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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...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 03:38 PM PST

Two-Time Cancer Survivor, Doctor Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Two-Time Cancer Survivor, Doctor Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Determination took one cancer patient from a hospital bed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and inspired others — including her doctor — to join her.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 11:46 PM PST

Music Therapist Comforts Hospice Patients with Song

Music Therapist Comforts Hospice Patients with Song

A 26-year-old music therapist at VITAS healthcare plays in a rock band by night, but he spends his days singing sweet lullabies to 86-year-old nun Mary Ellen Kowalski, a hospice patient at the Sisters of St....

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.

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Amber Alert Deactivated After Boy Found Safe
Amber Alert Deactivated After Boy Found Safe

A suspect was killed Tuesday night in an officer-involved shooting in the Encino area and the shooting was related to a murder and child abduction in Santa Maria, authorities said.

Trump Blames Media for Condemnation of Comments on Virginia
Trump Blames Media for Condemnation of Comments on Virginia

At his political rally in Phoenix Tuesday night, President Donald Trump blamed the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists...

Car Owner Attacks Tow Truck Driver Trying to Repo Vehicle
Car Owner Attacks Tow Truck Driver Trying to Repo Vehicle

Cellphone video of a car repossession gone wrong is now going viral.

Afghan Taliban 'Happy to Continue' War After Trump Vows Win
Afghan Taliban 'Happy to Continue' War After Trump Vows Win

The Taliban had called for special prayers prior to President Donald Trump's Monday night speech, hoping he would announce complete withdrawal in Afghanistan, members of the group told NBC News. Trump ended up...

Auto Club Speedway: Drive Your Own Car
Auto Club Speedway: Drive Your Own Car

Lefty's Track Day is back, a literary fundraiser that puts race fans behind their own wheel on the famous Fontana track.