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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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Man Opens Fire Outside Hotel After Failing to Retrieve Weed
Man Opens Fire Outside Hotel After Failing to Retrieve Weed

Police were investigating a shooting Tuesday at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's Official: Children Held in 'Horrific' Conditions
Sheriff's Official: Children Held in 'Horrific' Conditions

A Perris, California, couple kept their 13 children -- several of them adults -- in "conditions that were horrific," living in squalor, without enough to eat and even shackled to furniture to prevent them...

Deputy, 3 Others Arrested in Drug Trafficking Scheme
Deputy, 3 Others Arrested in Drug Trafficking Scheme

A Los Angeles County deputy sheriff who allegedly agreed on two occasions to oversee the delivery of narcotics and other contraband in exchange for cash payments was arrested Tuesday, along with three other men,...

California Governor Proposes One-Tunnel Water Plan
California Governor Proposes One-Tunnel Water Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown is paring down his troubled proposal for redoing California's north-south water system in hopes of launching the mega-project before he leaves office this year.

Chris Paul's Strange and Dramatic Return to L.A.
Chris Paul's Strange and Dramatic Return to L.A.

Chris Paul's return to Los Angeles to play against his former team was filled with drama, bitterness, and a secret mission to sneak into the Clippers' locker room.

California Bullet Train Price Tag Climbs by $2.8 Billion
California Bullet Train Price Tag Climbs by $2.8 Billion

Officials increased the cost estimate for the first phase of California's high speed rail project by 35 percent on Tuesday, to $10.6 billion.