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Mar 17, 2019

Teacher's 'Love Activists' Strike Gold by Fusing Rap and Yoga to Find Peace

Teacher's 'Love Activists' Strike Gold by Fusing Rap and Yoga to Find Peace

Rap and yoga may seem like strange activities to perform together, but students at Kipp Empower Academy in South LA are doing just that and learning to manage the challenges in their lives in the process.

Mar 10, 2019

Once Pronounced Dead, Now Full of 'PossAbilities'

Once Pronounced Dead, Now Full of 'PossAbilities'

After surviving two another life-threatening events, Zimri Solis set out to find his mission in life. He found it through serving as a mentor for people experiencing the challenges he'd been through himself.

Jan 14, 2019

Physical Breakdown Provides Chance for Emotional Healing

Physical Breakdown Provides Chance for Emotional Healing

Watching Sage Marshall piece together colorful quilts, you see no signs of the devastating stroke that left her paralyzed and unable to speak just a few years ago.

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.

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6-Year-Old Dies, Toddler Injured After Fiery Stevenson Ranch Car Crash
6-Year-Old Dies, Toddler Injured After Fiery Stevenson Ranch Car Crash

A 6-year-old girl died and a 2-year-old girl was critically hurt after a woman crashed into a power pole and and took off running, leaving the two children behind, Monday in the Stevenson Ranch area, the...

House Lawyer Says Committee Investigating Whether Trump Lied
House Lawyer Says Committee Investigating Whether Trump Lied

The House of Representatives’ top lawyer told a federal appeals court Monday that the House is investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller, and the attorney urged...

Mexican Mafia 'Secretaries' Sentenced to Federal Prison
Mexican Mafia 'Secretaries' Sentenced to Federal Prison

A Los Angeles couple were sentenced to federal prison Monday for acting as so-called secretaries for the man's brother, an imprisoned Mexican Mafia member who relied on the pair to relay orders to the street.

Who Is Jane Doe No. 49? This Jewelry Might Hold Answers
Who Is Jane Doe No. 49? This Jewelry Might Hold Answers

A necklace with a Hershey Kiss-shaped pendant and a ring are some of the only clues authorities have when it comes to the identity of a woman killed more than 20 years ago in a fiery crash on a Los Angeles...

New Epstein Accuser Sues, Calls on Prince Andrew to Speak
New Epstein Accuser Sues, Calls on Prince Andrew to Speak

A woman identified as Jane Doe 15 is suing the estate of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, alleging he preyed upon, trafficked and sexually abused her when she was 15. The woman, now 31, who spoke at a news...

Restraining Order Granted Hours Before Family Shot: Records
Restraining Order Granted Hours Before Family Shot: Records

Less than 24 hours before a man shot his estranged wife and four children in their Paradise Hills homes on Saturday, a San Diego judge approved a restraining order commanding him to stay away from the family...