Martha Groves, who covered the Westside for the Los Angeles Times, left the newsroom in 2015. A native Hoosier, she became a Metro reporter after many years as a Business writer and editor. She previously worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the late, lamented Chicago Daily News. Special interests: planning and development, transit/traffic, coastal issues, preservation architecture, fascinating characters, mountain lions. She wonders: Will she ever get to ride the Westside subway?