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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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Judge Rejects Baca Plea Deal

Judge Rejects Baca Plea Deal

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has failed to reach a new plea deal over his sentence for lying to federal investigators about a jail probe.

Historic Hollywood Apartments Spared From Redevelopment

Historic Hollywood Apartments Spared From Redevelopment

The owner of Hollywood's historic Villa Carlotta was planning to convert the building into a boutique hotel. After opposition from a city councilman and the community, they've changed their minds.

New NASA Spaceship Coming to California

New NASA Spaceship Coming to California

The newly-completed Dream Chaser is on its way to California for testing. It'll eventually be used to resupply the International Space Station, carrying both cargo and people.

Driver Who Plowed Into Home, Killing 1, Surrenders to Police

Driver Who Plowed Into Home, Killing 1, Surrenders to Police

A woman who allegedly ran off after smashing her car into a Harbor Gateway house where a prayer group had gathered, killing a 73-year-old woman and injuring others, surrendered to police, officials said Friday.

Clinton Roars Against Trump as a Hacking Distraction Arises

Clinton Roars Against Trump as a Hacking Distraction Arises

Fresh off a spirited convention, Hillary Clinton told prospective voters Friday they face a "stark choice" in November and pressed ahead with the scalding rhetoric against her Republican rival that marked...

LA Detectives Track Online Pimps

LA Detectives Track Online Pimps

Detectives made more arrests in the past week as part of an LA County undercover operation to stop online pimps trying to lure kids into prostitution and porn.