Life Connected

Life Connected

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

Monday, Dec 1, 2014 at 12:05 AM PST

Life Connected: Buy a Bracelet, Save a Life

Life Connected: Buy a Bracelet, Save a Life

A California woman knew she was in for adventure when she traveled with a friend to Tanzania, East Africa. They were there to film a documentary, but a deadly disease almost took her life. Now, with help from...

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 12:10 AM PST

Teen With Autism Plans to Cook Meal for Volunteers

Teen With Autism Plans to Cook Meal for Volunteers

A teen with autism and a cooking show is planning on using his skills in the kitchen to make a meal for Habitat for Humanity volunteers. Vikki Vargas reports from Cypress in his week’s Life Connected, which...

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 06:45 AM PST

Foster Children Paired With Heroes

Foster Children Paired With Heroes

November is adoption month, and San Bernardino County family services is trying something new for the more than 200 children in desperate need of a forever home. The children are matched with local community...

Monday, Nov 10, 2014 at 12:22 AM PST

Students Learn About Life, History at Retirement Home

Students Learn About Life, History at Retirement Home

Students are learning about life and history by visiting seniors at a nearby retirement home once per month. Vikki Vargas reports from San Marcos for this week’s Life Connected, as see on the NBC4 News at 11 on...

Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 at 11:54 PM PST

Parents Pitch In to Clean School

Parents Pitch In to Clean School

Parent volunteers are taking it upon themselves to clean up their childrens' school after budget cuts have led to sub par cleanliness in Los Feliz. John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on...

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 08:42 AM PDT

Non-Profit Honors Hotshot Firefighter Killed in Arizona Wildfire

Non-Profit Honors Hotshot Firefighter Killed in Arizona Wildfire

The grieving mother of a hotshot firefighter who was killed while battling an Arizona wildfire last year heals her pain by spurring positive social change through a foundation honoring her fallen son's legacy.

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:09 AM PDT

My Job Chart Helps Kids Stay Productive

My Job Chart Helps Kids Stay Productive

A family is spend quality time together and giving back to the community at the same time. Michelle Valles reports in this week’s Life Connected for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM PDT

Animal Reading Program Helps Boosts Children's Self-Confidence

Animal Reading Program Helps Boosts Children's Self-Confidence

Bark is an all-volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to therapy dogs. Students find reading in front of classmates intimidating, but...

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 02:10 AM PDT

Harvest Home Helps Expecting Mother Get Off Street

Harvest Home Helps Expecting Mother Get Off Street

Two years ago, Nicole Draft found herself homeless and pregnant and fleeing an abusive relationship. It is a common story for the women who stay at Harvest Home – one of the very few places in Southern...

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM PDT

Sign Language Sing-Alongs

Sign Language Sing-Alongs

A couple who posted sing-along music videos on YouTube using sign language have helped bridge the gap between the hearing and the hearing impaired. Kathy Vara reports for this week's Life Connected on the...

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Skid Row Shooting Protesters March in Downtown LA

Skid Row Shooting Protesters March in Downtown LA

A protest and march to Los Angeles Police Department headquarters are planned for Tuesday two days after the shooting death of a homeless man on Skid Row in downtown LA.

Men in Ski Masks Shoot at Police Officers in South LA

Men in Ski Masks Shoot at Police Officers in South LA

Three men in ski masks shot at police officers in South Los Angeles early Tuesday.

 Councilman in Trouble With the Law Again

Councilman in Trouble With the Law Again

A Perris city councilman who is already facing felony drug charges stemming from an alleged methamphetamine party last year is once again in trouble with the law, and now some colleagues say it's time for him to...

Is Lin a Good Fit For Lakers?

Is Lin a Good Fit For Lakers?

Jeremy Lin will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season

Stabbing Suspect Crashes Into Convenience Store After Pursuit

Stabbing Suspect Crashes Into Convenience Store After Pursuit

A stabbing suspect fled on foot after crashing into a convenience store following a pursuit in Compton early Tuesday.

Hermosa Beach Residents Decide on Oil Drilling

Hermosa Beach Residents Decide on Oil Drilling

Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake over a controversial oil drilling project in Hermosa Beach where residents are set to vote on whether or not to make the quaint seaside community an oil rich one...