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Jose Luis Jiménez is a News Editor at KPCC.

Jose previously worked as social media/web editor at KPBS in San Diego and on the multimedia Fronteras Desk journalism project, which focused on reporting about issues along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Before joining KPBS, Jose worked for eight years at the San Diego Union-Tribune/ in a range of roles, including Web editor.

Jose earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, with a double-major in journalism and political science. He is also active in the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and CCNMA-Latino Journalists of California.

Originally from the Caribbean, Jose enjoys traveling, playing baseball and expanding his rum collection.

Stories by Jose Luis Jiménez

Dog survives ride on truck engine during Southland heat wave

The driver of a Chevrolet Silverado discovered a really hot dog after he drove his truck in temperatures that approached triple digits.

Heat & red flag warnings continue; relief on Wednesday

Southland heat wave to continue through Tuesday before cooling off Wednesday. Fire danger remains high. And a woman was arrested for leaving a baby in a locked car.

Obama: Cesar Chavez home to become national monument

The site near Bakersfield also served as the United Farm Workers labor union headquarters. Chavez is buried there; his gravesite will be part of the monument.

Plan to tap Mojave Desert groundwater gets first approval

A private company still needs to secure funding and obtain permission to access the Colorado River Aqueduct to get the water to Southern California taps.

90 years of the Hollywood sign in rare pictures

The iconic sign — which at one point was in disrepair and in danger of being torn down — gets new paint as its 90th anniversary approaches. We look back at its fabled history.

Red flag fire warning for Southern California's mountains

High heat and low humidity has prompted a red flag warning for Southern California’s mountains through Tuesday evening.