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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.

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.

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