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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

One-third of Earth's large aquifers in danger of drying up

A pair of studies released Tuesday found a third of the world's large groundwater basins are in danger of being depleted but that we don't have the information to know when.

Air metal: Viper Room hosts LA air guitar qualifier

The amps will be turned up to 11 at the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip, as air guitarists compete to become the best in Los Angeles — then the world.

Ex-LADWP employee charged with embezzling $4 million

Thatcus Carl Richard, 64, of Moreno Valley was arrested Wednesday and is charged with 27 counts that include conflict of interest, public officer crime and embezzlement.

300-acre brush fire burning near California Poppy Reserve

A brush fire in Lancaster has spread to 300 acres near the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.

Investigators: Pipe in SB oil spill corroded to 1/16 of an inch

Preliminary findings from federal investigators show the pipe had been worn down to a thickness of about 1/16 of an inch.

Woman dies in fall at San Bernardino County fair attraction

Coroner's officials say Sabrina Gordon died after falling from a 28-foot platform of an attraction at the San Bernardino County Fair.

Man who led deputies on horse chase charged with felonies

Francis Jared Pusok, 30, of Apple Valley has been charged with 11 felonies and three misdemeanor counts.

Suspect arrested in Da Vinci complex arson fire

Police have arrested a man in connection with the massive fire that consumed the seven-story Da Vinci apartment complex in Downtown Los Angeles last December.

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.