Eric Zassenhaus Sr Editor, Digital

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Eric Zassenhaus is a Sr Editor, Digital for KPCC. Prior to joining KPCC, Eric worked at KTVU in Oakland, KQED in San Francisco, and assisted mid-career reporters in learning new skills at UC Berkeley's Knight Digital Media Center.

Eric has also served as editor at several magazines and as art director at Tikkun magazine in San Francisco. He has worked at several book publishers, including City Lights Books, where he cut his teeth building the publisher/bookstore's website.

Eric graduated from U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School for Journalism, where he concentrated in digital and multimedia journalism.

Stories by Eric Zassenhaus

LAUSD can't fault 14-year-old for her own sexual assault, court rules

An appellate court has ruled that the LAUSD can't blame a 14-year-old student for her own sexual assault or introduce evidence showing her prior sexual history.

LAUSD teacher abuse case again raises issue of student's prior sexual history

Attorneys for LAUSD and one of its student continue to argue over whether the 13-year-old girl's sexual history should have been admitted as evidence in her suit against the district.

Wildfires threaten structures near Azusa, Simi Valley

Two fast-moving wildfires broke out Friday near residential neighborhoods in L.A. and Ventura counties, threatening structures, fire officials said.

Anza Fire: Highway 74 fully reopened, evacuations lifted

Firefighters have been able to get control over a fire that shut down a stretch of highway and prompted evacuations Monday in Riverside County.

Plane crash lands on Carlsbad beach, injuring boy

A small plane sent beachgoers scrambling Saturday when it made a crash landing in Carlsbad, injuring one person and causing evacuation of the area.

Humid weather, possible thunderstorms heading to SoCal

Hot, humid weather from Northern Mexico and Arizona will sweep into Southern California Monday, bringing a chance of thunderstorms that will continue through the week.

Officer identified in Los Feliz police shooting

Los Angeles police have identified the officer who shot and critically injured a man in Los Feliz last Friday after he allegedly approached them in an aggressive manner.

This is what happens when Skid Row actors adapt Aristophanes

A new play opening this weekend features a cast drawn from the shelters and recovery programs in downtown L.A.'s Skid Row area.

Police commission VP calls on LAPD to update training

L.A. Police Commission Vice President Paula Madison defended the recent ruling that an officer acted out of policy in the shooting death of Ezell Ford.

Laguna Beach latest to freeze short term rentals

Laguna Beach is the latest Southern California city to slap a moratorium on short-term rentals popularized by sites like Airbnb and HomeAway.

8 bodies recovered from US helicopter crash site in Nepal

The Huey UH-1 chopper went down east of the capital Kathmandu on Tuesday while coordinating disaster relief to the quake-stricken Himalayan country.

LA artist Chris Burden dies at 69

Conceptual artist Chris Burden, known in part for for the 'Urban Light' sculpture outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has died, the museum said Sunday. He was 69.

Event helps reduce charges on former felons' records

The events could have a major impact on former felons' chances of getting a job or getting into a school, by erasing some crimes from their records.

Woman falsely imprisoned for 17 years suing city of LA

Susan Mellen, who spent 17 years in jail for a murder she did not commit, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, saying an LAPD detective knowingly used false information in her case.

Watch: Palos Verdes spear fisherman gets spooked by whale hiding in kelp

A spear-fisher in Palos Verdes got a surprise Friday when a gray whale and its calf emerged from the kelp forest right beneath him.