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

LA homeless: Extra $214M to coordinate services, programs

L.A. homeless organizations will be getting a $214 million boost to help expand services and ease coordination between the city and county's many agencies.

As NorCal wildfire surges, officials able to call off some evacuations

Fire officials say the Happy Camp Complex fire grew 8,000 acres on Saturday alone as flames swallowed islands of forest and spread to the south and east.

Evacuations in effect in NorCal as firefighters brace homes

A wildfire burning in Northern California continues to threaten homes and other structures, two days after many in the area were evacuated, fire officials said.

Arroyo Seco clean up to extend into next week

L.A. sanitation officials say they're working on a major clean-up effort along the dry Arroyo Seco riverbed in South Pasadena, where a number of homeless encampments have sprung up in recent years, some with their own kitchens and bathroom structures.

Napa Earthquake: Injury tally climbs to 120; 6 critically injured

Six people are in critical condition after an earthquake struck wine country early Sunday. One-hundred twenty have been treated for injuries, hospital officials say.

Brush fire shuts Highway 39, forces campground evacuations

All lanes of California's Highway 39 have been shut down after a small wildfire broke out in the area.

SF nonprofit converts buses to rolling showers for homeless

In San Francisco, a new experiment is underway: converting former public buses into traveling shower stalls for folks in need.

Orange County tries swimming pool warrants to control West Nile virus

In years past, vector control has taken to chucking insect-eating fish into neglected pools that they couldn't get access to. This year, the agency is using court-issued warrants.

Skid Row adds major outreach initiative to clean-up effort

The program, dubbed "Healthy Streets" will pair regular street cleanings with aggressive community outreach efforts and involve close coordination between a slew of city and county organizations.

NorCal wildfire leaves 8 injured, prompts evacuations

A wildfire overran firefighters Friday afternoon, seriously injuring eight and prompting Calfire to issue evacuations for nearby areas, a spokesman for the agency said.

Skid Row homeless women increasingly older, report says

Los Angeles's Skid Row is home to an increasingly older population of women, many of whom have experienced domestic and sexual abuse, according to a new report.

Dry conditions, lightning spark fires across California

Hot temperatures, dry conditions and sporadic lightning have made for difficult firefighting conditions across the state. On Sunday, a fire in northeast California prompted evacuations.

Wildfires near Sierra Nevada, Yosemite destroy 11 homes

Firefighters in Northern California are battling two wildfires that have destroyed 11 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills and near Yosemite.

Caltrans applies for funds to begin mountain lion overpass

Caltrans has applied for a grant to help it establish what might be the state's first-ever overpass for the use of landlocked mountain lions and their food chain subordinates.

USC graduate student from China found dead after assault (updated)

Police believe the student, identified as Xinran Ji, was assaulted by at least three suspects with a blunt object as he was walking a few blocks from campus back to his apartment.