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Monday, May 22, 2017 at 03:34 PM PDT

YouTuber Wants to Inspire Women and Girls to Fix Cars

YouTuber Wants to Inspire Women and Girls to Fix Cars

The world of auto mechanics remains dominated by men, but one feisty entrepreneur is trying to empower young women by showing them there’s nothing to fear when it comes to looking under the hood.

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 11:58 PM PDT

Father-Son Duo Rock New Generation With DJ School

Father-Son Duo Rock New Generation With DJ School

A world-famous DJ group from Cerritos with a passion for hip-hop is teaching the art form at a new type of school.

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 01:52 PM PDT

Pop-Up Library Provides Access to Japanese Children's Books

Pop-Up Library Provides Access to Japanese Children's Books

On a sunny weekend day, young kids and families sit in the driveway of Mitsuko Roberts' Glendale home, reading to each other in Japanese as others browse through Japanese children's books.

Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 at 11:57 PM PDT

Makeup Artists Help Cancer Patients Put on a Brave Face

Makeup Artists Help Cancer Patients Put on a Brave Face

Many of the powerful drugs used to fight cancer result in hair loss and negatively affect the skin, leaving patients feeling less than their best. That's where a team of volunteers comes in, to not only restore...

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 09:52 AM PDT

Children With Rare Syndrome Honor School Shooting Victim

Children With Rare Syndrome Honor School Shooting Victim

Jonathan Martinez, the 10-year-old boy who was shot and killed at a school in San Bernardino, was born with a rare genetic disorder called Williams Syndrome. His parents have asked that he be honored by...

Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 at 11:50 PM PDT

Holocaust Survivor Shares Horrors With High School Students

Holocaust Survivor Shares Horrors With High School Students

James Bachner was 18 when he was taken by Nazis from his parents and brother in Poland and forced into a labor camp. Now 95, Bachner teaches young people about the Holocaust with the hope that history will never...

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 07:56 AM PDT

Donated Service Dogs Provide Cover for PTSD Veterans

Donated Service Dogs Provide Cover for PTSD Veterans

Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is taking a significant toll on veterans. Twenty-two service members take their own lives every day. The Patriotic Service Dog Foundation wants to bring that number down...

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 12:03 AM PDT

Nonprofit Empowers the Lives of Former Foster Care Girls

Nonprofit Empowers the Lives of Former Foster Care Girls

Every year about 1,500 children age out of the Los Angeles County foster system. Within six months, half of them will be homeless. It's an alarming statistic an LA nonprofit is working to change.

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:59 PM PST

Special Harness Helps Blind Dogs Find Their Way

Special Harness Helps Blind Dogs Find Their Way

Animal shelters are full of dogs with special needs. Blind dogs, in particular, often end up being euthanized. But now, these pooches have a second chance at life thanks to a Sherman Oaks woman who invented a...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 02:39 PM PST

Young 'Motown' Star Dreams Big

Young 'Motown' Star Dreams Big

As an old soul with a young voice who is showing theatergoers that equality and dreams are still worth fighting for, Upland native C.J. Wright is making a connection with his inner soul and sharing his gift with...

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Driver in Police Chase Gets Stuck on the Tracks
Driver in Police Chase Gets Stuck on the Tracks

A pursuit ended Friday night when the driver got stuck on train tracks.

'Airbnb Ruined Our Summer Vacation'
'Airbnb Ruined Our Summer Vacation'

Thousands of travelers are staying in rentals this summer booked on the popular site Airbnb, but the NBC4 I-Team found evidence of problems that some say spoiled their vacations.

Man Wins $5M on Scratcher, Lotto Denies Him Prize: Lawsuit
Man Wins $5M on Scratcher, Lotto Denies Him Prize: Lawsuit

A Long Beach man sued the state and California Lottery Commission Friday, alleging he was wrongfully denied a $5 million Scratchers ticket prize because his 16-year-old son bought the winning ticket.

LA Libraries to Turn Into Venues for Free Concerts
LA Libraries to Turn Into Venues for Free Concerts

Several Los Angeles County libraries will turn into unlikely concert venues this summer and early fall, officials announced Friday.

4 Injured After Helicopter Crash Lands in Sherman Oaks
4 Injured After Helicopter Crash Lands in Sherman Oaks

A helicopter made an emergency landing in a Sherman Oaks neighborhood Friday, injuring four people on board, authorities said.

Delicious Little Tokyo: All-Weekend Food Workshops
Delicious Little Tokyo: All-Weekend Food Workshops

A Poke & Tea Tasting, the Historic Food Walking Tour, and more appetizing outings are on the full-to-overflowing calendar.