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Jon Baird

john baird 6621 Jon BairdJon Baird has done general news, consumer, business and sports reporting. He joined the KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO news team in June 2007 while covering the huge fire at Lake Tahoe.

Prior to that, Jon was a TV investigative reporter in several cities around the country, including Phoenix, San Diego and Indianapolis. He also spent eight years at CBS-13 in Sacramento, where he was nominated for a couple of Emmys for his investigative work.

Just after moving to San Diego in 1994, Jon was awakened by the Northridge earthquake…and spent a week covering the damage in the L.A. area. He also happened to be attending the World Series in 1989 when a devastating quake hit the Bay Area and Jon spent several days in San Francisco covering the aftermath.

In Northern California, while working as an investigative reporter, Jon was able to extract confessions from suspects in two very high-profile cases, including the torching of the Sacramento synagogues. Throughout his career he has worked on exposing government fraud and waste doing investigative work. Jon enjoys sports and riding his motorcycle—when he isn’t out covering fires. He and his wife and daughter reside in the South Bay.

Follow Jon on Twitter: @jb9877

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Box Office Slump Hits New Low Over Labor Day Weekend

For the first time ever, not a single movie cracked the $10 million mark at the box office over the Labor Day weekend.

09/11/2012

Rainer Klaus Reinscheid (credit: OC District Attorney's Office)

Prosecutors: UCI Professor Searched For Guns, Fertilizer Online

Prosecutors allege Rainer Reinscheid was searching the Internet for information on guns, fertilizer and auto explosions before his arrest on arson charges.

08/08/2012

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Red Ink Behind Proposed ‘Soda Tax’ In Baldwin Park

The Baldwin Park City Council is looking to neighboring El Monte for inspiration on a proposed tax on sodas and other sugary drinks.

08/01/2012

An architectural drawing of Grand Park, from Grand Avenue. (credit: grandpark.lacounty.gov)

Downtown LA’s Grand Park Makes Partial Debut

The city cut the grand opening ribbon Thursday on 12 acres of open space right in the heart of downtown.

07/26/2012

AURORA, CO - JULY 20:  The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where a gunmen attacked movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises" July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. According to reports, 12 people have been killed and over 59 injured. Police have the suspect, twenty-four year old James Holmes of North Aurora, in custody.  (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

Could Metal Detectors Be Used To Ramp Up Theater Security?

The mass shooting in Colorado at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” could hamper the film’s ticket sales this weekend.

07/20/2012

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City Council To Declare Fiscal Emergency In San Bernardino

Lawmakers in San Bernardino were expected to declare a fiscal emergency on Monday as the city inches closer toward bankruptcy.

07/16/2012

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Mayor: ‘Perfect Storm’ Led To San Bernardino Bankruptcy

The mayor of San Bernardino on Wednesday blamed the city’s bankruptcy filing on an economic “perfect storm” as officials warned of widespread budget cuts.

07/11/2012

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ACLU Claims DA, Sheriff Sit On Evidence That Could Help People Charged With Crimes

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County District Attorney and the Sheriff’s Department — claiming both agencies sit on evidence that could help criminal defendants get a fair shake.

07/10/2012

"Casey Chaos", aka Karim George Chmielinski, performing in Sept. of 2005 (credit: James Sharrock/Getty Images)

Punk Rocker Charged With DUI In Studio City Rampage

For one night at least, “Casey Chaos” lived up to his name.

07/06/2012

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Gun Residue May Solve Death Of Hermosa Beach Woman

Detectives on Thursday sought to determine if there was any foul play in the death of a woman in her Hermosa Beach apartment.

06/21/2012

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Car Break-Ins At SoCal Beaches, Parks, Spur Warning From Police

f you’re headed to the beach this summer, you may want to consider leaving everything but your beach ball at home.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/19/2012

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LA County Court Worker Found Dead As Layoffs, Budget Cuts Announced

Pink slips are being handed out to over 150 employees even as hundreds more may lose a huge chunk of their paycheck.

06/15/2012

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Van Nuys Airport Limits Closures After Business Owners Complain

Plans to upgrade the 8,000-foot-long runway have been scaled back to limit the closure to 10 days instead of the much lengthier initial proposal.

06/12/2012

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KNX On Your Corner: Foothill Wildlife

Mountain lions and bears, oh my: it’s life as most residents know it in the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley.

06/01/2012

Gregory Salcido (courtesy Pico Rivera City Council)

Teacher Accused Of Smacking Student’s Head: ‘He Didn’t Say Ouch’

A history teacher at a Pico Rivera high school said he did nothing wrong when he smacked a student who he said is disruptive “every day”.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/17/2012

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