People Making A Difference: SoCal Family Turns Tragedy Into OpportunityA Southern California family who lost their son in a tragic accident is honoring his memory with a foundation that supports area youth.
People Making A Difference: Project AccessA forward-thinking nonprofit is providing free afterschool care to help families offset the high cost of housing in the Southland. For more info, visit
People Making A Difference: Commercial Builder Gives Back To Community By Building Housing For The HomelessSteaven Jones moved to Southern California from the segregated South in 1965 to be a commercial builder. For the past 19 years, he's dedicated his time to creating housing for the area's homeless.
People Making A Difference: Santa Clarita Woman Making Life A Gentler For Abused AnimalsTwenty years ago, Ellie Laks found her calling when she opened The Gentle Barn in the backyard of her Santa Clarita home to give abused, neglected and unwanted animals a home filled with love.
People Making A Difference: Creating An Oasis In a Food DesertA corner market in downtown Los Angeles celebrated its grand reopening Thursday with a renewed focus on providing healthy food options for those in the community with help from the Los Angeles Food Policy Council.
People Making A Difference: Lupita's MarketCheck out a humble corner market in downtown L.A. that is hoping to bring fresh, affordable food to the community. For more info, visit
People Making A Difference: High School Students Share Love Of Outdoors With Underprivileged YouthA group of South Pasadena High School teens found a way to give hundreds of children a taste of the great outdoors this summer, and they're hoping to do it again next year with the help of another grant from the Dragon Kim Foundation.
People Making A Difference: Burbank Mom Thinks Small To Make Big ImpactA Burbank mother is hoping her Little Pantries can make a difference across Los Angeles by providing free, nonperishable food items to people in need completely anonymously — and the idea seems to be taking off!
People Making A Difference: Writer/Producer Leads Retirees In 'Grey Quill Society'Writer/Producer Peter Dunne helps harness the imaginations of people who used to work in the film and TV business. For more info about the "Grey Quill Society" go to Pat Harvey reports.
People Making A Difference: Organization Shares Gift Of Dance With AllPat Harvey introduces us to Straight Up Abilities, a group that shares the joy of dance with those of all abilities. Recently, the dancers got the chance of a lifetime when they were treated to a workshop by the dancers of the Royal Ballet at the Music Center. For more information about these local organizations, visit or
People Making A Difference: Local Artisans Literally Find Key To Ending HomelessnessThe Giving Keys is a company that pays it forward by hiring people transitioning out of homelessness. Pat Harvey reports. For more on the Workforce, go to For more on The Giving Keys, co to
People Making A Difference: Shirley Raines Helps The Homeless When They Need It MostA root beer float, a meal, a makeover ... Shirley Raines provides them all with her non-profit that takes "Beauty 2 The Streetz." Pat Harvey reports.
People Making A Difference: Groundbreaking UCLA Cardiologist Talks Life, CareerCardiologist Dr. Richard Allen Williams is in his 45th year as a professor at UCLA School of Medicine. He spoke to CBS2 about his groundbreaking life and career.
People Making A Difference: Celebrity Hairstylist Gives Free Cuts To The HomelessCelebrity stylist Sascha Breuer makes a difference with his The Kind Cut. For more information go to Pat Harvey reports.
People Making A Difference: CEO Of Moving Company Determined To Give BackLaura McHolm, co-founder and marketing director at NorthStar Moving, helps a number of charities in a variety of ways. For more information about their food drive, copy this link.
People Making A Difference: Finding Hope After Losing SonThe death of a child often tears a family apart. But one family who lost their son is tonight finding hope for the future. They are giving back to the community that enriched his past. Pat Harvey reports.
People Making A Difference: Happy HatsMeet a hat maker with a remarkable team of volunteers bringing joy to children - one hospital at a time. For more info, visit
People Making A Difference: Beads For BattleA Tujunga woman faced with a devastating diagnosis found comfort in bracelet therapy. For more info, visit
People Making A Difference: Homeless Advocate Lori RichFor many homeless people, pets are their only source of unconditional love. Pat Harvey introduces us to a woman spreading kindness by helping out Riverside street animals and their human companions.
People Making A Difference: Running For A CauseInclusion can have a powerful impact on someone’s else’s life, and a South Bay runner has found a way to include two children from England with her on all of her races.
People Making A Difference: Caring For SurvivorsMeet Fred, who is committed to caring for Holocaust survivors in the Southland.
People Making A Difference: Nick HeukrodtMeet a grocery store bagger who's inspiring his entire community.
People Making A Difference: Mallory Smith's LegacyMallory Smith died a year and a half ago at the age of 25, but her legacy lives on. Pat Harvey reports.
People Making A Difference: Veteran Paying It ForwardA World War II veteran repaid an act that began a century ago by picking up the tab at his favorite fast food restaurant for dozens of service members and their families.

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