Jennifer Medina

The New York Times

@jennymedina

  • National Correspondent for The New York Times, based in Los Angeles.
  • Her work has focused on the “uneven economic recovery, immigration, criminal justice and education.”
  • Holds a degree in print journalism and political science from the University of Southern California.
Charter Schools Suffer Setback in Aftermath of Los Angeles Strike

Jan 29

Students at Equitas Academy, a Los Angeles charter school. Democratic support for charters has waned as the party has shifted further to the left.

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Los Angeles Teachers Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

Jan 22

The settlement came after tens of thousands of teachers marched in downtown Los Angeles and picketed outside schools for six school days.

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Los Angeles Teachers Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

Jan 22

The settlement came after tens of thousands of teachers marched in downtown Los Angeles and picketed outside schools for six school days.

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At Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike, a Rallying Cry: More Funding, Fewer Charters

Jan 18

The teachers’ union is highlighting what it sees as the growing problem of charter schools, saying that they siphon off students and money from traditional public schools.

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As Shutdown Continues, Resolution May Depend on Definition of ‘Wall’

Dec 27

Even with negotiations resuming, the partial government shutdown may not end until Democrats and President Trump agree to disagree on what makes a border barrier a “wall.”

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He Survived Two Mass Shootings. Now He is About to Deploy to Afghanistan.

Dec 26

Brendan Kelly, who survived both the Thousand Oaks and Las Vegas mass shootings, visited a memorial to victims at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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He Was Sentenced to Life for Selling Crack. Now Congress Wants to Reconsider.

Dec 21

Edward Douglas had never been to prison before he got a life sentence under laws that punished crack cocaine far more harshly than powder. The judge now says “It made me sick.”

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Honduran Migrant Seen Fleeing Tear Gas With Her Toddlers Is Now in U.S.

Dec 18

Maria Meza was allowed in to the border crossing at Otay Mesa, Calif., with her five children late Monday and is filing for asylum.

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California Today: California Today: Life as a First-Generation U.C. Irvine Student

Dec 13

Thursday: Students discuss the hardest part of starting college, a long read on the Ghost Ship fire and your dream Oscars host picks

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See How the Fires Burned Where California Goes to Escape It All

Nov 23

Among the blackened and charred areas in Southern California were hiking trails overlooking the ocean, summer camps and historic movie sets.

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President Trump to Visit California in Wake of Fires

Nov 15

The president has visited the state just once since he was elected, preferring instead to attack its leaders and policies from a distance.

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California Today: California Today: When Fires Destroy the State’s Most Treasured Places

Nov 15

Thursday: The Woolsey Fire claims gems for outdoor recreation, an investigation into how Facebook executives covered up problems, and the newest shops in L.A.

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California Is Already Tough on Guns. After a Mass Shooting, Some Wonder if It’s Enough

Nov 10

California has some of the strictest gun regulations in the nation. But a mass shooting in the state this week has prompted many to weigh what more can be done.

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‘It Really Can’t Get Much Worse’: Thousand Oaks, First Hit by Shooting, Now Faces Fire

Nov 9

As wildfires spread through Ventura County, thousands of residents were forced to evacuate, including some who had survived the shooting just 24 hours earlier.

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California Wildfires Scorch Thousands of Acres and Send Residents Fleeing

Nov 9

In Southern California, the Woolsey Fire raged near Thousand Oaks, delivering a one-two punch to a city still in shock after a gunman opened inside a popular club there and killed 12 people.

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California Today: California Midterm Results: The Big Winners and the Races Hanging in the Balance

Nov 7

Wednesday: Election Day brought wins for Gavin Newsom and Dianne Feinstein, but many competitive House races were too close to call.

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Rallies, Taxes and Bus Tours: Down to the Wire in Orange County

Nov 4

A bus tour led by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is running for governor, and Senator Kamala Harris visited several competitive House districts in Southern California on Saturday, including the 25th, where Katie Hill, a Democrat, is trying to unseat a Republican …

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Back-to-Back Funerals. Mourners 50 Deep. Pittsburgh Grieves, 11 Times Over.

Oct 31

A memorial for the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. “It is a week of mourning for the whole community,” Rabbi Jonathan Perlman said.

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Tree of Life Synagogue Victims Remembered as Guardians of Their Faith

Oct 28

The 11 people who died in the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Saturday included a dentist committed to volunteer work and a pair of brothers known for greeting worshipers.

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California Today: California Today: Los Angeles Teachers Prepare to Strike

Oct 23

Tuesday: United Teachers Los Angeles negotiates with district officials, a tech-themed crossword, and In-N-Out Burger turns 70.

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