Ellen Leyva, ABC7 Eyewitness News

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ABC7 Eyewitness News

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Virus or bacteria: What's making your kids sick?

It can be really tough for parents to tell what's making their child ill. And both viral and bacterial infections can cause similar symptoms. Here's some advice from pediatricians on what signs parents should watch for when their child gets sick. → Read More

Class is in session for John Leguizamo's one-man show 'Latin History for Morons'

Actor John Leguizamo was inspired to take action with his art after realizing there was a lack of Latinos in his son's school books and wrote 'Latin History for Morons.' → Read More

How parents can improve their kid's mood using a simple technique

It can be challenging sometimes for young kids to express how they're feeling and regulate their emotions. But researchers say there's an easy way for parents to help their kids improve their mood, using just a paper and pencil. → Read More

Autism research: Younger diagnosis can help jump start early intervention

A new study could help change how early autism is diagnosed, and that earlier diagnosis may have a positive impact on a child's development. → Read More

AIDS Monument in Lincoln Heights Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Renovation

"Las Memorias AIDS Monument" at Lincoln Park in Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, founded by community activist David Zaldivar, plans a big renovation for its 25th anniversary. → Read More

Oxnard artist Cola Boyy lands on the bill for Coachella festival 2019

A local artist from Oxnard will be one of dozens of performers taking the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival stage this year. → Read More

Scientists work to develop a flu shot that would protect against all strains

Seasonal flu shots only protect people from three or four strains of the flu, but what if you could get just one shot and be covered for all the strains? → Read More

Marijuana industry looking for respectability, end to stoner stereotypes

The marijuana industry is trying to combat the old stereotypes of users with new marketing efforts promoting the use of cannabis by professionals and everyday people. → Read More

Los Angeles woman submits DNA to website, finds father 12 miles away from new home in Spokane

Tracy Melton never set out to find a father. She simply swabbed a sample and sent it off to Ancestry.com. She didn't expect her life to change forever. → Read More

'American Idol' hopeful Michael Woodard ready for the spotlight

Philadelphia native Michael Woodard is living in SoCal now and pursuing his musical dreams on "American Idol." → Read More

From 'Will & Grace' to Hollywood Boulevard for Debra Messing

She's the star of "Will & Grace" and now Debra Messing has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. → Read More

2 auctions to be held so you can own a piece of Audrey Hepburn's life

Everything from a little black dress to pearls to ballet pumps owned by Hollywood and fashion icon, Audrey Hepburn, could be yours. → Read More

Snow leopard cubs debut at Los Angeles Zoo

Two endangered snow leopard cubs born at the Los Angeles Zoo made their adorable debut Tuesday. → Read More

Off-duty Avalon firefighter honored for 'extraordinary heroism' in 405 plane crash rescue

Fire Captain John Meffert is a real-life hero and Tuesday he was honored for his quick thinking in saving two people from a plane that crashed in a fireball on the 405 Freeway June 30. → Read More

ABC7 investigation: Self-proclaimed psychics bilk thousands from vulnerable clients

Eyewitness News looked into the cases of two women who were self-proclaimed psychics and are said to have swindled their clients out of thousands of dollars. → Read More

Grilled Cheese Truck celebrates National Grilled Cheese Day at ABC7

It's National Grilled Cheese Day and in honor of the holiday, the original Grilled Cheese Truck stopped by the ABC7 studios. → Read More

Chris Evans makes directorial debut in 'Before We Go'

Actor Chris Evans stepped away from his 'Captain America' shield and moved behind the camera to direct his new film, 'Before We Go.' → Read More

Special Olympics bowling athletes compete at Lucky Strike

Special Olympics athletes from around the world tried to bowl their way to World Games gold at Lucky Strike bowling alley in downtown Los Angeles. → Read More

Special Olympians bring home gold, silver in equestrian event

It was an emotional day at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank on Thursday as athletes from around the world competed in horseback riding. → Read More

Special Olympian overcomes challenges to compete in World Games

Anwar Smaka, 13, is a member of the Syrian Delegation at the Special Olympics World Games, and the athlete has overcome insurmountable odds. → Read More