Life Connected

Life Connected

Sharing the connections among Southern Californians       |       Sunday at 11PM on NBC4 News

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 05:17 AM PDT

Autistic Boy's Love of Music Inspires Father to Help the Homeless

Autistic Boy's Love of Music Inspires Father to Help the Homeless

When Paul Avila saw a a homeless man on Skid Row smiling and dancing to music on his headphones, much like his severely autistic son, inspiration struck. Paul and his son Pauly now hit the streets of Ski Row...

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 08:43 PM PST

Share Your Life Connected Story

Share Your Life Connected Story

Welcome to Life Connected. our new series chronicling the many ways in which people and communities across Southern California come together to inspire and support one another.

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 12:50 PM PDT

Nonprofit Gives Fatherly Love to "Young Warriors"

Nonprofit Gives Fatherly Love to "Young Warriors"

The connection between a father and son doesn't exist for everyone, so the Southern California group "Young Warriors" is working to fill the void for those who grew up without their father. The nonprofit group's...

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 09:30 PM PDT

Man's Photo Collection Provides Rare Glimpse of SoCal's Past

Man's Photo Collection Provides Rare Glimpse of SoCal's Past

The Huntington Library in San Marino acquired a collection of 4,600 photos of early Los Angeles and Santa Monica from a man who began the collection with the desire to learn more about his family’s Southern...

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 10:25 PM PDT

Mother of Girl Fighting Cancer Gets Support From Community

Mother of Girl Fighting Cancer Gets Support From Community

A busy mother whose young daughter was fighting cancer received much-needed support from a charity called Here to Serve, which helps people in need during a health crisis. Adrian Arambulo reports for Life...

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 07:29 AM PDT

Man Turns Van Into "Transformer"

Man Turns Van Into "Transformer"

A man who was left physically disabled after a car crash turned to art and converted his wheelchair-accessible van into a vehicle reminiscent of those in the “Transformers” movie series. Michelle Valles reports...

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"AK-47 Bandit" Suspected in Nebraska Bank Robbery

"AK-47 Bandit" Suspected in Nebraska Bank Robbery

Authorities say a man who used an assault rifle to rob a bank in Nebraska earlier this month matches the description of a prolific bank robber responsible for a slew of heists across the western U.S., including...

"Made in America" Cleanup Follows Weekend of Music

"Made in America" Cleanup Follows Weekend of Music

Cleanup will continue into Monday night at downtown Los Angeles' Grand Park after the two-day music event

Mayor to Call for Minimum Wage Bump

Mayor to Call for Minimum Wage Bump

Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to announce a proposal to raise the Los Angeles minimum wage to $13.25 an hour during a Labor Day rally Monday in South Los Angeles.

SoCal High School Retires Controversial Arab Mascot

SoCal High School Retires Controversial Arab Mascot

A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot that prompted objections from an anti-discrimination group last year.

OC Preschool Shuttered After Safety, Health Violations

OC Preschool Shuttered After Safety, Health Violations

A Christian preschool was unexpectedly shuttered this weekend after racking up a slew of safety and health violations in Orange County.

Stanley Cup Comes to Napa Hotel For Public Viewing

Stanley Cup Comes to Napa Hotel For Public Viewing

Nearly one week since a 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Napa, the city is back up and running. Wineries and businesses are hoping tourists continue to show up this labor weekend, and one popular hotel is...