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Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 07:10 AM PST

Life Connected: Volunteers Bring Hugs, Supplies to Orphans

Life Connected: Volunteers Bring Hugs, Supplies to Orphans

An orphanage nestled about 20 miles south of Tijuana cares for more than 120 children, including 14 infants. Because the Mexican government does not financially support orphanages, buses full of volunteers visit...

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:10 AM PST

Life Connected: Staying Strong Through Cancer

Life Connected: Staying Strong Through Cancer

The husband of a woman who lost her life to breast cancer now aims to help others fight the disease with a strong, positive outlook, while helping those who are alongside loved ones with the illness.

Sunday, Dec 8, 2013 at 11:55 PM PST

Life Connected: Singer Helps Children in Haiti

Life Connected: Singer Helps Children in Haiti

As a backup singer for pop star Kelly Clarkson, Jessi Collins is used to taking her spot in the background. But when it comes to another endeavor, she moves front and center to help poverty-stricken

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...

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End to "Dangerously Hot Weather" in Sight

End to "Dangerously Hot Weather" in Sight

Southern Californians face one more day of sky-high temperatures before they get some relief from days of draining, triple-digit heat.

Men Attacked In Glendale After Altercation With Wrong-Way Driver

Men Attacked In Glendale After Altercation With Wrong-Way Driver

Three to four men are being sought for apparently assaulting two Glendale men who told them they were driving the wrong direction on a one-way streets, leaving one in the intensive care unit of a local hospital,...

Sunbathing Woman Run Over by Lifeguard Truck

Sunbathing Woman Run Over by Lifeguard Truck

A 25-year-old woman was hospitalized after she was a run over by a lifeguard truck in Venice Monday afternoon, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Crestline House Fire Reportedly Caused By Lightning Strike

Crestline House Fire Reportedly Caused By Lightning Strike

A lightning strike reportedly caused a fire at a home in Crestline Tuesday afternoon, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

"Played Out": Final Moments as Latest Atlantic City Casino Folds

"Played Out": Final Moments as Latest Atlantic City Casino Folds

The final blackjack hand dealt before the Trump Plaza casino closed its doors in Atlantic City Tuesday morning was a 21, for the house. That luck came too late for the casino, which shut for good just before 6...

Historic CA Groundwater Act Signed Into Law

Historic CA Groundwater Act Signed Into Law

California will no longer be the only western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.