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Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 09:03 PM PST

Couple Shares Black History Through Art Collection

Couple Shares Black History Through Art Collection

In decades of collecting, Bernard and Shirley Kinsey have amassed a museum-worthy collection of items important to African-American culture that now tours the country.

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 08:56 PM PST

Rocket Scientist Focuses on Educating Children

Rocket Scientist Focuses on Educating Children

Claudia Alexander spends much of her time spreading the word of science, speaking with students of all ages and sharing what she felt was her purpose — moving from ignorance to understanding through bold...

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 08:59 PM PST

Compton Artist YoYo Gives Students Hip-Hop Education

Compton Artist YoYo Gives Students Hip-Hop Education

Two decades after she landed her first deal with Ice Cube as a high schooler, Yolanda Whitaker — better known as YoYo — is educating South Central LA kids through hip-hop.

Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 at 11:50 PM PST

Student Hopes to Win Grant for Camp Serving Children of Cancer-Stricken Parents

Student Hopes to Win Grant for Camp Serving Children of Cancer-Stricken Parents

A Chapman University freshman is hoping to start a summer camp that supports children who are living with a parent stricken by cancer.

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 at 11:54 PM PST

OC Youth Shelter Shapes Former Foster Kid's Future

OC Youth Shelter Shapes Former Foster Kid's Future

Out of the 62,000 kids in California who are in foster care, only 3 percent of them will graduate college. Amber Boggs, 27, beat the odds thanks to Casa Youth Shelter, a youth home located in Orange County.

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....

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2 Hospitalized in Explosive Home Fire in Sun Valley

2 Hospitalized in Explosive Home Fire in Sun Valley

Fire damaged a home in Sun Valley Wednesday, where two men suffered critical burn injuries.

Trump Taps Retired General for Homeland Security: Sources

Trump Taps Retired General for Homeland Security: Sources

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, to run the Department of Homeland Security, people close...

Warriors Wipeout Clippers

Warriors Wipeout Clippers

The Golden State Warriors crushed the Los Angeles Clippers 115-98 for their seventh straight head-to-head victory over their Southern California rivals on Wednesday night at Staples Center.

USC Officer Pleads No Contest to Manslaughter

USC Officer Pleads No Contest to Manslaughter

A USC Department of Public Safety Officer pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge for causing a car crash that killed a 23-year-old graduate student.

Abandoned 3-Legged Cat Looking for Fur-Ever Home

Abandoned 3-Legged Cat Looking for Fur-Ever Home

A three-legged cat that was abandoned in Los Angeles is looking for a fur-ever home for the holidays. The cat was rescued from a busy intersection near Old Town Pasadena. Now that the kitty named Armstrong is...