Life Connected

Life Connected

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

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM PST

Books Before iPads for a Better Future

Books Before iPads for a Better Future

An elementary school in Watts battling dwindling resources found a unique partnership that is giving their community new hope, and students an advantage, by turning to books and not iPads to help children learn....

Monday, Dec 21, 2015 at 12:16 AM PST

Fire Engine to Be Donated to Haiti Quake Firefighters

Fire Engine to Be Donated to Haiti Quake Firefighters

A group of firefighters in Los Angeles was reaching beyond its borders, working with community businesses and a local college to fix up a used fire engine as a donation for the people of Haiti still reeling from...

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 01:48 AM PST

Fathers Bond, Transform Lives at San Bernardino Rehab Center

Fathers Bond, Transform Lives at San Bernardino Rehab Center

Two fathers walked away from their old lives and created a lasting friendship after entering a program in San Bernardino County that aims to break the cycle of drug abuse and gang life.

Monday, Dec 7, 2015 at 12:07 AM PST

Mom Fights for Playground for Kids With Disabilities

Mom Fights for Playground for Kids With Disabilities

A Pasadena mom worked to transform a playground so all kids -- even those with disabilities - can play.

Monday, Nov 23, 2015 at 10:20 AM PST

Foundation Helps Pay for Plastic Surgeries

Foundation Helps Pay for Plastic Surgeries

For parents whose children are born with facial deformities, the thought of paying for surgery can be overwhelming, but one Beverly Hills doctor is changing lives.

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 at 12:14 AM PST

Entrepreneur Gives Back to Program That Helped Him As Boy

Entrepreneur Gives Back to Program That Helped Him As Boy

An entrepreneur who faced hardships after a childhood of being raised by a single mother realized he needed to pay it forward after the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organization changed the course of his...

Sunday, Nov 8, 2015 at 11:48 PM PST

Jeffrey Foundation Provides Special Needs Day Care

Jeffrey Foundation Provides Special Needs Day Care

The Jeffrey Foundation is a day care and after-school program for low-income children with special needs.

Monday, Nov 2, 2015 at 12:16 AM PST

Babes Ride Out: Women's Motorcycle Group

Babes Ride Out: Women's Motorcycle Group

Three years ago, Anya Violet and Ashmore Ellis had an idea: to gather up a few motorcycle girls and go camping. Now the event has taken on a life of its own.

Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 07:32 AM PDT

Blind Photographer Captures Sons' Autism

Blind Photographer Captures Sons' Autism

A Santa Ana man isn't letting his lack of sight stop him from making a name for himself in an unlikely field — photography.

Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 at 11:52 PM PDT

Blind Photographer Captures Twin Sons Autism

Blind Photographer Captures Twin Sons Autism

A Santa Ana man isn't letting his lack of sight stop him from making a name for himself in an unlikely field — photography. Angie Crouch reports for the NBC4 News at 11.

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Former Undersheriff Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Former Undersheriff Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka on Monday received a five-year sentence for his conviction in April of felony charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice.

Judge Approves 'Happy Birthday' Settlement

Judge Approves 'Happy Birthday' Settlement

A Los Angeles federal judge signed off Monday on a settlement of the copyright case involving "Happy Birthday" and ordered that the ditty be placed in the public domain for use at no charge.

Some Evacuations Lifted in Deadly Erskine Fire

Some Evacuations Lifted in Deadly Erskine Fire

Some residents will be allowed to return home Monday after a huge wildfire killed two people and destroyed 250 homes as it tore through mountain communities in Kern County, officials said.

Driver Arrested in Fatal Taco Stand Crash

Driver Arrested in Fatal Taco Stand Crash

A 34-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after she plowed her car into a Boyle Heights taco stand Sunday night, killing one person and injuring nine others, authorities said.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Rules

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Rules

In a decisive victory for supporters of abortion rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down tough restrictions on abortions in Texas that have more than halved the number of clinics in the state that provide the...

Unhealthful Air Quality Hits SoCal

Unhealthful Air Quality Hits SoCal

Air quality was projected to be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Pomona area and Santa Clarita Valley on Monday, prompting county health officials to issue a health warning for people with certain...