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Los Angeles
Transportation Reporter — LA Times
As seen in:  LA Times
Covers:  Trains, Transit-Oriented Development, Cars, Congestion, Light Rail, Pedestrians, Bikes, Southern California, Bicycle Culture, Parking, Los Angeles, Multi-Modal Transportation, Highways, Buses, Traffic, Streetcars, Roads, Transportation, Commuting
Doesn't Cover: Business, Movies, Entertainment, Port Of Los Angeles, Airports, Metrolink, Technology

Transportation reporter at the Los Angeles Times

Laura J. Nelson's Biography

I write about transportation issues, including light-rail, buses, parking, commuting and the bike/ped community, and cover LA's county and city transportation agencies.

I've previously covered national news, business-tech and local politics. I grew up in suburban Kansas City and studied French and journalism at USC.

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Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

Lunchtime news you can use: Here are all of @thejgold's favorite affordable L.A. restaurants.

Sep 02, 2014

Laughed out loud at this 1950s photo from @photosofsocal: Imported air from NorCal for smog-choked Angelenos.

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AnupKaphle: CNN is repeatedly showing screenshots from ISIS video showing Sotloff on his knees. I wish they'd use this instead.

Sep 02, 2014

"A million people could have told him what he was doing was foolish... but to him it was what he loved to do."…

Sep 02, 2014

Prayers for Steven Sotloff's loved ones. Last week, his mother said, "He is an honorable man and has always tried to help the weak."

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