Ryan Menezes

Ryan Menezes joined the Los Angeles Times in 2013. He primarily conducts analyses for reporting projects as a hand with the Data Desk while writing about a multitude of topics. Occasionally, he will post scripts written in R or Python to GitHub. Ryan studied statistics at UCLA, where he also wrote editorials and covered various sports for the student newspaper in between games of pick-up basketball.
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Since he first entered politics, Newsom has been backed by a loyal coterie of San Francisco’s wealthiest families, who have provided financial support throughout his career, a Times review of fundraising disclosure reports shows.

Controversial retirement program for L.A. police and firefighters would be reformed under new proposal

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced reforms to the city’s controversial retirement program that pays veteran police officers and firefighters their salaries and pensions simultaneously for the last five years of their careers