Ian Lovett

New York Times

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Los Angeles-based reporter for the New York Times

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Developers are exploiting a loophole in California’s ballot initiative process to bypass environmental laws and speed developments.

Developers use a loophole to bypass Calfornia’s environmental rules

Developers are exploiting a loophole in California’s ballot initiative process to bypass environmental laws and speed developments.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Three million smartphones were stolen last year nationwide. In Los Angeles alone, 3000 were taken away.

Will the Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Get New Life in Sacramento?

Three million smartphones were stolen last year nationwide. In Los Angeles alone, 3000 were taken away.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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The LA City Council has passed a motion that aims to curb street racing.

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Some UCLA faculty members have launched an initiative to place some Afghan scholars at UCLA. The plan will require raising $100,000 by September 30.

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Leafly Senior Editor David Downs talks about how Newsom has dealt with the burgeoning cannabis market, and whether pot will have a role to play when he’ll likely be on the 2022 ballot.

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As the pandemic continues to prevent crowds from going to the movies, Paramount decided to push the release dates of three upcoming films.

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California’s recall makes sense, but the electoral system as a whole needs reform, according to columnist Joe Matthews.

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Some GOP recall candidates say they would use emergency power to pass their agenda, and try to persuade the Democratic Legislature.

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California lawmakers are pushing to pay addicts not to use illegal drugs.

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Ken and Josh discuss the Trump Organization, “felonious” behavior and the fate of the very recognizable defendant known as the QAnon Shaman.

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