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Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 12:03 AM PDT

Nonprofit Empowers the Lives of Former Foster Care Girls

Nonprofit Empowers the Lives of Former Foster Care Girls

Every year about 1,500 children age out of the Los Angeles County foster system. Within six months, half of them will be homeless. It's an alarming statistic an LA nonprofit is working to change.

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:59 PM PST

Special Harness Helps Blind Dogs Find Their Way

Special Harness Helps Blind Dogs Find Their Way

Animal shelters are full of dogs with special needs. Blind dogs, in particular, often end up being euthanized. But now, these pooches have a second chance at life thanks to a Sherman Oaks woman who invented a...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 02:39 PM PST

Young 'Motown' Star Dreams Big

Young 'Motown' Star Dreams Big

As an old soul with a young voice who is showing theatergoers that equality and dreams are still worth fighting for, Upland native C.J. Wright is making a connection with his inner soul and sharing his gift with...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 03:38 PM PST

Two-Time Cancer Survivor, Doctor Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Two-Time Cancer Survivor, Doctor Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Determination took one cancer patient from a hospital bed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and inspired others — including her doctor — to join her.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 11:46 PM PST

Music Therapist Comforts Hospice Patients with Song

Music Therapist Comforts Hospice Patients with Song

A 26-year-old music therapist at VITAS healthcare plays in a rock band by night, but he spends his days singing sweet lullabies to 86-year-old nun Mary Ellen Kowalski, a hospice patient at the Sisters of St....

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 12:07 AM PST

Nonprofit Empowers Street Artists to Uplift Neighborhoods

Nonprofit Empowers Street Artists to Uplift Neighborhoods

Santa Monica-based nonprofit Beautify Earth helps street artists use their talent to paint away urban decay. The organization has grown from a grassroots movement along Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica to a...

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 02:38 PM PST

'He Saved My Life': Boxing Legend Opens Gym for Homeless

'He Saved My Life': Boxing Legend Opens Gym for Homeless

The suicide of local boxing legend Mia St. John's son caused her to consider taking her own life, but a chance encounter with a homeless man inspired her to create a boxing space in her son's honor.

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 04:39 PM PST

Girl's Cancer Fight Inspires the 'Lilly Dress'

Girl's Cancer Fight Inspires the 'Lilly Dress'

Four-year-old Lilly Bumpus was born with a rare form of cancer, beginning treatment at just three months old.

Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST

Nonprofit Helps War Veterans Find Purpose Again

Nonprofit Helps War Veterans Find Purpose Again

For millions of Americans who have been to war, the horrors of the battlefield can leave lifelong scars and not all of them can be seen.

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 12:25 AM PST

'Donate Life' Float Dedicated to Organ Donors and Recipients

'Donate Life' Float Dedicated to Organ Donors and Recipients

Volunteers are putting the finishing touches on floats for Monday’s Rose Parade in Pasadena. Although all of the floats will be beautiful, few will be as emotionally powerful as the “Donate Life” float, a float...

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