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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.
Workers claim injuries all over their bodies for big payouts — but continue their active lives

Since a 2004 overhaul of California workers' compensation, claims involving at least five injured body parts have become by far the most common, according to a Times data analysis spanning nearly three decades. The strategy is common among veteran cops and firefighters.

Fueled by unlimited donations, independent groups play their biggest role yet in a California primary for governor

An unprecedented amount of money from wealthy donors, unions and corporations is flowing into the California governor’s race, giving independent groups — unrestricted by contribution limits — a greater say in picking the state’s chief executive than ever before.The groups have already spent more ...

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