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

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.

Monday, Apr 11, 2016 at 12:13 AM PDT

OC Church Takes a Stand Against Injustice

OC Church Takes a Stand Against Injustice

Reverend Chineta Goodjoin is a new kind of pastor — and she's shaking up Orange County by turning her ministry at New Hope Presbyterian Church into a social action network.

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 09:01 AM PDT

Gift of a Smile Gives Hope to Aspiring Singer

Gift of a Smile Gives Hope to Aspiring Singer

An aspiring singer who once lived on the streets is one step closer to making his dream a reality thanks to the gift of a smile.

Monday, Mar 21, 2016 at 07:44 AM PDT

Nonprofit Helps People With Disabilities Worldwide

Nonprofit Helps People With Disabilities Worldwide

In 1967, Joni Eareckson Tada was just 17 years old when she dove into shallow water and broke her neck, leaving her quadriplegic and in a wheelchair.

Monday, Mar 14, 2016 at 06:02 PM PDT

Barbershop Family Offers Free Haircuts for LA Homeless

Barbershop Family Offers Free Haircuts for LA Homeless

Heber Garcia is a master barber — helping people look their best runs in the family.

Monday, Mar 7, 2016 at 01:33 PM PST

'Team Impact' Connects Sick Kids to Sports Teams

'Team Impact' Connects Sick Kids to Sports Teams

Life for kids with life-threatening illnesses is not easy. So when they can step away from their diagnosis and just be kids, it can create memories that can often help them forget about their struggles.

Monday, Feb 29, 2016 at 12:39 AM PST

One Million Thumbprints: Women Banding Together for Assault Victims

One Million Thumbprints: Women Banding Together for Assault Victims

A group of women are binding together after incomprehensible violence: Sexual assault in the name of war.

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 09:46 AM PST

School Helps Blind Adults Reach Their Potential

School Helps Blind Adults Reach Their Potential

About 70 percent of blind people are unemployed, but one local organization is working to change that.

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 09:01 PM PST

The Rich History of West Adams

The Rich History of West Adams

West Adams is a part of Los Angeles that is slowly being rediscovered, with streets that speak to an era of grace, charm and beauty.

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 12:25 PM PST

WATCH: Yo-Yo Performs With NBC4's Michael Brownlee

WATCH: Yo-Yo Performs With NBC4's Michael Brownlee

She landed her first deal with Ice Cube as a high schooler, now Yolanda Whitaker, better known as Yo-Yo, is sharing a stage with NBC4's Michael Brownlee. Watch what happens during their interview.

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High-Speed Pursuit Turns Into Casual Sidewalk Stroll
High-Speed Pursuit Turns Into Casual Sidewalk Stroll

A driver pulled into a parking lot and parked at the end of a pursuit Monday morning in the San Fernando Valley, then began casually walking around the neighborhood.

Trump to Propose $54B Defense Spending Hike: White House
Trump to Propose $54B Defense Spending Hike: White House

The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. White House budget officials outlined the information during a telephone call with reporters given on condition of anonymity. The budget officials on the call ignored requests to put the briefing on the record, even though Trump decried on Friday the use of anonymous sources by the media. Trump's defense budget and spending levels for domestic agency operating budgets will be revealed in a partial submission to Congress next month, with proposals on taxes and other programs coming later.

LA River Clean-up: Sign Up Now
LA River Clean-up: Sign Up Now

The LA River's annual spiffy-up is an important springtime rite for many locals. Join what's called "the largest urban river cleanup in America" over three springtime Saturdays.

Caught on Camera: Masked Vandal Spray-Paints Church Statue
Caught on Camera: Masked Vandal Spray-Paints Church Statue

Security cameras captured a masked vandal spray-paint graffiti on statues and buildings at a Southern California church.

Oscar Accountants Talk Mistake Protocols Before Show
Oscar Accountants Talk Mistake Protocols Before Show

Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz are the two accountants from PwC who controlled the envelopes at the 89th Academy Awards. Before the big event, they talked about their job, which Ruiz called a "big responsibility." She added that they even memorize the winners so they can make sure the right names are called onstage.