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Ryan Fonseca is a digital news editor for LAist and Southern California Public Radio. Before joining KPCC, he oversaw digital storytelling for the Los Angeles Daily News. A lifelong Southern Californian, Ryan earned a B.A. in journalism from California State University Northridge in 2011 and went on to work in variety of local news outlets, including the community papers of the Los Angeles Times, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal and CBS L.A. He was an intern at KPCC in 2012. Ryan is also teaches at his alma mater, training journalism students how to effectively use social media and visual storytelling to enhance their reporting.
Stories by Ryan Fonseca

Body scanners are coming to LA Metro stations. Here's what we know about them

Los Angeles Metro's subway system will become the first in the nation to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives — without slowing them down at security lines.

Why Bird and Lime turned off their scooters in Santa Monica and urged riders to rally

The two companies took their own fleets offline to protest the possibility they might be shut out of the city's mobility pilot program, putting their future in the city at risk.

LAPD releases video of 'no-win' shootout at Silver Lake Trader Joe's, says police bullet killed woman

"These are no-win situations," the chief told reporters. "This is a heartbreaking reminder of the split-second decisions that officers must make every day."

LA's heat wave left more than 75,000 without power — and broke a record for electricity use

The only thing worse than a heat wave? Your power going out during a heat wave. That's what happened to tens of thousands of people this weekend as the Southland sizzled.

2018 primary election: Newsom, Cox secure spots in general election for governor

Follow the latest on all the news from Tuesday's California primary election here, including updated results.

New report: Yup, Los Angeles is the most polluted metro area in the US

The American Lung Association released its annual "State of the Air" report Wednesday, and the Golden State gets plenty of mentions — but not in a good way.

6 places people go instead of voting in LA County

Wow. That was pretty bad. Turnout rate: 8.23 percent. Here are six places more people go to in Los Angeles County any given day than to the polls.

Meet P-65 — the newest mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains

Local wildlife officials recently caught a young, previously unknown female puma, taking samples, fitting her with a GPS collar and releasing her back into the mountain range.

Mountain lion wanders into Azusa neighborhood, gets tranquilized

The cougar, later identified as a 10-year-old male, woke up with a "little headache" but was otherwise fine, California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said.

Here are the March For Our Lives events happening across Southern California

March For Our Lives was created in the wake of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla. that left 17 students and campus staff dead.

Protesters gather to welcome Trump to Los Angeles

This is Trump's first visit to the state as president. It comes as the Trump administration battles California over its refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Mandatory evacuations lifted in Santa Barbara County

The decision to lift evacuations was made "in consultation with the National Weather Service and other public safety officials," county officials said.

Compton mayor wants to step onto the national stage

Aja Brown was elected Compton mayor at age 31. To win the 44th District, she'll have to beat fellow Democrat Nanette Barragán and actress Stacey Dash, a Republican.

You can soon glide like a swan at Echo Park and Balboa lakes

You can cruise some L.A. lagoons in feathery fashion — though not everyone's onboard with the faux birds in their waters.