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Allison Wisk named L.A. Times state politics editor

Allison Wisk (@allisonwisk), an experienced political editor with an eye for accountability journalism and innovation, is joining The Times as California politics editor.

Wisk has held a variety of leadership roles at the Dallas Morning News, where she has worked for more than 10 years.

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Pedro Moura to cover Angels for L.A. Times

Pedro Moura (@pedromoura), an enterprising reporter and vivid writer, is joining The Times as the Angels beat writer.

For the past three seasons, Moura has covered the Angels and Dodgers for the Orange County Register. He has excelled at finding compelling stories that go beyond the box scores. OC Weekly named him Best Reporter of 2015 and called him a “rising star” in sports journalism.

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Liam Dillon joining L.A. Times Sacramento bureau

Liam Dillon (@dillonliam) an accomplished investigative journalist, is joining our State Capitol bureau in Sacramento.

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Carolyn Kellogg named L.A. Times books editor

Carolyn Kellogg, who has been covering books for The Times since 2008, has been named books editor. 

Editor Davan Maharaj announced that Kellogg's role "will go beyond the printed word to explore ideas, film, art and society." 

Kellogg launched The Times' books blog, Jacket Copy, whose coverage includes interviews, opinion and industry news in addition to traditional criticism.

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Sportsperson of the Year debate draws its own backlash

Sports Illustrated named Serena Williams its Sportsperson of the Year on Monday. The winner of the magazine's reader poll, however, was a racehorse: American Pharoah.

Williams played in 56 matches in 2015, losing only three. Sports Illustrated editors noted that Williams was being honored not just for her performance on the court, but also her tenacity, maturity and sportsmanship.

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Comics page change: 'Stone Soup' ends its daily run