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Sharing the connections among Southern Californians       |       Sunday at 11PM on NBC4 News

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 11:54 PM PDT

Documentary Explores Boyle Heights' History

Documentary Explores Boyle Heights' History

Few residents know the history of Boyle Heights, one of the city's oldest neighborhoods just east of downtown Los Angeles.

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 08:50 AM PDT

Boy Brightens Dog's Days With Story Time

Boy Brightens Dog's Days With Story Time

For the abandoned dogs at Carson Animal Shelter, every day is an agonizing wait for somebody to come and take them home.

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12:05 AM PDT

Mom Campaigns for Heroin Overdose-Reversing Shot

Mom Campaigns for Heroin Overdose-Reversing Shot

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.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 11:51 PM PDT

Support Group Helps Those Whose Loved Ones Suffer From Alzheimer's

Support Group Helps Those Whose Loved Ones Suffer From Alzheimer's

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.

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 11:57 PM PDT

Culinary Program Develops At-Risk Youth

Culinary Program Develops At-Risk Youth

Sharing his passion for food allows restaurateur Laurent Halasz to connect with young people and to inspire them to pursue their own dreams.

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 02:50 PM PDT

Nonprofit Aids Homeless, Low-Income Clients in Job Search

Nonprofit Aids Homeless, Low-Income Clients in Job Search

Trinidad Ramirez is a former addict and convict who turned her life around after she came to Chrysalis, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless and low-income clients find and sustain jobs.

Monday, Apr 11, 2016 at 12:13 AM PDT

OC Church Takes a Stand Against Injustice

OC Church Takes a Stand Against Injustice

Reverend Chineta Goodjoin is a new kind of pastor — and she's shaking up Orange County by turning her ministry at New Hope Presbyterian Church into a social action network.

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 09:01 AM PDT

Gift of a Smile Gives Hope to Aspiring Singer

Gift of a Smile Gives Hope to Aspiring Singer

An aspiring singer who once lived on the streets is one step closer to making his dream a reality thanks to the gift of a smile.

Monday, Mar 21, 2016 at 07:44 AM PDT

Nonprofit Helps People With Disabilities Worldwide

Nonprofit Helps People With Disabilities Worldwide

In 1967, Joni Eareckson Tada was just 17 years old when she dove into shallow water and broke her neck, leaving her quadriplegic and in a wheelchair.

Monday, Mar 14, 2016 at 06:02 PM PDT

Barbershop Family Offers Free Haircuts for LA Homeless

Barbershop Family Offers Free Haircuts for LA Homeless

Heber Garcia is a master barber — helping people look their best runs in the family.

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Man With Disease Gets His Wish to Experience College

Man With Disease Gets His Wish to Experience College

Some lucky college students will have the opportunity to meet a new student on campus this year—a 21-year-old man with a rare neurological disease, who is living his dream of experiencing college life.

Dog Rescued From Storm Drain Where it Hid From Coyote

Dog Rescued From Storm Drain Where it Hid From Coyote

A dog named Sparky had to be rescued from a storm drain where it took shelter from a coyote Saturday morning, authorities said.

49ers QB Kaepernick Refuses To Stand During National Anthem

49ers QB Kaepernick Refuses To Stand During National Anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did not stand for the playing of the national anthem before his team’s preseason game Friday against Green Bay. After the game, he told NFL Media in an exclusive...

Family Bitten by Bedbugs at Disney Hotel Files Lawsuit

Family Bitten by Bedbugs at Disney Hotel Files Lawsuit

A Northern California family's 2014 trip to the "happiest place on earth" left them with dismal memories after they were bitten by bed bugs during their stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa...

10,000th Syrian Refugee to Reach US This Week

10,000th Syrian Refugee to Reach US This Week

The U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said Sunday, after meeting families headed to California...

Los Angeles Celebrates 235th Birthday

Los Angeles Celebrates 235th Birthday

To celebrate Los Angeles' 235th birthday Saturday, hundreds of people walked and biked the route from San Gabriel Mission to downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the city and its birthplace early Saturday morning.