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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.
Stories by Brian Frank
A UC Davis team has created an interactive map that pinpoints exactly which pieces of farmland could absorb some of the rainfall expected in this year's El Niño.
Pasadena city leaders on Wednesday evening will hold the first of a pair of public discussions on a possible minimum wage increase.
Metro published new survey numbers in August that showed only a slight dip in the number of sexual harassment incidents reported on its trains and buses.
The former training officer of Christopher Dorner, the ex-cop who authorities say turned killer after he was fired from the Los Angeles Police Department, is now suing the city for racial discrimination and harassment.
The two Van Nuys police officers who shot and killed a suspect Saturday night after having their back window shattered had a threatening video in their mind at the time, according to their attorney.
A video that showed a person holding a gun while staring through a vehicle's windshield at an officer stepping out of a patrol car was filmed as part of a rap group's comeback attempt, police say.
On Thursday, California kicks off an amnesty program that will allow some drivers to reduce their amount owed by up to 80 percent and get their licenses reinstated. Here's what you need to know.
The rate of criminal offenses motivated by bias, hatred or prejudice countywide saw a 1 percent increase in 2014 compared to the year prior, according to a new report.
Mold and pest infestations in the home have been linked to health problems such as asthma. Here is some information to help protect your health and home.
Among the top-performing suppliers were Golden State Water Company Simi Valley, with a reduction of 40 percent, and the cities of Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and West Sacramento.
The uptick in jobs brought the state's unemployment rate down to 6.2 percent, compared with 7.4 percent the same time last year.
Records fell in Burbank and Lancaster, which both registered triple-digit heat on Sunday. Even coastal Long Beach hit 96 degrees, breaking its old record of 95 set in 1992.
Nearly 3,500 customers remained without power Friday after utility crews who worked to restore power to downtown Long Beach overnight were unsuccessful.
Jason Davis, 41, was shot by officers responding to a call for "disorderly suspect armed with a knife" outside a Venice coffee shop on Monday. On Thursday, police confirmed he had died.
A new study suggests that modified salmonella bacteria can target tumors that are highly resistant to other forms of treatment in a deadly form of pancreatic cancer.