Javier Zarracina

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Javier Zarracina no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, he was the graphics and data editor.

Recent Articles

  • The five worst highway bottlenecks in California

    The five worst highway bottlenecks in California

    Los Angeles and Orange counties are home to the five worst highway bottlenecks in California. Together they account for about 2.5 million hours of delay endured by motorists a year. Check live traffic conditions California Department of Transportation Source: Caltrans Mobility Performance Report.

  • Developments on Broadway

    Developments on Broadway

    The Broadway Trade Center project will transform the former May Co. department store into a 1.1-million-square-foot shopping and office complex. The property is the latest of several renovations along the Broadway corridor Read the full report: Downtown L.A.'s Broadway is poised for a major revival...

  • Building a quake warning system

    Building a quake warning system

    Scientists are expanding a quake sensor network that would eventually give the public a heads up before shaking arrives. Several grants since 1997 beefed up Southern California’s system — from about 20 stations in 1994 to more than 400 today. More sensors and funding are needed to complete the...

  • Water levels for major California reservoirs

    Water levels for major California reservoirs

    Map data updated every Thursday based on readings through the prior Tuesday.

  • The spread of Disneyland measles outbreak

    The spread of Disneyland measles outbreak

    The measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has led to 22 cases of the disease in California and several in other states. Read full story: Measles outbreak at Disneyland worst in 15 years Number and location of cases* *Cases in Long Beach and Pasadena are counted separately because those cities have...

  • Helping the LAPD classify crimes

    Helping the LAPD classify crimes

    The Los Angeles Police Department is now using a “decision tree” to help police more accurately classify crimes. Here’s how it would work in an assault case: Graphics reporting by Ben Poston Source: Los Angeles Police Department

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