Steve Julian Host, Morning Edition

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Steve Julian is KPCC's host for Morning Edition. Steve started his broadcasting career as a police dispatcher and served as a police officer in Baldwin Park. He moved to radio in 1980 at an easy-listening station in the Inland Empire. At KPRO in Riverside, he co-anchored the afternoon news with Larry Mantle, before KPCC hired Larry away in 1983.

Steve joined KPCC in 2000 after five years as a traffic reporter for AirWatch America in Santa Ana. He coordinated the simulcast of WNYC’s coverage of the attacks on September 11, 2001.

A Southland native, Julian acts and directs at theaters around southern California. He serves on the boards of two theater companies and writes about theater for LA STAGE Times and on his own website,

Stories by Steve Julian

Brown, Boxer win California statewide races; Cooley-Harris still too close to call

Unlike in much of the country, Democrats fared well in California Tuesday. The cliffhanger: the race for attorney general between L.A. County DA Steve Cooley and San Francisco DA Kamala Harris.

California attorney general race too close to call; Harris holds small lead over Cooley

There were very few surprises yesterday as voters went to the polls. Jerry Brown is California governor once more. Gavin Newsom will take over as lieutenant governor and the other incumbents in the major state offices were re-elected. One race that is still too close to call is the battle for state attorney general.

Halloween-themed theater shows now playing across Southland

When the Christmas season rolls around, theatergoers are accustomed to choosing among productions of “The Nutcracker,” “A Christmas Carol” and “The Miracle on 34th Street.” But some theater companies have chosen Halloween as the holiday to commemorate, and there are plenty of ghoulish shows to choose from in the Southland this week.

'Enron' now playing at LA Theatre Works

The Broadway musical production of “Enron” had a very short run in New York earlier this year. After middling reviews, lackluster ticket sales and failing to get an ever-so-important Tony nomination, the producers quickly pulled the plug. But before coming to New York, the show had a very successful run in London. It’s now being staged this week by L.A. Theatre Works.

'Venice' opens at Kirk Douglas Theatre

When you see "Venice" on the marquee above the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, don't bother pulling out a map.

Mattel reports increase in third quarter net income

Toymaker Mattel, based in El Segundo, saw its net income rise 23 percent in the third quarter. Sales were driven in large part by its line of dolls.

Can you take it with you?

I was a theatre major in college after spending several years performing on stage as a teen at the Gallery Theatre in Ontario. Radio eventually usurped the boards and I didn't do another play until about four years ago.

Film editor Sally Menke's body found in Hollywood Hills [Updated]

The body of award-winning film editor Sally Menke has been found in the Hollywood Hills.

Homelessness forum in Venice over human waste gets tense

Tempers flared Thursday night at a packed town hall on homelessness at Westminster Elementary School in Venice.

Emerald battle heads to Los Angeles court

An emerald that weighs nearly as much as a horse is the subject of a court case today in Los Angeles. The judge will try to determine who owns the big rock.

Closing arguments begin in Adenhart murder trial

Closing arguments begin today in the murder trial of a man accused of killing Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two of his friends. The jury’s hands are tied.

Southern California takes part in festivities for Mexico's bicentennial Independence Day

Mexico celebrates a milestone in its history tomorrow - 200 years ago, Mexico declared its independence from Spain. A month-long celebration begins today. Gustavo Arellano is the managing editor of the OC Weekly and writes a column called “Ask A Mexican.” He talked about what this bicentennial means to him.

Longtime NBC news anchor Edwin Newman dies at 91

Longtime NBC news anchor Edwin Newman has died. Newman was known not only for his reporting chops, but also for his linguistic finesse.

'The Glass Menagerie' opens at the Mark Taper Forum

When the American playwright Tennessee Williams wrote “The Glass Menagerie,” it was destined to be an MGM film under the name “The Gentleman Caller.” It opened on stage in Chicago in 1944 and is widely considered to be an autobiographical account of Williams’ early adult life and family.

Lt. Gov. Maldonado signs Bell tax refund bill; deals with San Bruno clean-up

Governor Schwarzenegger is in Asia today, so Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado will act in his stead and sign a bill this morning that will give thousands of homeowners in Bell a refund on their property taxes.