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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: Regular Angelenos step up amid a homelessness crisis

At a Silver Lake church, dozens of people received free access to showers at an event organized by local community members.

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Essential California: The L.A. mall meme wars

Southern California, which once boasted the greatest concentration of shopping malls in the country, is now home to dueling mall meme accounts on Twitter.

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