, a veteran California journalist, has covered everything from major disasters to the state's quirky culture. He has hobnobbed with celebrities while writing entertainment stories for the Los Angeles Times
and chased down sports figures while writing and developing stories for a national sports magazine show on Fox Sports Net. As a staff feature writer for Copley Los Angeles Newspapers based in Santa Monica, California, he penned a weekly humor column.
Rubin's books include Southern California Curiosities, Northern California Curiosities, and Offbeat Museums. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Los Angeles area, where he is a full-time journalism instructor at Santa Monica College.