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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: Reliving a lost era in ‘Tehrangeles’

At the Attari, the topic is Hollywood — at least the Iranian version of it — and the memories come from a regular group of former actors, comedians, film editors and theater owners who were part of Iran’s once-robust entertainment industry.

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Essential California: The EPA embraces a scientist claiming some pollution is good for you

Here’s how research saying that exposure to toxic chemicals is good for humans could shape Environmental Protection Agency policy.

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