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Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:53 PM PDT

Former Homeless Woman Writes Children's Books That Break Stigma of Homelessness

Former Homeless Woman Writes Children's Books That Break Stigma of Homelessness

Angela Sanchez went from poverty to professional, and now, the formerly homeless teenager is writing children's books designed to break down the stigma of homelessness.

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 07:43 AM PDT

Laura Farber Makes History as First Latina to Lead Rose Parade

Laura Farber Makes History as First Latina to Lead Rose Parade

Laura Viviana Farber, president of the 2019-2020 Tournament of Roses, leads over 900 volunteers and guides the selection of The Rose Queen and Court. She alone will pick the Rose Parade Grand Marshal, with...

Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 at 09:54 PM PDT

Free Arts LA Helps Children Through Art

Free Arts LA Helps Children Through Art

Free Arts LA is a program designed to encourage children who have experienced abuse, poverty or homelessness to express their feelings and restore hope through art.

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 10:22 PM PDT

National Health Foundation Bonds With Community, Shelters Recuperating Homeless

National Health Foundation Bonds With Community, Shelters Recuperating Homeless

The National Health Foundation, a local non-profit, used tax money from measures H and HHH to do something very few have been able to do successfully.

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 11:00 PM PDT

Ben Carlson: Newport Beach's Lost Lifeguard Still Saving Lives

Ben Carlson: Newport Beach's Lost Lifeguard Still Saving Lives

Ben Carlson was a lifeguard who died doing what he loved more than anything else: protecting people at the beach. And Carlson's sacrifice has united a community.

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 08:25 AM PDT

Kids With a Passion for Science Find Adventure in the Outdoors

Kids With a Passion for Science Find Adventure in the Outdoors

A free program called Youth Outdoor Science Education gets children out of the classroom and into the great outdoors. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 11, 2019.

Monday, Aug 5, 2019 at 12:00 AM PDT

Orange County Nonprofit Hopes to End Homeless Youth Cycle

Orange County Nonprofit Hopes to End Homeless Youth Cycle

The homeless crisis in Orange County is getting help from a group that seeks out unaccompanied and at risk youth to find them homes, jobs and stability in the hopes of ending the cycle of youth homelessness.

Monday, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:03 AM PDT

Yoga Program Unites Residents and Officials in South LA

Yoga Program Unites Residents and Officials in South LA

The "Cities for Peace" initiative, lead by program director Mandar Apte, aims to improve the quality of life in cities by teaching peace, nonviolence, and compassion through yoga, breathing and meditation...

Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 06:31 AM PDT

Recovering Veterans Help Sick Sea Lions Return to the Ocean

Recovering Veterans Help Sick Sea Lions Return to the Ocean

Retired veteran James Golias began volunteering for the Sea Lions for Service Members, a free program that allows veterans to engage in a therapeutic experience at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center by tending to...

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 05:35 AM PDT

LA Program Offers Work Training For Young Adults With Autism

LA Program Offers Work Training For Young Adults With Autism

The LA Speech and Language Therapy Center, an organization that provides treatment and services to children with autism spectrum disorder and other diagnoses, created a job-training facility that helps young...

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6-Year-Old Dies, Toddler Injured After Fiery Stevenson Car Crash
6-Year-Old Dies, Toddler Injured After Fiery Stevenson Car Crash

A 6-year-old girl died and a 2-year-old girl was critically hurt after a woman crashed into a power pole and and took off running, leaving the two children behind, Monday in the Stevenson Ranch area, the...

Mexican Mafia 'Secretaries' Sentenced to Federal Prison
Mexican Mafia 'Secretaries' Sentenced to Federal Prison

A Los Angeles couple were sentenced to federal prison Monday for acting as so-called secretaries for the man's brother, an imprisoned Mexican Mafia member who relied on the pair to relay orders to the street.

House Lawyer Says Committee Investigating Whether Trump Lied
House Lawyer Says Committee Investigating Whether Trump Lied

The House of Representatives’ top lawyer told a federal appeals court Monday that the House is investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller, and the attorney urged the...

Who Is Jane Doe No. 49? This Jewelry Might Hold Answers
Who Is Jane Doe No. 49? This Jewelry Might Hold Answers

A necklace with a Hershey Kiss-shaped pendant and a ring are some of the only clues authorities have when it comes to the identity of a woman killed more than 20 years ago in a fiery crash on a Los Angeles...

New Epstein Accuser Sues, Calls on Prince Andrew to Speak
New Epstein Accuser Sues, Calls on Prince Andrew to Speak

A woman identified as Jane Doe 15 is suing the estate of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, alleging he preyed upon, trafficked and sexually abused her when she was 15. The woman, now 31, who spoke at a news...

Restraining Order Granted Hours Before Family Shot: Records
Restraining Order Granted Hours Before Family Shot: Records

Less than 24 hours before a man shot his estranged wife and four children in their Paradise Hills homes on Saturday, a San Diego judge approved a restraining order commanding him to stay away from the family,...