronic health condition, want to avoid missing work, school or other activities or are concerned about infecting more vulnerable people around them.

Stay healthy & update your booster today. Find a location near you at http://VaccinateLACounty.com.

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Skills and Training to Achieve Readiness for Tomorrow (START)

The new Skills and Training to Achieve Readiness for Tomorrow (START) program, previously named the General Relief Opportunities to Work (GROW) program, empowers General Relief participants with skills and training to navigate the workforce and gain financial independence. To learn more visit (START) (lacounty.gov).

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Fall Classes at LA County Parks

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn something new, make new friends and discover new talents.

The quick and easy 24/7 online registration system Active Net allows you to manage everyone’s schedule through a single household account. Sign up for Fall Classes for yourself, partner and children from your smartphone or computer. To learn more about Active Net, visit parks.lacounty.gov/reserve.

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LA County Library Tool Lending Program.
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Fall Classes at LA County Parks! Plus Free Snack Program returns

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn something new, make new friends and discover new talents

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LOS ANGELES – Our quick and easy 24/7 online registration system Active Net allows you to manage everyone’s schedule through a single household account. Sign up for Fall Classes for yourself, partner and children from your smartphone or computer. To learn more about Active Net, visit parks.lacounty.gov/reserve.

Follow LA County Parks on social media: Facebook @parks.lacounty.gov and Twitter/Instagram/TikTok @lacountyparks. Share your experience using #LearnSomethingNew at #LACountyParks.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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It’s Park Time, LA County! This Fall, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation brings its Free Snack Program to 46 LA County Parks, beginning  on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 and conclude May 24, 2024. Children 18 and younger are invited to receive a nutritious lunch and snack that includes vegetables, fruits, and healthy dairy products like milk, string cheese, and yogurt. 

Snacks are served Monday through Friday, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Snacks will be served congregate style at a designated enclosed area for each park location. Please note that there will be no lunch and snack on County observed holidays. 

Created to help reduce the growing percentage of young people in the United States challenged by obesity or lack of consistent access to wholesome meals, the program aims to provide a healthy alternative for children when school is out for the summer.

For participating parks to qualify for the program, they must service areas within the geographical boundaries of elementary, middle or high school attendance area with at least 50% of its students eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. 

To locate a free snack site at an L.A. County Park near you, please visit Free Snack Program.

About LA County Parks and Recreation 

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation manages 181 parks. It also operates a network of 9 regional parks, 40 neighborhood parks, 20 community parks, 14 wildlife sanctuaries, 11 nature centers, 43 public swimming pools, more than 200 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, and the largest municipal golf system in the nation, consisting of 20 golf courses.

The department also maintains four botanical centers: The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, the South Coast Botanic Garden, Descanso Gardens, and Virginia Robinson Gardens. The department also owns the iconic Hollywood Bowl, and the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, providing County residents with valuable entertainment and cultural resources.  

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Recently, LA County Planning mailed out more than 10,000 brochures to residents and businesses in the Castaic area outlining the simple steps people can take to reduce light pollution in the north county area.

You can watch more stories like this on Channel 92 or 94 on most cable systems, or anytime here. Catch up on LA County Close-Up here.

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LA County Library Student Card

LA County Library has partnered with participating schools in our service area to offer the Student Card!

Did you recently get a Student Card? Welcome, we’re so glad you’re here! Your new card gives you:

Learn more about what you can do with your card here

Not sure if your school offers our Student Card? Contact them to see if they’ve partnered with LA County Library to make these cards available.

Parents & Guardians: if your school is not able to offer the Student Card, you can sign up for a Digital Library Card to access resources for your child, or sign them up for a standard library card at any of our libraries.

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Elevate Your Career

Did you know LA County youth can get up to 400 hours of paid work experience and explore new career pathways? Through Youth at Work Elevate, youth participants ages 17-24 will be placed in high growth business sectors or with employers offering high-road jobs including arts and entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, e-commerce, transportation and more! Youth will have access to career consultation and professional development, mentorship hands on training, and work experience!  The Fine Print:

  • Youth will earn $16.04 per hour.
  • Program requires 30 to 35 hours per week commitment.

Current or former foster, justice impacted, currently or previously experienced housing instability or homelessness, and LGBTQ+ youth are encouraged to apply! Youth can visit here to get started. Businesses interested in becoming a worksite can visit here!

Out and About

Moonlit Hikes

Hike under starlit skies and experience the natural wonders of nature at night. See nocturnal neighbors like raccoons, skunks, bats, and owls and hear coyotes call in the night. Click here or call your local Nature Center or Natural Area for dates and times. Fun for the entire family!

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Ballroom dancing at Steinmetz Senior Center.
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Significant heat returns to SoCal Monday & Tuesday

The valleys, lower mountains and deserts afternoon high temperatures will climb into the 99-109 degree range with very warm overnight lows

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LOS ANGELES – Another round of significant heat is expected for Southwestern California Monday and Tuesday. The warmest areas will be the valleys, lower mountains and deserts where afternoon high temperatures will climb into the 99-109 degree range with very warm overnight lows.

For the inland coastal plain, very warm conditions are also anticipated with afternoon high temperatures in the 85-95 degree range.

Due to the expected temperatures, EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNINGS and HEAT ADVISORIES are in effect for Monday and Tuesday.

The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a heat advisory as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas:

Excessive Heat Warning

  • West San Fernando Valley: Excessive Heat Warning effective 8/28/2023 through 8/29/2023.
  • East San Fernando Valley: Excessive Heat Warning effective 8/28/2023 through 8/29/2023.
  • San Gabriel Valley: Excessive Heat Warning effective 8/28/2023 through 8/29/2023. 
  • Calabasas/Agoura Hills:Excessive Heat Warning effective 8/28/2023 through 8/29/2023.

