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Saturday, Jan 13, 2018

Pasadena Coffee Shop Hires Homeless and Foster Youth

Pasadena Coffee Shop Hires Homeless and Foster Youth

The past year has seen a 64 percent increase in 18 to 24-year-olds sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles and many of those youth come from the foster care system. One minister in Pasadena is doing his part...

Sunday, Dec 31, 2017

'Back in Tune': Homeless Choir Finds Joy Through Song

'Back in Tune': Homeless Choir Finds Joy Through Song

A Southern California jazz musician trying to help those experiencing homelessness wound up getting a two for one deal. Not only has she helped change lives, she found some new talent.

Monday, Dec 25, 2017

Program Gives LA Students With Disabilities Path to Careers

Program Gives LA Students With Disabilities Path to Careers

California ranks 35th in the nation when it comes to employing people with disabilities, but a unique partnership here in Southern California is working to change that, providing young people the skills...

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017

Nonprofit Provides Business Attire to Low-Income Individuals

Nonprofit Provides Business Attire to Low-Income Individuals

For some, it doesn't matter what mall, what clothing or specialty store you go into … nothing ever fits. It’s a challenge that many people with disabilities face every single day.

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

Los Angeles Team Mentoring Program Aims to Inspire Youth

Los Angeles Team Mentoring Program Aims to Inspire Youth

Thirteen-year-old Jorge Castillo is one of 1,300 students taking part in a unique program called Los Angeles Team Mentoring. It's a program meant to provoke thought, learn from others and build relationships...

Sunday, Dec 3, 2017

Vegas Victim's Sons Give Back to Honor Her Memory

Vegas Victim's Sons Give Back to Honor Her Memory

After losing their mother in the Las Vegas music festival shooting, two Lakewood teens are giving back to the community, inspired by their mother's lessons.

Monday, Nov 27, 2017

Support Group Connects Parents Raising Troubled Youth

Support Group Connects Parents Raising Troubled Youth

When faced with troubled youth, parents often don't know where to turn for help or simply can't afford it. The parent support group called BILY (Because I Love You) became that source for help.

Sunday, Nov 19, 2017

Special Needs Students Help Feed HIV and AIDS Patients

Special Needs Students Help Feed HIV and AIDS Patients

Every other Friday a group of special needs students participate in the Food Pantry Care Program at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach. They are in a transition program through the LA County Office of...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017

Organization Helps Vets Get Back on Their Feet

Organization Helps Vets Get Back on Their Feet

The number of veterans in need is starting to rise again, says Stephen Peck, the President and CEO of the organization, U.S. Vets. The organization is making it a point to serve veterans after they've served...

Sunday, Nov 5, 2017

'Chalk Bandit' Uses Concrete as Canvas to Connect

'Chalk Bandit' Uses Concrete as Canvas to Connect

With all the strife going on in the world today -- we all need a little positivity and one woman in Hermosa Beach is doing her part to cheer us up.

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'Fake' Money Order Leaves Woman Strapped for Rent
'Fake' Money Order Leaves Woman Strapped for Rent

Donna Dawson just wanted to pay her rent, but when her money order was deemed to be "fake," it left her scrambling for cash.

Charges to Be Filed in Death of UPenn Student
Charges to Be Filed in Death of UPenn Student

Criminal charges will likely be filed Wednesday against a 20-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of Blaze Bernstein, the University of Pennsylvania student who went missing Jan.

Seal Denies Former Neighbor's Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Seal Denies Former Neighbor's Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Detectives Tuesday were investigating a Malibu woman's allegation that she was the victim of sexual battery by the recording artist Seal more than a year ago.

No Rules for California Home Schools, Where 13 Found Captive
No Rules for California Home Schools, Where 13 Found Captive

A California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school. But it was not subject to government oversight because no state agency regulates or oversees...

Suit Targets California Utilities Over Deadly Mudslides
Suit Targets California Utilities Over Deadly Mudslides

Two utilities were sued Tuesday for the widespread destruction from last week's deadly mudslides that were caused when hillsides ravaged by California's largest-ever wildfire let loose in heavy rain.

California Couple's Ordinary Home Held 'Torture Chamber'
California Couple's Ordinary Home Held 'Torture Chamber'

From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. The couple who owned it had purchased the house new in 2014 and soon arrived in this Los Angeles suburb with their 12 children.