Column: For some black Angelenos, the Jackie Lacey glow has dimmed as she seeks reelection as D.A.

Jan. 29 debate
Jerome Kitchen, 31, interrupts the Jan. 29 debate among candidates for L.A. district attorney.
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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 personal columns, which focus on private lives, public policy and people who inspire and infuriate us. She returned to The Times in 2019 after a four-year hiatus. A Cleveland native, Banks has three grown daughters and lives in Northridge.