Heat Advisory

  • Santa Clarita Valley: Heat Advisory effective 8/28/2023 through 8/29/2023.
  • Palos Verdes Hills: Heat Advisory effective 8/28/2023 through 8/29/2023.
  • Los Angeles Inland Coast: Heat Advisory effective 8/28/2023 through 8/29/2023.
  • West Santa Monica Mountains: Heat Advisory effective 8/28/2023 through 8/29/2023.
  • East Santa Monica Mountains: Heat Advisory effective 8/28/2023 through 8/29/2023.
  • Santa Susana Mountains: Heat Advisory effective 8/28/2023 through 8/29/2023.
  • Western San Gabriel Mountains/Hwy 14 Corridor: Heat Advisory effective 8/28/2023 through 8/29/2023.
  • East San Gabriel Mountains: Heat Advisory effective 8/28/2023 through 8/29/2023.

Public Health reminds everyone to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness, especially older adults, young children, outdoor workers, athletes, and people with a chronic medical condition who are especially sensitive to negative health impacts from extreme heat. Public Health offers the following recommendations during high temperature days:

  • Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated throughout the day.
  • If you must go out, plan your day to avoid going out during the hottest hours, and wear sunscreen. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothes, and wear a hat or use an umbrella.
  • Cars get very hot inside, even if the windows are ‘cracked’ or open. Never leave children or pets in cars. Call 911 if you see a child or pet in a car alone.
  • Beware of and know what to do for heat-related illness, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Call 911 right away if you see these symptoms: high body temperature (103°F or higher), vomiting, dizziness, confusion, and hot, red, dry, or damp skin. Heat stroke is a medical emergency.
  • Check on those at risk for heat-related illness, like those who are sick or have chronic conditions, older adults, pregnant women, children, those who live alone, pets, and outdoor workers and athletes.
  • If you are wearing a mask, avoid strenuous workouts wearing face coverings or masks not intended for athletic purpose
  • Visit your power company’s website or contact them by phone to determine if you are scheduled for a rolling power outage.

“While it is very important that everyone take special care of themselves, it is equally important that we reach out and check on others, in particular those who are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of high temperatures, including children, the elderly those who are sick or have chronic conditions, pregnant women, those who live alone, and pets,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Officer. “High temperatures are not just an inconvenience; they can be dangerous and even deadly. But we can protect ourselves, our families, and our neighbors if we take steps to remain cool and hydrated. It is critically important to never leave children, elderly people, or pets unattended in homes with no air conditioning and particularly in vehicles, even if the windows are ‘cracked’ or open, as temperatures inside can quickly rise to life-threatening levels. If you have an elderly or unwell neighbor or relative, I encourage you to check on them throughout the day to make sure they are safe and well.”

County and City partners have planned ways to safely operate cooling centers during times of high heat. Residents who do not have access to air conditioning are encouraged to take advantage of these free cooling centers. To find a location near you, visit https://ready.lacounty.gov/heat/ or call 211.

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Groundbreaking new research finds that humans, catastrophic fires, and an ecosystem made vulnerable by climate change led to the disappearance of saber-toothed cats and other Ice Age mammals from southern California.

You can watch more stories like this on Channel 92 or 94 on most cable systems, or anytime here. Catch up on LA County Close-Up here.

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Report Suspected Price Gouging

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors signed a declaration of local emergency on August 20, 2023, as Tropical Storm Hilary made its way through Southern California. The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) advises business owners and operators of hotels and other lodging that they must stay in compliance with state and Los Angeles County laws which protect consumers from price gouging. Price gouging during a state of emergency is also illegal under Penal Code Section 396.

In most circumstances, businesses may not increase the price of goods and services more than 10 percent for consumers impacted by an emergency. This prohibition also applies to hotel and motel rooms, rental housing, and short-term rentals. This price-gouging protection is currently in effect across all of Los Angeles County, not just the areas immediately impacted by Tropical Storm Hilary.

If you believe you have been improperly overcharged for goods, services, or housing, keep your records and receipts, and file a price gouging complaint using DCBA’s “Stop Price Gouging” online reporting tool. You can visit stoppricegouging.dcba.lacounty.gov to get started. There, you can pinpoint the location of the incident and upload documents directly to DCBA’s investigators for follow-up. You can also reach DCBA by phone at (800) 593-8222.

Greening L.A. 

Wanna be L.A.’s Chief Sustainability Officer for a day? Here’s your chance. Bad traffic? Gentrifying neighborhoods? Shrinking open space? Share your ideas on how to make our region more resilient. cso.lacounty.gov/the-plan/get-involved/

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Facility Fee Waivers for Child Care Providers

Are you a Birth & Early Education childcare provider in unincorporated Los Angeles County? Eligible childcare facilities can apply to have their facility fee waivers for renovation or construction projects for child care facilities that need plan reviews and/or permits. Click here to learn more.

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Library Fest

Library Fest events are going on at 10 LA County Library locations throughout September and October. These afternoon events are all about bringing our friends and neighbors back into their local libraries for programs and services.

Join us for an afternoon filled with fun, free activities for all ages!

At Library Fest, you can:
– Design your own tote bag
– Create a video in our 360 Photo Booth
– Participate in interactive programs
– Enjoy face painting and magic performances
– Learn from STEAM Activities with our MākMō maker mobile

There’s so much more to do at Library Fest. Check out all our events, locations here. See you there!

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Museum of Art and History in Lancaster.
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