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

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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Amber Alert Issued After Fatal Shooting, Child Abduction
Amber Alert Issued After Fatal Shooting, Child Abduction

A missing 9-year-old boy and the man wanted in connection with his abduction after a fatal shooting in Santa Barbara County are now believed to be traveling in sport utility vehicle.

Morgan Freeman Wins SAG's Highest Honor
Morgan Freeman Wins SAG's Highest Honor

Morgan Freeman will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony. The actors union announced Tuesday that Freeman will accept its highest honor on Jan. 21, 2018.

Senate Bill Could Allow Cities to Extend Last Call
Senate Bill Could Allow Cities to Extend Last Call

One of the bill's authors is a state senator representing El Cajon.

Emaciated Whale Swims in Shallow Waters Off SoCal Coast
Emaciated Whale Swims in Shallow Waters Off SoCal Coast

Spectators call him Bay Boy because he keeps going from bay to bay.

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...

Protected 'Dreamer' Sues US Following Deportation to Mexico
Protected 'Dreamer' Sues US Following Deportation to Mexico

A man deported to Mexico, despite the fact he was enrolled in a program designed to protect children brought into the U.S. by undocumented immigrants, has filed a lawsuit in San Diego demanding to see government...