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Ryan Menezes

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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.

Recent Articles

  • Californians are paying billions for power they don't need

    Californians are paying billions for power they don't need

    The bucolic orchards of Sutter County north of Sacramento had never seen anything like it: a visiting governor and a media swarm —  all to christen the first major natural gas power plant in California in more than a decade. At its 2001 launch, the Sutter Energy Center was hailed as the nation’s...

  • Breaking down Prop 64 support by region

    Breaking down Prop 64 support by region

    Election Day 2016 updates: Trump defeats Clinton to become next president of U.S.. Nov. 9, 2016, 5:16 p.m. The U.S. elected its 45th president on Nov. 8. See all of our maps: State-by-state results and the California races and propositions California votes to legalize recreational pot use ; it...

  • Exit polls: California Latino turnout could break a record — here's how they voted

    Exit polls: California Latino turnout could break a record — here's how they voted

    Election Day 2016 updates: Trump defeats Clinton to become next president of U.S.. Nov. 9, 2016, 5:16 p.m. The U.S. elected its 45th president on Nov. 8. See all of our maps: State-by-state results and the California races and propositions California votes to legalize recreational pot use ; it...

  • The drought eased up, and these Californians turned on the spigot

    The drought eased up, and these Californians turned on the spigot

    The San Juan Water District showed the rest of California how to save water when the state needed the savings most. The supplier for eastern Sacramento and southern Placer counties cut consumption 41% from 2013 levels during the summer of 2015 — the height of a years-long drought.  District residents...

  • The drought eased up, and these Californians turned on the spigot

    The drought eased up, and these Californians turned on the spigot

    TThe San Juan Water District showed the rest of California how to save water when the state needed the savings most. The supplier for eastern Sacramento and southern Placer counties cut consumption 41% from 2013 levels during the summer of 2015 — the height of a years-long drought.  District residents...

  • How Kobe's game worked (and how it didn't)

    How Kobe's game worked (and how it didn't)

    After we mapped all 30,699 of Kobe Bryant's shots from his 20-year career, readers were curious about how the Laker star's shot chart matched up against other players. Using the same data from stats.nba.com (which goes back to 1996) and an open-source program called Ballr, we made charts that illustrate...

  • Thinking about a C-section? Here's why your hospital may say no.

    Thinking about a C-section? Here's why your hospital may say no.

    At hospitals across California, administrators are pushing doctors to perform fewer caesarean deliveries, hiring birth coaches and asking pregnant women to stay in labor longer. For years, medical experts have said that C-sections — a surgical procedure in which a doctor makes an incision in the...

  • Instead of record rains, L.A. gets the hottest February on record

    Instead of record rains, L.A. gets the hottest February on record

    It was supposed to be one of the wettest Februaries on record. Instead, by one measure at least, it became the hottest. At an average high temperature of 77.5, this February sailed almost two degrees above the previous record set in 1954, according to a Times analysis. Monday’s reported high of...

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