Life Connected

Life Connected

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

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 06:06 PM PST

Life Connected: Hungry for Help

Life Connected: Hungry for Help

In tonight's segment of Life Connected, one woman helps others in the very place that helped save her life. Tena Ezzeddine reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

Sunday, Dec 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM PST

Life Connected: Organ Donation Bonds Families

Life Connected: Organ Donation Bonds Families

Decorating a Rose Parade float honoring organ donors has brought together young people in a way they never imagined. Four lives were forever changed when a request to make a kidney donation took them...

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 07:10 AM PST

Life Connected: Volunteers Bring Hugs, Supplies to Orphans

Life Connected: Volunteers Bring Hugs, Supplies to Orphans

An orphanage nestled about 20 miles south of Tijuana cares for more than 120 children, including 14 infants. Because the Mexican government does not financially support orphanages, buses full of volunteers visit...

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:10 AM PST

Life Connected: Staying Strong Through Cancer

Life Connected: Staying Strong Through Cancer

The husband of a woman who lost her life to breast cancer now aims to help others fight the disease with a strong, positive outlook, while helping those who are alongside loved ones with the illness.

Sunday, Dec 8, 2013 at 11:55 PM PST

Life Connected: Singer Helps Children in Haiti

Life Connected: Singer Helps Children in Haiti

As a backup singer for pop star Kelly Clarkson, Jessi Collins is used to taking her spot in the background. But when it comes to another endeavor, she moves front and center to help poverty-stricken

Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 at 11:51 PM PST

Life Connected: Marathon Goddess Runs for Cancer

Life Connected: Marathon Goddess Runs for Cancer

Dubbed the "Marathon Goddess," Julie Weiss has earned her title yet again by running for her father, who died of pancreatic cancer just one month after being diagnosed. In November she completed "30 Days...

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 04:03 PM PST

Life Connected: Granddaughter Connects With Nana Through Song

Life Connected: Granddaughter Connects With Nana Through Song

Sunny Keller, a 10-year-old girl wrote a song for her grandmother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's before she was born. Keller says she wrote the song as a way to connect with her nana. November is Alzheimer's

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 11:36 AM PST

When Cultures Meet: Autry Museum New Head Focuses on Native Indians

When Cultures Meet: Autry Museum New Head Focuses on Native Indians

A Los Angeles museum's new leader is creating a place of "ultimate cultural reconciliation" between Western natives and non-natives, right in the home of the signing cowboy Gene Autry. Mekahlo Medina reports for

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM PST

Education, Health at Heart of LA's Thriving Native American Center

Education, Health at Heart of LA's Thriving Native American Center

While scores of American Indian centers have closed in recent years, Los Angeles' United American Indian Involvement Center is thriving, with a youth program, education for students who recently moved...

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 12:25 AM PST

Life Connected: SoCal Teen Raises Money for Congo

Life Connected: SoCal Teen Raises Money for Congo

Saddened by the disparity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Southern California teenager decided her efforts should be spent on helping those less fortunate. She decided she wanted to help and started a...

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Counting Down to Crunch Time Near LAX

Counting Down to Crunch Time Near LAX

The trip to and from Los Angeles International Airport will be fraught with roadblocks this weekend when the "Century Crunch" bridge construction project closes a major intersection near the one of the nation's...

One Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

One Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

An officer-involved shooting occurred in Van Nuys early Friday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

School Board Member "Shocked" by Sex Crimes Charges

School Board Member "Shocked" by Sex Crimes Charges

A Compton School District board member was released Thursday after being arrested one day earlier on charges of oral copulation with a minor, officials said.

Bus Rider: "I Was Terrified for My Safety"

Bus Rider: "I Was Terrified for My Safety"

Janil is terrified to fly. "I'm one of those people that has to get a Xanax, prescribed to me so I can get on an airplane," she says. So when her childhood friend was getting married in Las Vegas, Janil thought...

Man Dies After Being Attacked While Protecting Child

Man Dies After Being Attacked While Protecting Child

A 57-year-old man has died after he was confronted by an attacker while he tried to protect a young child.

Donna Jou's Mom Addresses Convicted Killer's Release

Donna Jou's Mom Addresses Convicted Killer's Release

A man who served time in connection with the 2007 disappearance of 19-year-old San Diego State University student Donna Jou was released from prison Thursday, a day Jou’s family had been dreading.