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Julia Wick

Julia Wick is the author of the Essential California newsletter and a Metro reporter. She was previously the editor in chief of LAist and a senior editor at Longreads. She has written for the Atlantic, Monocle, CityLab and most of the local papers in L.A. County. She is a native Angeleno.
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Essential California: The secret literature of the Beverly Hills City Council files

Beverly Hills voted to ban tobacco sales, but the real fun is in the detailed letters pleading to exempt luxury cigar clubs. (They won.)

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Essential California: Remembering Harvey Milk in the age of Pete Buttigieg

Wednesday is Harvey Milk Day in California. Milk’s 1977 election and his assassination less than a year into his term were both era-defining moments.

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