Life Connected

Life Connected

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

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...

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...

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 09:54 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 05:40 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 12:20 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 12:00 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 01:20 AM 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...

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 12:10 AM PDT

Orchestra Brings Musicians of Different Cultures Together

Orchestra Brings Musicians of Different Cultures Together

In a church on the Westside, a symphony orchestra rehearses with instruments as diverse as its members. Robert Kovacik reports for life connected for the NBC4 news at 11 on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 07:06 AM PDT

Life Connected: Camp Max Straus

Life Connected: Camp Max Straus

A student goes from "at-risk" to college bound with some supportive friends and Camp Max Straus in Glendale. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News on Sunday Aug. 10, 2014

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Chino Brush Fire Threatens Homes; Evac Ordered

Chino Brush Fire Threatens Homes; Evac Ordered

Mandatory evacuations were ordered Saturday night as hundreds of firefighters battled an out-of-control brush fire threatening 200 homes near the Prado Dam area of Chino, fire officials said.

No Arrest After Silver Lake Standoff: Police

No Arrest After Silver Lake Standoff: Police

A standoff in Silver Lake on Saturday night forced evacuations and a stretch of Sunset Boulevard to be shut down, but no one was arrested in the end, police said.

Attempted Kidnapping Reported in Pasadena

Attempted Kidnapping Reported in Pasadena

Police were searching for a man who tried to abduct a woman out for a night walk in Pasadena. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Raw Video: Crews Contain Fullerton Brush Fire

Raw Video: Crews Contain Fullerton Brush Fire

A brush fire that forced the evacuation of a park in Fullerton was fully contained as of Saturday night, fire officials said.

Bus Carrying UConn Students Catches Fire on Mass. Highway

Bus Carrying UConn Students Catches Fire on Mass. Highway

One of four chartered buses taking UConn students to Boston caught fire on a ramp to the Massachusetts Turnpike in Sturbridge, Massachusetts on Saturday in an incident passengers described as "terrifying." There...