Life Connected

Life Connected

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

Monday, Jun 8, 2015 at 01:09 PM PDT

Heart Transplant Survivor Helps Others in Need

Heart Transplant Survivor Helps Others in Need

As a backup dancer for Gloria Gaynor and Donna Sumer, Ava Kaufman toured the world. She was the picture of health until 2009 when an autoimmune disease damaged her heart. One day she collapsed and woke up in a...

Monday, Jun 1, 2015 at 12:41 AM PDT

Man With Autism Blossoms as Karate Teacher

Man With Autism Blossoms as Karate Teacher

Matt Hosokawa doesn't let his autism stop him from teaching martial arts to young adults with developmental disabilities.

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:15 AM PDT

Vets, Wolves Recover Together at SoCal Rehab Program

Vets, Wolves Recover Together at SoCal Rehab Program

Wolves and wolf-dogs rescued from around the country are rehabilitated along with U.S. veterans recovering from the traumas of war in the Southern California Warriors and Wolves program.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 11:57 PM PDT

Kayak-Building Business Helps Rebuild Lives

Kayak-Building Business Helps Rebuild Lives

A kayak-building business is a labor of love for two men in Oxnard. With each project, they're also helping rebuild lives. Gordon Tokumatsu has the Life Connected report for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m.

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 12:19 AM PDT

Blind Teacher Is "Joyous Heart" of LA School

Blind Teacher Is "Joyous Heart" of LA School

Rosalinda Mendiola has been the heart and soul of the teaching program at the Blind Children's Center in Koreatown for the past 25 years.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 05:58 PM PDT

Life Connected AP Heritage Special: Hip-Hop History

Life Connected AP Heritage Special: Hip-Hop History

Who would have thought that the quiet unassuming suburb of Cerritos is home to some of the best hip-hop DJs in the country - maybe even the world? NBC4's Hetty Chang talks with the master DJ Nazareth...

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 07:10 PM PDT

Divers Save Sea Life Off California's Coast

Divers Save Sea Life Off California's Coast

The Ocean Defenders Alliance, a non-profit marine conservation organization, hauls debris out of the ocean to make the sea a cleaner and safer place for marine wildlife.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 09:25 PM PDT

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

NBC4's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Special

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 08:30 PM PDT

Life Connected AP Heritage Special: Toyo Miyatake

Life Connected AP Heritage Special: Toyo Miyatake

They are the pictures the US government did not want to you to see, taken a by a secret camera crudely built by Toyo Miyatake, who was forced to live in Manzanar. It was one of the 10 internment camps, or “war...

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 08:35 PM PDT

Life Connected AP Heritage Special: Susan Ahn Cuddy

Life Connected AP Heritage Special: Susan Ahn Cuddy

Susan Ahn Cuddy was born to lead. Her family was the first Korean family to immigrate to California in 1902, and from the very beginning, she broke the mold. She was independent, athletic - not your typical...

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Porter Ranch Gas Leak Stopped

Porter Ranch Gas Leak Stopped

The gas well above Porter Ranch that has been leaking since October has been temporarily capped, Southern California Gas Company said Thursday.

How to Avoid Traffic During President's LA Visit

How to Avoid Traffic During President's LA Visit

With President Barack Obama set to visit the Southland Thursday, motorists in select parts of town should anticipate traffic delays to accommodate the presidential motorcade.

Breathing Problems Reported After Flight Diverts to LAX

Breathing Problems Reported After Flight Diverts to LAX

Eight people aboard an American Airlines flight that was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday morning complained of breathing problems after landing, but they were all expected to be...

Reports of Green-Blue Light Across SoCal Sky

Reports of Green-Blue Light Across SoCal Sky

Reports of a mysterious greenish-blue light streaking across the sky poured in from all over Southern California Thursday morning, prompting a slew of questions on social media.

Clinton, Sanders to Debate in Wisconsin

Clinton, Sanders to Debate in Wisconsin

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are taking their increasingly heated fight for the Democratic presidential nomination back to the debate stage Thursday night. The former secretary of state is banking...

Fundraisers, 'Ellen' Show on President's Calif. Itinerary

Fundraisers, 'Ellen' Show on President's Calif. Itinerary

President Barack Obama will be in California for a weeklong stretch that includes four fundraisers Thursday in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.