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Mike Roe is the arts & entertainment editor for LAist, as well as being part of KPCC's broader coverage online and on air. He's covered events like Comic-Con and E3, as well as breaking news, from fires to shootings. He was nominated for a National Entertainment Journalism award for his pop culture coverage and created KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness, which received national attention.
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.
Stories by Mike Roe
The restrictions will be bolstered by an expansive new enforcement system, costing $1.7 million to set up and $1 million to $1.5 million per year.
It could impact hundreds of thousands of people in L.A. Businesses can still ask about an applicant's criminal history — but not until a conditional job offer is made.
A judge in L.A. has sentenced former NFL star Sharper, 41, to 20 years in prison for raping two women and drugging two others about three years ago.
Mario is officially jumping (out of a pipe) into Universal Studios theme parks worldwide, including Southern California's Universal Studios Hollywood.
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies convicted of beating a jail inmate and falsifying records to hide the abuse have been sentenced to federal prison terms.
The NAACP chapter says those changes contradict what it submitted to the Department of Justice when it applied for initial funding.
The Lucia Container Home project fits two private residences in 14 shipping containers. It's meant to be environmental while accommodating three generations of family.
Comic shops around the world want fanboys and fangirls to check out a store near them.
A new aerial survey has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since the last one in May, bringing the total since 2010 to more than 102 million.
L.A. has the most chronically homeless residents in the U.S. for the second year in a row, according to a federal report released this week. So what are we doing about it?
You may have seen actress/comedian Lauren Lapkus in a movie or on TV, but she made her name in L.A.'s improv comedy scene. She carries on that tradition with her podcast.
OneWest Bank may have violated the Fair Housing Act through practices that kept minorities from having equal access to home loans, according to two nonprofit advocacy groups.
A fire broke out at the Torrance refinery on Tuesday afternoon, according to Torrance Fire Capt. Robert Millea. This is the same plant where there was an explosion last year.
The tools to reach functional zero include prioritizing veterans, using actual veterans in outreach, treating veterans as individuals and working with law enforcement.
The event will shut off streets to cars so get out your bikes, skateboards and sneakers.