Life Connected

Life Connected

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

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 12:15 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,...

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 03:35 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 08:22 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...

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 10:11 AM PDT

Life Connected: Caring Family of Kings

Life Connected: Caring Family of Kings

The Stanley Cup champions had a busy off-season raising money and awareness for a condition that affects one in 500 infants, including a member of the LA Kings' family. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at...

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 06:18 AM PDT

Life Connected: Foster Child Finds Opportunity

Life Connected: Foster Child Finds Opportunity

A foster child finds friendship and a bright future. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 14, 2014.

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 12:45 AM PDT

New USC Building Bears LA Educator's Name

New USC Building Bears LA Educator's Name

A new building on the University of Southern California campus bears the name of a Los Angeles pioneer in education. Lolita Lopez reports for Life Connected on the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.

Monday, Sep 1, 2014 at 12:25 AM PDT

Group Helps Create Peace Among Gangs in South LA

Group Helps Create Peace Among Gangs in South LA

A longtime gang-prevention specialist is helping rival gang members defuse violence on the streets of South Los Angeles. Beverly White reports for Life Connected on the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 03:40 PM PDT

Gardena Police Explorers Program Puts Children on Path to Success

Gardena Police Explorers Program Puts Children on Path to Success

The Gardena Police Department’s Explorers Program is connecting its volunteer officers with children to help youngsters go after their dreams. Hetty Chang reports for Life Connected on the NBC4 News at 11...

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Murder Charge Filed in Gavin Smith Death

Murder Charge Filed in Gavin Smith Death

A convicted drug dealer has been charged in connection with the death of Fox executive Gavin Smith.

WATCH: Super Bowl Set-Up Time-Lapse

WATCH: Super Bowl Set-Up Time-Lapse

Check out this awesome time-lapse video of the construction of Super Bowl Central, produced by the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.

Men Accused of Using Uber for Ride to Drug Deal

Men Accused of Using Uber for Ride to Drug Deal

The initial traffic stop soon turned into a narcotics investigation after deputies noticed two passengers with a concentrated form of cannabis.

Ex-UCLA Water Polo Player's Rape Charges Dropped

Ex-UCLA Water Polo Player's Rape Charges Dropped

A UCLA water polo player accused of raping another student in a residence hall pleaded no contest Thursday to assault and making criminal threats, officials said.

Afghan Soldier Kills 3 U.S. Contractors in Kabul: Officials

Afghan Soldier Kills 3 U.S. Contractors in Kabul: Officials

Three American contractors were shot to death Thursday by an Afghan soldier in the Afghan capital of Kabul, U.S. defense officials said, NBC News reported. One official said the shooting happened Thursday at the...

Possible Ebola Patient Treated in Sacramento

Possible Ebola Patient Treated in Sacramento

A patient being treated at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento is suspected of having Ebola.