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Original People of Los Angeles County
Original Native People of Los Angeles County

About 3,000 years ago, people began permanently populating what is now Los Angeles County. Their descendants are still here.

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Angelenos in 2022 World Cup Soccer
Soccer, World Cup, Los Angeles, Pico Rivera
USA Men's National Team players in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from Los Angeles County:

-- KELLYN ACOSTA - plays professionally for Los Angeles Football Club. Hometown Plano, Texas.
-- CRISTIAN ROLDAN - hometown Pico Rivera. Plays professionally for Seattle Sounders Football Club.
-- HAJI WRIGHT - hometown Los Angeles. Plays professionally for Antalyaspor Football Club in Turkey.

Also playing in the World Cup are José Cifuentes (5), Diego Palacios (18), and Sebas Méndez (20) of the Ecuador National Team, and Garth Bale (11) of the Wales National Team - all professional players for Los Angeles Football Club. Uruguay National Team member Martín Cáceres (22) is a professional player for Los Angeles Galaxy.

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
Indian, Native American, Los Angeles, 1954

Photo from the L.A. Daily News Collection at the UCLA Library.

1954. Gathering at the Los Angeles Indian Center in Los Angeles. In the 1930s, indigenous Americans joined tens of thousands migrating into Los Angeles area for work. Initially, they used informal family and tribal networks that connected newcomers to housing, work, and other assistance. In 1935, this led to the establishment of the Los Angeles Indian Center. The center became a focal point for Native American residents for social services, job programs, and cultural activities. It became a rallying place for indigenous actors and other workers to fight for equity and dignity in L.A.'s entertainment industry. The center’s networks connected Indian reservations, rural areas and other urban Native American communities throughout the country. It became a center of what would grow into the largest Native American population in the nation - the “urban Indian capital of the United States” (This is Indian Country by Nicolas G. Rosenthal, Aug. 22, 2016, LMU Magazine). Sadly, though, after 50 years of service to L.A.'s indigenous people, the center came under investigation by federal officials for alleged mismanagement of federal job funds. State and local funders quickly followed suit. The center was unable to sustain its programs and closed in 1986. Stepping in, a nearby sister agency, Orange County Indian Center, stepped in to assume funding and services for Los Angeles and, in 1987, was renamed Southern California Indian Center.

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Did You Know?
L.A.'s First Uprising Against Racial Injustice
Portrayal of Toypurina

The struggle in Los Angeles against racial abuse and injustice goes back a long time. The first recorded uprising occurred in 1785. It was led by a young woman.

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