Life Connected

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

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 07:29 AM PDT

Man Turns Van Into "Transformer"

Man Turns Van Into "Transformer"

A man who was left physically disabled after a car crash turned to art and converted his wheelchair-accessible van into a vehicle reminiscent of those in the “Transformers” movie series.

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 11:01 AM PDT

Crash Brings Commitment to Help

Crash Brings Commitment to Help

Many lives connect, but in the case of two men, their connection was more like a collision. From a car crash that could've killed them both came understanding and a commitment to help each other and others.

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 05:35 PM PDT

Demolition Offers Opportunities for School

Demolition Offers Opportunities for School

A school is receiving much-needed supplies from the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which is set to be demolished. Meantime, a homeless man who volunteered to help haul the supplies to the school is being...

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 07:03 AM PDT

Life Connected: Ex-Gang Member's Mission

Life Connected: Ex-Gang Member's Mission

A former gang member teamed up with an aspiring film director in an effort to stop violence in South Los Angeles. Jane Yamamoto reports in this week’s Life Connected on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

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, attorneys...

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.

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3 Deputies Sickened Responding to Domestic Dispute

3 Deputies Sickened Responding to Domestic Dispute

Four people, including three Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, were hospitalized Saturday night after being sickened by a chemical at a drug lab on the outskirts of Palmdale, officials said.

Escaped Sheep Struck by Hit-Run Driver

Escaped Sheep Struck by Hit-Run Driver

A bighorn sheep that escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in a Los Feliz neighborhood Saturday, police said.

Christian Mingle Rapist Hacked, Stalked Me: Woman

Christian Mingle Rapist Hacked, Stalked Me: Woman

The Del Mar man serving a 37-year prison sentence for raping two women he met online targeted others through hacking and stalking that made one alleged victim feel "endangered," she told NBC 7.

LAPD Prepares for Ferguson Reaction Amid Calls for Calm

LAPD Prepares for Ferguson Reaction Amid Calls for Calm

With a decision looming in the controversial grand jury investigation into Michael Brown's shooting, the Los Angeles Police Department is preparing in case demonstrations are in LA when the decision is...

UCLA Beats USC 38-20 in Battle for LA

UCLA Beats USC 38-20 in Battle for LA

The No. 11 UCLA Bruins beat the No. 24 USC Trojans 38-20 at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night, extending the Bruins’ winning streak in the Los Angeles rivalry to three.

SD Woman Alleged Bill Cosby Drugged, Attacked Her

SD Woman Alleged Bill Cosby Drugged, Attacked Her

A North County lawyer is one of the women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault.