Gloria Hillard

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As Circles Of Grief Grow Wider In South LA, The Supports Grow Stronger

Saturday, October 03, 2015

On the streets of South Los Angeles, where gang shootings have surged, losing a child can be a mother's greatest fear. Now, some mothers whose kids have been killed are trying to make a difference.


At This Summer Camp, Some Of The Best Friends Are Marine Mammals

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Summer camp typically brings to mind s'mores, campfires and the beach. But for some kids in Southern California, camp is where they learn to care for sick and stranded sea lions and elephant seals.


As California Drought Wears On, LA Starts To Lose Its Trees

Sunday, July 19, 2015

California's drought and mandatory conservation measures are taking a toll on Los Angeles' green spaces. First to go were lawns, and now people are not watering their trees.


Compton's Cowboys Keep The Old West Alive, And Kids Off The Streets

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The city has seen some positive changes in recent years, including a reconnection with the city's rural past. The pastime has given youth an outlet in a region that's at the center of gang violence.


Police Dog On Payroll: 'Indiana Bones' Is Woman's Best Friend

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dogs are routinely used by police forces for criminal investigations, drug-sniffing or search and rescue missions. But to LA county K-9 handler Karina Peck, "Indy" the dog is more than a co-worker.


Choir Attracts Singers From LA's Skid Row

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

When they're not in rehearsal, some of the Colburn Wesley Project singers live on the streets of Los Angeles. The unlikely choir will be performing through this holiday season.


Communities Struggle To Reach Homeless Students Living In The Shadows

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

More than 1 million public school students in the U.S. don't have permanent homes. Most live doubled up with family or friends, but many live in motels, emergency shelters, campgrounds — even cars.


Moving On: Project Helps War Widows Recover

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Defense Department says the Iraq and Afghanistan wars produced 3,200 military widows and widowers. This support group aims to help heal and empower its participants.


A Peacock Murder Mystery: (Pea)Fowl Play In California

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The boisterous birds are a familiar sight in an upscale community near LA, but in recent years they've become a source of conflict. Now, someone is killing them — 20 in the past six months alone.


LA Mountain Lion A Poster Cat For California's Rat Poison Problem

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Reports that Griffith Park's famous four-legged resident became ill from exposure to rodenticides have heightened concerns about the use of the poisons in California.


Child Abuse Victims Bring Some Unlikely Backup: Bikers

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the U.S., and victims often find themselves feeling helpless. But some children are getting assistance from a group of unlikely heroes — on motorcycles. Gloria Hillard reports on Bikers Against Child Abuse, an organization that promises to support scared kids on their way to court.


Bringing Death To The Shopping Mall: Selling Caskets At The Kiosk

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Malls have long been the place to "shop till you drop." In Southern California, Forest Lawn, a funeral industry leader, has made them places to shop before you drop.


To Save Endangered Tortoises, Conservationists Deface Their Shells

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The ploughshare tortoise's ornate golden shell makes it a popular black market pet. In California, the Turtle Conservancy is trying to give the threatened species a second chance.


Summer Nights: Senior Softball In Huntington Beach, Calif.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Senior Softball USA has 33,000 members and is growing. As part of our Summer Night series, we head to southern California, where the Mightys play. It's a group of senior women who love the sport and love to swear in excitement. But no chewing tobacco.


Coming To An Airport Near You: Fluffy Stress Relief

Friday, June 28, 2013

Los Angeles International Airport has 30 comfort dogs assigned to assist weary and stressed-out travelers. The airports in San Jose and Miami are using dogs, too. Many passengers say it's helpful to see a smiling dog at the end of the security check-in.


'I'm Not The Only One': Transgender Youth Battle The Odds

Saturday, June 15, 2013

National polls show a growing acceptance of gay men and women, but the transgender community often feels left out of the discussion. Young transgender people face discrimination in all aspects of life, and many find themselves on the streets.


Starving Baby Sea Lions Flood Southern California Shores

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

More than 1,000 sick and dying sea lion pups have been found stranded since the beginning of the year, from Santa Barbara to San Diego. As scientists try to figure out why, one animal rescue worker says that in nearly three decades on the job, he's never seen anything like it.


Revamping An L.A. Housing Project Takes Army of 'Life Coaches'

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Los Angeles's infamous Jordan Downs public housing project in Watts is getting a makeover. For the last 18 months, the city's housing authority has dispatched life coaches to assist longtime residents with a myriad of social services from career counseling to parenting classes. These coaches are there to help make way for a new development. The plan is to try and attract hundreds of middle-class residents who will be living side-by-side with some of the city's poorest people. But some families living in Jordan Downs say for all its ills, the community is also a place where people care for and look out for each, and they fear that will be lost forever amid the restaurants, retail outlets, and condos.


Hollywood Legend Elizabeth Taylor Dies

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The English-American actress whose arched eyebrows and deep blue-violet eyes captivated moviegoers died Wednesday in Los Angeles. She was 79.