Amanda Covarrubias is the former Central Coast reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Before that assignment, she worked for The Times’ L.A. Now blog, where she edited stories on the trials and tribulations of Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan and Chris Brown, as well as non-celebrity California news like wildfires, crimes and shark attacks. She was part of the team that won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting, and the team that was named a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting of the Isla Vista shootings. She left The Times in 2015.
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California’s four-year drought created the statewide mantra: “Conserve, conserve, conserve.”
It was dark early Tuesday morning when Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez drove his truck along a narrow road that parallels train tracks in the farmlands of Oxnard.
Keana Grey was heading to jury duty in Los Angeles before dawn Tuesday, sitting in the lower deck of the second Metrolink car from the front, when she felt the train shake.
Keana Grey was in the front seat of the lower deck of the second car from the front when the Metrolink train shook.
Elliot Rodger planned his deadly rampage in Isla Vista for nearly two years, stockpiling guns and ammunition and visiting local target ranges.
After Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller learned a homeless man had been set on fire while sleeping on a Ventura beach, she used her daughter’s poster paint to make two signs.