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1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
Henry Newhall

Suicides in L.A. County: ‘A Serious and Significant Public Health Issue’
Friday, Sep 9, 2016

[LACo Public Health] – More Los Angeles County residents die by suicide than from homicides, car crashes, or unintentional drug overdoses, according to newly published data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Along with the Department of Mental Health, Public Health encourages...

Air Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals Friday
Friday, Jul 8, 2016

[LACo Public Health] – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley today. Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer, Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in the Santa...

Low Temperatures Expected Through Jan. 15
Monday, Jan 11, 2016

The County Health Officer is issuing a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Affected areas include the San Fernando Valley area, the Santa Clarita Valley area, the Antelope Valley...

Health Department Shuts La Cocina on Seco
Thursday, Sep 3, 2015

Update: “We’re doing remodeling, cleaning up over a violation we got from our Health Department here. They’re doing strict work — good, good for the community, good for the business owners,” said Carlos Lopez, manager of the La Cocina Bar and Grill’s Seco Canyon Road location. “We...

Board OK’s Antonovich Motion to Integrate Health Agencies
Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Mayor Michael D. Antonovich establishing a coordinated health agency to integrate the operations of the Departments of Health Services, Mental Health, and Public Health to improve access to care and streamline operations. “The action of the board today...

County Beaches Closed; Be Careful Around Storm Drains, Creeks
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015

NOTE: Santa Monica beach and pier, Long Beach playas and other beaches in Los Angeles County are closed today (Saturday July 18) due to inclement weather, and the’re likely to remain closed Sunday, as well.   Because of current rainfall, the County Interim Health Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser,...

Report: Food Insecurity a Growing Problem in L.A. County
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a new report that highlights the increase in food insecurity. The report, “Social Determinants of Health: Rising Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County” includes information on the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate...

Supes Order Review of Online ‘Security Lapses’ in Probation, Public Health
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas [Supv. Ridley-Thomas] – Calling for regular audits and strong safety measures to be in place so that information is secure, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion calling for more intense scrutiny of the county’s IT infrastructure. The motion...

Tips to Keep Cool This Summer
Friday, Jun 19, 2015

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health  is reminding residents to take precautions during this season.  This weekend marks the official start of summer, which brings higher temperatures and ample sunshine. “Temperatures are expected to be high this weekend so be sure to take precautions to...

Ridley-Thomas: Shift Should Improve Medical Services for Inmates
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Hoping to improve the medical services provided to jail inmates, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to shift the responsibility from the Sheriff’s Department to the Department of Health Services. The county currently allocates approximately $330 million...

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1850 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall arrives in California to look for gold [story]
Henry Newhall
1914 - Rev. Wolcott H. Evans, the future "pastor of the disaster," named pastor of Newhall's First Presbyterian Church [story]