NBC4's Hispanic Heritage Month coverage

Friday, Oct 2, 2015 at 09:50 PM PDT

Colombian Immigrant Has Passion For Trolleys

Colombian Immigrant Has Passion For Trolleys

Alvaro Villa immigrated from Columbia, spent time as a Disney imagineer and other work before following his true passion -- trolleys. Michelle Valles reports for the NBC4 Hispanic Heritage Month special Oct.

Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 at 06:34 PM PDT

Chicano Studies Professor Raises Community Profile

Chicano Studies Professor Raises Community Profile

Vicki Lynn Ruiz has spent her life documenting the history of Latino and Chicano Studies. Michelle Valles reports for the NBC4 Hispanic Heritage Special Oct. 3, 2015.

Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 at 04:03 PM PDT

Marine Biologist Hopes to Inspire Latino Kids

Marine Biologist Hopes to Inspire Latino Kids

As a boy growing up in Miami, the water was a second home to Danny Munoz. He loved watching the fish from behind the glass of the man aquariums he owned as a kid. Now, he hopes to inspire other Latino kids...

Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 at 05:55 PM PDT

Muralist Honors Latino Veterans

Muralist Honors Latino Veterans

Carlos Aguilar has spent hundreds of mornings spent climbing a ladder, balancing on a scaffold, to give names and faces to our veterans.

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 11:38 PM PDT

SoCal Latinos Share Meaning of OTM: "Other Than Mexican"

SoCal Latinos Share Meaning of OTM: "Other Than Mexican"

Six Latinos discuss how their roots and appearances affect their daily lives in Southern California. Some identify themselves as OTM, which stands for “Other Than Mexican.” Mekahlo Medina reports from Downey for...

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 10:36 AM PDT

LA Theater Academy Keeps Hispanic Tradition Alive

LA Theater Academy Keeps Hispanic Tradition Alive

Children show off their bilingual skills at the LA Theater Academy in Elysian Park. Families say it's a way to keep cultural traditions alive for generations to come. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News...

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Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Fiery Motorcycle Crash

Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Fiery Motorcycle Crash

An off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was killed in a fiery motorcycle crash in Corona, authorities said Saturday.

Senior Prank, Vandalism Lead to Animal Abuse Investigations

Senior Prank, Vandalism Lead to Animal Abuse Investigations

Officials are investigating two incidents of possible animal cruelty at Southern California high schools, and at least one of them may have been part of a senior prank, authorities said..

Woman, Teen Injured in Granada Hills Hit-and-Run Crash

Woman, Teen Injured in Granada Hills Hit-and-Run Crash

A driver was being sought Saturday after striking a woman and teen crossing the street in Granada Hills before driving off, police said.

Bus Driver, Attendant Praised for Saving Passengers

Bus Driver, Attendant Praised for Saving Passengers

A bus driver and an attendant were being praised on Friday for saving passengers on a special-needs bus that broke down Friday morning and went up in smoke.

Flooding, Tropical Depression a Threat on Holiday Weekend

Flooding, Tropical Depression a Threat on Holiday Weekend

A large swath of the nation was on alert Saturday as flooding, heavy rain and the threat of a tropical depression loomed over the long weekend, NBC news reported. Warnings were issued for South Carolina's coast...

Deputies Investigate Assaults of Gay Men in West Hollywood

Deputies Investigate Assaults of Gay Men in West Hollywood

Recent attacks on gay men in West Hollywood have some people on edge and they'd like to see better security for the bustling nightlife along Santa Monica Boulevard.