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Jean Merl

Jean Merl, a hopeless news junkie, covered regional politics for the Los Angeles Times. She was raised in southern Ohio but moved with her family to Los Angeles at a tender age, which practically makes her a California native. She holds a master’s degree from UCLA and remembers when Otis Chandler was publisher of The Times and Tom Bradley was mayor of L.A.Sheleft The Times in 2015.
John Tunney, California senator who worked for environmental protection and civil rights, dies at 83

Former U.S. Sen. John V. Tunney, who as a young lawyer and rising California political star toppled an entrenched Republican incumbent before facing his own defeat just six years later, has died.

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