Three friends who dropped out of Lincoln High School in Los Angeles to serve in World War II have waited seven decades for the moment they could finally call themselves graduates. The emotional ceremony marked another shared milestone for lifelong pals Julian Lopez, Tony Romero and Lupe Malacate. http://4.nbcla.com/ehshErP
Law enforcement officers in patrol cars and on motorcycles and horseback lined a miles-long route through Lancaster to watch the funeral procession for slain Sgt. Steve Owen. Residents, some carrying flags, lined the streets in a final salute to the beloved and respected 29-year veteran of the department. http://4.nbcla.com/7WDOmGq
There were smiles in every aisle when a cashier at a Temecula grocery store invited a teen with cerebral palsy to help her ring up some items. Andy's mother, who caught the priceless moment on video, says the kind gesture made her day. http://4.nbcla.com/Hkwo2Nd "It was so kind of her because so many people get annoyed with special needs kids. But she had all the patience in the world."