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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. 3, 2015.

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 to...

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 NBC4's Hispanic Heritage Special on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.

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 on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 10:48 AM PDT

Mission Library Connects California History and Culture

Mission Library Connects California History and Culture

Shared California history and culture lives at the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library. NBC4 takes an up-close look at the history within its wall. John Cadiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 11:12 AM PDT

Barber Turned Bookseller Makes Mark on Community

Barber Turned Bookseller Makes Mark on Community

Rueben Martinez, known as a barber and bookseller, had to fight through adversity to find success. With the support of Chapman University, Martinez continues to make a positive mark in the lives of children and the community. Vikki Vargas reports for the NBC4 News on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 12:44 PM PDT

The Story Behind Pico Rivera

The Story Behind Pico Rivera

Find out what's behind the name of Pico Rivera, a city located in the southeastern Los Angeles County, sandwiched between Montebello and Santa Fe Springs and Whittier.

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 12:34 PM PDT

Behind the Name: Los Feliz

Behind the Name: Los Feliz

Find out the origins of Los Feliz Village, a hillside neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles near Hollywood and the Santa Monica Mountains.

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