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How To Make Giving ­ Simple, Inexpensive, And From The Heart

Giving doesn’t have to be an expensive or elaborate process. Often, giving in simple ways is much more fulfilling and brings more warmth to your heart.


Tim Robbins is one of many big stars lending his name to a campaign to help small theaters. (credit: CBS)

Big Stars Asking Small Theaters To Allow Actors To Volunteer Their Services

Should small theaters be forced to pay a minimum wage to actors?


More Than 1K Volunteers Take Part In LA Works’ MLK Day Of Service

More than a thousand volunteers and community leaders will spend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day giving back.

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Church Group Leader Arrested On Child Sex Crime Charges

A volunteer church group leader was being held on $500,000 bail Friday after he was arrested on child sex crime charges.

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Best Places to Volunteer This Holiday Season in L.A.

The holiday season is all about giving and receiving, so why not give a few hours of your time to help someone else this year?


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Best Ways To Spend Thanksgiving Morning With The Family

Setting the table can wait, here are some of the best activities your family can enjoy on Thanksgiving morning.


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How To Volunteer On Your Next Vacation

Take time out of your upcoming vacation to help others who area in need.


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Red-Tagged Mount Baldy Residents Face Decision To Rebuild Or Relocate After Storms

A number of Mt. Baldy residents, whose houses were devastated by the weekend’s floods and mudslides, now face the difficult decision of whether to leave their homes behind.


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Five Fun Activities To Get The Family Outdoors

Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.


LA Works, Volunteers Take Part In MLK Jr. Day Of Service At South LA School

More than 1,000 community and corporate volunteers revitalized the campus of Hillcrest Drive Elementary School, 4041 Hillcrest Dr., as they used the holiday as a “Day On, Not a Day Off”.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/20/2014

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High School Volunteer Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Officials say the suspect took explicit pictures of one of the students in the school.


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Southland Residents Observe Christmas In Prayer, Service To Those In Need

Christmas in the Los Angeles area Wednesday will include church services celebrating the birth of Jesus and efforts to help the needy.


Delayed passengers rest on a conveyor belt after a shooting incident at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on November 1, 2013 after a gunman reportedly opened fire at a security checkpoint. Police believe the gunman who opened fire at Los Angeles airport Friday acted alone, a police chief said, while not confirming reports that the shooter and one victim were killed.    AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

LAX To Staff Volunteer Response Team For Airport Emergencies

Officials at Los Angeles International Airport are seeking volunteers among its full-time workforce to staff a response team designed to assist travelers during emergency operations.


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Volunteer, Donate Food To Help With American Family Housing’s Free Thanksgiving Meal

Courtney Lutkus and Sara Dodd from American Family Housing stopped by KCAL9 Wednesday to tell viewers about their free Thanksgiving community meal event.

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Founder Of Lion’s Heart Discusses Ways To Get Involved

Terry Corwin, the founder and Executive Director of Lion’s Heart, appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning to discuss the volunteer service organization.