Amanda Palacios
Amanda Palacios is a community journalist for ABC7 covering stories in the North San Fernando Valley. She officially joined the team as a community journalist in October of 2021 after working as an intern, news assistant, freelance assignment editor and video journalist at KABC.

Amanda is an alumna of California State University, Fullerton, where she studied broadcast journalism. During her time at CSUF, Amanda was part of the Titan TV sports team where she was a sports reporter.

Amanda is a SoCal native and grew up in Chino Hills. She is grateful for the privilege to report on stories that are affecting the North San Fernando Valley communities.

When Amanda is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf and traveling to new places.

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Amanda's Stories
Hope of the Valley has been helping the homeless over the past 13 years with shelter and services
Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission has transformed into a homeless outreach organization with a number of facilities and will soon be expanding to more communities.
Operation Blankets of Love helps animal rescue groups by donating food and comfort supplies
For the past 15 years, Operation Blankets of Love has been helping shelters and rescue organizations throughout the San Fernando Valley and worldwide.
Mariachi band surprised passengers on the Antelope Valley Metrolink line with a live performance
Members from the band Mariachi Tierra Azteka played live music on a two-hour Metrolink train ride from Union Station to Sylmar to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Pacoima-based nonprofit Mend has seen a decrease in food donations
Officials with the Pacoima-based nonprofit Mend have seen a decrease in donations at their weekly food distributions and say inflation is part of the cause.
Soccer organization Football for Her hosts free soccer clinics to mentor and coach young athletes
Football for Her is a soccer organization that mentors and motivates young athletes by providing free training clinics year-round in Pacoima.
818 Day celebrates the people and culture of the San Fernando Valley
Community organization My Valley Pass, Valley Relics Museum and Family Fun Arcade hosted an 818 Day celebration at the Westfield Topanga & The Village mall to honor the San Fernando Valley and its culture.
Students experiencing homelessness in Sylmar received new backpacks and school supplies
City National Bank and LA Family Housing helped families and children living in transitional housing in Sylmar by giving away complimentary backpacks and school supplies.
LAPD motor officers teach kids and teens how to ride dirt bikes with mentorship program
LAPD motor officers from Valley Traffic Division mentor kids and teens from at-risk communities and teach them how to ride dirt bikes.
Best Friends Animal Society closing after 10 years in Mission Hills, moving to West LA facility
Best Friends Lifesaving Center is a no-kill organization that is closing its doors in Mission Hills and transitioning its resources over to their NKLA facility in West Los Angeles.
Kids play games, interact with police officers during Summer Night Lights parks program
The Summer Night Lights program encourages kids to participate in different sports and games after hours at select parks across the city of Los Angeles.