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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.
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It's not too late to register to vote. California residents have until the very end of the day Monday (just before midnight). Here are some tips to help you get it done.
Proposition 46 is an initiative statute placed on the ballot by voter petition. It is also referred to as the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014.
A major bond aims to make California's water supplies more resilient. Carrying a hefty price tag, it divides environmentalists, farmers, and other interest groups.
Proposition 47 is an initiative statute placed on the ballot by voter petition. It is also referred to as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.
Proposition 2 is a constitutional amendment put on the ballot by the California legislature to change the rules governing the state's rainy day fund.
Proposition 45 is an initiative statute placed on the ballot by voter petition. It is also referred to as the Insurance Rate Public Justification and Accountability Act.
The accident comes just weeks before Murrieta Mayor Alan Long is up for reelection on the city council.
Lawrence Bressler, 50, and Denise K. Bressler, 64, were repeatedly stabbed inside the apartment they shared with Bressler's cousin, according to police.
Temperatures are expected to cool into the 70s Tuesday across Southern California, and a slight chance of rain will extend into Wednesday morning, according to the weather service.
President Barack Obama on Friday signed an executive proclamation setting aside land in the San Gabriel Mountains. See a map of the designated area.
By honoring a 17-year-old Muslim girl from Pakistan and a 60-year-old Hindu man from India, the Nobel Committee highlighted religious and political conflicts and drew attention to children's rights.
In the wake of a horrific traffic accident in Irvine involving teens over the weekend, we review the rules governing teen drivers in California.
The fire weather conditions were expected to continue at least until Friday with triple-digit heat expected into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
The attorney for Lyvette Crespo made direct comparisons between slain Bell Gardens mayor Daniel Crespo and a pair of NFL players caught up recently in domestic violence cases.
High heat, extremely low humidity and wind gusts reaching up to 40 mph to 50 mph were expected to create a high risk of wildfires, according to the National Weather Service.