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When he's not covering the waterfront for LAist/KPCC, Mike writes TV drama scripts with his wife Kristiana; his writing has been honored in several contests. He also writes and performs sketch comedy. He's studied sketch and improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the Pack Theater, and elsewhere.
Mike began his broadcast career at his high school radio station in Mercer Island, Washington, where he served as president and program director. From there he moved on to college and community radio, then interned in commercial radio and public television. He earned a BA in history from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and also spent time studying communications, music, and religion.
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Porter Ranch residents staying in hotels will now get up to eight days and seven nights to move out and back home. SoCal Gas is also set to pay other costs.
It took three years to build as part of a $120 million project. When construction began in 2012, Metro estimated it would take two years to build, but it didn't make its summer 2014 date.
"Think of somebody doing a freestyle gymnastics or ice routine, but in a wheelchair, with paint on the wheels of the wheelchair and on the roller, leaving marks."
The teens who have been charged are suspected of being gang members, according to the DA's office, and the murders were allegedly gang-related.
Sunday's storm dumped up to three inches of rain on some parts of Los Angeles. Thousands were still without power around Southern California.
The other two escapees remain on the loose and were with Bac Duong in the San Jose area as of Thursday, before he headed back south and turned himself in without them.
The Chargers are staying in San Diego for the 2016 season, according to a statement from the team's chairman. He also said he's hoping they stay in San Diego — in a new stadium.
The technology was made available to other Orange County police departments outside Anaheim as well, according to the ACLU of Northern California.
Orange County Sheriff Hutchens said the department expects to make additional arrests on Thursday.
The deputy had set his rifle, inside of its case, on his trunk before getting distracted and driving off without remembering to put it inside the vehicle.
The initiative could make nonviolent felons eligible for parole sooner and allow the prison system to give credit to prisoners for good behavior, rehabilitation and education.
"Hamilton" has already grossed more than $44 million at the Rodgers, with close to 300,000 in attendance so far. Here are the details on when it's coming, how to get tickets and more.
Vigoda, who played the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in "Barney Miller" and a doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94, years after erroneous reports of his death.
There were 156 flights affected either into or out of LAX. That includes 86 flights that were delayed and 80 that were cancelled.
Gov. Brown said in his State of the State address that he could stick around past his term limits — if he funded a ballot initiative to make it happen. He framed it as a joke, but was it?