Los Angeles County Twitter Accounts

Follow the following L.A. County departments on Twitter:

Museum of Art (LACMA) — @LACMA

Public Health — @lapublichealth

Public Library — @LACountyLibrary

Public Works — @DPWRoads

Registrar Recorder/County Clerk — @lacountyrrcc

Sheriff — @LASD_News

And you can follow Supervisor Ridley-Thomas — @mridleythomas

FREE Summer Lunch and Snack Program Starts Monday!

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation will provide free lunches and snacks to children across LA County. This health focused program was created to reverse the growing percentage of obese youth in the United States and provide a meal for children who otherwise wouldn’t eat lunch during the summer months. Each week children ages 1 to 18 can receive a nutritious lunch and snack, Monday through Friday until August 28 free of charge. The types of food served during the program include baked chips, sandwiches, granola bars, fresh fruits and juices, muffins and healthy dairy products such as string cheese and yogurt. In order for participating parks to qualify for the program, they must service an elementary, middle or high school that has more than 50% of its students receiving reduced or free lunch. The only requirement for recipients is that they are 18 years or younger.

Second District Park Sites

UPDATE: On Monday, July 6, 2009, Los Angeles County Parks opened their doors for the Summer Lunch and Snack Program. At the close of the first day, approximately 1,605 lunches and 1,395 snacks were served to children ages 1 to 18 years throughout the Second District. Lunches included a sandwich, snack, fresh fruit and milk. All parks are selected based on percentage of children who receive free or reduced lunch at nearby schools.

L.A. County Seeks College And Graduate Student Interns


The Community-Based Enterprise Education Program (C-BEEP) is administered by the County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources to place university students within County departments as volunteer interns for the completion of specific projects, research or studies ordered by the Board of Supervisors. While C-BEEP internships are unpaid, academic course credit is available through most university partners.

Who Qualifies?

Qualified C-BEEP applicants are junior, senior or graduate level university students who are currently enrolled in good academic standing at a C-BEEP partnering university. Upon joining the program, interns must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the internship work site. Internship hours are flexible; however, as a rule, interns are expected to be available for a minimum of eight hours per week. C-BEEP internships are carefully designed to offer each intern a practical, meaningful work experience.

To view a listing of Partnering Universities, please Click here.

To view a listing of Current Internship Projects, please Click here.

Contact Information:

Rodney Hoston
telephone (213) 639-6323
fax (213) 639-0940


Jean Nicolas
telephone (213) 639-6352
fax (213) 639-0940

Dinosaur Encounters At The Natural History Museum

Looking for a fun activity for the kids? Look no further than Dinosaur Encounters at the L.A. County Natural History Museum in Expo Park.

In Dinosaur Encounters, two life-sized juvenile dinosaur puppets — a 14-foot Tyrannosaurus rex and a 9-foot Triceratops – roam the halls of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To create Dinosaur Encounters, Museum paleontologists collaborated with puppet fabricators and performers to bring the dinosaurs to “life,” while still ensuring authentic detail and movement. These amazingly realistic creatures help us better understand dinosaur behavior, anatomy and survival tactics.

Although the presentations are educational, there is also an experiential component to Dinosaur Encounters. In programs so far, children have talked to, danced with, and pet the dinosaurs – and the photo and video opportunities are endless.

Wednesday through Friday, 10:15 am and 11:15 am

Saturday through Sunday, 11:15 am, 1:15 pm, 3:15 pm

Free Child Support Services Workshops For The Community

child support workshops
L.A. County CSSD provides free presentations on child support issues for community organizations and government agencies. These presentations are extremely helpful for organizations and agencies working with individuals with child support orders and issues.

Presentations cover:

-How is child support collected?
-How do I work out a reasonable payment plan?
-What is involved in obtaining a child support order?
-How is parternity established in a child support case?
-What do I do if a child support order is filed against me?

To schedule a presentation for your organization call:

Communications & Marketing Division
L.A. County Child Support Services Department
(323) 832-7215 or email your request to
Al Reyes, Division Chief of Communications: