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Benjamin Oreskes

Benjamin Oreskes is the co-author of the Essential California newsletter and a general assignment reporter in the California section. Before coming to The Times in February 2017, Oreskes covered foreign policy at Politico in Washington, D.C.  He graduated from Northwestern University, and looks forward to seeing the Wildcats play in the Rose Bowl sometime soon.
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Essential California: An escalating war in Hollywood

The Writers Guild of America said it is suing the four main talent agencies over a practice the union says is harmful to the interests of its members.

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Essential California: Lawler’s Law, explained

Clippers' announcer Ralph Lawler has long invoked "Lawler's Law" — his belief that the first basketball team to score 100 points in a game wins. Does it hold up?

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