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 arms. Now, he tries to help keep...

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 organization. Patrick...

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 p.m....

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, they...

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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Potentially Damaging Winds Hit SoCal

Potentially Damaging Winds Hit SoCal

A high-wind warning was in effect Sunday night through Monday morning for parts of Southern California as potentially damaging winds whipped across the region.

Father of Girl Left at Grove Comes Forward

Father of Girl Left at Grove Comes Forward

A toddler abandoned at The Grove Shopping Center Saturday was interview by child protective services Sunday, police said.

Man's iPads Stolen By Prospective Craigslist Buyer

Man's iPads Stolen By Prospective Craigslist Buyer

A Ventura business owner was dragged by a car for several feet after trying to reclaim two iPads stolen by a prospective buyer he met on Craigslist, police said Saturday.

Firefighters Battle Westwood Apartment Blaze

Firefighters Battle Westwood Apartment Blaze

Firefighters responded to a blaze in a multi-story apartment building on Wilshire Boulevard around 8:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Gas Leak Closes Mulholland Highway Near Calabasas

Gas Leak Closes Mulholland Highway Near Calabasas

A stretch of Mulholland Highway in the mountains just south of Calabasas was shut down after a fallen tree caused a gas leak Sunday evening, fire officials said.

Cafecito: Becky G Dishes on Dating, J-Lo and Advice for Teens

Cafecito: Becky G Dishes on Dating, J-Lo and Advice for Teens

On part two of our interview with 17-year old pop star, Becky G, spoke to host Feliciano Garcia about how she balances her personal life with stardom, what she qualities she looks for in a boyfiend and the...