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Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 12:07 AM PST

Nonprofit Empowers Street Artists to Uplift Neighborhoods

Nonprofit Empowers Street Artists to Uplift Neighborhoods

Santa Monica-based nonprofit Beautify Earth helps street artists use their talent to paint away urban decay. The organization has grown from a grassroots movement along Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica to a...

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 02:38 PM PST

'He Saved My Life': Boxing Legend Opens Gym for Homeless

'He Saved My Life': Boxing Legend Opens Gym for Homeless

The suicide of local boxing legend Mia St. John's son caused her to consider taking her own life, but a chance encounter with a homeless man inspired her to create a boxing space in her son's honor.

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 04:39 PM PST

Girl's Cancer Fight Inspires the 'Lilly Dress'

Girl's Cancer Fight Inspires the 'Lilly Dress'

Four-year-old Lilly Bumpus was born with a rare form of cancer, beginning treatment at just three months old.

Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST

Nonprofit Helps War Veterans Find Purpose Again

Nonprofit Helps War Veterans Find Purpose Again

For millions of Americans who have been to war, the horrors of the battlefield can leave lifelong scars and not all of them can be seen.

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 12:25 AM PST

'Donate Life' Float Dedicated to Organ Donors and Recipients

'Donate Life' Float Dedicated to Organ Donors and Recipients

Volunteers are putting the finishing touches on floats for Monday’s Rose Parade in Pasadena. Although all of the floats will be beautiful, few will be as emotionally powerful as the “Donate Life” float, a float...

Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 07:23 AM PST

Program Teaches Students to Train Dogs for School Credit

Program Teaches Students to Train Dogs for School Credit

Each year, 20,000 teenagers drop out of high school in Los Angeles. But one group of volunteers has come up with a way to keep young people engaged in school by connecting them to homeless dogs through a program...

Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 11:52 PM PST

Org Uses Fashion to Bring 'Freedom' to Sex Trade Survivors

Org Uses Fashion to Bring 'Freedom' to Sex Trade Survivors

Freedom & Fashion, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles, is using fashion to help young people deal with their dark pasts and create successful futures.

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 at 11:48 PM PST

SoCal Organization Encourages Young Girls in Skateboarding

SoCal Organization Encourages Young Girls in Skateboarding

A SoCal-based organization is encouraging young girls in the world of skateboarding to chase their dreams.

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 12:15 AM PST

LA-Based Nonprofit Gives Former Foster Kids New Homes

LA-Based Nonprofit Gives Former Foster Kids New Homes

A Sense of Home is a nonprofit that gives former foster kids with few resources new homes.

Monday, Nov 28, 2016 at 12:29 AM PST

'Rock Fairy' Delivers Hand-Painted Rocks to Strangers

'Rock Fairy' Delivers Hand-Painted Rocks to Strangers

Dozens of residents in Studio City and Sherman Oaks have discovered hand-painted rocks on their doorsteps, delivered by the "Rock Fairy."

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Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in 'Happy Days,' Dies at 56
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John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings
John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have promoted associated head coach John Stevens to become their next head coach.

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