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Maria L. La Ganga

Maria L. La Ganga is a Metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She joined The Times in 1981 as an academic intern, splitting her time between the former Metro section and National Dragster, the official publication of the National Hot Rod Assn. She has served as Seattle bureau chief, San Francisco bureau chief, edited in the Business section and pitched in on six presidential elections, five for The Times and one for the Guardian. La Ganga left The Times in 2015 and returned in 2018 after a brief hiatus during which she wrote for the Guardian and the Idaho Statesman.
When you’re in your 70s and just survived California’s deadliest wildfire, how do you start over?

Lilli Heart is grateful she survived California's deadliest wildfire. But she is a little paralyzed. The Paradise resident lost more than a place to live and the tools of her trade. She lost a part of herself in the flames from the Camp fire. She's 72 and cannot see a future. At least not yet.

¿Podrían haber muerto casi 1,000 personas? Hay un número asombroso de desaparecidos en Paradise

La lista es la culminación de todas las personas que fueron reportadas como desaparecidas, y aún permanecen con ese estatus

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