Life Connected

Life Connected

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

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

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 09:50 PM PDT

Connecting Through Composting

Connecting Through Composting

At-risk kids in Santa Ana take discarded waste and use it to grow plants and vegetables and take away valuable life lessons. Conan Nolan reports for this "Life Connected" segment on the NBC4 News at 11

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 05:31 AM PDT

Journey of Hardship

Journey of Hardship

Hardships often forge the closest bonds, so when a local woman faced cancer, her battle led her to reach out to another woman, whose entire life had been a struggle. Together, through their difficulties,...

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 02:32 PM PDT

Chess Helps Bring Community Together at LA Coffee Shop

Chess Helps Bring Community Together at LA Coffee Shop

The game of chess is about tactics, strategy and sacrifice. But outside one Los Angeles coffee shop, it connects communities and people from all walks of life. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at 11...

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 08:20 PM PDT

Rugby Offers South LA Teens Unique Opportunity

Rugby Offers South LA Teens Unique Opportunity

Thanks to a passionate former athlete-turned-coach, a group of teenagers in South Central Los Angeles are getting a leg up in life from a non-traditional sport: rugby. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at...

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Mayor's Killing Ended Years of Abuse: Source

Mayor's Killing Ended Years of Abuse: Source

The day Lyvette Crespo allegedly shot and killed her husband, Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo at their condo, it ended 28 years of physical abuse against her and her son, a source close to Lyvette Crespo...

Shooting Victim Dies After "Robbery Gone Bad"

Shooting Victim Dies After "Robbery Gone Bad"

A person was shot and killed Thursday morning in East Hollywood after encountering at least two men in what authorities described as a "robbery gone bad."

Angels' Trout Ready for Playoff Debut

Angels' Trout Ready for Playoff Debut

Veteran Albert Pujols had some advice for Mike Trout as he prepared for his playoff debut Thursday in Anaheim.

Construction Continues at Apple's "Spaceship" Campus

Construction Continues at Apple's "Spaceship" Campus

NBC Bay Area’s chopper flew over the site of Apple’s new Cupertino headquarters Wednesday, and it looks like construction on the so-called “spaceship” campus is humming right along.

100 Might Have Been Exposed to Ebola: Dallas Officials

100 Might Have Been Exposed to Ebola: Dallas Officials

About 100 people might have been in contact with the first person diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the Unites States or his family's home, Dallas health officials said. Officials are investigating Thomas...

Prison for Woman Who Buried Body Parts in Plant Pots

Prison for Woman Who Buried Body Parts in Plant Pots

A Southern California woman found guilty of stabbing her longtime boyfriend to death, dismembering his body and burying some of the remains in potted plants was sentenced to 26 years to life in...