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  • LEGOLAND® Father’s Day Giveaway

    Celebrate Father’s Day with LEGOLAND® California Resort! Text LEGO to 515151 for your chance to win a special Father’s Day package including an overnight stay on Father’s Day, June 16, at the Legoland Castle Hotel, plus a family 4-pack of 2-day Resort Hopper tickets that include admission to Legoland, plus Sea Life and Legoland Water Park.  Message and data rates apply. Don’t miss your chance to win – good luck!

  • A Hollywood man has set up a billboard in West Los Angeles to help his friend find a badly needed kidney donor. It's pictured on May 24, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Buys Billboard in West L.A. to Help Friend Find Kidney Donor

    A Hollywood man has bought a billboard in West Los Angeles to help his friend find a badly needed kidney donor. As the large display at Mississippi and Barrington avenues states, “You can’t (legally) buy a kidney. So we bought this billboard to save our friend’s life.” The billboard features a picture of the patient, Antonio Calderon, along with an email address and a phone number for people to contact to find out whether they may be a life-saving match. […]

  • Visit Dana Point – Monarch Beach Resort getaway!

    Dana Point – with nearly seven miles of beaches, as well as spas, yoga classes, lots of sunshine and fine wines, it’s the coolest destination in Southern California.  Text BEACH to 515151 for your chance to win a fabulous getaway package including 3 nights at Monarch Beach Resort, daily breakfast at AVEO Table + Bar, 18 holes of ocean-front golf at Monarch Beach Golf Links, select spa treatments, dinner at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak Orange County, and Dinner at the […]

  • Take 5 to Care – KTLA 5 in the Community

    Throughout the year, KTLA 5 is involved with causes and communities around Southern California. This is an overview of KTLA 5’s community efforts and initiatives.

  • Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during the opening of the fitness and bodybuilding Arnold Classic Brazil event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 12, 2019. (Credit: MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Schwarzenegger Offers to Help Woman, 102, Being Evicted From Ladera Heights Home to Make Way for Landlord’s Daughter

    A 102-year-old woman who being evicted from her home of nearly 30 years by landlords who say their daughter needs a place to live will be getting help from former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Los Angeles Times reports Thelma Smith was given notice on March 8 that she has until June 30 to move to make way for the landlord’s daughter, who recently graduated from law school. Smith declined to be interviewed by the Times, but a neighbor, Pauline Cooper, […]

  • Christopher Sjaarda is seen in a booking photo released by Rancho Cucamonga police on May 21, 2019.

    Church Volunteer in Rancho Cucamonga Accused of Sexually Abusing Child Over 5-Year Period: Police

    A church volunteer has been arrested in the alleged yearslong sexual abuse of a girl in Rancho Cucamonga, and police on Tuesday said there may be other victims in the case. Christopher Sjaarda, 38, was taken into custody last Saturday and booked on suspicion of sexual acts against a child, according to a news release from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department. An investigation began last month when detectives were notified about possible sexual acts against a child in Rancho Cucamonga, […]

  • Firefighters from throughout Los Angeles County took part in emergency response training along the Alameda Corridor in Vernon on May 19, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    First Responders Hone Emergency Response Skills on Alameda Corridor

    Firefighters from four departments joined railroad officials Sunday to conduct large-scale emergency response training along the Alameda Corridor, which connects the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach to the national railway system in downtown Los Angeles. The training focused on a variety of potential hazards, ranging from a fire in a cargo container or a tanker leak to an injured person stuck on the tracks, according to Alameda Corridor Transit Authority officials. It was conducted in “The […]

  • Red Cross team members install smoke detectors at homes in East L.A. as part of the organization's "Sound the Alarm" campaign on May 18, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Red Cross Installs Smoke Alarms in East L.A.

    Red Cross team members swarmed across East Los Angeles Saturday to install smoke detectors, and potentially save lives. It’s part of the Red Cross’ national “Sound the Alarm” campaign. More information is available online. Phil Ige reports for the KTLA News on May 18, 2019.

  • LAPD released these surveillance images of the woman suspected of kidnapping a child at a McDonald's in downtown L.A. May 14, 2019.

    Woman Charged With Kidnapping After Allegedly Grabbing 4-Year-Old Boy From DTLA McDonald’s

    A 33-year-old woman suspected of kidnapping a young boy from a McDonald’s restaurant in downtown Los Angeles is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. Maralyn Ramos, a resident of Tucson, Arizona, has been charged with a single count each of kidnapping and grand theft auto, according to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office. Ramos was allegedly captured on surveillance video picking up the 4-year-old boy and walking out of the fast-food restaurant on Olympic Boulevard and Central Avenue about 3:15 p.m. […]

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