Paige St. John

investigative reporter for The LA Times

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Sacramento-based reporter for the Los Angeles Times

Paige St. John on KCRW

The iIllegal cannabis market is taking over rural California and crippling local farmers. It’s also brought environmental destruction and worker exploitation.

Illegal cannabis farms terrorize rural CA communities

The iIllegal cannabis market is taking over rural California and crippling local farmers. It’s also brought environmental destruction and worker exploitation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Last year, with the help of modern DNA databases, investigators identified  Joe D’Angelo as the Golden State Killer.

The story of the Golden State Killer and how he was finally caught

Last year, with the help of modern DNA databases, investigators identified  Joe D’Angelo as the Golden State Killer.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history. It left 86 dead, nearly 14,000 homes destroyed, and the town of Paradise in ruins.

What Paradise learned from the Camp Fire

The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history. It left 86 dead, nearly 14,000 homes destroyed, and the town of Paradise in ruins.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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