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I'm a reporter covering crime and courts for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, one of 11 daily newspapers in the Southern California News Group. I was previously a city reporter at the Daily Breeze, where my beats included the South Bay beach cities, the Palos Verdes Verdes Peninsula, Hawthorne and SpaceX. Before that, I covered LGBT news and my hometown of San Pedro as a freelancer.

I've reported on everything from homicides and public corruption, to the fight for marriage equality, HIV stigma and the rise of ballet star Misty Copeland.

Reach me at meg@megbarnes.com.