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

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.

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 08:50 AM PDT

Boy Brightens Dog's Days With Story Time

Boy Brightens Dog's Days With Story Time

For the abandoned dogs at Carson Animal Shelter, every day is an agonizing wait for somebody to come and take them home.

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12:05 AM PDT

Mom Campaigns for Heroin Overdose-Reversing Shot

Mom Campaigns for Heroin Overdose-Reversing Shot

After Aimee Dunkle lost her 20-year-old son to a heroin overdose, she is now campaigning to make naloxone, an overdose-reversal drug, widely available.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 11:51 PM PDT

Support Group Helps Those Whose Loved Ones Suffer From Alzheimer's

Support Group Helps Those Whose Loved Ones Suffer From Alzheimer's

Patti Davis, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan, reaches out to others whose loved ones suffer from Alzheimer's disease and dementia through the support group Beyond Alzheimer's.

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 11:57 PM PDT

Culinary Program Develops At-Risk Youth

Culinary Program Develops At-Risk Youth

Sharing his passion for food allows restaurateur Laurent Halasz to connect with young people and to inspire them to pursue their own dreams.

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 02:50 PM PDT

Nonprofit Aids Homeless, Low-Income Clients in Job Search

Nonprofit Aids Homeless, Low-Income Clients in Job Search

Trinidad Ramirez is a former addict and convict who turned her life around after she came to Chrysalis, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless and low-income clients find and sustain jobs.

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Actor Bill Paxton Dies of Complications From Surgery at 61
Actor Bill Paxton Dies of Complications From Surgery at 61

Actor Bill Paxton died Saturday due to complications from surgery, a representative of his family told NBC News in a statement. He was 61. Paxton was known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters like "Twister" and "Apollo 13." "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," a family representative told NBC News in a statement. "A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker."

Sunday Showers Spread Across Southern California
Sunday Showers Spread Across Southern California

Showers that spread across Southern California early Sunday are expected to drift out of the region later this morning.

New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump
New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump

When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison accepted on the spot and two men stood together, smiling like a national ticket at a presidential nominating convention. Members of the Democratic National Committee cheered wildly at their gathering in Atlanta on Saturday, forgetting the competitive race that took two rounds of voting — unprecedented in recent memory for either major party.