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I was encouraged by all the ways we sought dignity for our community members this week. Read more in our most recent newsletter:

Ricardo Garcia is an exceptionally accomplished defense attorney who will elevate the Public Defender’s Office as a model for holistic representation, working collaboratively with justice partners, service providers and community-based organizations.

Supes Name Ricardo Garcia New LA County Public Defender

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has selected Ricardo Garcia to be the county’s new Public Defender

All libraries are closed TODAY, Thursday, August 16 for Staff Training. Regular hours resume on Friday. Get eBooks & downloads online:

The goal of engagement tools like mobile showers is to link individuals to housing and supportive services. Being able to address their hygiene needs and restore their sense of dignity often leads to transformation and a break in the cycle of homelessness.

L.A. County to expand mobile shower program for homeless people

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to expand a pilot program that offers homeless people a place to take a shower and connect to so...

This is an era of reform. We will continue to better our practices, ensure the best for our families, and relentlessly advocate for our children.

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About the 5th District

Supervisor Kathryn Barger
“Proudly Serving Los Angeles County’s 5th District”

From San Bernardino County in the East, Ventura County in the West and Kern County in the North, the Fifth District spans 2,800 square miles and is larger than all the other districts combined. Our district includes 22 cities and 87 unincorporated communities, including all of the Antelope, Crescenta, and Santa Clarita Valleys and parts of the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys.


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