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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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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.
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.
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.
The cougar, later identified as a 10-year-old male, woke up with a "little headache" but was otherwise fine, California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said.
March For Our Lives was created in the wake of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla. that left 17 students and campus staff dead.
This is Trump's first visit to the state as president. It comes as the Trump administration battles California over its refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
The decision to lift evacuations was made "in consultation with the National Weather Service and other public safety officials," county officials said.
Aja Brown was elected Compton mayor at age 31. To win the 44th District, she'll have to beat fellow Democrat Nanette Barragán and actress Stacey Dash, a Republican.
You can cruise some L.A. lagoons in feathery fashion — though not everyone's onboard with the faux birds in their waters.