• Improving Policy
    BY Christie Renick, Fostering Media Connections | December 1, 2016

    Josh Elizondo, 20, is an advocate with California Youth Connection (CYC), a statewide youth-led organization focused on improving foster care policy.

  • Graduating From College
    BY Jeremy Loudenback, Fostering Media Connections | December 1, 2016

    Every morning before school, 17-year-old Lonnell rises before dawn to make his way to the football field at Manual Arts High School. At 6:00 a.m., he’s out of his aunt’s ...

  • Giving Tuesday (The best day of the shopping season)
    BY Heather Toner | November 29, 2016

    Every year, after the ritual of giving thanks, the madness of trolling shopping mall discounts on Black Friday, the excitement of perusing independent stores on Small-Business Saturday, and the digital ...

  • Saluting Pearl Harbor Survivors
    BY Heather Toner | November 23, 2016

    This December marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Tonight we look back at one of the most horrific events in American history with two programs ...

  • Meet Splash and Bubbles!
    BY Heather Toner | November 22, 2016

    We are beyond excited for the brand new show on PBS Kids from the brilliant minds at the Jim Henson Studios... Meet Splash and Bubbles! This new series follows the ...

  • 4 Quick and Easy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes
    BY Stacy Shaffer | November 21, 2016

    It doesn’t always feel like autumn in SoCal, but the rich, warming aroma of roasted turkey, pumpkin pie and all our favorite Thanksgiving foods certainly helps fill the void. ...

  • Why I Advocate
    November 21, 2016

    Athena is among the 38% of foster youth in California who are reunited with their birth parents. She is also among the small percentage of foster youth who are reunited ...

  • Foster Youth Need CASAs
    November 20, 2016

    Maegan Mattock is a Senior Program Coordinator for CASA of Los Angeles who trains CASA volunteers to advocate for children in the Los Angeles foster care system. CASA volunteers develop ...

  • Getting to the Nutcracker with a Sugarplum Fairy…
    BY Heather Toner | November 19, 2016

    Getting to the Nutcracker is a behind the scenes look at what it takes to produce The Nutcracker Ballet, from auditions to the final performance, right here in Los Angeles ...

  • Soundbreaking SoCal’s Favorite Albums
    BY Heather Toner | November 18, 2016

    Every night this week, we've been treated to episodes of Soundbreaking - the new eight-part documentary on the art of music recording that gives unprecedented access to some of the ...