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Prepare for "The Big One"
Earthquake, Damage, Home

Unfortunately, a devastating earthquake can strike Southern California at any time. We urge you to prepare for it.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus in Los Angeles County

COVID-19 Coronavirus, Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County, the first U.S. county to reach one million cumulative COVID-19 cases, faces its most dangerous season of the pandemic.

By the Numbers and Where

Los Angeles County is Stronger Together

Los Angeles County and Headspace

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health has partnered with Headspace to provide county residents, free, through 2020, resources to help:

    - Stress less
    - Move more
    - Sleep soundly

    Also: 24/7 Mental Health Help-Line (800) 854-7771

Let's Feed L.A.

Let's Feed L.A.

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
Wrigley Ocean Marathon, Santa Catalina Island, 1927

Photo from Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive at UCLA Library.

January 15, 1927. Swimmers, slathered in grease, animal fat and oil, meant as insulation against the cold ocean temperature (some swimming naked, including women, to minimize drag), prepare for the Wrigley Ocean Marathon. More than 100 swimmers set out to complete the 22-mile marathon swim from Isthmus Cove on Santa Catalina Island to Point Vicente on Palos Verdes Peninsula. The prize for the winner was so large that it has not since been matched in marathon swimming. The sole finisher became an overnight sensation. Nonetheless, although the event drew national and international attention, it was only held once.

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Did You Know?
LA, Los Angeles, Palm Trees

Los Angeles has nicknames that go as far back as the 1800s.

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L.A. Video

A Sobering Animated Earthquake Scenario in Southern California

Animation of a San Andreas Earthquake Scenario

This animation illustrates the speed and impact of a massive San Andreas Fault earthquake in Southern California.

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