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Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 at 11:51 PM PST

Life Connected: Marathon Goddess Runs for Cancer

Life Connected: Marathon Goddess Runs for Cancer

Dubbed the "Marathon Goddess," Julie Weiss has earned her title yet again by running for her father, who died of pancreatic cancer just one month after being diagnosed. In November she completed "30 Days...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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Two Killed in Encino Apartment Fire

Two Killed in Encino Apartment Fire

At least two people were killed and several others injured when a fire broke out in an Encino apartment building Thursday night, fire officials said.

Vacationer in Grave Condition After Near-Drowning in Venice

Vacationer in Grave Condition After Near-Drowning in Venice

A man vacationing from Chicago was in grave condition Thursday night after being pulled from high surf by friends at Venice Beach and resuscitated by lifeguards, according to the Los Angeles County...

Officers ID'd in Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Man

Officers ID'd in Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Man

The officers involved in the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man have been identified, Los Angeles police said Thursday.

"It Was My Life": Lightning Strike Survivor Thanks Brave Daughter

"It Was My Life": Lightning Strike Survivor Thanks Brave Daughter

One month and one day since lightning struck Venice Beach and killed a 20-year-old man, another man who survived a strike tearfully thanked his teen daughter and the lifeguard who helped save his life.

Crackdown Targets Bogus Flood Insurance Agents

Crackdown Targets Bogus Flood Insurance Agents

Flooding has damaged dozens of homes in the Seal Beach area over the past few days. And while there was little that could be done to combat the surf, state officials are working to prevent any man-made disasters...

High School Band Accused of Hazing During Initiation

High School Band Accused of Hazing During Initiation

A Southern California high school band is facing allegations of hazing after a 14-year-old girl told her mother what she experienced during a band initiation.