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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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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.