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Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 12:46 PM PST

A Second U: A Second Chance for Former Felons

A Second U: A Second Chance for Former Felons

Finding work can be a major factor for former felons looking to avoid going back to prison. One foundation is helping formerly incarcerated men and women reestablish their lives in careers as personal trainers.

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 at 12:26 AM PST

Brent's Club Honors Son Lost to Drugs

Brent's Club Honors Son Lost to Drugs

For attorney Robert Shapiro and his wife, losing their son Brent 13 years ago to drugs was a horrible tragedy. But from that tragedy grew something remarkable - the Brent Shapiro Foundation for drug prevention.

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 01:22 AM PST

Breast Cancer Survivor is 'Breast Friend Forever' for Others

Breast Cancer Survivor is 'Breast Friend Forever' for Others

For Evelyn Calip, a registered nurse, breast cancer has turned into the best thing that could have ever happened to her because she has been able to meet and help other people.

Monday, Nov 26, 2018 at 12:01 AM PST

Life Connected: SoCal Community Pulls Closer in Trying Times

Life Connected: SoCal Community Pulls Closer in Trying Times

In trying times, the Southern California community has come together to help out. Jonathan Gonzalez reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Nov. 25, 2018.

Monday, Nov 19, 2018 at 12:18 PM PST

Lemonade Stand Raises Money for Borderline, Fire Victims

Lemonade Stand Raises Money for Borderline, Fire Victims

A community organized an “epic lemonade stand” to raise money to help victims of all the tragedies that have occurred in the last few days. Kids, mostly from schools all around Thousand Oaks came together and...

Monday, Nov 5, 2018 at 10:48 AM PST

Life Connected: Girl Combats Bullying by 'Flexin' in Her Complexion'

Life Connected: Girl Combats Bullying by 'Flexin' in Her Complexion'

Twelve-year-old Kheris Rogers was always haunted by hurtful words and bullies at her school, but it took four words of her own to heal herself -- "Flexin’ in my complexion" -- a skin-love message that's now...

Monday, Oct 29, 2018 at 12:34 AM PDT

Facing Amputation, Surfer Finds Comfort in Shared Experience

Facing Amputation, Surfer Finds Comfort in Shared Experience

Losing a limb can be incredibly difficult, not just physically, but emotionally. This will not be an easy transition for John Hacker, but he has the support from Randy Alltizer who had his two legs amputated in...

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 at 10:34 PM PDT

'Ballet in a Box' Brings Dance Into Students' Lives

'Ballet in a Box' Brings Dance Into Students' Lives

Two South Bay ballet instructors sought to change that by bringing the opportunity to perform, and a first glimpse of ballet, to kids who may never have had the chance to be exposed to it. Everything they...

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 at 09:31 AM PDT

Parties Show Kids on Skid Row They're 'Worthy of Love'

Parties Show Kids on Skid Row They're 'Worthy of Love'

It's the last Thursday of the month and the rooftop on Skid Row's Union Rescue Mission is transformed. A dance floor and a DJ set the celebratory tone. There's even a unicorn standing by. It's another party...

Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 at 10:45 PM PDT

Connecting Chicano History and Homosexuality: 'Gaytino'

Connecting Chicano History and Homosexuality: 'Gaytino'

For years, Dan Guerrero hid his own identity, but he now calls himself a “Gaytino,” and at 78 years-old, he wants to share his life with others.

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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.

Rams Hold Off Browns 20-13 on Sunday Night Football
Rams Hold Off Browns 20-13 on Sunday Night Football

The Rams (3-0) remained unbeaten — and perfect against AFC teams in the regular season under coach Sean McVay — by barely holding back the Browns (1-2).

Tourist Shot and Killed Outside Tarzana Home
Tourist Shot and Killed Outside Tarzana Home

A man was shot to death by one of two suspects outside a home in Tarzana, a police sergeant said Sunday.

Tortoise Returned Home After Wandering Around NorCal Town
Tortoise Returned Home After Wandering Around NorCal Town

The 41-year-old tortoise named Dino ambled away after a storm blew open the latch on its outdoor enclosure in Red Bluff.

At UN, Trump to Face Questions About Iran, Ukraine, Allies
At UN, Trump to Face Questions About Iran, Ukraine, Allies

Faced with growing tumult at home and abroad, President Donald Trump heads into his three-day visit to the United Nations this week hoping to lean on strained alliances while fending off questions about whether...

Dodgers Win, Become First NL Team to 100 Wins
Dodgers Win, Become First NL Team to 100 Wins

Huyn-Jin Ryu hit a home run and pitched seven solid innings, while Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam, as the Los Angeles Dodgers reached the 100-win mark Sunday with a 7-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies.