Laura Blasey is a multiplatform editor for newsletters. She joined the Los Angeles Times in 2019 and is based in Washington, D.C. Previously, she worked at Newsday on Long Island, where she covered trending stories and produced audio for smart home devices.
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Today’s Headlines: As L.A. considers congestion pricing, freeways might not always be free
L.A. County’s blueprint for congestion pricing is nearly here. Plus: The details on Biden and McCarthy’s deal to raise the debt limit.
Seven counties have four months left and plenty of challenges in setting up California’s first courts with the power to order treatment plans for individuals with severe mental health issues.
The move has ignited a cultural and political maelstrom over the team’s annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.
Today’s Headlines: Scientists say carbon emissions are responsible for nearly 40% of the West’s scorched forest area
A new study links fossil fuel production and cement manufacturing to scorched forest area in the West. Plus: Migrants are turning to social media to understand the U.S.’s policy changes.
Just 1,000 appointments are granted daily through a U.S. Customs and Border Protection mobile app and the expiration of Title 42 has added more urgency to the quest to score one of them.
These days, sushi isn’t hard to find. That’s because a pair of L.A. friends had a life-changing meal in 1965.
Analysts are predicting this stoppage could last three months or more, racking up costs for the entire region.
California is projected to lose an average of $9.6 billion a year from earthquake damage. Plus: Decades of failures leave L.A. County facing up to $3 billion in sex abuse claims.
Today’s Headlines: Shootings after mundane mistakes renew ‘stand your ground’ criticism
In one week, three incidents across the country have put ‘stand your ground’ laws back in the spotlight.
L.A. Mayor Karen Bass’ proposed budget, which will be released on Tuesday, will call for the city to restore the department to 9,500 officers even as it hemorrhages officers.