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Los Angeles County in the Tokyo Olympics, 2021
Tokyo Olympics, 2021

Competing with the U.S. Olympic team in Tokyo are 65 athletes with ties to Los Angeles County.

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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.

The pandemic is diminished in Southern California (at least, from early in the year), but many still 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
Olympics, Sam the Olympic Eagle, 1984

Photo by Steve Fontanini, from the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive at UCLA Library.

1980. Entertainer Bob Hope escorts “Sam the Olympic Eagle” down the steps of Los Angeles City Hall. The character was introduced as the mascot for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games to be held in Los Angeles. The mascot, representing two American symbols, the Bald Eagle and Uncle Sam, was designed by Angeleno and legendary Disney animator Bob Moore. Moore helped to animate Dumbo, The Reluctant Dragon, and The Three Caballeros and also designed the 1968 Walt Disney United States postage stamp. The Sam the Olympic Eagle mascot was often confused with the Disneyland character Eagle Sam, host of its “American Sings” attraction. The Sam the Olympic Eagle mascot continues to be used to promote the LA 84 Youth Days athletic event, held annually at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut by the LA 84 Foundation.

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Did You Know?
Mount Lowe Railway, 1893

For the first few decades of the 20th century, it was one of the most popular attractions in Southern California.

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The Teenagers From Hawthorne
Surfin USA, The Beach Boys

These Hawthorne teenagers were considered the most successful instigators of the "California Sound."

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