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Laura J. Nelson

Covers:  mobility, commuting, infrastructure, trains, cars, light rail, pedestrians, bikes, southern california, parking, los angeles, freeways, buses, traffic, streets, transit-oriented development

Los Angeles Times transportation reporter. Kansan, @cspaworkshop VP, plant mom🌱 Tips?

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I write about how people get from Point A to Point B in Los Angeles, and co-write our weekly transportation feature, California Commute.

If your pitch has a L.A. angle, I want to hear it:

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@laura_nelson — 15,158 followers, 44,971 tweets

Jul 24, 2017

@LisaMascaro @AP "step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style" - whoa, indeed

Jul 24, 2017

@willyblackmore @SerenaEGolden totally. I still eat at B places without a second thought. the C's, on the other hand...

Jul 24, 2017

@SerenaEGolden @willyblackmore I did somewhat rethink that somewhat after a restaurant inspection story for an investigative class…some reports make you lose your appetite

Jul 24, 2017

Great @LATgeoffmohan story on attempts to use robots in California fields as the farmworker labor shortage persists: 

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How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

By email (, tailored to my beat, and nothing canned. Tell me in three or four sentences why the story matters.