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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."

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 01:21 PM PST

Disabled Veterans Discover Therapy in the Deep Blue Sea

Disabled Veterans Discover Therapy in the Deep Blue Sea

Nonprofit organization Dive Warriors is helping veterans recover from the emotional and physical consequences of serving by teaching them how to scuba dive.

Monday, Nov 7, 2016 at 12:22 PM PST

Nonprofit Helps Women Just Out of Prison Rebuild Their Lives

Nonprofit Helps Women Just Out of Prison Rebuild Their Lives

One woman in South Los Angeles is helping women parolees rebuild their lives.

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Toddlers in Amber Alert Found Safe Inside Stolen Car: Police
Toddlers in Amber Alert Found Safe Inside Stolen Car: Police

The two boys that were in the backseat of a car while it was stolen were found safe inside the abandoned vehicle early Friday in Desert Hot Springs, police said.

Armed Man Barricaded Inside Winnetka Home
Armed Man Barricaded Inside Winnetka Home

Members of a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team were holding positions Friday outside a home in Winnetka where an armed man barricaded himself after pointing a gun at police, authorities said.

'Repeal and Replace' in the Balance Ahead of House Vote
'Repeal and Replace' in the Balance Ahead of House Vote

In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House Speaker Paul Ryan set the showdown for Friday, following a nighttime Capitol meeting at which top White House officials told GOP lawmakers that Trump had decided the time for talk was over. "We have been promising the American people that we will repeal and replace this broken law because it's collapsing and it's failing families. And tomorrow we're proceeding," Ryan tersely told reporters after scheduling what loomed as the most momentous vote to date for Trump and for the Wisconsin Republican's own speakership.

In Gamble, White House Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote
In Gamble, White House Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote

Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after a long and intense day that saw a planned vote on the health care bill scrapped as the legislation remained short of votes amid cascading negotiations among conservative lawmakers, moderates and others.

Whittier Residents Rescue Puppy Stranded in Flood Channel
Whittier Residents Rescue Puppy Stranded in Flood Channel

Residents in South Whittier came together Thursday to rescue a puppy who was stranded in a flood control channel for three days.