Jacob Margolis

Science Reporter

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From the consequences of climate change to the next Big One, the threat of another natural disaster is never far away. I help Southern Californians understand the science shaping our imperfect paradise and get them prepared for what’s next.

Stories by Jacob Margolis

Tuesday Reviewsday: Best of 2014

We've got a special version of Tuesday Reviewsday for you this week. We hear from our critics about some of their favorite music from 2014.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Christmas special

This time on Tuesday Reviewsday - our weekly new music segment - we have a collection of rap, R&B and soul songs to help your holiday spirit.

Is the window display a dying art form?

As online shopping continues to grow, brick and mortar stores are trying to figure out new ways to bring in customers. Could old school window displays help?

Charles Phoenix makes his crazy candy cane cake

Christmas is just a few days a way and if you're bored with traditional treats, try a crazy candy cane cake - the latest creation from our friend, Charles Phoenix.

How one credit union monitors and guards against fraud

How does Logix Federal Credit Union manage attempts at fraud against its more than 126,000 customers? With their always on, tech savvy, fraud management team.

Gena Rowlands on being in 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks'

Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson star in the new movie about a bristly, but loving relationship between an older woman and her dance instructor.

The guy who hunts down hackers for big companies

What happens when a big company is hacked and has a bunch of personal information stolen? Some call George Kurtz, CEO of CrowdStrike to hunt down the evildoers.

On the Lot: Sony hack and 'Into the Woods' drama

It's time for On the Lot, our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood. Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times joined A Martinez in studio to chat.

LA Times uncovers worker abuse by supermarket vendors

An LA Times investigation has shown that Whole Foods, Walmart, and other grocers have bought produce from companies that severely mistreat their workers, in Mexico.

Eight years on, New Horizons probe almost at Pluto

NASA launched the New Horizons probe nearly nine years ago. And finally, it's almost at its destination, which is located in the corner of our solar system... Pluto.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Mary J. Blige, TriBeCaStan and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we've got new music from Mary J. Blige, TriBeCaStan, Tētēma and Whitey Morgan.

App Chat: using science to find the perfect drink for you

Predicting security line wait times, a weather station in your pocket and using science to predict your favorite holiday drink - App Chat has you covered.

Protests in Berkeley turn violent on second night

On the second night of protests in Berkeley, California over the Eric Garner decision in New York, a small group of protesters broke windows and looted stores.

On the Lot: hungry hungry Hunger Games

The hungry Hunger Games ate up the box office this weekend, Bradley Cooper plays the Elephant Man on Broadway and the first glimmers of awards season start to glow.

From punk to mariachi: The story of Mariachi El Bronx

Mariachi El Bronx isn't from the Bronx, and they don't have a deep mariachi background. They're a former punk band - and the mariachi community loves them.