Laura J. Nelson

Transportation Reporter, LA Times


Transportation reporter at the Los Angeles Times

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RT @stevscaz: At earthquake panel at Caltech: Dr. Lucy Jones said underground subway tunnels May be safest place.#earthquakeearthday
Public service announcement: You should always photocopy colored charts, because that makes them more legible. Sigh.
And this is my neighborhood! So if any of you jumped at that $8,500/month bargain, I'll bring you a plate of cookies as a housewarming gift.
@mattdpearce Plea bargain for felony hit and run. Had been facing up to 15 years.
21-year-old drunk driver who killed a 22-year-old Boyle Heights cyclist sentenced to 3 years, 8 months in prison:…
@linzlovesyou @RMoranABC I live in one too (and definitely feel lucky)! But even in those places, the rent definitely isn't pennies.
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