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

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.

Election 2014: Which Californian has the most cash for November?

Congressional candidates have reported their latest campaign contribution totals to the Federal Election Commission. California's two top republicans have the advantage.

LA seeks to shut down marijuana farmers market

A marijuana farmers market that kicked off in Boyle Heights two weeks ago may prove to be short-lived. L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer told KPCC he'll move to shut down the event.

Lanes closed, several injured on 210 Freeway

At least six people were injured Thursday morning when a semi truck collided with a bus carrying disabled passengers on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena.

Protesters gather at Murrieta City Hall, Border Patrol station

Several hundred gathered near Murrieta's city hall Wednesday afternoon as part of a vigil in support of undocumented migrants arriving from Central America.

Wildfires surge in Northern California over hot, dry weekend

A series of wildfires in Northern California and Nevada have threatened neighborhoods, burned several homes, and scorched remote wilderness areas, fire officials said.

Downtown LA's Rosslyn Hotel to become housing for homeless

Unlike many beautiful downtown buildings undergoing a makeover, the restored Rosslyn Hotel will cater not to high-end luxury loft seekers, but to the area's growing homeless population.

Update: Crews find dog of missing firefighter

Over 100 fire and safety personnel continued their search Sunday for Mike Herdman Sunday, who went missing in Los Padres National Forest over a week ago.

Shirley Fire: Evacuations lifted as fire and containment grow

Evacuations were lifted for the Shirley Fire burning in Kern County, Kern County Fire Chief Brian Marshall said at a community meeting Monday night.

Watch: Sir Mix-A-Lot, Seattle Symphony perform 'Baby Got Back'

The Seattle Symphony and rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot wowed a roomful of fans Friday night with a full-figured performance of "Baby Got Back," complete with a stage full of dancers from the crowd.

Isla Vista shootings: Victim's father: 'She was everybody's daughter'

The father of Veronika Weiss, who was one of the victims shot near a sorority near UC Santa Barbara's campus said his daughter was a passionate student and athlete.

Crews expect to have largest San Diego fire contained Thursday

Firefighters say they've turned the corner on the remaining four large brushfires that caused evacuations and closed roads for the region late last week.