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Sep 22, 2019

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.

Sep 16, 2019

Laura Farber Makes History as First Latina to Lead Rose Parade

Laura Farber Makes History as First Latina to Lead Rose Parade

Laura Viviana Farber, president of the 2019-2020 Tournament of Roses, leads over 900 volunteers and guides the selection of The Rose Queen and Court. She alone will pick the Rose Parade Grand Marshal, with...

Aug 25, 2019

National Health Foundation Bonds With Community, Shelters Recuperating Homeless

National Health Foundation Bonds With Community, Shelters Recuperating Homeless

The National Health Foundation, a local non-profit, used tax money from measures H and HHH to do something very few have been able to do successfully.

May 12, 2019

Little Tokyo Opening New Gym and Community Center

Little Tokyo Opening New Gym and Community Center

The Terasaki Budokan Gym and Community Center, which is currently under construction, is set to open in 2020.

Feb 3, 2019

Black History Month: Former Homeless Man Helps Others

Black History Month: Former Homeless Man Helps Others

Rev. Richard Reed founded the agency "First To Serve" 20 years ago. It has helped thousands of men and women each year get off the streets or referred by partner agencies.

Jan 6, 2019

Arcadia High School Choir Inspired by Artistic Director

Arcadia High School Choir Inspired by Artistic Director

Along with being the son of late film producer Carlo Ponti Sr. and actress Sophia Loren, Carlo Ponti is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra. Famous family aside, the world-renowned...

Jul 1, 2018

'As soon as I walked in, it changed my whole life': Covenant House Changing Lives

'As soon as I walked in, it changed my whole life': Covenant House Changing Lives

Covenant House in Los Angeles is dedicated to helping people from 18 to 24 who don't have anywhere else to go.

May 23, 2018

Valencia Brothers Seek to Represent Filipino American Experience Through Food

Valencia Brothers Seek to Represent Filipino American Experience Through Food

NBC highlights the siblings and story behind Lasa Restaurant, an emerging Filipino culinary force in LA's Chinatown.

May 6, 2018

Korean in America: Man Proud to Represent Asian Heritage

Korean in America: Man Proud to Represent Asian Heritage

NBC4 is celebrating Asian American heritage month. Each Sunday night this May, our Life Connected segments will be devoted to local Asian Americans who have made a difference.

Apr 29, 2018

National Tour for Peace and Connection Ends in Los Angeles

National Tour for Peace and Connection Ends in Los Angeles

Two men traveled across all 50 states inviting strangers to connect by holding hands as part of their peace-promoting movement called "Hashtag Connect."

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