Ryan Fonseca

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Ryan Fonseca is a digital news editor for LAist and Southern California Public Radio. Before joining KPCC, he oversaw digital storytelling for the Los Angeles Daily News. A lifelong Southern Californian, Ryan earned a B.A. in journalism from California State University Northridge in 2011 and went on to work in variety of local news outlets, including the community papers of the Los Angeles Times, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal and CBS L.A. He was an intern at KPCC in 2012. Ryan is 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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An atmospheric river is flowing over SoCal, bringing heavy rain and high winds

The heavy downpour is expected to keep up through the afternoon and rain rates could reach about a half-inch per hour.

Today's storm is bringing thunder, mudslides and evacuations to SoCal

A pair of storm systems could bring more than four inches of rain by the time they pass early next week, according to forecasters.

KPCC hires new CEO to lead audio ‘renaissance’

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 Northridge earthquake was 25 years ago today. Here's what it looked like

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.

Heavy rain in SoCal leads to evacuations, school closures

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.

LA is raising speed limits in order to enforce them (AKA write more tickets)

Here are the new speed limits (and an explanation of this confounding situation).

Metro is killing color names on LA's buses and trains

Monikers like the "Blue Line" or the "Red Line" will be replaced with letters instead.

Body scanners are coming to LA Metro stations. Here's what we know about them

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.

Why Bird and Lime turned off their scooters in Santa Monica and urged riders to rally

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."

LA's heat wave left more than 75,000 without power — and broke a record for electricity use

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.

2018 primary election: Newsom, Cox secure spots in general election for governor

Follow the latest on all the news from Tuesday's California primary election here, including updated results.

New report: Yup, Los Angeles is the most polluted metro area in the US

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.

6 places people go instead of voting in LA County

Wow. That was pretty bad. Turnout rate: 8.23 percent. Here are six places more people go to in Los Angeles County any given day than to the polls.

Meet P-65 — the newest mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains

Local wildlife officials recently caught a young, previously unknown female puma, taking samples, fitting her with a GPS collar and releasing her back into the mountain range.