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Letter to readers about the new California section
Letter to readers about the new California section

Dear Readers, Journalist Carey McWilliams, chronicler of the Progressive Era, stood in awe of California. Here was a state, among all others, whose growth and prosperity begged for an explanation. He called California “the great exception,” an observation as relevant today as it was in 1949. California, the nation’s most vital melting pot, is where America comes to see its future. Here in Los Angeles, almost 200 languages and dialects are spoken every day. We stand on the edge of a continent, a window to Asia and Latin America, constantly pushing boundaries in art, science, politics and culture. The Times is rededicating itself to this place we call home. Our new...

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