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Welcome to Life Connected. our new series chronicling the many ways in which people and communities across Southern California come together to inspire and support one another.
Few residents know the history of Boyle Heights, one of the city's oldest neighborhoods just east of downtown Los Angeles.
For the abandoned dogs at Carson Animal Shelter, every day is an agonizing wait for somebody to come and take them home.
After Aimee Dunkle lost her 20-year-old son to a heroin overdose, she is now campaigning to make naloxone, an overdose-reversal drug, widely available.
Patti Davis, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan, reaches out to others whose loved ones suffer from Alzheimer's disease and dementia through the support group Beyond Alzheimer's.
Sharing his passion for food allows restaurateur Laurent Halasz to connect with young people and to inspire them to pursue their own dreams.