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Seema Mehta

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Reporter with the Los Angeles Times

Seema Mehta on KCRW

For the last eight years as lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom sat on the boards of three public agencies, but didn’t attend many of the meetings.

Why does Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom skip so many meetings?

For the last eight years as lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom sat on the boards of three public agencies, but didn’t attend many of the meetings.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa released his tax returns this week. He was the last to do so among all the Democratic candidates running for governor.

How gubernatorial candidate Villaraigosa made millions

Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa released his tax returns this week. He was the last to do so among all the Democratic candidates running for governor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

An election happened in California this week... and only a few people showed up.

Election Recap: SoCal Races Bring Few Voters, But Some Surprises

An election happened in California this week... and only a few people showed up.

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