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Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 at 11:51 PM PST

Life Connected: Marathon Goddess Runs for Cancer

Life Connected: Marathon Goddess Runs for Cancer

Dubbed the "Marathon Goddess," Julie Weiss has earned her title yet again by running for her father, who died of pancreatic cancer just one month after being diagnosed. In November she completed "30 Days of...

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 04:03 PM PST

Life Connected: Granddaughter Connects With Nana Through Song

Life Connected: Granddaughter Connects With Nana Through Song

Sunny Keller, a 10-year-old girl wrote a song for her grandmother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's before she was born. Keller says she wrote the song as a way to connect with her nana. November is Alzheimer's...

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 11:36 AM PST

When Cultures Meet: Autry Museum New Head Focuses on Native Indians

When Cultures Meet: Autry Museum New Head Focuses on Native Indians

A Los Angeles museum's new leader is creating a place of "ultimate cultural reconciliation" between Western natives and non-natives, right in the home of the signing cowboy Gene Autry. Mekahlo Medina reports for...

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM PST

Education, Health at Heart of LA's Thriving Native American Center

Education, Health at Heart of LA's Thriving Native American Center

While scores of American Indian centers have closed in recent years, Los Angeles' United American Indian Involvement Center is thriving, with a youth program, education for students who recently moved from...

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 12:25 AM PST

Life Connected: SoCal Teen Raises Money for Congo

Life Connected: SoCal Teen Raises Money for Congo

Saddened by the disparity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Southern California teenager decided her efforts should be spent on helping those less fortunate. She decided she wanted to help and started a...

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 07:12 AM PST

Life Connected: SoCal Veterans Speed Recovery Through Support

Life Connected: SoCal Veterans Speed Recovery Through Support

A group of SoCal veterans join together to connect lives of American heroes who were wounded in the line of duty. No injury could stop the courage of these veterans, who know support from the "Band of Brothers"...

Monday, Nov 4, 2013 at 01:17 PM PST

Life Connected: Homeless Connect Through "Back On My Feet"

Life Connected: Homeless Connect Through "Back On My Feet"

A woman working her way up the corporate ladder made an unlikely connection when she made friends with a homeless man. She became inspired to start Back On My Feet, an organization that aims to help homeless...

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 05:46 AM PDT

Life Connected: Teen Girls Give Halloween Charity

Life Connected: Teen Girls Give Halloween Charity

Four teenage girls, two of them sisters, create their own nonprofit called The Bella Foundation, hoping to solve problems in their community like providing Halloween costumes to those less fortunate. The...

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:44 PM PDT

Life Connected: Young Moms Get Parenting Help

Life Connected: Young Moms Get Parenting Help

A pair of 21-year-old best friends are just two young mothers getting free parenting help from the Crenshaw Pregnancy Clinic, one of two locations operated by West LA-based Claris Health. The clinic is...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 10:20 AM PDT

LA Teen Lands Cover Girl Deal

LA Teen Lands Cover Girl Deal

Life Connected, Hispanic Heritage Month, Part 1: A 16-year-old Mexican American teen born and raised in Inglewood who lived for years with her family in a garage is now a singer/song writer rapper with a...

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Firefight Snarls Traffic On 405 Freeway Near LAX

Firefight Snarls Traffic On 405 Freeway Near LAX

Fire crews knocked down a blaze that erupted near the San Diego (405) Freeway Wednesday afternoon.

"Allah Saved Him": Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father

"Allah Saved Him": Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father

The father of a Santa Clara teen stowaway who survived a 5 ½-hour flight from San Jose to Hawaii Sunday despite high altitudes, low oxygen and freezing temperatures said that Allah protected his son.

Vote Set for Possible Sriracha Plant Shutdown

Vote Set for Possible Sriracha Plant Shutdown

A showdown between residents of the city of Irwindale and the owner of a Sriracha plant could come to a head Wednesday during a City Council meeting where officials will decide if the plant should shut down.

Sketch Released of Man Sought in Park Sex Assault

Sketch Released of Man Sought in Park Sex Assault

Police released a sketch Wednesday of a man sought in connection with the sexual assault of a 7-year-old boy in a Manhattan Beach park restroom last Friday.

Reward Offered in Driver's Shooting Death

Reward Offered in Driver's Shooting Death

Tauruson McMillian, 34, was shot and killed as he drove his red SS Monte Carlo through Compton in January.

Sunken 1888 Shipwreck Found Under Golden Gate Bridge

Sunken 1888 Shipwreck Found Under Golden Gate Bridge

A steamship that sank with 16 passengers aboard in 1888 has been located again under the Golden Gate Bridge, leading to the release of new sonar images of the boat sitting upright, covered in mud. James Delgado,...