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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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LAPD Chief Beck to Attend Cadet Graduation Amid Scandal
LAPD Chief Beck to Attend Cadet Graduation Amid Scandal

As a growing scandal is emerging, the Los Angeles Police Department is scheduled to graduate members of its cadet program Saturday.

California Governor Stops Parole for Charles Manson Follower
California Governor Stops Parole for Charles Manson Follower

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis.

Opening: Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival
Opening: Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival

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Air Rescue Team Saves Hiker Bitten by Rattlesnake

After getting a call about a distressed hiker in the San Gabriel Mountains, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Air Rescue 5 team had to move fast to save the victim who had been bitten by a snake.

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Consumer Issues Stemming From the GOP Health Care Initiative

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