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Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 06:19 AM PDT

Canine Companions Offer Love and Support to Returning Vets

Canine Companions Offer Love and Support to Returning Vets

Canine Companions LTD. is a nonprofit organization that connects specialized dogs with veterans in need. The program aids returning servicemen and women as they transition back into civilian life.

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 06:27 AM PDT

Salvation Army Rehab Program Graduates Pay it Forward

Salvation Army Rehab Program Graduates Pay it Forward

Twelve years ago, Timothy Pemberton decided to seek help from the Salvation Army for his addiction. Now, he and his wife run the Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center in Santa Monica, a program, he said...

Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 at 10:29 PM PDT

Hollywood Nonprofit #Hashtaglunchbag Serves Food and Love

Hollywood Nonprofit #Hashtaglunchbag Serves Food and Love

The #hashtaglunchbag movement that began in a Hollywood apartment in 2012 is going strong as it continues to spread worldwide, encouraging individuals to pack their own lunch bags to distribute to those in...

Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 at 09:35 PM PDT

Beloved OC Soccer Coach Gets Field Named in His Honor

Beloved OC Soccer Coach Gets Field Named in His Honor

The Newport Mesa Unified School District Board unanimously voted to rename the north field of Davis Magnet School in honor of beloved soccer coach Keith Frainie, who died unexpectedly Dec. 6 from a brain...

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 12:56 AM PDT

'We Do Care' Support Group Helps LGBTQ in Iranian American Community

'We Do Care' Support Group Helps LGBTQ in Iranian American Community

The success of "We Do Care" is capturing the attention of Iranian American families all over the country. There is even talk of expanding it to other major cities like New York and Chicago.

Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 at 10:57 PM PDT

People With Special Needs, Police Cadets Connect Through Art

People With Special Needs, Police Cadets Connect Through Art

Muralist Ernie Merlan is connecting special needs people and the community through art.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 10:57 PM PDT

Stewart Kwoh, An American Fighting for Justice for All

Stewart Kwoh, An American Fighting for Justice for All

Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement were an inseparable part of Stewart Kwoh's childhood. As he was growing up, there was one word that kept coming up over and over again: justice.

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 06:17 AM PDT

Canine Companions Offer Love and Support to Returning Vets

Canine Companions Offer Love and Support to Returning Vets

Emotional support and trained service animals can provide wellness and healing for veterans struggling with mental health or physical disabilities. Mario Solis reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday July...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 10:40 PM PDT

From Film to Food: YouTube Star Tells Cultural Story With Boba Café

From Film to Food: YouTube Star Tells Cultural Story With Boba Café

Popular Asian American YouTube personality Phil Wang is known for short films and online videos he's created with Wong Fu Productions, but he's found a new medium to tell stories: a boba café.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 10:03 PM PDT

Little Tokyo Opening New Gym and Community Center

Little Tokyo Opening New Gym and Community Center

The Terasaki Budokan Gym and Community Center, which is currently under construction, is set to open in 2020.

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6-Year-Old Dies, Toddler Injured After Fiery Stevenson Car Crash
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Mexican Mafia 'Secretaries' Sentenced to Federal Prison
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