The Becker family has been decorating its home in the 1300 block of Sycamore Drive in Simi Valley for 48 years. Twinkling lights and dozens of figurines go up the day after Thanksgiving, and all the decorations which fit inside the garage with the cars bump up the Beckers' monthly electric bill to about $500 during the holidays. Fritz Coleman reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 26, 2012
The Loud family's home in the 3600 block of 113th Street in Inglewood sparkles with thousands of lights. Evelyn Loud decorates the home by herself, even climbing on the roof to hang lights. Inspired to instill the Christmas spirit in neighborhood children, she starts decorating the day after Thanksgiving and has been making her home shine for the past five years. Fritz Coleman reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2012.
The Simmons family starts decorating in August, putting up more than 150,000 eco-friendly LED lights on their Cathedral City home at 68000 Estio Rd. Synchronized to music, residents call the Simmons' light display the best in the Coachella Valley. Byron Miranda reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 22, 2012.
The Milton family has been decorating their Azusa home for seven years, covering it with some 80,000 twinkling lights. They start decorating on Thanksgiving Day and five days later, they're up and running. This year, the Miltons were given the Azusa Sweepstakes Award. Fritz Coleman reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2012.
Three people were killed and two were injured when a small plane crashed in a Riverside neighborhood on Monday afternoon, igniting a devastating fire.
Many jobs require long hours. But entertainment industry insiders claim that the grueling shifts demanded on Southern California production sets are putting their lives – and those of other Southern Californians -- at risk.
With his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to refocus his young administration on the economic issues that helped him get elected. His allies hope it will help him move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that he has dealt with so far. Trump's advisers say he will use his prime-time speech Tuesday to declare early progress on his campaign promises, including withdrawing the U.S. from a sweeping Pacific Rim trade pact, and to map a path ahead on thorny legislative priorities, including health care and infrastructure spending.
The Los Angeles Lakers waived Jose Calderon after arranging a buy out and will reportedly use the extra roster spot to sign David Nwaba of the LA Defenders to a 10-day contract.
A man used a baseball bat to strike the glass windows of the West Covina police station Monday and was subsequently arrested.
A Riverside neighborhood was rocked when a small plane came down in a fiery crash that destroyed a house.