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Sandy Banks

During more than three decades at the Los Angeles Times, Sandy Banks has served as reporter, editor, editorial writer and internship director. But she’s best known for her twice-weekly personal columns, which focused on private lives, public policy and people who inspire and infuriate us. Banks, a native of Cleveland, has three grown daughters, lives in Northridge and loves anything that gets and keeps her outdoors. She left The Times in 2015.
  • Op-Ed
Newsom's death penalty moratorium isn't perfect, but here's why it matters

Gavin Newsom’s passion has put doing away with the death penalty in California back on our public agenda.

  • Op-Ed
Stop with the shifting stories, Gov. Northam, and explain yourself

Virgnia Gov. Ralph Northam has been considered a likable, socially responsible Democrat. How can we square that perception with the photo on his yearbook page?

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