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Marisa Gerber

Marisa Gerber covers Los Angeles County’s criminal courts. She previously wrote about the central L.A. neighborhoods of Hollywood, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Echo Park and Downtown. Before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2012, she reported for the New York Times, OC Weekly and the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. Marisa grew up in Nogales, Ariz., and graduated from the University of Arizona.
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