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Dec 17, 2018

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.

Oct 29, 2018

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...

Oct 21, 2018

'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.

Oct 14, 2018

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.

Sep 30, 2018

Yuca's Tacos Builds Big Legacy in Los Feliz

Yuca's Tacos Builds Big Legacy in Los Feliz

They say a way to someone's heart is through their stomach. That couldn't be truer for a tiny taco shack in Los Feliz known for their award-winning Yucatan-style burritos. But it's something else that keep...

Sep 16, 2018

Mariachi Music Connects Latino Youth to Their Heritage

Mariachi Music Connects Latino Youth to Their Heritage

Music sometimes acts like a universal language, connecting people from different places, backgrounds and cultures. Now, a four-time Grammy award nominee is connecting young students with the age old genre...

Aug 26, 2018

Homeless Couple Conquers Addiction With Love

Homeless Couple Conquers Addiction With Love

Barbara and Christopher Pincheira-Ramos, now in their 30s, met while suffering from severe substance abuse and chronic homelessness and have used love to conquer their trouble pasts.

Aug 14, 2018

Angel City Chorale Sings to Unite

Angel City Chorale Sings to Unite

The Angel City Chorale is a group that has collectively harmonized its way into the hearts of America and even earned the "golden buzzer" on America's Got Talent.

Aug 5, 2018

The Daily Call Sheet Connects Seniors for a Greater Good

The Daily Call Sheet Connects Seniors for a Greater Good

The Daily Call Sheet connects seniors to other film industry members, to give them the social connection they need. Dr. Scott Kaiser established the Daily Call Sheet as a way to harness the good that comes...

Jul 15, 2018

Daughter Donates Kidney to Give Mother New Life

Daughter Donates Kidney to Give Mother New Life

Tina Quizon donated her kidney to her mother in 2011. Now, both women find themselves connecting with dialysis patients on a daily basis at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange County, where they both work

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Actress, Director Penny Marshall Dead at 75
Actress, Director Penny Marshall Dead at 75

Penny Marshall, who shot to fame in the 70's opposite Cindy Williams in the hit television show "Laverne & Shirley," dies Monday in her California home from complications from diabetes. She was 75.

Abused Dog Chloe to Be Discharged From Animal Hospital
Abused Dog Chloe to Be Discharged From Animal Hospital

Chloe, the severely abused dog found in a trash receptacle in Long Beach, is expected to be discharged Tuesday from Long Beach Animal Emergency following successful surgery on a broken leg.

Elon Musk to Unveil Two-Mile Test Tunnel Under Hawthorne
Elon Musk to Unveil Two-Mile Test Tunnel Under Hawthorne

Elon Musk's Boring Company is expected Tuesday night to unveil its two-mile-long test tunnel, a prototype of an underground transportation system Musk has been touting as a way to avoid Southern California's...

Judge Scolds Flynn for Lying to FBI, Delays Sentencing
Judge Scolds Flynn for Lying to FBI, Delays Sentencing

A federal judge postponed Michael Flynn's sentencing for lying to the FBI after a dramatic hearing in which he told the former Trump national security adviser, "arguably, you sold your country out," and...

US Surgeon General Warns of Teen Risks From E-Cigarettes
US Surgeon General Warns of Teen Risks From E-Cigarettes

The government's top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers. In...

Celebrate the Who-lidays at Universal Studios' Grinchmas
Celebrate the Who-lidays at Universal Studios' Grinchmas

"Grinchmas," the annual event based on Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," is back for the Who-lidays at Universal Studios Hollywood.