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Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 at 10:52 PM PDT

Former Gang Member Gets Second Chance at Life

Former Gang Member Gets Second Chance at Life

Working with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Alex Lopez, a former gang member, is getting a second chance at life.

Monday, Jul 18, 2016 at 11:22 AM PDT

8-Year-Old Girl Raises Thousands for Children's Hospital

8-Year-Old Girl Raises Thousands for Children's Hospital

An 8-year-old with cerebral palsy is using her arts and crafts skills to raise thousands for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 12:13 AM PDT

Moorpark Mother Set on Fire Recovers

Moorpark Mother Set on Fire Recovers

After a Moorpark mother of four survived unimaginable domestic violence when her husband set her on fire, causing significant burns, a Southern California burn center donated surgeries to help mend her wounds.

Monday, Jul 4, 2016 at 02:02 PM PDT

Formerly Homeless Foster Youth Graduates College

Formerly Homeless Foster Youth Graduates College

Growing up, Mich Hamlin would sleep next to a trash bin in Pomona, kicking away the leaves to make room for his family to sleep. Now, just three weeks ago, 23-year-old Hamlin graduated from college, joining the...

Sunday, Jun 26, 2016 at 08:34 PM PDT

Former Gang Member Creates Charity

Former Gang Member Creates Charity

After spending his entire young life in and out of jail, former Rolling 20s gang member Skip Townsend decided he had enough and decided to turn his life around, and to help others do the same.

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 11:59 PM PDT

Summer Camp Brings Children to Retirement Home

Summer Camp Brings Children to Retirement Home

Pasadena senior citizens are being brought together with the younger generation through Camp Villa, a monthlong summer program.

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 at 09:07 PM PDT

Educator Uses Positive Psychology to Inspire Student Success

Educator Uses Positive Psychology to Inspire Student Success

In nearly five decades as an educator, Metuka Benjamin says she has seen too many students with the potential to accomplish incredible things, but unable to flourish.

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 12:00 AM PDT

Entertainment Executive Inspires Teens to Give Back

Entertainment Executive Inspires Teens to Give Back

An entertainment industry executive is inspiring students in a Latino working-class suburb of El Monte to succeed in life without forgetting to give back.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 09:55 AM PDT

Pit Bull Out of Shelter After Story Time With Boy

Pit Bull Out of Shelter After Story Time With Boy

A pit bull named Pirate was out of the shelter Tuesday after the story went viral of a 6-year-old boy with autism reading to him.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 11:54 PM PDT

Documentary Explores Boyle Heights' History

Documentary Explores Boyle Heights' History

Few residents know the history of Boyle Heights, one of the city's oldest neighborhoods just east of downtown Los Angeles.

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