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Dan Weikel

Dan Weikel covered local aviation, the California high-speed rail project, Metrolink, the MTA and regional transportation issues for the Los Angeles Times before leaving in 2017. He started with the newsroom in 1989 and previously covered courts and transportation in Orange County, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as substance abuse, environmental issues and law enforcement as a member of a project team. A native of San Diego, Weikel is a graduate of the UC Santa Barbara and the master’s program at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
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Lawsuit challenges Trump Administration decision to cancel proposed protections for endangered sea turtles, whales and dolphins on the West Coast.

Coastal Commission approves agreement to close last beach sand mining operation in mainland U.S.

The California Coastal Commission has approved an agreement to close the mining of beach sand in Monterey County — the last operation of its type in the lower 48 states.

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