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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
A late autumn rain storm has blanketed Southern California. Evacuations in Camarillo Springs have been lifted, with homes in the area spared from damage.
Forecasters say the storm coming Tuesday will be more widespread and bring even more rain than the one that caused a flow of mud and rocks to cover a portion of PCH Sunday.
Police began detaining protesters Friday in the Westlake area of Los Angeles on the fifth night of protests over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater, which Baker founded in 1963 with his partner Alton Wood, entertained generations of children and adults with its wooden puppets.
The president called the immigration system "broken" and pledged to work with Congress on comprehensive reform but hinted that he would sidestep legislators.
L.A. Unified said its decision was the result of comments attorney W. Keith Wyatt made to KPCC on Thursday.
Rescued young people say they relied on body heat and lit a fire to keep warm through the night.
Officer Shaun Diamond was shot during a search at a suspected motorcycle gang member's home in late October. A law enforcement procession was planned through downtown Pomona Thursday.
Tyrone C. Isumu, 54, was arrested at about 7:30 p.m. and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, police said Tuesday.
David Martinez, 36, a suspected Mongols motorcycle gang member, was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in the death of Pomona SWAT Officer Shaun Diamond.
Merchant Customer Exchange, which is pushing a new mobile app called CurrentC as an alternative to the Apple-based payment system, said Tuesday it had been hacked.
Earlier this month, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation setting aside 346,177 acres of Angeles National Forest for permanent protection. A detailed map of the area is now available.
Bradford is a graduate of the California Institute for the Arts, who received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Grant" in 2009.
Proposition 48 is a voter-initiated referendum challenging gaming compacts between the state, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe.
Christopher Garcia, 57, received five years probation, must register as a sex offender for life and will lose his license to practice law, according to the district attorney's office.