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Los Angeles Finishes Its 2021-2022 Rainfall Season
Rainfall, Los Angeles

On June 30, Los Angeles closed its 2021-2022 rain season with a cumulative 12.40 inches of rainfall, not far below its seasonal normal of 14.25 inches. Although this was far from L.A.'s driest season, three-quarters of this season's rainfall occurred in a single month (December). This left the remaining six months of the season, January through June, with only two inches of rainfall.

-- See: Downtown L.A. Rainfall by Month and Season - 1877 through 2022

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COVID-19 Coronavirus in Los Angeles County

COVID-19 Coronavirus, Los Angeles County

Tracking COVID-19 in Los Angeles County.

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Let's Feed L.A.

Let's Feed L.A.

Many in Los Angeles County continue to struggle to put food on the table. Do you need food or have food (or time) to donate? This portal connects those in need in Los Angeles County to those who can help.

Our Story in Pictures
Biddy Mason, Los Angeles, Circa 1870

Photo from the Los Angeles Daily News Negative Collection at UCLA Library.

1950. Nurses Ermaline Weese and Cecile Bogdanoff refuse to testify before a Los Angeles County grand jury investigating a network of people alleged to have violated California anti-abortion laws at that time. The court offered the nurses immunity, in exchange for their testimony, but, when finally agreeing to testify, they stated that they actually witnessed no illegal medical operations. Los Angeles prosecutors, however, were able to obtain convictions of some of the defendants - hospital manager Henry J. Glynn, osteopath Dr. Oswald Gallardo, and nurse Frieda Zipse. Glynn was sentenced to 8 to 20 years in prison, Gallardo to 4 to 10 years, and Zipse, in lieu of a suspended sentence, to one year in county jail and four additional years of probation. Many California women had to travel to Mexico to obtain an abortion. Those unable to do so or unwilling to take the risks of cross-border medical procedures, had to find local medical providers willing to break the law. In 1966, the year before California legalized abortion, a Los Angeles Times article estimated that about 1,500 illegal abortions were being performed each year in Los Angeles County. The article also noted police reports of 40 to 60 arrests and prosecutions of abortion providers each year, just in the city of Los Angeles alone. In 1967, California became the third U.S. state to legalize abortion, when Governor Ronald Reagan signed the Therapeutic Abortion Act into law.

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Did You Know?
Fort Moore Memorial Wall, Los Angeles

It was the first time that Independence Day, July 4th, was celebrated in Los Angeles County, or, for that matter, anywhere in California.

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