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Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 at 07:13 PM PDT
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By Jessica Lynn, Jonathan Gonzalez

Teen Girl Photographers Showcase Pictures of Working Women

A group of mostly Latina teen girls from across Los Angeles County are catching...View gallery

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Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 08:17 AM PDT

Boy's Wheelchair Transformed into Epic Flash Costume

Boy's Wheelchair Transformed into Epic Flash Costume

With some help from an Oregon-based nonprofit, a 10-year-old boy with spina bifida was transformed into the Flash for this year's Comic-Con in San Diego. His wheelchair was decked out with huge blinking...

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 at 11:46 PM PDT

USC Doctor Studies Depression, Disability in Aging Latinos

USC Doctor Studies Depression, Disability in Aging Latinos

University of Southern California associate professor Maria Aranda never left the east side of Los Angeles, a community where she was born and raised and where she's now doing research aimed at helping an older...

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 05:51 AM PDT

Foster Kids See the Ocean for First Time on Fishing Trip

Foster Kids See the Ocean for First Time on Fishing Trip

Despite living close to the beach, many low-income and foster youth in Southern California have never been fishing — let alone seen the ocean.

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 12:02 AM PDT

Low-Income Students Thrive in Elite Summer Program

Low-Income Students Thrive in Elite Summer Program

The Campbell Scholars Program brings the best and the brightest from nearby low-income public schools to Campbell Hall for a high-quality college prep summer program.

Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 at 11:50 PM PDT

Patti Davis to Take Alzheimer's Support Group Nationwide

Patti Davis to Take Alzheimer's Support Group Nationwide

Late former president Ronald Reagan was arguably the most famous man in the world to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Yet, his daughter, Patti Davis, said that in the 10 years that she cared for her ill father, no...

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 12:10 PM PDT

Mini Therapy Horses Lift Spirits of Critically Ill Children

Mini Therapy Horses Lift Spirits of Critically Ill Children

A mini-horse kicking a soccer ball or playing piano with its nose is a scene that could put a smile on practically anyone's face.

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 11:57 AM PDT

Man Saves Stranger's Life With Bone Marrow Donation

Man Saves Stranger's Life With Bone Marrow Donation

The connection between Los Angeles residents Sergio Ramirez and Michael Palacios is as deep as the marrow of their bones.

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 11:41 PM PDT

Moving Service Aids Domestic Abuse Survivors

Moving Service Aids Domestic Abuse Survivors

Meahead Movers is a moving service that was founded in 1997 by student athletes looking to make some extra cash. The movers, however, soon began to encounter something unexpected: emergency calls to quickly move...

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 at 12:05 AM PDT

Students Take Part in Bank's Student-Run Branch Program

Students Take Part in Bank's Student-Run Branch Program

A dozen high schools students in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood are learning to become financially savvy by taking part in Union Bank's student-run branch program.

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Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty in Boy's Torture-Murder Case
Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty in Boy's Torture-Murder Case

Closing arguments were made Monday as prosecutors sought the death penalty for the man convicted in the torture-murder of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy.

Blast Near Major NYC Hub Called Attempted Terror Attack
Blast Near Major NYC Hub Called Attempted Terror Attack

A man with a "low tech" pipe bomb strapped to his body with Velcro and zipties detonated the device in an underground passageway near Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan as Monday's peak morning...

Thomas Fire Becomes Fifth Largest Wildfire in State History
Thomas Fire Becomes Fifth Largest Wildfire in State History

Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history.

More Than 104 Homes Destroyed in Lilac Fire
More Than 104 Homes Destroyed in Lilac Fire

San Diego County will waive permit fees for the rebuilding of more than 200 structures that have been destroyed or damaged in the Lilac Fire.

At a Glance: Southern California Wildfires
At a Glance: Southern California Wildfires

Some Southern California wildfires that ravaged the region the previous week are reaching containment, allowing residents to return to their neighborhoods and begin the lengthy process of rebuilding. Here...

Dead Man Severely Cut by Chainsaw Is Identified
Dead Man Severely Cut by Chainsaw Is Identified

The coroner's office Monday publicly identified a man who fell off a ladder and was severely cut by a chainsaw in Pasadena.