Life Connected

Life Connected

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

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

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

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Plea Deal in Torture Death of Gabriel Fernandez

Plea Deal in Torture Death of Gabriel Fernandez

The mother of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez and her then-boyfriend will plead guilty to murder and torture charges in the boy's death, sparing them the death penalty, two sources confirmed to NBC4 on Wednesday.

LAPD Fires Detective in Racially Charged Recording

LAPD Fires Detective in Racially Charged Recording

An LAPD detective under fire after he was heard on a recording speaking vulgarly at the police academy and seemingly making light of a killing has been assigned to home, a department spokesman said Thursday.

Teacher Accused in Sex Assault of Special Needs Student

Teacher Accused in Sex Assault of Special Needs Student

A Southern California substitute high school teacher is facing felony charges over accusations he sexually assaulted a special needs student inside a classroom and car, authorities said Wednesday.

Nurse Amber Vinson No Longer Has Ebola: Family

Nurse Amber Vinson No Longer Has Ebola: Family

Dallas nurse Amber Vinson no longer has Ebola, her family said Wednesday, one week after she was hospitalized at an Atlanta hospital with the potentially deadly virus. "We are overjoyed to announce that, as of...

SoCal Doctor Stored $2M in Diet Pills, Narcotics: DA

SoCal Doctor Stored $2M in Diet Pills, Narcotics: DA

A Southern California neurologist was arrested for the third time on Tuesday after the DEA and police say they found $2 million worth of powerful diet pills and narcotics in a Long Beach storage...

Crowd Attacks Ice Cream Truck Driver Who Struck Child

Crowd Attacks Ice Cream Truck Driver Who Struck Child

An angry crowd attacked an ice cream truck driver after he struck and severely injured a 7-year-old boy riding a bicycle in South Los Angeles on Wednesday night, police said.