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Brian Frank is a Digital News Producer for LAist/KPCC and leads special projects for the station. Before joining Southern California Public Radio in 2013, he was web editor for SoCal Connected, the award-winning TV newsmagazine at KCET in Los Angeles.
Brian also served as editor of USC's Online Journalism Review and worked as a consultant to graduate fellows of the school's News21 program, part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. He obtained his master's degree from USC's Annenberg School.
He has written for print, radio, television and web, and he dabbles in code. But before all that, he was teaching English in a tiny seaside town in Japan and overseeing a program for at-risk youth on the edge of the Alaskan bush.
Stories by Brian Frank
With California facing one of the worst droughts ever, we're all thinking about how to save water. But you may not be doing the right thing.
A county audit in February substantiated claims that test materials were being circulated among staff via email and, in some cases, passed along to potential applicants.
The actress's decision to press charges over tweets that contained abusive and sexually threatening language has tapped a nerve online.
Phillip Washington, CEO of Denver’s Regional Transportation District since 2009, has been picked to oversee the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Whoever wins in the April general election will become Pasadena's first new mayor in 16 years. The current mayor, Bill Bogaard, announced last fall he would not seek a record fifth term.
The president will arrive Thursday to tape an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and attend a Democratic National Committee fundraiser before staying the night and departing Friday.
Because of problems with the utility's new billing system, the amount customers owe for past-due bills swelled by $245 million from July 2013 to $681 million in November 2014, an audit finds.
Monique Jenee Deckard, 43, reportedly stabbed a female patron at a laundromat. Police said the family was aware she was mentally unstable and called them to check up on her hours earlier.
A runway on the south side of Los Angeles International Airport was shut down Friday, the first of four closures planned between now and 2018.
The new 4-year contract must now be approved by the union membership and the full City Council.
A trade group's annual report on the pet industry says Americans' spending included $22 billion on food and $15 billion on veterinary care, but the fastest-growing category was for "other services" — like pet spas.
Two measures that would shift the timing of local elections received more than 76 percent voter approval on Tuesday night.
The late-season blast brought heavy showers late Sunday. Areas of Malibu and southern Ventura County reported nearly two inches of rain in a 24-hour period.
The company said the material as a catalyst that is primarily composed of metal oxides and amorphous silica and said that it could cause irritation to the skin, eyes and throat.
A report released Thursday details how 22-year-old Elliot Rodger stabbed his first victims before embarking on a shooting rampage that left three more dead and 14 injured.