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Adrienne Mack, director of the Preparing Parents Foundation, was publicly recognized for her efforts in helping to increase awareness and educate parents on the importance of proper child seat installation.

LAPD Chief Recognizes Child Safety Advocate

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck was among those on hand Tuesday to honor a Southland child safety advocate for her work in the community.


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Man, 19, With Special Form Of Autism Finds New Way To Express Himself

With help from an electronic application, 19-year-old Neal Katz has been able to translate his thoughts into words and is flourishing as a member of a personal growth camp in Malibu.

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8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (credit: CBS)

Calif. Lawmakers To Probe CPS Agencies In LA, Orange Counties

Two Southern California lawmakers reached an agreement Thursday with a Sacramento committee to investigate child and family services agencies statewide, including two Southland agencies.


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Unidentified Women Sought In FBI Hunt For Child Sex Predator

Federal investigators were seeking the public’s assistance Wednesday in identifying two females linked to evidence in an investigation into the sexual abuse of a minor.


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Irvine Tennis Instructor Accused Of Lewd Acts With Student, 13

An Orange County tennis instructor is accused of having inappropriate physical contact with a 13-year-old tennis student.



Students Face Possible Child Porn Charges In ‘Sexting’ Scandal

Several students at two San Bernardino County high schools could face child pornography charges after allegedly sending nude photos on their cell phones.


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Attorney: OC Child Services Failed To Respond To Abuse Charges

An Orange County attorney Tuesday was expected to call for a criminal investigation into an alleged child trafficking case involving Orange County Child Protective Services.



Retired CHP Officer Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Edward John Hofer allegedly identified himself as a teenage girl when he met an 11-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl on a social networking site.



Child Hurt In Apparent Hit-And-Run In Riverside

A child reportedly faced life-threatening injuries Monday after an apparent hit-and-run during a possible street racing incident in the city of Riverside.


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Man Arrested After Allegedly Striking Girlfriend, 4-Year-Old Daughter With A Brick

Authorities Saturday said a man has been arrested after allegedly hitting his girlfriend and their 4-year-old daughter with a brick.


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Report: Actress Halle Berry Pregnant With Second Child

Actress Halle Berry and her fiancé, French actor Olivier Martinez, are having a baby, TMZ reported Friday.

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A dad was arrested when he couldn't remember where he parked his car -- with his child inside. (credit: CBS)

Dad Arrested After He Forgot Where He Parked Car With Child In Backseat

A father was arrested Saturday after he told police he forgot where he parked his car — with his child in the backseat.


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OC Woman, Her Mom Start Organization To Battle Child-Killing Illness

Spinal Muscular Atrophy is the number one genetic killer of children and infants.


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4-Year-Old Rescued Following Tree-Climbing Adventure In Lake Arrowhead

Firefighters Sunday helped rescue a 4-year-old child following a tree-climbing adventure in Lake Arrowhead.


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Report: ‘Front-End Failures’ In Deaths Of LA County Foster Kids

A confidential county report obtained by the Los Angeles Times on policies at the troubled Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) found repeated and avoidable mistakes may have lead to the deaths of 14 children.