Jacob Margolis

KPCC's Science Reporter

Jacob's time in journalism began when he was 16, when he'd skip high school to spend his days working on the mid-day newscast at KPFK in Los Angeles.

Since then he's worked at NPR in Washington, D.C., as a producer on "The Madeleine Brand Show" and "Take Two" at KPCC and as a reporter, covering the political and social impact of California's new marijuana industry.

Now, he's the science reporter for the station.

Stories by Jacob Margolis

Rams owner Kroenke says moving to LA is the rational thing to do

The Rams are moving back to Los Angeles after 20 years, so A Martinez sat down with team owner Stan Kroenke to talk about what's to come.

Tenant wins historic status for his apartment building

The L.A. city council sided with a local tenant who argued his apartment complex shouldn't be torn down because of the noted designers who built it in the 1930s.

Where LA is most vulnerable to El Niño storms

City officials say despite their preparedness plans, they expect flooding and mudslides, citing recent storms as a glimpse into what's to come.

Campus protests sparked by national conversation around race

The recent wave of student protests began at the University of Missouri. But students at Occidental and Claremont McKenna say they were organized long before that.

Occidental College president says he won't resign

Students have been camped out in the administrative building, demanding that administrators make the college more inclusive and that the president leave his post.

Claremont McKenna College dean resigns after protests

Mary Spellman's decision comes after a heated week at the school, where students say administration has been slow to address student demands for greater inclusivity.

Local group sets short deadline to house 500 veterans

The vets are all homeless but hold federal vouchers that would cover their rent. The challenge is landing an affordable apartment and saving up a security deposit.

El Niño's storms endanger homeless encampments in riverbeds

Some of LA's homeless have set up camp in riverbeds and flood control channels. Local teams are trying to convince them to move before the storms come.

Airbnb has spent more than $200,000 lobbying in LA

As LA officials consider ways to regulate the short-term rental industry, Airbnb is playing defense, spending money on local lobbyists.

WeHo council may give renters first dibs at home ownership

When the landlord announces the building is up for sale, renters have to find a new place. But West Hollywood may pass a law allowing them first rights to buy.

Could El Niño rain on LA's hot housing market?

With the threat of a very wet winter, realtors say buyers are thinking twice about hillside homes. The rain could also mean fewer people venture out to house hunt.

Voters in San Francisco consider new restrictions for Airbnb

Los Angeles has yet to regulate the industry, but one L.A. councilman says he's watching how other cities, including San Francisco, are structuring their policies.

Does the new Clifton's Cafeteria have any of the old charm?

After being closed for five years and taken over by new management, how does the new Clifton's Cafeteria stack up agains the old one? Click through to see.

How 'The Last Man on Earth' made the apocalypse funny

To create their post apocalyptic show Phil Lord and Chris Miller had to ask and answer questions like... where are all of the dead bodies?

'Mr. Robot' star on season finale, hearing voices and his crazy eyes

Rami Malek used to skip out of his computer class in high school, which is funny because he's been playing a hacker on a hit TV show for an entire season.