Laura J. Nelson

Transportation Reporter, LA Times


Transportation reporter at the Los Angeles Times

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Gabo was headed to Acapulco when inspiration struck for the opening passage of "100 Years." He turned the car around.
My life revolves around writing, and I had no idea what some of these words meant, @nytimes.… #Rabelaisian? #Magus?
Lovely @latimes obituary for Gabriel García Márquez and his writing, which "casts a spell that can never be broken."
"Saltwater will warp the wood, so keep your tears in your eyes where they belong." —Ron Swanson
"If the street really does blow up, I want them to be able to find my body." @WesleyLowery on the Watertown shootout:…
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