Phillip Palmer, ABC7 Eyewitness News

Phillip Palmer

ABC7 Eyewitness News

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Helicopter water drops help fight extreme drought, give endangered species chance to survive, thrive

Utilizing water dropping helicopters, when there is no fire, is helping to battle our extreme drought and give endangered bighorn sheep a chance to survive and hopefully thrive. → Read More

UC Irvine team aims to pioneer battery improvements to power our electric future

A team at the University of California Irvine is developing more efficient batteries that don't rely on cobalt mined in the Congo, where human-rights abuses run rampant. → Read More

Border Patrol turns to high-tech solutions to rescue stranded migrants

U.S. Border Patrol agents are turning to high-tech solutions to save lives as migrant crossings at the California-Mexico border surge. → Read More

California's new plan to protect marine life may be model for world

California has a network of 124 Marine Protected Areas, which is the second-largest MPA network in the world behind Australia's Great Barrier Reef. → Read More

Program aims to close health care gap in communities of color by training next generation of doctors

There are a variety of factors limiting access to health care, especially in communities of color. One program is trying to meet that need and train the next generation of doctors in their communities. → Read More

Project Teens Teach: SoCal teens create free tutoring program

The pandemic and distance learning took a toll on many children's educational needs. A group of Southern California teenagers are offering free tutoring to help bridge the gap. → Read More

Long Beach program helps break vicious cycle of homelessness, substance abuse, minor crimes

Many factors cause homelessness. The Priority Access Diversion program in Long Beach helps people avoid repeat, minor offenses and provides treatment instead of jail time and court appearances. It gives participants a chance to get off the streets. → Read More

Fireproof home? ICF technology offers solution to California's destructive wildfires

ICF technology to build fire resistant homes is not new, but it is not commonly used yet. Many people don't even know it's an option. But that's something the Palos family in Santa Clarita hopes changes. → Read More

Family creates nonprofit to provide supported living option for young adults with autism

Jennifer and Barry Oglesby created Helping Hand of America as a way to provide a supported living option for young adults, like their son, who have autism. The nonprofit provides 24-hour care for adults with autism but also teaches self-care in a home. → Read More

Food-delivery robots get rolling in Los Angeles

A crew of robots is on a mission to deliver your dinner without the wait of traditional delivery services. → Read More

Could the fuel for a clean energy revolution be found under water off the coast of Catalina?

With three quarters of the planet covered in water, kelp might be part of the solution to finding a new biofuel. That theory is being tested off the coast of Catalina Island. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Tiger Woods suffers leg injuries following car crash in Rancho Palos Verdes area

Tiger Woods suffered multiple leg injuries and underwent surgery following a vehicle rollover crash in the Rancho Palos Verdes area Tuesday morning, his manager confirmed. → Read More

ABC7 Solutions: Sierra Madre elementary school's program helps keep students physically fit during pandemic

An elementary school in Sierra Madre is addressing the needs of students who are learning from home by providing an after-school fitness program during the pandemic. → Read More

Best way to talk to someone at EDD? Skip the phone

Need to talk someone at EDD? The phone should be your last resort. → Read More

1971 Sylmar earthquake was wake-up call for building safety in Los Angeles

It was 12 seconds of shaking that felt like a lifetime. The Sylmar temblor that struck 50 years ago was a wake-up call that changed building safety in L.A. → Read More

ABC7 Solutions: Think your kids may be spending too much time with tech? Tips to help parents concerted with digital dependency

As students spend more and more time with their tech gadgets, parents have a growing concern about digital dependency. → Read More

Bakersfield provides blueprint for ending chronic homelessness

As Southern California continues to grapple with its homeless crisis, one California city has provided a roadmap to solving chronic homelessness. → Read More

After the live audiences disappear, SoCal trumpeter gets creative on YouTube

When COVID-19 causes audiences for live music performances to disappear, how do SoCal's top musicians keep their creativity flowing? → Read More

New app connects underprivileged students with recruiters at historically Black colleges

The first historically Black colleges and universities were founded prior to the Civil War to provide young black people basic education and training. Data shows the degrees earned by Black students from 1976 to 2018 has significantly decreased. → Read More

Redondo Beach trying tiny homes to help ease homeless crisis

Redondo Beach is setting up a community of tiny Pallet homes to help get the homeless off the streets as they transition to permanent housing. → Read More