Life Connected

Life Connected

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

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:15 AM PST

Life Connected: "Giving Keys" Encourage Those in Need

Life Connected: "Giving Keys" Encourage Those in Need

A Southern California singer is one of a group who collects and hands out "Giving Keys" with messages of courage, strength and love to give a mental boost to those who are in need. With the conviction that...

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 by...

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. One of his...

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 children....

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 of...

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 from...

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Water Main Break Floods Sunset Boulevard, UCLA Campus

Water Main Break Floods Sunset Boulevard, UCLA Campus

A massive water main break flooded Sunset Boulevard and the University of California, Los Angeles campus Tuesday afternoon, stranding cars, a bus and drivers in several feet of swiftly rising water and mud.

Teens Charged With Capital Murder in USC Student's Attack

Teens Charged With Capital Murder in USC Student's Attack

Four people were charged in connection with capital murder on Tuesday in the beating death of a 24-year-old USC graduate student, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Ex-Roommate Convicted in Army Veteran's Death

Ex-Roommate Convicted in Army Veteran's Death

Jurors on Tuesday convicted a Southern California man of second-degree murder in the slaying of his former roommate, an Army veteran and Cal State Fullerton student with whom prosecutors said he was desperately...

Tobacco Sales Suspended at 14 LA Stores for Selling to Minors

Tobacco Sales Suspended at 14 LA Stores for Selling to Minors

In an effort to snuff out the sale of tobacco to minors in Los Angeles, city officials announced Tuesday that tobacco sales will be suspended at retailers who have broken the law.

Magic: Scott Hiring Marks "Great Day" for Lakers Fans

Magic: Scott Hiring Marks "Great Day" for Lakers Fans

The Los Angeles Lakers introduce former player Byron Scott Tuesday as the team's new head coach.