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I am currently getting my masters in broadcast journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC. I am also reporter and columnist at Neon Tommy where I cover topics ranging from entertainment, local and national politics, environmental issues and the Los Angeles Unified School District. My opinion column, Blacklisted, which highlights the most bizarre stories in popular culture, was consistently one of the most read posts on the site.

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The wind blows a plastic bag around the beach near the Manhattan Beach Pier | Photo by David McNew/Getty Images
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L.A.'s Plastic and Paper Bag Ban is Built on Past Mistakes

As far as environmental topics go, plastic bags are among the top targets. But paper has baggage, too, and Los Angeles is poised to take on both with the strictest bag ban ordinance in the country.
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New Off-Leash Pilot Program Would be a Treat for Santa Monica Dog Owners

Dog owners were thrown a bone Tuesday evening as the Santa Monica City Council voted 6 to 1 to establish a pilot program for a dog park on Santa Monica State Beach.
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Los Angeles is One Step Closer Towards Banning Single-Use Bags

In what is the strictest bag ban to be explored to date, the Los Angeles Board of Public Works met Wednesday morning and unanimously voted to support a ban of plastic and paper bags in the city of Los Angeles.
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Food Trucks Give City Regulations a Failing Grade

"They not only grade you once, but repeatedly visit you on your truck while we're at our peak hours. We've got to constantly be under some sort of inspection."
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Los Angeles Gears Up for its First Green Bike Lanes

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation announced this month that it will be implementing a green bike lane project in Los Angeles to help motorists avoid bicyclists and increase safety.
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LAUSD Starting Earlier For 2012-2013 School Year

Summer will end three weeks early for Los Angeles Unified School District students next year.
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Officials Declare Substantial Security Improvements at LAX Since 9/11

With the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks days away, law enforcement officials gathered at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday morning to speak about security improvements the airport has made since that fateful day.
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Santa Monica Plastic Bag Ban Enforcement Begins

Shoppers in Santa Monica need to dig out that reusable grocery bag in the bottom of their junk drawer as the city banned plastic bags at grocery stores.
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