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Sandy Banks

During more than three decades at the Los Angeles Times, Sandy Banks has served as reporter, editor, editorial writer and internship director. But she’s best known for her twice-weekly personal columns, which focused on private lives, public policy and people who inspire and infuriate us. Banks, a native of Cleveland, has three grown daughters, lives in Northridge and loves anything that gets and keeps her outdoors. She left The Times in 2015.
  • Op-Ed
Horrific videos aren't solving police shootings, but better training might

Video evidence isn't a magic remedy for police shootings but it does give us this insight: officers need better training.

  • Op-Ed
From wise and thoughtful Obama to thin-skinned and mean-spirited Trump

How did the most ambitious nation on Earth move so quickly from optimism and confidence to pitchforks and fistfights?

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