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Brian Frank is a Digital News Producer for LAist/KPCC and leads special projects for the station. Before joining Southern California Public Radio in 2013, he was web editor for SoCal Connected, the award-winning TV newsmagazine at KCET in Los Angeles.
Brian also served as editor of USC's Online Journalism Review and worked as a consultant to graduate fellows of the school's News21 program, part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. He obtained his master's degree from USC's Annenberg School.
He has written for print, radio, television and web, and he dabbles in code. But before all that, he was teaching English in a tiny seaside town in Japan and overseeing a program for at-risk youth on the edge of the Alaskan bush.
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The late-season blast brought heavy showers late Sunday. Areas of Malibu and southern Ventura County reported nearly two inches of rain in a 24-hour period.
The company said the material as a catalyst that is primarily composed of metal oxides and amorphous silica and said that it could cause irritation to the skin, eyes and throat.
A report released Thursday details how 22-year-old Elliot Rodger stabbed his first victims before embarking on a shooting rampage that left three more dead and 14 injured.
Some industry observers speculate a shutdown at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance could lead to increases at the pump.
The California Congresswoman and former L.A. city councilwoman's Facebook page was updated Wednesday morning with a campaign banner for the supervisor's race.
See who’s appearing on the ballot on March 3 and find out more about the candidates running in your district.
The iconic spot in East Hollywood is among 10 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed sites that, if approved, would join the ranks of the Sydney Opera House and the Egyptian pyramids.
The San Jacinto Police K9 was shot while searching for a suspect, who was himself later killed after a standoff with law enforcement officers.
The unanimous vote came Tuesday morning and expanded on previous efforts to curb such advertising in public spaces.
A flier reportedly calling Martin Luther King Jr. a "communist pervert" and urging residents not to commemorate his birthday was delivered to about 40 homes in Santa Ana Monday.
Serra is credited with bringing Christianity to the United States' West and established many of the Spanish missions in California.
There is not a single person of color among the 20 people nominated for lead and supporting actor and actress, a lack of diversity that is reflected in the filmmaking nominations, as well. See the full list of winners, watch the Best Picture trailers and more.
The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday night voted 5-2 to approve a plan that would immediately allow wood-burning in at least 15 beach fire rings.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris said via her website Tuesday that she's running to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate.
The state insurance commissioner on Monday said the Mercury agents collected about the same amount in unapproved fees from consumers between 1999 and 2004.