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Christina Pascucci
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Christina Pascucci is an award-winning journalist who has interviewed thousands of people, including some of the world's most-renowned political figures, pro athletes and Hollywood's A-listers. Some of her favorite and most-memorable interviews though, have been on issues that make a direct impact on her local community.

Christina's roots run deep in Southern California. She is a native Angeleno and that's also where she got her start -- working for L.A. cable stations as a multi-media journalist and doing everything from reporting and anchoring to shooting and editing her own stories. Pascucci then left Southern California to further pursue her journalism career in Reno, Nev., where she reported for ABC affiliate KOLO-TV and covered many of the state's big political issues.

Christina was soon off to the warm weather of Palm Springs and NBC affiliate KMIR-TV, where she anchored and produced a two-hour morning show. Twice, she was voted one of the top TV personalities in the desert and helped increased ratings. She also had the chance to meet and chat with former President Bill Clinton.

Pascucci, a proud Trojan, studied entrepreneurship and international business, Spanish, and broadcast journalism while at the University of Southern California. A school trip to China with her global management class inspired Christina to take on learning Mandarin Chinese. She is also fluent in Spanish after living with a family in Spain.

Christina is also a pilot, certified scuba diver and adrenaline junkie. She has traveled to dozens of countries and especially loved diving with great white sharks at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and watching the world's best athletes compete at the 2012 London Olympics.

She is passionate about helping the environment, is an active Rotarian, "Big Sister" in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and avid animal lover. Her own little girl, Gracie, is a 4-pound Pomeranian who was rescued from a Reno shelter.

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    Hundreds Gather to Mark 1-Year Anniversary of Isla Vista Rampage

    Hundreds of students, faculty and community members — carrying small blue lights and wearing friendship bracelets — gathered in a palm-dotted plaza at UC Santa Barbara on Saturday evening, one year after Elliot Rodger embarked on a killing spree that left six dead and several more injured before he took his own life. After six chimes tolled from a campus tower, the crowd streamed through the plaza toward People’s Park, where there was a memorial to honor those killed and […]

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    FedEx Driver Crossed Median in ‘Unsafe’ Move in 2014 Fatal Orland Crash: CHP

    The driver of a FedEx truck that crossed the 5 Freeway and fatally crashed into a tour bus carrying Southern California high school students made an “unsafe turning” move before the 2014 crash, CHP announced Friday after a 13-month investigation. Ten people were killed in the crash, including the FedEx driver, 32-year-old Timothy Paul Evans of Elk Grove, and the driver of the bus. Five killed on the bus, which was headed to Humboldt State University for a visit, were […]

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    Suspected Bomb That Prompted Union Pacific Train to Stop in Sylmar Was Harmless: LAPD

    A Union Pacific train was stopped in Sylmar after a conductor found what he believed to be some kind of bomb that was later determined to be a harmless shipping paperwork container, police said Wednesday. The Union Pacific train No. 7363 was stopped at 2 p.m. at Roxford Street and San Fernando Road (map) after the conductor found what he believed to be an “IED,” Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im. After spotting an individual jump off the train and run away, the conductor stopped the […]

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    Twisted Colossus Opens for Preview Rides at Six Flags Magic Mountain

    The long-awaited reincarnation of an iconic Magic Mountain roller coaster has finally been completed, and the first riders got to experience Twisted Colossus on Wednesday. The ride, called world-record-breaking by Six Flags Magic Mountain, replaces the wooden roller coaster Colossus, which closed last August after some 36 years of thrilling its fans. The four-minute-long new ride spans about 5,000 feet of track, making it the longest hybrid wood-steel roller coaster in the world, according to the Valencia amusement park. It […]

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    More Than 20 Sick Dogs Taken From Santa Ana Home in Suspected Animal Cruelty Case

    More than 20 malnourished dogs with a variety of ailments were removed from a Santa Ana home after a code enforcement visit Tuesday, according to police. In response to a complaint, officers went to the home in the 2200 block of West 14th Street about 9 a.m., Santa Ana Police Department spokesman Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. There, they found 20 to 21 dogs of various breeds suffering from malnutrition, mange and scabies, Bertagna said. A member of the family who […]

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    Naked Pursuit Suspect in Custody After Rescue Off Redondo Beach: Police

    A pursuit suspect had to be pulled from the ocean in Redondo Beach Thursday night after he fled his vehicle, ran into the water, removed all of his clothing and fought off rescuers, authorities said. The incident began when officers in the area of Catalina Avenue and Emerald Street observed a driver running a right light, according to Sgt. Beck of the Redondo Beach Police Department. Officers turned on their lights and sirens, but the driver did not pull over, Beck said. […]

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    Activists Call for Investigation After Man Is Pepper-Sprayed by Police While Charging Electric Car in Santa Monica

    The Santa Monica-Venice branch of the NAACP on Thursday called for a swift investigation into the arrest of a man who was pepper-sprayed and restrained by Santa Monica police officers while he charged his electric car in a city park. Justin Palmer, 36, was at the public car-charging station at Virginia Avenue Park (map) on the evening of April 21 when he was approached by officers who said the park had closed at 11 p.m. Palmer refused to leave, according to police, who issued him a […]

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    Amtrak Train That Derailed Was Going 106 MPH at Curve Where Limit Was 50 MPH: NTSB

    How do all seven cars and the engine of an Amtrak train jump the rails, sending passengers, luggage, laptops and more flying? One possibility loomed over all others Wednesday: speed. Authorities haven’t said what caused the derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. But the National Transportation Safety Board said that preliminary data show the train’s speed exceeded 100 mph before the derailment. That would be more than twice the 50 mph speed limit for […]

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    Dad Found Guilty of Murder for Throwing 4-Year-Old Off Palos Verdes Cliff to Avoid Child Support

    As the word “guilty” rang out in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, Sheriff’s Det. Jeffrey Leslie turned toward a woman seated behind him in the audience. It was a moment the two had awaited for 15 years since 4-year-old Lauren Sarene Key had fallen to her death from a Rancho Palos Verdes cliff. Leslie’s eyes brimmed with tears as he watched Lauren’s mother, Sarah Key-Marer, gasp and sob with her head tilted up toward the ceiling, tears spilling down her […]