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Amanda Covarrubias

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Amanda Covarrubias is the former Central Coast reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Before her current assignment, she worked for The Times’ L.A. Now blog, where she edited stories on the trials and tribulations of Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan and Chris Brown, as well as non-celebrity California news like wildfires, crimes and shark attacks. She was part of the team that won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting, and the team that was named a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting of the Isla Vista shootings. She left The Times in 2015. 

Recent Articles

  • To climb Morro Rock or not? Question divides 2 Native American tribes

    To climb Morro Rock or not? Question divides 2 Native American tribes

    Craggy, dome-shaped Morro Rock rises 576 feet above the shore, an attractive site for climbers and a sacred one for two Native American tribes. And that's the essence of a dispute between the tribes that has simmered for more than a decade. The Salinan Indians say the dominant landmark on California's...

  • Diablo Canyon nuclear plant safe in earthquakes, PG&E says in report

    Diablo Canyon nuclear plant safe in earthquakes, PG&E says in report

    California’s last remaining nuclear power plant can safely withstand earthquakes, tsunamis and flooding, according to documents submitted by the owner of the Diablo Canyon plant to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Pacific Gas & Electric officials said this week that the company had submitted...

  • Santa Barbara working to reactivate mothballed desalination plant

    Santa Barbara working to reactivate mothballed desalination plant

    California's four-year drought created the statewide mantra: "Conserve, conserve, conserve." But this coastal city can soon add another word to its water-related lexicon: desalinate. Santa Barbara owns a mothballed plant — built more than 20 years ago during another severe drought — that can turn...

  • Oxnard train derailment still a mystery to investigators

    Oxnard train derailment still a mystery to investigators

    It was dark early Tuesday morning when Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez drove his truck along a narrow road that parallels train tracks in the farmlands of Oxnard. Somehow, Sanchez-Ramirez — a farm equipment repairman newly arrived in Ventura County for a job from his home in Arizona — drove onto...

  • For Metrolink riders, an explosion, then 'everything started flying'

    For Metrolink riders, an explosion, then 'everything started flying'

    Keana Grey was heading to jury duty in Los Angeles before dawn Tuesday, sitting in the lower deck of the second Metrolink car from the front, when she felt the train shake. UPDATE: Driver apparently drove truck on tracks before Metrolink crash, NTSB says Looking out the window, the 19-year-old...

  • Metrolink crash: 'No, no, no, this can't be happening'

    Metrolink crash: 'No, no, no, this can't be happening'

    Keana Grey was in the front seat of the lower deck of the second car from the front when the Metrolink train shook. The 19-year-old looked out the window and thought she was dreaming: The front car was turning around and just a few yards away from her outside of the left window. The lighting in...

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