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

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.

Monday, Oct 31, 2016 at 12:57 PM PDT

Helping Asian Americans Get Their Big Break in Entertainment

Helping Asian Americans Get Their Big Break in Entertainment

One organization is focusing on finding more roles for Asian Americans in the entertainment industry.

Monday, Oct 24, 2016 at 12:25 AM PDT

Program Brings Clean Showers to People Living on the Streets

Program Brings Clean Showers to People Living on the Streets

The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission is trying to give LA's homeless population access to clean showers.

Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 at 11:45 PM PDT

Teacher Inspires Immigrant Students With Her Own Story

Teacher Inspires Immigrant Students With Her Own Story

A Monroe High School teacher is using her story of immigrating to the US to inspire her students to work hard and pursue their education.

Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 12:04 AM PDT

One Woman Proves You Don't Need Sight to Create Art

One Woman Proves You Don't Need Sight to Create Art

A 72-year-old woman has not let her loss of vision stop her from finding joy in the arts.

Monday, Oct 3, 2016 at 10:15 AM PDT

Paralympic Athlete Inspires Kids to Dream Big

Paralympic Athlete Inspires Kids to Dream Big

Born without part of both her legs, Paralympic Athlete Katy Sullivan did not let a disability stop her. Now, she is inspiring kids and preparing them for fitness testing at LAUSD schools.

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7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold Life

7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold Life

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to NASA and the Belgian-led research team who announced the discovery Wednesday. The planets circle tightly around a dim dwarf star called Trappist-1, barely the size of Jupiter. Three are in the so-called habitable zone, where liquid water and, possibly life, might exist. The others are right on the doorstep.

Watch: Benz Driver Crashes Into Home, Crawls Out of Sunroof

Watch: Benz Driver Crashes Into Home, Crawls Out of Sunroof

Two children were sleeping in their bedroom early Wednesday when a driver crashed a Mercedes-Benz sedan into the La Puente home, then crawled out through the car's sunroof and left the scene, authorities said.

Budapest Bows Out, Leaving LA, Paris in Race 2024 Olympics

Budapest Bows Out, Leaving LA, Paris in Race 2024 Olympics

Budapest will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris in the race.

Pipeline Protesters Pray, Set Fires Ahead of Camp Closing

Pipeline Protesters Pray, Set Fires Ahead of Camp Closing

The last people remaining at a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures on Wednesday, hours ahead of a deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers to close the camp. Some of the praying protesters said burning the structures — which appeared to include a yurt and a teepee — was part of the ceremony of leaving. As heavy rain turned to snow, some said they expected no trouble during the eviction, despite a heavy law enforcement presence. "People are being very mindful, trying very hard to stay in prayer, to stay positive," said Nestor Silva, 37, of California. "I am not aware of any plans for belligerence."