Life Connected

Life Connected

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

Monday, Jun 8, 2015 at 01:09 PM PDT

Heart Transplant Survivor Helps Others in Need

Heart Transplant Survivor Helps Others in Need

As a backup dancer for Gloria Gaynor and Donna Sumer, Ava Kaufman toured the world. She was the picture of health until 2009 when an autoimmune disease damaged her heart. One day she collapsed and woke up in a...

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, Jun 1, 2015 at 12:41 AM PDT

Man With Autism Blossoms as Karate Teacher

Man With Autism Blossoms as Karate Teacher

Matt Hosokawa doesn't let his autism stop him from teaching martial arts to young adults with developmental disabilities.

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:15 AM PDT

Vets, Wolves Recover Together at SoCal Rehab Program

Vets, Wolves Recover Together at SoCal Rehab Program

Wolves and wolf-dogs rescued from around the country are rehabilitated along with U.S. veterans recovering from the traumas of war in the Southern California Warriors and Wolves program.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 11:57 PM PDT

Kayak-Building Business Helps Rebuild Lives

Kayak-Building Business Helps Rebuild Lives

A kayak-building business is a labor of love for two men in Oxnard. With each project, they're also helping rebuild lives. Gordon Tokumatsu has the Life Connected report for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m.

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 12:19 AM PDT

Blind Teacher Is "Joyous Heart" of LA School

Blind Teacher Is "Joyous Heart" of LA School

Rosalinda Mendiola has been the heart and soul of the teaching program at the Blind Children's Center in Koreatown for the past 25 years.

Top Stories
1 Dead, 2 in Critical Condition After Fire

1 Dead, 2 in Critical Condition After Fire

A 40-year-old man died and two people suffered critical injuries Saturday morning in a fire at an Echo Park home.

Clerk Attacked By Robber Armed With Soda

Clerk Attacked By Robber Armed With Soda

A man armed with a cup of soda tossed the beverage in a convenience store clerk's face before a frantic scramble for cash from the register in an unusual attack caught on security cameras.

Free 4th of July Fireworks Shows in Southern CA

Free 4th of July Fireworks Shows in Southern CA

These are some of the free fireworks shows on the Fourth of July, 2015.

2 of Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivors Reunite

2 of Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivors Reunite

Two of Pearl Harbor's oldest known survivors, veterans Ray Chavez, 103, and Jim Downing, 102, share an unbreakable bond. The two met for the first time Friday, sharing the same eyewitness moments and deep...

9 Hurt as Fireworks Hit Crowd in Colo.

9 Hurt as Fireworks Hit Crowd in Colo.

A set of fireworks malfunctioned at a Colorado fireworks show Friday night, sending fireworks into a crowd of people and injuring nine spectators, fire officials said.

4th Forecast: Monsoonal Moisture Moves Out

4th Forecast: Monsoonal Moisture Moves Out

Clear conditions are in the forecast throughout the evening for the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys.