Sandy Banks

Columnist

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. 

Recent Articles

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

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

    After eight years of “No Drama Obama,’’ the spectacle of Donald Trump continues to be quite a bit to absorb. As the shock of November’s election has faded, we’ve been forced to consider the brass tacks of Trump’s plan to remake this country. For many of us, the scenario still seems surreal.  Obama’s...

  • After 36 years, it's time to say thanks and farewell to readers

    After 36 years, it's time to say thanks and farewell to readers

    This is my final column for the Los Angeles Times. The hardest to write — and to get right. I've spent 36 years at this newspaper, sharing stories and building bonds with readers. I've spent the last few weeks wondering, What do I say about leaving? This job has been the perfect fit. See more of...

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