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Miguel Contreras is a Web Producer for KPCC.org.

Prior to KPCC, Miguel worked in public TV station KCET's news show "SoCal Connected" as Associate Producer and Web Producer. There, he earned an Emmy, Golden Mike, and several L.A. Press Club Awards for his work on a months-long investigation into mismanagement at the Housing Authority of L.A.

Before his foray into journalism, Miguel ran an after school program for the City of Long Beach Public Library and worked as an instructional aide for special education students at Long Beach Unified School District for several years.

Miguel obtained a B.A. in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from UC Berkeley.

He grew up in the town of Tecate, Baja California (yes, like the beer), and attended school daily in Tecate, CA, USA.

Stories by Miguel Contreras

Candlelight vigil to be held for Isla Vista victims

On the one-year anniversary of the Isla Vista killings, parents, students and community members will come together to honor the victims of Elliot Rodger's deadly rampage.

2 OC men arrested in terrorism probe

Two Orange County men were arrested Thursday and have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic militant group fighting in Syria.

Federal Building in DTLA evacuated over bomb threat, woman arrested (updated)

Police have arrested a woman who threatened to bomb the lobby of the Federal Building in Downtown Los Angeles.

Police searching for man who raped woman in Boyle Heights

Police are seeking the public's help in the the search for a man who raped a woman late Friday in her Boyle Heights home.

Hollywood gas leak prompts evacuations

Contractors with the Southern California Gas Company ruptured a gas line in Hollywood Saturday afternoon, prompting authorities to issue evacuations street closures.

Dodgers to host 'peanut-friendly' game May 11

It's part of Major League Baseball's push to cater to baseball fans who are allergic to peanuts with "peanut-sensitive" games.

'Stairway to Heaven' copyright lawsuit moving to LA

A judge in Philadelphia has moved the lawsuit alleging that Led Zeppelin lifted the intro in "Stairway to Heaven" from the band Spirit to Los Angeles.

35-cent DASH fare? There's an app (and TAP) for that

Under a new proposal, riders using a TAP card or LADOT's app would pay 35 cents per ride instead of 50 cents. Seniors and disabled riders would pay 15 cents.

3.9-magnitude earthquake hits near Park-Windsor Hills area

A small 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Los Angeles early Sunday morning.

Mexican actress, immigrant icon 'La India María' dies

The iconic and beloved actress, screenwriter and director has died at age 74, the Mexican film institute announced Friday.

Port of LA police chief indicted on corruption charges

Chief Ronald Jerome Boyd faces 16 counts, charges ranging from wire fraud to tax evasion.

Storm brings rain to LA, rain and snow to Northern California

It's only been a drizzle, but any rain is a big deal in Los Angeles these days.

Los Feliz apartment fire reveals pot grow house

Authorities say they found nearly 100 marijuana plants on the property Friday night.

Wife of slain Bell Gardens mayor indicted

Lyvette Crespo pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband Daniel Crespo.

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.