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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.
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No significant damage has been reported, but it was widely felt throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. An earthquake of this size hits SoCal about once a year.
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KPCC covered the impact of this powerful storm as it drenched communities from Santa Barbara to Riverside counties on Thursday. Read all the details here.
Thousands of residents evacuated their homes ahead of the storm while others were waiting it out and hoping for the best.
The so-called atmospheric river is expected arrive Tuesday and last through Thursday night. The system could bring season-high rainfall and flash flooding. See the full list of evacuation orders here.
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.
The U.S. attorney general told law enforcement officers Wednesday that the Justice Department sued California because state laws are preventing federal immigration agents from doing their jobs. Gov. Jerry Brown called him a liar.
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Patrick Soon-Shiong — an L.A.-based billionaire, physician and major Tronc shareholder — is in advanced talks to purchase the L.A. Times, according to NPR's David Folkenflik.
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