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LAPD Officer Seeks To Raise Awareness After Wife, Fellow Officer Dies From Rare Disease

An LAPD officer is working to raise awareness about a rare disease that killed his wife, who was also an LAPD officer.


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Local Mother On A Mission To Raise Funds For Ovarian Cancer Research After Losing Daughter To The Disease

Paulinda Babbini calls Robin a dream daughter – student body president, cheerleader, homecoming queen at Pacific Hills High School in West Hollywood. But at 20, she lost her battle with the disease.

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Officials, Law Enforcement Talk Sex Trafficking

With tougher laws on the books to punish human traffickers and more awareness about those forced into sexual slavery, prosecutors, lawmakers and police met Friday to plot a plan to eradicate human sex trafficking.


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10-Year-Old Boy Raises Awareness For Ocean Conservation

At just 10 years old, Wyatt Workman has authored a book and created a six-minute Claymation film called, “Save the Sea from the Trash Monster.”


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Cookie Johnson Works Hard To Raise Awareness Of HIV/AIDS In Women

Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s wife, Cookie, was more than excited by the recent news of a baby born with HIV apparently being cured in Mississippi.


Steve Mauldin and his daughter Stephanie meet the press. (credit: CBS)

CBS2/KCAL9 President Honored With ACTivist Award From Autism Group

CBS2/KCAL9 President and General Manager Steve Mauldin was honored Saturday evening with the ACTivist Award at ACT Today!’s 7th annual Denim & Diamonds autism fundraiser in Malibu.


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‘It’s Just Hair: 20 Essential Life Lessons’: Breast Cancer Survivor Finds Her Purpose

For Judy Pearson, everything happens for a reason – even if that means losing your hair.


Juliette West began advocating for animals at age 9 and has since sought to raise awareness of the abuse and cruelty suffered by elephants around the world.(courtesy

Harvard-Westlake Teen’s Efforts Behind ‘Elephant Awareness Day’

A Pacific Palisades teenager is trying to herd the world toward better awareness of elephant abuse.


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Man Talks About Importance Of Support After Losing Wife To Breast Cancer

Germel Ford knows that cancer does not just affect the person diagnosed, but his or her loved ones as well. That is why he is speaking out to show why support is so important.


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Rally Planned Outside San Onofre In Remembrance Of Fukushima Meltdown

Dozens of Southern Californians will hold a peaceful rally to remember the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan and to raise awareness about nuclear power in California.


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Hundreds Of UCLA Students Take Part in 26-Hour Dance Marathon For Pediatric AIDS Research

Hundreds of UCLA students danced the night away as part of a 26-hour marathon to raise funds for pediatric AIDS research.


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‘WomenHeart’ Champions Raise Awareness About Heart Disease

Alisa Becket and Amanda Daniels recently became “WomenHeart” Champions after graduating from the prestigious annual WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic. They stopped by KCAL9 Friday to talk about the importance of heart health.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/10/2012

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Writer Sheds Light On A Little Known Disease That Affects Sight

A father is tapping into his talent as a writer to raise awareness for a little known disease that claimed his son’s vision.


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Hundreds Turn Out In Long Beach To Take Stand Against Domestic Violence

Hundreds of people turned out in Long Beach Friday to remember victims of domestic violence and take a stand against the epidemic.


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Mayor Villaraigosa Shares Personal, Traumatic Stories Of Domestic Violence On ‘Journey Of Hope’ Bus

The “Journey Of Hope” — a traveling national tour bus that will document stories of domestic violence — rolled into Los Angeles Thursday and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa not only welcomed the bus but also became the first Angeleno to share a personal story.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/20/2011