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.
LA landmarks like the LAX pylons and downtown Los Angeles U.S. Bank Tower went red at sunset Tuesday to illuminate issues related to diabetes. Tuesday was dubbed American Diabetes Association’s Annual Alert Day.
A woman climbed a construction crane and locked herself in the pilot house about 150 feet above the ground in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon before SWAT officers reached her.
California Highway Police say they want to talk to the man who pulled an incredibly dangerous stunt while speeding down the 15 Freeway. He apparently crawled out of a black pickup truck and danced while clinging on to the side of the vehicle as the truck drove alongside other traffic.
San Diego County officials are warning pregnant women, women who could be pregnant and those considering pregnancy to avoid traveling to known Zika transmission areas.
Democratic National Committee has requested the resignation letters of all current staffers be submitted by next month, according to multiple sources familiar with the party's internal working, NBC News reported. Party staffs typically sees major turnover with a new boss, but the mass resignation letters will give new chairman Tom Perez a chance to completely remake the DNC's headquarters from scratch after staffing had already reached unusual low following a round of layoffs in December. Immediately after Perez' election in late February, an adviser to outgoing DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile, Leah Daughtry, asked every employee to submit a letter of resignation dated April 15, several sources tell NBC News.
A group of students, teachers, employees and other supporters from Carr Intermediate School in Santa Ana had their heads buzzed to raise money for child cancer research on Tuesday.