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Deadliest Mass Shootings in Los Angeles County
Monterey Park, Star Ballroom Studio, 2023

Los Angeles County has fortunately not seen the most horrific mass shootings in the nation. However, including the most recent shooting in Monterey Park, it has seen some terrible incidents.

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COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

COVID-19, Coronavirus, 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
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Nickerson Gardens, Los Angeles, 1964

Photo from the DWP Collection at L.A. Public Library

Circa 1882. One of the first seven electric street lights in Los Angeles, located here on the 300 block of Main Street (now at the site of Civic Center Los Angeles Mall – just south of Highway 101, across from the Old Federal Courthouse). The light post towered 150 feet above the street.

On September 11, 1882 the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to enter into a contract with Charles H. Howland to “illuminate the streets of the city with electric light.” The contract called for Howland, at his own expense, to install seven 150-foot light masts around the city, each carrying three electric lamps. He was also to provide distribution poles, lines, and electrical power. Howard’s installations were the beginning of what would become L.A.’s first electrical power company.

The other six street lamps installed by Howland were located in Boyle Heights; Bunker Hill; Wilshire Blvd & Lucas Avenue (Westlake); MacArthur Park (Westlake); Washington Blvd & Main Street (south Downtown); and La Grande Santa Fe Station (2nd Street & Santa Fe Avenue).

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Did You Know?
Clara Shortridge Foltz, Circa 1900

If you faced criminal charges and you had no means to hire a defense attorney, you should thank this woman.

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