Rachel Uranga covers transportation and mobility. Before joining the L.A. Times, she was part of dot.LA’s founding team, where she rose to managing editor. She has also served on the editorial board of the Press Telegram and Daily Breeze and worked as a reporter at the Daily News, Los Angeles Business Journal and Reuters in Mexico City. She has written extensively about business, the criminal justice system and the supply chain, among other topics. A mother and third-generation Angeleno, she is a graduate of Cal State Northridge and Columbia University.
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Kevin de León dice que no va a dimitir después de haber sido sorprendido profiriendo insultos racistas en una cinta filtrada. ¿Qué pasa con sus electores?
Kevin de León says he won’t resign after he was caught making racial insults on a leaked tape. What happens to his constituents?
The election of Alex Padilla, the first Latino elected to the Senate from California, marks a landmark achievement and a shift in the state’s power center.
Los Angeles transit officials have shut down construction of the Westside’s $2.4-billion Purple Line Extension for two weeks amid a litany of “serious safety concerns” that have injured dozens of workers since July 2021.
L.A. City Councilmember Kevin De León says he won’t resign following calls for him to step down after the leak of an audio conversation in which racist and disparaging comments were made.
With Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo refusing to step down, acting L.A. City Council President Mitch O’Farrell takes them off an array of committees.
L.A. Latinos decry racist tape and fear it will set back leadership gains and cast them under a cloud of suspicion. Some say it exposed the need to have a conversation about colorism.
The new Crenshaw/LAX line is already bringing new money to the cultural hub of L.A.'s Black community. But many fear high prices will push residents out.
Metro is set to open much of the Crenshaw/LAX line Oct. 7, but it won’t connect to the airport until 2024, officials say.
The Los Angeles City Council voted 12 to 1 to give the joint venture Tranzito-Vector a 10-year contract to advertise on hundreds of bus shelters in exchange for installing and maintaining 3,000 such structures across the city.