Life Connected

Life Connected

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

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 07:03 AM PDT

Life Connected: Ex-Gang Member's Mission

Life Connected: Ex-Gang Member's Mission

A former gang member teamed up with an aspiring film director in an effort to stop violence in South Los Angeles. Jane Yamamoto reports in this week’s Life Connected on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT

Roller Pigeons Turn Diverse Crowds into 'One Big Family'

Roller Pigeons Turn Diverse Crowds into 'One Big Family'

Crowds from all walks of life gather in Pacoima each week to watch roller pigeons compete. While watching the birds, known for their ability to roll and tumble in mid-air, brings rival gang members,...

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM PDT

Connection Helps Homeless Vet Turn Life Around

Connection Helps Homeless Vet Turn Life Around

A homeless veteran who became an alcoholic and gambling addict has turned his life around. He’s studying to be an alcohol and drug counselor after getting help. Ted Chen reports for Life Connected on the...

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12:35 PM PDT

OC Night Market Opens to Big Crowds

OC Night Market Opens to Big Crowds

The Orange County Fairgrounds was host to the first “OC Night Market” last weekend, a giant food, entertainment, and arts festival.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12:22 PM PDT

USC Grad Finds Community in Ukulele Playing

USC Grad Finds Community in Ukulele Playing

Jason Arimoto grew up in Hawaii where the ukulele is an inseparable part of the island culture.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 02:38 PM PDT

Tattoo Art Embodies Proud Japanese Tradition

Tattoo Art Embodies Proud Japanese Tradition

The work done at Onizuka Tattoo is painstaking. As one may expect from any form of tattoo procedure, the feeling is painful but the people who endure this say it is worth it for every colorful, square inch.

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 08:09 AM PDT

Life Connected: Life-Saving Friendship

Life Connected: Life-Saving Friendship

Bone marrow donors and recipients meet for the first time. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday May 11, 2014.

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 07:40 AM PDT

Young Man's Struggles Teaches Others

Young Man's Struggles Teaches Others

By the time Evan Tischofer was 18, he had been kicked out of several foster homes and a long rap sheet. That was until a friend of his almost died of a drug overdose in his

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 01:42 PM PDT

Photo Connects Blind Runner With Marathon Guide

Photo Connects Blind Runner With Marathon Guide

Two marathon runners are connected by a picture that almost cost one a chance to participate in the Boston Marathon.

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:35 AM PDT

Scouting the Future

Scouting the Future

While the Girl Scouts organization is a well known, it doesn t always reach everyone. Enter a group of USC students, who are working to give underserved youth the opportunity to join the

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Caught on Camera: Man, 65, Attacked Over Gas Pump

Caught on Camera: Man, 65, Attacked Over Gas Pump

A 65-year-old man was confronted by three women and beaten up in front of his 7-year-old great grandson at a Victorville gas station Friday afternoon in an incident that was caught on camera, officials said.

Former Daycare Teacher Accused of Molesting 3-Year-Old

Former Daycare Teacher Accused of Molesting 3-Year-Old

A former daycare teacher was arrested last week for allegedly engaging in lewd acts with a 3-year-old female family member in the La Mirada area, officials said.

College Student Arrested for Alleged False Bomb Report

College Student Arrested for Alleged False Bomb Report

A 21-year-old man was arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly reporting a false bomb threat that shut down a community college for hours in Rancho Cucamonga Thursday.

Colleagues, Friends Hold Vigil For Wounded Officer

Colleagues, Friends Hold Vigil For Wounded Officer

Colleagues and community members gathered with solemn prayers for a miracle Friday night at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where San Bernardino Police Officer Gabriel Garcia was rushed before daybreak after...

Man Killed in Shootout Had "Wild Side"

Man Killed in Shootout Had "Wild Side"

The man who was killed early Friday after a shootout with San Bernardino police that left an officer in critical condition was a "good worker" but had a "wild side," the man's former employer said.

Kidnapped Boyle Heights Toddler Found in Texas

Kidnapped Boyle Heights Toddler Found in Texas

A 2-year-old Boyle Heights boy who was kidnapped by his non-custodial father in May, triggering a statewide Amber Alert, has been found, officials said Friday.