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Gabriel Fernandez (credit: CBS)

Court Records: Boy Was Tortured, Forced To Eat Vomit And Feces Before He Died

Eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez was doused with pepper spray, forced to eat his own vomit and locked in a cabinet with a sock stuffed in his mouth to muffle his screams before he was beaten to death by his own mother, according to court records released this week.

08/19/2014

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‘Words 2 Life’ Program Helps Children In Foster Care Express Their Pain

Malcolm Concept is reaching out to foster kids with a freestyle rap program called, “Words 2 Life.”

01/23/2013

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L.A. County Officials Move Towards Creating Task Force To Halt Child Prostitution

Some children in L.A. County’s foster care system are reportedly being recruited as child prostitutes and officials want a new task force to address the problem.

11/27/2012

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Soldier Shares Stories Of Hardship, Triumph With Less Fortunate Kids

A U.S. soldier is sharing her inspiring story of hardship and triumph with a group of kids in Santa Clarita, who need it most, as part of a program called Tempered Steel.

04/04/2012

Whitney Houston sings the National Anthem before the New York Giants take on the Buffalo Bills prior to Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on Jan. 27, 1991, in Tampa, Fla. (credit: George Rose/Getty Images)

Local Whitney Houston Fans Gather To Celebrate Her Life, Illustrious Song Career And Her Heart

A group of Whitney Houston fans gathered in Culver City Sunday night to celebrate her life, sing her songs and mourn her passing.

02/19/2012

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LA County Uses $10,000 Donation To Help Foster Kids

Los Angeles County will use a $10,000 gift from a fiscal guardian angel to help children in foster care.

07/05/2011

Lake Elsinore Mother Convicted Of Torturing Her Toddler By Scalding

A Murrieta jury deliberated about six hours before convicting a Lake Elsinore mother of two on torture and other felonies in relation to her 18-month-old daughter.

03/17/2011

Dave Thomas and foster kids and friends. (credit: courtesy Dave Thomas Foundation.)

CBS Special: Finding Homes For Kids In Foster Care

Like the song says, there’s no place like home for the holidays.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/22/2010

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Head Of LA Child Services Says ‘Crisis Is Brewing’

The head of Los Angeles County’s child welfare service says a crisis is brewing because of a backlog in abuse investigations.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/12/2010

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