Life Connected

Life Connected

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

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 12:20 AM PST

Corona Coffee Shop "Restores" Needy With Jobs

Corona Coffee Shop "Restores" Needy With Jobs

A Corona coffee shop is helping struggling individuals get back on their feet by employing them. John Cádiz Klemack Life Connected report aired on the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.

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.

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.

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,...

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...

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"Loud Crash of Metal": Witness Recalls Train Crash

"Loud Crash of Metal": Witness Recalls Train Crash

A University of Southern California film student was hospitalized in "grave" condition after the car he was riding in was crushed by a Metro train near the school’s campus Saturday, officials said.

1 Hurt in Tour Bus Crash on 134 Freeway

1 Hurt in Tour Bus Crash on 134 Freeway

At least one person was injured when a tour bus and a car crashed on the 134 Freeway in the Burbank area on Saturday, fire officials said.

Chances of Going to Jail Vary Widely Across California

Chances of Going to Jail Vary Widely Across California

The number of inmates in California's county jails has fallen significantly since peaking in 2007, but new statistics show a wide disparity still exists among locales, with liberal enclaves like Marin and...

Police Investigate Possible Robbery Gone Bad

Police Investigate Possible Robbery Gone Bad

Three men who allegedly attempted to rob a man during a business transaction Saturday in Southern California ended up with more than they bargained for when two of the men were shot and one of them was ran over...

Shooting Victim Crashes on Way to Hospital

Shooting Victim Crashes on Way to Hospital

A woman was fatally shot at a bowling alley in Torrance early Saturday.