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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...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM PDT

OC Family Pioneers in Desegregation

OC Family Pioneers in Desegregation

Life Connected, Hispanic Heritage Month: Part 2: How an Orange County family broke barriers by challenging school segregation seven years before Brown v. Board of Education. Vikki Vargas reports. Plus, a former...

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911 Tapes of Fatal Bus Crash to be Released

911 Tapes of Fatal Bus Crash to be Released

California Highway Patrol officials on Thursday were expected to release recordings of 911 calls made in the fiery Northern California bus crash that claimed 10 lives while en route to Humboldt State University...

15 Hurt When Fire Truck Crashes Into Restaurant

15 Hurt When Fire Truck Crashes Into Restaurant

Monterey Park's fire chief said during a news conference on Thursday that he had never seen an accident the magnitude of Wednesday's crash that left 15 people hurt when two fire trucks plowed into a restaurant.

1 Dead, 9 Hospitalized in Freeway Crash

1 Dead, 9 Hospitalized in Freeway Crash

One person died and nine victims were hospitalized Thursday morning in a crash on a San Bernardino County freeway.

Griffith Park Mountain Lion "P-22" Found Sick

Griffith Park Mountain Lion "P-22" Found Sick

The 4-year-old mountain lion known as P-22 developed a sickness in late March that may have been caused by rat poisoning.

Pastor Creates Potentially Life-Saving Device

Pastor Creates Potentially Life-Saving Device

After boy drowns in his swimming pool, a local pastor creates a device he says will help prevent drownings.

Sidewalk Repairs Begin in South LA

Sidewalk Repairs Begin in South LA

Councilman Bernard Parks and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative have teamed up to repair 130 of the worst sidewalks in his district.