The Becker family has been decorating its home in the 1300 block of Sycamore Drive in Simi Valley for 48 years. Twinkling lights and dozens of figurines go up the day after Thanksgiving, and all the decorations which fit inside the garage with the cars bump up the Beckers' monthly electric bill to about $500 during the holidays. Fritz Coleman reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 26, 2012
The Loud family's home in the 3600 block of 113th Street in Inglewood sparkles with thousands of lights. Evelyn Loud decorates the home by herself, even climbing on the roof to hang lights. Inspired to instill the Christmas spirit in neighborhood children, she starts decorating the day after Thanksgiving and has been making her home shine for the past five years. Fritz Coleman reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2012.
The Simmons family starts decorating in August, putting up more than 150,000 eco-friendly LED lights on their Cathedral City home at 68000 Estio Rd. Synchronized to music, residents call the Simmons' light display the best in the Coachella Valley. Byron Miranda reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 22, 2012.
The Milton family has been decorating their Azusa home for seven years, covering it with some 80,000 twinkling lights. They start decorating on Thanksgiving Day and five days later, they're up and running. This year, the Miltons were given the Azusa Sweepstakes Award. Fritz Coleman reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2012.
The FBI has joined in the search for a 14-year-old boy who went missing while leaving school in San Fernando during Friday's big storm.
A man involved in a San Fernando Valley pursuit scaled walls and climbed onto several roofs after the chase ended in a residential neighborhood.
President Donald Trump returned to many of his campaign promises, and hinted at some new action the White House will soon take, in a speech to thousands of conservatives gathered Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "Our victory was a win for conservative values," Trump said, pledging to support members of law enforcement, repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and build a wall "soon, way ahead of schedule." The call-back to the campaign trail included some popular phrases — and a jab at Hillary Clinton that elicited chants of "lock her up!" Trump reiterated his assurance that he will "put American first," saying there is no global flag, so that terrorism doesn't strike in the U.S. And in looking forward, Trump vowed that would "never apologize" for protecting the safety of American people and promised "brand new action" in the coming days to protect the nation.
Police responded Friday morning to a robbery report at a store in a west San Fernando Valley mall.
A suspected robber was shot and killed by a doughnut shop employee after he and another man smashed the shop's front window to get inside.