Jennifer Medina

national politics reporter for the New York Times

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When George Gascón was sworn in as LA’s district attorney last December, he vowed an end to seeking the death penalty or life without parole, an end to prosecution of minors as adults,…

Violent crime is up in LA. Some tough-on-crime advocates blame Gascón

When George Gascón was sworn in as LA’s district attorney last December, he vowed an end to seeking the death penalty or life without parole, an end to prosecution of minors as adults,…

from Greater LA

The CDC released a new study that shows little spread of COVID if masks, social distancing and proper sanitation are enforced.

CDC says schools might be able to reopen, but LAUSD sees no end in sight for virtual learning

The CDC released a new study that shows little spread of COVID if masks, social distancing and proper sanitation are enforced.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s Election Day for people living in Northern LA County and parts of Ventura.

Why California’s 25th District race has national implications

It’s Election Day for people living in Northern LA County and parts of Ventura.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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