Nellie Valentine wrote books to inspire her four childdren, all on the autism spectrum. Now, she's writing books that touch and inspire kids all over the world. Lisa Sigell reports.

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Details Emerge From Prosecutors on Killing Of 6-Year-Old, Aiden Leos, On Orange County Freeway Days after the man and woman charged with killing a 6-year-old boy in road-rage shooting on the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway, they got into another traffic altercation in which the alleged shooter waved a gun at another motorist, prosecutors said in court papers filed Wednesday.
Wolfgang Van Halen Following In Late Father Eddie's FootstepsShortly after Eddie Van Halen died last October, his son, Wolfgang, released a music video for the song, "Distance." It's the lead single from his newly released album "Mammoth WVH," and featured home videos of Wolfgang, his father, Eddie, and mother, Valerie Bertinelli. All proceeds from "Distance" will go to the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, Eddie's favorite charity.
Family Of Keion Dade, Man Who Went Overboard Catalina Express Near Long Beach, Continues SearchThe family of a man who last week went overboard the Catalina Express is asking for more resources to keep the search going.
OC District Attorney Releases Body Cam Footage Of Fatal Garden Grove Police ShootingThe Orange County District Attorney's Office Wednesday released body camera video of a confrontation between a Garden Grove police officer an a suspected car thief that ended with the alleged burglar dead.
LASD Releases Hiking Form To Help Keep People From Getting LostGoing hiking? Well, there's a form for that.
Over 30 Pelicans Found Mutilated On Orange County CoastlineMore than 30 brown pelicans have been viciously attacked and mutilated along a coastal stretch of Orange County, a wildlife care organization said Monday.
Southland Heat Wave Brings With It Ants, SpidersIf you've noticed more pests around your home lately, you're not alone.
Investigators Seek Information Regarding Newborn Abandoned In Trashcan At Lynwood ParkPolice are seeking information related to a newborn abandoned in a trashcan Friday at Yvonne Burke-John D. Ham Park in Lynwood, and are also looking for a person of interest, wanted for questioning.
Police Investigating Fatal Stabbing At Park La Brea ApartmentsAccording to authorities the stabbing happened at about 2:30 p.m. near the 300 block of Burnside Avenue. The victim, who has not been identified, died after being taken to a local hospital. 
STEAM: Meet A Cotton Candy Master CraftsmanKim Bui and her husband, Tim Bui, own Polar Playground in Huntington Beach where Tim sculpts cotton candy into eye-catching pieces of edible art. Of all the STEAM disciplines, being a cotton candy sculptor relies most on art and science — especially chemistry.
California Drought: Experts Talk Climate Change, Water Saving Gardening TipsAs the first heat wave of the season continues in the Southland, KCAL 9 takes a look at the state's ongoing drought, speaking with Dr. Tapio Schneider, a Caltech professor and Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Research Scientist, and Nick Federoff, Things Green gardening expert.
Brush Fire Burning Along 73 Freeway In Laguna BeachThe Orange County Fire Authority said there were approximately 100 firefighters on the ground in addition to dozers, fixed wing and rotary wing aerial resources to battle the blaze.
Deadly Double South LA Shooting, 8-Year-Old Girl WoundedA deadly double shooting in South LA Tuesday night killed one man and left an 8-year-old girl, caught in the crossfire, wounded.
Fire Crews Battle Brush Fire Near 73 Freeway In Laguna BeachFire crews Wednesday worked to put out brush fire near the 73 Freeway in Laguna Beach that caused a temporary closure of the roadway.
People Flock To Malls, Bowling Alleys During LA Heat WaveBusinesses large and small are feeling the heat, in a good way, as customers head indoors during a heat wave. 
Exposition Park Museums To Continue Requiring Face MasksAlthough most COVID-19 restrictions were lifted Tuesday across California, face masks will still be required for people visiting three museums in Exposition Park. Katie Johnston reports.
Fire Danger Level In Angeles National Forest Raised To 'Very High' A Month EarlyThe U.S. Forest Service raised the fire danger level in the Angeles National Forest to “very high” on Wednesday, a month earlier than usual. Katie Johnston reports.
Six Flags To Give Away 50K Free Tickets To Those Who Get COVID VaccineIn the continued effort to get more Californians vaccinated, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that Six Flags will give away 50,000 free admission tickets to those who get vaccinated at certain select locations. Kara Finnstrom reports.
Torrey Pines Profile: Municipal Beauty Hosts The U.S. OpenPerched along the magnificent Pacific coast, Torrey Pines' South Course hosts the U.S. Open, challenging the PGA Tour's best in a serene setting. Katie Johnston reports.
Amber Lee's Weather Forecast (June 16)A high of 81 for the beaches and 107 for the valleys Wednesday.
Judge Approves Extradition For Harvey Weinstein To Face LA ChargesThe former Hollywood movie mogul's attorney's are asking for an LA judge to block the transfer, citing his health. Suzanne Marques reports.
UC Schools Likely To Require Students, Staff To Be Vaccinated To Return In FallAll University of California schools will likely require that their students and staff be vaccinated in order to return to campus when the fall term begins.
Artist Hopes To 'Start That Conversation' With Giant Predator Drone SculptureA giant sculpture designed to start a conversation about the U.S. drone warfare program popped up recently over New York City’s High Line park. Katie Johnston reports.
BB Gun Freeway Shooting Makes Court AppearanceJesse Rodriguez's request for reduced bail was denied by a judge. DeMarco Morgan reports.

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