Shereen Marisol Meraji

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California Student Killed In Paris Remembered As A 'Firecracker'

Monday, November 16, 2015

Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was the first American identified as a victim of the Paris terrorist attacks. She was an exchange student from California State University, Long Beach studying industrial design.


If The Shoe Fits: The Rise Of The Stylish Comfort Shoe

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

When it comes to women's shoes, fashion often trumps function. But as women age, comfort starts to compete with style. Cue the rise of the trendy comfort shoe.


Savior Or Villain? The Complicated Story Of Pope Francis' Next Saint

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The pope will canonize 18th-century Spanish priest Junipero Serra in the U.S. later this month. But descendants of the Mission Indians in California say Serra destroyed their traditional way of life.


During Segregation, A Mountain Oasis Gave Black Families A Summer Escape

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Lincoln Hills was the only mountain resort west of the Mississippi where African-Americans could buy land or rent cabins. It was founded in the mid-1920s, when the Ku Klux Klan ruled Colorado.


On A 'Tour De Tacos' With Los Angeles' Eastside Bike Club

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A cycling group comprised of mostly Latino, bilingual, bicultural bikers is growing in Los Angeles — and changing people's minds about what recreational bikers look like.


Keeping Alive The Korean Love For Hiking, Thousands Of Miles From Korea

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The hard-core love for hiking mountains is now a tradition that's being kept alive by the Korean-American community in Los Angeles.


Outdoor Afro: Busting Stereotypes That Black People Don't Hike Or Camp

Sunday, July 12, 2015

African-Americans who enjoy the outdoors are banding together to encourage more people of color to connect with nature and each other.


U.S. Wins Women's World Cup Final Over Japan 5-2

Monday, July 06, 2015

The game played in Vancouver, Canada, was a rematch of the 2011 World Cup final, which Japan won in a dramatic penalty kick shoot-out. The U.S. women have won a total of three World Cup trophies.


Sunday's World Cup Is U.S. Women's Chance For Payback

Sunday, July 05, 2015

The Women's World Cup final is tonight in Vancouver, Canada. It's a rematch of the United States and Japan — the finalists from the last tournament in 2011. Japan won that game on a penalty kick.


A Geek's Guide To Growing Up In Inglewood In 'Dope'

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Film director Rick Famuyiwa drew from his own childhood in southern California for this new comedy. It follows hip-hop loving high school geeks who get mixed up in a drug heist.


U.S. Soccer Leads Its Group Despite A Draw With Sweden

Saturday, June 13, 2015

In the Women's World Cup, the U.S. and Sweden battled to a tie Friday night.


U.S. Women's World Cup Team To Face Sweden, Ex-American Coach

Friday, June 12, 2015

There's no love lost between these two soccer teams. Sweden's Pia Sundhage was critical of some of the U.S. players she used to coach. The U.S. team is looking for its second consecutive win.


Families Of U.S. Women's Soccer Players Share Rituals For Calming Nerves

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Game day can bring butterflies to even the toughest athletes. Nerves also follow the families of U.S. women's soccer players. Some pace, while others mutter coping rituals that help them get through the game.


In Their First World Cup Match, U.S. Women Beat Australia 3 -1

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

After Monday's victory, the U.S. has a strong lead in its World Cup group. That's good news for Hemphill family members, who are spending their vacation following the team during play in Canada.


Julie Johnston: Player To Watch On U.S. Women's World Cup Team

Monday, June 08, 2015

Julie Johnston, 23, didn't make the World Cup qualifier, but is now a starting defender on the team. She protects the goal, but is known to go on 60-yard runs from the back line to score goals.


Women's World Cup Soccer Kicks Off Saturday In Canada

Friday, June 05, 2015

The Women's World Cup soccer tournament begins on Saturday. This time around, the U.S. is ranked number two in the world and has a good shot at making it to the final. The U.S. women'...


Women's World Cup Soccer Action To Begin Amid FIFA Scandal

Friday, June 05, 2015

Soccer fans are in Canada for the Women's World Cup that kicks off Saturday in Edmonton. As finishing touches are made in the 6 host cities, fans are also talking about the FIFA corruption scandal.


For Women's World Cup, U.S. Soccer Fans Kick It Up A Notch

Monday, May 25, 2015

They've been supporting the men for years. But for the first time, the American Outlaws — a growing and influential U.S. soccer fan group — will cheer for the women's national team at a World Cup.


Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful ... This Great Teacher Abides By The Scout Law

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

For 27 years, Romy Vasquez has been working with Boy Scouts in South Central Los Angeles, where, he says, it's easier to find a gang to join than a Boy Scout troop.


A Rust Belt Story Retold, Through Portraits Of The Women Who Lived It

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LaToya Ruby Frazier's photography tells the story of the black community living in the shadow of Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill through portraits of her grandmother, her mother and herself.