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Best Holiday Gift Ideas For Kids

We’ve hand selected a few of our favorite gifts for the season, with age recommendations for your babies and toddlers, preschool and early learners, and older elementary school aged kids.

12/09/2014

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Former Gang Rivals Work Together Baking, Cooking Way To Better Life

A local young group of former gang rivals are now working together, using baking and cooking as their ticket away from their former lives as gang members.

11/27/2014

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Some Airlines Offering Deals For Travelers With Children

These family-friendly deals make it less stressful for travelers with children to get to their destination.

11/24/2014

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Hemet Man Faces Murder Charges In Death Of 2 Family Members

A Southland man was scheduled Tuesday to be charged with the murders of two family members in their Hemet home, authorities said.

10/28/2014

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Family Searching For Answers After Army Specialist Found Fatally Shot In Apple Valley

Relatives of Daniel Yarbrough say they need help finding the person who shot and killed him in Apple Valley late last month.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/20/2014

The 9th annual "Taste of Soul" festival had something to delight every palate. (credit: CBS)

9th Annual ‘Taste Of Soul’ Festival Takes Over The Crenshaw District

More than 350,000 people attended the one-day event which offers terrific music and great food and fun for the entire family.

10/18/2014

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California Gun Restriction

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat.

09/30/2014

A family of bears is happy to camp out in a Monrovia man's tree. (credit: CBS)

Monrovia Man Concerned About Bear Family Camped In His Tree — But Not For The Obvious Reason

“Bears coming around is a pretty regular thing,” said Manuel Rodriguez.

09/28/2014

View of a damaged hotel in San Jose del Cabo, on September 15, 2014 after hurricane Odile knocked down trees and power lines in Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Odile weakened to category two on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale but still packed powerful winds of 175 kilometers (110 miles) per hour after crashing ashore overnight near Cabo San Lucas, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Some 24,000 foreign tourists and 6,000 Mexican beachgoers spent the night in hotels where conference rooms were transformed into shelters.  (credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Relatives Fear For Family In Hurricane-Ravaged Cabo As Mexican Government Evacuates Stranded Tourists

Back at home, relatives remain anxious about the well-being of their loved ones, with vacationers left stranded in areas so flooded the only way out is to wait for a flight.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/16/2014

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Dog Hit By Car Gets A Second Chance Hours Before He’s Scheduled To Be Put Down

Volunteers from the Bichon Rescue Brigade picked up Maverick from an Orange County shelter when he was scheduled to be put down after a July 3 collision left him with multiple fractures.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/15/2014

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Riverside Family Members Ask For Help In Search For Dogs They Say Were Their Ears

Speaking to KCAL9’s Crystal Cruz through an interpreter, members of the Hencker family said their home is a lot quieter since their yellow Labradors, Honey and Vanilla, ran away two months ago after digging a hole in under their fence.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/02/2014

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Best Activities For Tweens Around Los Angeles

Your tween may say she’s too old for childish games – but strap on a sensor, give her a “gun” and set her loose in a multi-story play area in the dark. Suddenly, it’s cool to be “It.” You might just want to play, too.

CBS Los Angeles–08/29/2014

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LA County To Access Criminal Waivers For Foster Parents, Social Workers

A new state law could allow social workers in Los Angeles County to find out if any foster parent or agency worker has a criminal past.

08/27/2014

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IE Family Demands Justice After College Football Player Dies In Freeway Shooting

Sheldon Martin, a 20-year-old student and football player at Chaffey College, was killed in a car-to-car shooting east of Valley Way in Rubidoux Saturday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/18/2014

Special needs student Erick Ortiz, 16, drowned while on a school trip in East LA. (credit: the Ortiz family.)

Parents Of Special Needs Boy File Negligence Lawsuit Against LAUSD In Son’s Death

The parents of a 16-year-old special needs boy have filed a lawsuit claiming negligence at the hands of the LAUSD resulted in the drowning death of the teen.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/14/2014

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