Life Connected

Life Connected

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

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 06:58 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 07:08 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 06:40 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 09:12 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 12:02 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...

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 12:42 AM 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 06:34 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...

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 11:52 PM PST

Theater Vets Make Way for Next Generation

Theater Vets Make Way for Next Generation

On stages across Los Angeles, stories are told and lessons are learned. Two theater veterans have connected to tell stories of the African-American experience while also mentoring the next generation of actors...

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Prayer Vigil Held for Man Shot by Police

Prayer Vigil Held for Man Shot by Police

A prayer vigil was held Wednesday night for a homeless man who was fatally shot by LAPD officers on Skid Row on Sunday, in an incident caught on cellphone video that prompted community outrage.

Pipe Bomb Threat Investigated at OC Schools

Pipe Bomb Threat Investigated at OC Schools

Students at several Orange County schools are “sheltering in place” while sheriff’s deputies comb the campuses after receiving a phone call reporting pipe bombs may have been placed at the schools Wednesday.

"Superbug" Reported at Cedars-Sinai

"Superbug" Reported at Cedars-Sinai

Four people were infected with a drug-resistant bacteria spread by a device used in medical procedures and another 68 are at risk because they were exposed to the same scope, officials with Cedars-Sinai hospital...

Two Officers Injured in Skid Row Struggle

Two Officers Injured in Skid Row Struggle

Two police officers sustained minor injuries a struggle with a man on Los Angeles’ Skid Row Wednesday, authorities said.

Q&A: What The "Superbug" Infections Mean For You

Q&A: What The "Superbug" Infections Mean For You

What you need to know. A Q&A with NBC4’s Dr. Bruce Hensel about the "superbug" bacteria that led to two deaths and several infections at Ronald Reagan-UCLA Medical Center.

Man Accused of Trying to Support ISIS

Man Accused of Trying to Support ISIS

A man who was arrested last year at John Wayne Airport while allegedly trying to board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, with a fake passport was indicted today on a charge of trying to provide support to the...