Los Angeles Times

Laura J. Nelson

Writer

Laura J. Nelson writes about transportation and mobility at the Los Angeles Times. Since joining The Times in 2012, she has also covered Los Angeles City Hall, national news and the business of Hollywood. Laura grew up in suburban Kansas City in a family of journalists and graduated from the University of Southern California. She’s still looking for good barbecue on the West Coast.

Recent Articles

  • Blue Cut fire evacuees face freeway closures and jammed back roads

    Blue Cut fire evacuees face freeway closures and jammed back roads

    California wildfire updates: Blue Cut fire 100% contained; Chimney fire still raging Aug. 23, 2016, 1:05 p.m. A rash of fires this summer has destroyed homes, subjected residents to evacuation orders and disrupted activities at Hearst Castle. Here are some of the fires now burning in California...

  • Blue Cut fire evacuees face freeway closures and jammed back roads

    Blue Cut fire evacuees face freeway closures and jammed back roads

    The Cajon Pass is one of Southern California’s most vital transportation links, connecting Los Angeles to Las Vegas and serving as a key shipping route for trucks headed east with produce and goods.   The massive wildfire that ripped through the pass this week closed several major freeways and...

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