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Robin Abcarian

Robin Abcarian is a columnist at the Los Angeles Times. Focusing mostly on California culture, news and politics, she roams the Golden State, reporting stories that help readers understand what makes this place unique. She often writes about hot-button social issues, like abortion and sexual harassment. She frequently dips into national politics, having covered the 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns full time, and the 2016 campaign occasionally. Abcarian has held many positions at The Times. As a culture writer for the paper’s Calendar section, she has covered the Oscars, the Emmys and the Sundance Film Festival. For most of the 1990s, she was a columnist for The Times’ feature section, before becoming its editor in 2003.
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Why should Sonoma County provide security for an elitist, men-only summer camp?

It took a majority-female Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to revive a controversy over the Bohemian Club's annual all-male bacchanalia in the redwoods.

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Warning labels for soda might be the only way to save our children from the sugar lobby

Sodas and other sugary drinks sold in California could soon require a health warning label to alert consumers of the risk of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

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