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Rong-Gong Lin II

Rong-Gong Lin II is a metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times, specializing in covering statewide earthquake safety issues and Northern California. He won the California Newspaper Publishers Assn.’s Freedom of Information Award and the University of Florida’s Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award. He was a finalist for the Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Prize for Excellence in Investigative Reporting and the Knight Award for Public Service. A San Francisco area native, he graduated from UC Berkeley in 2004.
Gas line explosion sets popular San Francisco restaurant Hong Kong Lounge II on fire

The building housing Hong Kong Lounge II caught fire, as did four other structures, after a gas line exploded in San Francisco. The dim sum restaurant is seen as one of the Bay Area's best.

California revels in a rare wet winter, and more storms are in the forecast

This winter could end up being a wet one for California. L.A.'s rainfall is 167% of average for this time of year.

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