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

Monday, Jan 25, 2016 at 05:53 PM PST

From Prisoner of War to Hospital Volunteer

From Prisoner of War to Hospital Volunteer

A 94-year-old South Bay resident went from a prisoner of war to a hospital volunteer.

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 12:38 PM PST

'Marathon Goddess' Runs for Cancer Awareness

'Marathon Goddess' Runs for Cancer Awareness

A Southern California woman, known as the "Marathon Goddess," is on a mission to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer the only way she knows how: by running.

Monday, Jan 11, 2016 at 11:41 AM PST

Real Life 'Danish Girl': Transgender Woman Involved in Film

Real Life 'Danish Girl': Transgender Woman Involved in Film

Amid all the glitz and glamour of the Golden Globes Sunday, a story emerged of a transgender woman from Southern California who helped actor Eddie Redmayne prepare for his role in the film "The Danish Girl."

Monday, Jan 4, 2016 at 01:05 PM PST

SoCal Mom Donates Baby Carriers to War Refugees

SoCal Mom Donates Baby Carriers to War Refugees

A Glendale mother has been gathering donated baby carriers to make war refugees' journeys a little easier as they trek many miles carrying their children to safety in the Middle East.

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM PST

Books Before iPads for a Better Future

Books Before iPads for a Better Future

An elementary school in Watts battling dwindling resources found a unique partnership that is giving their community new hope, and students an advantage, by turning to books and not iPads to help children learn....

Monday, Dec 21, 2015 at 12:16 AM PST

Fire Engine to Be Donated to Haiti Quake Firefighters

Fire Engine to Be Donated to Haiti Quake Firefighters

A group of firefighters in Los Angeles was reaching beyond its borders, working with community businesses and a local college to fix up a used fire engine as a donation for the people of Haiti still reeling from...

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 01:48 AM PST

Fathers Bond, Transform Lives at San Bernardino Rehab Center

Fathers Bond, Transform Lives at San Bernardino Rehab Center

Two fathers walked away from their old lives and created a lasting friendship after entering a program in San Bernardino County that aims to break the cycle of drug abuse and gang life.

Monday, Dec 7, 2015 at 12:07 AM PST

Mom Fights for Playground for Kids With Disabilities

Mom Fights for Playground for Kids With Disabilities

A Pasadena mom worked to transform a playground so all kids -- even those with disabilities - can play.

Monday, Nov 23, 2015 at 10:20 AM PST

Foundation Helps Pay for Plastic Surgeries

Foundation Helps Pay for Plastic Surgeries

For parents whose children are born with facial deformities, the thought of paying for surgery can be overwhelming, but one Beverly Hills doctor is changing lives.

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 at 12:14 AM PST

Entrepreneur Gives Back to Program That Helped Him As Boy

Entrepreneur Gives Back to Program That Helped Him As Boy

An entrepreneur who faced hardships after a childhood of being raised by a single mother realized he needed to pay it forward after the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organization changed the course of his...

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Man With Disease Gets His Wish to Experience College

Man With Disease Gets His Wish to Experience College

Some lucky college students will have the opportunity to meet a new student on campus this year—a 21-year-old man with a rare neurological disease, who is living his dream of experiencing college life.

Dog Rescued From Storm Drain Where it Hid From Coyote

Dog Rescued From Storm Drain Where it Hid From Coyote

A dog named Sparky had to be rescued from a storm drain where it took shelter from a coyote Saturday morning, authorities said.

49ers QB Kaepernick Refuses To Stand During National Anthem

49ers QB Kaepernick Refuses To Stand During National Anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did not stand for the playing of the national anthem before his team’s preseason game Friday against Green Bay. After the game, he told NFL Media in an exclusive...

Family Bitten by Bedbugs at Disney Hotel Files Lawsuit

Family Bitten by Bedbugs at Disney Hotel Files Lawsuit

A Northern California family's 2014 trip to the "happiest place on earth" left them with dismal memories after they were bitten by bed bugs during their stay at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa...

Trump Campaign CEO Accused of Anti-Semitic Remarks

Trump Campaign CEO Accused of Anti-Semitic Remarks

The ex-wife of Steve Bannon claims he made anti-Semitic comments when the couple fought over which private school to send their daughters to nearly a decade ago, NBC News reported. The allegations were made in

Los Angeles Celebrates 235th Birthday

Los Angeles Celebrates 235th Birthday

To celebrate Los Angeles' 235th birthday Saturday, hundreds of people walked and biked the route from San Gabriel Mission to downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the city and its birthplace early Saturday morning.