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Web Editor for SoCal Connected, KCET's award-winning television newsmagazine. He has worked in just about every medium, with stories appearing on TV, radio, Web, and print. He is also the editor of the Online Journalism Review at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where he received his master's degree in online journalism. Prior to that he was an educator specializing in literacy development, a gig that carried him from one tiny seaside town in Japan to another in Alaska.

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SoCal Connected

With Reform Fervor in the Air, Local School Board Elections See Record Outside Spending

Huge amounts of money are flowing into the school board elections this year.
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Unsung Hero of 7th and Broadway Puts an End to Downtown Ticket Trap

D.J. Prator witnessed countless drivers get unjustly cited for making an 'illegal' right turn. He decided to right this wrong.
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Gun Issue in U.S. a Matter of Public Health, Assault Weapon Ban Not Likely, says Analyst

Tom Diaz, author of the upcoming book 'The Last Gun,' believes changing gun laws in this country is a matter of national priorities.
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Artist Highlights Inequality with 'Notorious Possession' of Foreclosed Home

Olga Koumoundouros has turned squatting into an artistic statement. She first occupied a foreclosed home, then painted it gold. And that was just the beginning.
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In Eye of Beholder, Baby Blues May Not Be Trustworthy

A recent study is suggesting that people with brown eyes are perceived as being more trustworthy than folks with blue eyes. But there's more to this story than meets the eye.
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'Street Gourmet' Tour of L.A.'s Best Tacos

Los Angeles Magazine and "Street Gourmet L.A." food blogger Bill Esparza takes Val and Madeleine on a virtual taco tour of Los Angeles.
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Fans Celebrate Local Eatery Henry's Tacos

Henry's Tacos is a Valley institution, but it may soon be a memory because of a landlord dispute and some government red tape. Its loyal customers react.
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Oysters May Offer Insight Into Our Changing Oceans

The California seafood industry supports thousands of jobs, bolsters the economy, and brings us delicacies such as Pacific oysters. But it's all at risk.
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Election Integrity Activist Calls for Prop 37 Recount

A single voter has called for a recount of California's GMO labeling proposition, making this the second time in a year a statewide ballot measure result has been challenged.
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How Secure -- and Accurate -- Are Elections in the United States?

A writer-director and voiceover artist who became obsessed with answering that question is now making a documentary about it.
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