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Esmeralda Bermudez

Esmeralda Bermudez writes about the lives of Latinos for the Los Angeles Times. She was born in El Salvador, raised in Whittier and graduated from the University of Southern California. Before joining The Times in 2008, Bermudez worked at the Oregonian in Portland, covering city government and immigration.
An artist finds his subject in the hills of East L.A.

An East L.A. artist took the long road to finding his focus in the hills of his own neighborhood.

Trappers search for coyote that bit 5-year-old and aggressively approached student at Cal State L.A.

A 5-year-old boy suffered a single puncture wound in the leg when he was bitten, and campus police who were called by a student shot at the coyote, which police believe was struck but escaped into the hills, authorities said.

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