Life Connected

Life Connected

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

Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 at 11:54 PM PST

Parents Pitch In to Clean School

Parents Pitch In to Clean School

Parent volunteers are taking it upon themselves to clean up their childrens' school after budget cuts have led to sub par cleanliness in Los Feliz. John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 08:42 AM PDT

Non-Profit Honors Hotshot Firefighter Killed in Arizona Wildfire

Non-Profit Honors Hotshot Firefighter Killed in Arizona Wildfire

The grieving mother of a hotshot firefighter who was killed while battling an Arizona wildfire last year heals her pain by spurring positive social change through a foundation honoring her fallen son's legacy.

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:09 AM PDT

My Job Chart Helps Kids Stay Productive

My Job Chart Helps Kids Stay Productive

A family is spend quality time together and giving back to the community at the same time. Michelle Valles reports in this week’s Life Connected for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM PDT

Animal Reading Program Helps Boosts Children's Self-Confidence

Animal Reading Program Helps Boosts Children's Self-Confidence

Bark is an all-volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to therapy dogs. Students find reading in front of classmates intimidating,...

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 02:10 AM PDT

Harvest Home Helps Expecting Mother Get Off Street

Harvest Home Helps Expecting Mother Get Off Street

Two years ago, Nicole Draft found herself homeless and pregnant and fleeing an abusive relationship. It is a common story for the women who stay at Harvest Home – one of the very few places in Southern...

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM PDT

Sign Language Sing-Alongs

Sign Language Sing-Alongs

A couple who posted sing-along music videos on YouTube using sign language have helped bridge the gap between the hearing and the hearing impaired. Kathy Vara reports for this week's Life Connected on the...

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 09:54 AM PDT

Life Connected: Caring Family of Kings

Life Connected: Caring Family of Kings

The Stanley Cup champions had a busy off-season raising money and awareness for a condition that affects one in 500 infants, including a member of the LA Kings' family. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at...

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 05:40 AM PDT

Life Connected: Foster Child Finds Opportunity

Life Connected: Foster Child Finds Opportunity

A foster child finds friendship and a bright future. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 14, 2014.

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 12:20 AM PDT

New USC Building Bears LA Educator's Name

New USC Building Bears LA Educator's Name

A new building on the University of Southern California campus bears the name of a Los Angeles pioneer in education. Lolita Lopez reports for Life Connected on the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.

Monday, Sep 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM PDT

Group Helps Create Peace Among Gangs in South LA

Group Helps Create Peace Among Gangs in South LA

A longtime gang-prevention specialist is helping rival gang members defuse violence on the streets of South Los Angeles. Beverly White reports for Life Connected on the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.

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Limo Crash Leaves 11 Injured

Limo Crash Leaves 11 Injured

Eleven adults were injured, five critically, when a stretch limousine crashed with two others cars in northern Los Angeles County on Saturday night, officials said.

Surfer With Disabilities Inspires SoCal Beachgoers

Surfer With Disabilities Inspires SoCal Beachgoers

Surfing is difficult for many people to master, but for Mitchell Solomon-Coombs, the sport poses an especially unique challenge because the 22-year-old is unable to walk.

Fatal Long Beach Bridge Crash Under Investigation

Fatal Long Beach Bridge Crash Under Investigation

A fiery wrong-way car crash that killed one person and injured three others on a Long Beach bridge was under investigation Saturday night, authorities said.

Crash on 15 Freeway Sparks Brush Fire in Cajon Pass

Crash on 15 Freeway Sparks Brush Fire in Cajon Pass

A tour bus crash along the 15 Freeway sparked a brush fire in the Cajon Pass and prompted a partial closure of the busy roadway Saturday afternoon.

Gunman Who Fatally Shot Memphis Police Officer Still at Large

Gunman Who Fatally Shot Memphis Police Officer Still at Large

A Memphis police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop Saturday evening, and authorities were hunting for the gunman, officials said. Police said the officer was conducting a traffic stop at around 9...

Suicidal Man Sentenced For Attacking CHP Officer

Suicidal Man Sentenced For Attacking CHP Officer

A suicidal man who attacked his rescuer was sentenced to prison Friday, nearly three years after stabbing a California Highway Patrol officer in the eye.