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Laura J. Nelson

Laura J. Nelson covers transportation and mobility issues across Southern California. She was part of the team of reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for coverage of the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino. Before joining The Times in 2012, Nelson wrote for the Boston Globe, the Tampa Bay Times and the Los Angeles Daily News. Laura grew up in suburban Kansas City in a family of journalists and graduated from the University of Southern California.
Jury awards $9.1 million to man left brain-damaged after bicycle crash on PCH

A jury awarded $9.1 million to a man who suffered brain damage, including memory loss, after he swerved to avoid debris in a bike lane on the Pacific Coast Highway and was struck by a truck.

Take the No. 5 train to Santa Monica? L.A. Metro may rename its rail lines

L.A. Metro is pursuing plans to rename its rail and dedicated bus lines, saying the current color scheme doesn't provide enough options for new lines.

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