By Susan Abram

Stories from here and there…

Mom pushes for lower speed limit after son’s death

Sometimes as reporters, we need to slow down and listen to someone’s story. It’s more difficult to do these days. Just a few years ago, a reporter had time to … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

When Porter Ranch was born, huge gas wells weren’t part of the conversation

I searched through three boxes of environmental impact reports written in the 1970s and on, to find out if natural gas tanks were mentioned in all the plans to create … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mountain lion wandering high school, front yards, captured and released

It’s tough being a print reporter when a mountain lion wanders from the nearby Santa Susana mountains into a suburban neighborhood. We have no helicopters, no news vans, and we’re … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The 100,000 who marched for justice

Exactly one year ago on April 24, 2015, I walked with tens of thousands of marchers down Sunset Boulevard and a little later on, met them six miles away in … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Evil weevils try to live good life in Cali

I love reading about marine life. Yet I seem to write more about bugs, especially those that carry disease, destroy trees, or in some cases, help prevent illness.  The root … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gas leak poses greatest public health risk in Los Angeles history

Natural gas leaks are common, but the one still occurring in Porter Ranch may become a public health disaster because of how large it is and for the length of … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

5 years after Mitrice Richardson’s remains were found in Malibu her death still raises questions

Like most people, I was haunted by Mitrice Richardson’s death because I was troubled by the way she was treated by deputies at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Here was … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment