Maria L. La Ganga

staff writer for LA Times

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staff writer for LA Times

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The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District could be headed for a long and expensive separation.

After 70 years, Malibu wants to separate itself from Santa Monica in school district scuffle

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District could be headed for a long and expensive separation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump appointed Republican donor Louis DeJoy as the new postmaster general a few months ago, and since then, changes at the postal service have ramped up.

How long does it take USPS to deliver mail? An experiment with 100 letters

President Trump appointed Republican donor Louis DeJoy as the new postmaster general a few months ago, and since then, changes at the postal service have ramped up.

from Greater LA

It’s another hot, dry year in the Western United States. At least 36 massive wildfires are raging in Oregon, Utah, Idaho, California, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.

An Existential Challenge for Smokey the Bear

It’s another hot, dry year in the Western United States. At least 36 massive wildfires are raging in Oregon, Utah, Idaho, California, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.

from To the Point

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Amazon has taken bigger cuts of each transaction over the past seven years, and its artificially low prices contribute to inflation, says a Columbia law professor.

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The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo is the only nationally recognized Black rodeo in the U.S. Today it reaches more than 130,000 spectators, which makes it more popular than ever.

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LA is experiencing another COVID surge. On an airplane of 50 passengers or in a restaurant of 20-30 diners, there’s a 90-99% chance that someone there has COVID, says Dr. Bob Wachter.

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The comedian and host of two popular progressive podcasts offers her take on why the American left keeps getting things wrong.

from Scheer Intelligence

California is cutting its cultivation tax and making other fixes for the state’s struggling weed industry, but local transformations may still be needed.

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Not all LA County pharmacies prescribe contraceptives. That can be dire in post-Roe America.

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