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Benjamin Oreskes

Benjamin Oreskes is the co-author of the Essential Californianewsletter and a general assignment reporter in the California section. Before coming to The Times in February 2017, Oreskes covered foreign policy at Politico in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Northwestern University, and looks forward to seeing the Wildcats play in the Rose Bowl sometime soon.
Essential California: Suspected Golden State Killer caught

The Sacramento County district attorney announced on Wednesday the arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., 72, suspected as the Golden State killer.

Essential California: Racism at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Being a black student was already a lonely affair at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The university has the smallest percentage of minority students in the entire 23 campus system.

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