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Benjamin Oreskes

Benjamin Oreskes is the co-author of the Essential Californianewsletter 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: Speed limits climb in L.A., amid a surge in traffic deaths

As Los Angeles has struggled to keep speed limits current on major streets, there has been a 77% drop in the number of speeding tickets written annually by the LAPD, a Times analysis has found.

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Essential California: The mystery of the giant sea bass

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, July 21. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend.

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