Jacob Margolis

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Jacob's time in public radio and journalism began when he was 16, when he'd skip high school to spend his days on the mid-day news at KPFK in Los Angeles.

Since then he's interned and temped at NPR, worked as a producer on "The Madeleine Brand Show" and "Take Two" at KPCC for six years and has won multiple awards for his work.

He's also filed pieces for NPR, and has filled in as a reporter at KPCC, focusing on everything from science and business to housing and homelessness.

Lately, he's been reporting on the impact of marijuana legalization on the people, businesses and politics of California. You can hear him talk about the changing marijuana landscape each week on HighQ .

He's also currently part of KPCC's On Demand Content team which is responsible for developing podcasts for the station.


Stories by Jacob Margolis

Santa Monica slaps Airbnb, VRBO with $500 fines

Banning short-term rentals wasn't enough to stop sites like Airbnb and VRBO, so Santa Monica stepped it up by citing them for hundreds of violations.

San Bernardino County getting its first Whole Foods market

The more upscale, health-focused grocery store is a sign of change in a part of Southern California that has long been considered an affordable alternative to L.A.

Pirated films soar during Hollywood awards season

Screeners for The Revenant, Creed and The Big Short have all been leaked to pirate movie sites, and new tools are making it even easier for pirates to watch them.

The LA Marathon is Sunday. What's the price tag?

Running in the marathon costs about $200. But to close streets, pay medical staff and clean the streets in LA and Santa Monica, it will likely surpass $1 million.

Are year-long rental leases on the way out?

Short-term rentals have become so popular that LA rental listing site RadPad couldn't ignore them any longer. The CEO says people want flexible leasing options.

LA homelessness: City, county pass plans. Now what?

City and county officials affirm their commitment to ending homelessness, but say they will need to find more revenues to fund their plans for the long-term.

5 things to know about LA's big homelessness fix

After months of studies, bold declarations and public hearings, city and county officials are moving on their homelessness strategies. Here's what you need to know.

The Great Race: The cyclist won; here's why

Cyclist Jacob Margolis narrowly beat out car driver Sue Carpenter by 5 minutes.

Examining Egypt five years after the Arab Spring

The revolution didn't end with the fall of longtime president Hosni Mubarak. Some Egyptians say little has changed.

Rams owner Kroenke says moving to LA is the rational thing to do

The Rams are moving back to Los Angeles after 20 years, so A Martinez sat down with team owner Stan Kroenke to talk about what's to come.

Tenant wins historic status for his apartment building

The L.A. city council sided with a local tenant who argued his apartment complex shouldn't be torn down because of the noted designers who built it in the 1930s.

Where LA is most vulnerable to El Niño storms

City officials say despite their preparedness plans, they expect flooding and mudslides, citing recent storms as a glimpse into what's to come.

Campus protests sparked by national conversation around race

The recent wave of student protests began at the University of Missouri. But students at Occidental and Claremont McKenna say they were organized long before that.

Occidental College president says he won't resign

Students have been camped out in the administrative building, demanding that administrators make the college more inclusive and that the president leave his post.

Claremont McKenna College dean resigns after protests

Mary Spellman's decision comes after a heated week at the school, where students say administration has been slow to address student demands for greater inclusivity.