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A lifelong Southern Californian, Ryan earned a B.A. in journalism from Cal State Northridge in 2011 and went on to work in several local newsrooms, including the community papers of the Los Angeles Times, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal and CBS L.A.
Ryan also teaches at his alma mater, training journalism students how to effectively use social media and visual storytelling to enhance their reporting.
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Authorities allege that parents paid about $25 million in bribes between 2011 and last month for coaches and administrators to "designate their children as purported recruited athletes," among other actions.
Parts of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties could get 3 inches of rain in a 48-hour period, while in Los Angeles County, 1 ½ to 2 inches is expected in Malibu, Woodland Hills, Pasadena and Santa Clarita.
The heavy downpour is expected to keep up through the afternoon and rain rates could reach about a half-inch per hour.
A pair of storm systems could bring more than four inches of rain by the time they pass early next week, according to forecasters.
Media industry veteran Herb Scannell, who once led Nickelodeon and BBC Worldwide, North America, will serve as Southern California Public Radio’s new president and CEO beginning late February.
The quake killed 58 people, injured more than 9,000, displaced 125,000 residents and damaged or destroyed more than 82,000 buildings in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange and San Bernardino counties.
Residents in several Southern California communities, including parts of Malibu and Burbank, are under mandatory evacuation orders Tuesday as a storm system continues to douse the region.
Here are the new speed limits (and an explanation of this confounding situation).
Monikers like the "Blue Line" or the "Red Line" will be replaced with letters instead.
Los Angeles Metro's subway system will become the first in the nation to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives — without slowing them down at security lines.
The two companies took their own fleets offline to protest the possibility they might be shut out of the city's mobility pilot program, putting their future in the city at risk.
LAPD releases video of 'no-win' shootout at Silver Lake Trader Joe's, says police bullet killed woman
"These are no-win situations," the chief told reporters. "This is a heartbreaking reminder of the split-second decisions that officers must make every day."
The only thing worse than a heat wave? Your power going out during a heat wave. That's what happened to tens of thousands of people this weekend as the Southland sizzled.
Follow the latest on all the news from Tuesday's California primary election here, including updated results.
The American Lung Association released its annual "State of the Air" report Wednesday, and the Golden State gets plenty of mentions — but not in a good way.