There wouldn't be a Super Bowl without it - see how a football comes to life.
Below, four stories to watch today on NBCLA.com
Ever Wondered How a Football Is Made?
We see it everywhere, but do we really know the work it takes to get it to the field? Here's how footballs for the Super Bowl LIII come to life.
Top news of the day
Application Deadline Looming for Woolsey Fire Victims
If you were affected by the Woolsey Fire, today is the last day to apply for Woolsey Fire assistance. That includes federal grants, small business loans and debris removal. Find out how to apply here.
Ku Klux Klan Fliers Delivered to Homes in San Bernardino County
Many residents woke up to Ku Klux Klan fliers at the doorstep of their homes. See their reaction, and what police are saying here.
First Female East LA College Football Player Set to Star in Historic Super Bowl Ad
An East Los Angeles star never took "no" for an answer. Described as "resilient," this young woman is about to increase her athletic profile in a pretty major way. Get to know her here.