This was written for Patch sites in Los Angeles County during a short-lived experiment with topical beat reporting. In addition to covering our geographic beats for our particular Patch sites, each editor was required to write several stories per week on a topical beat. Mine was health and natural disasters.

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  • Project type: Article
  • Customer/Employer: Patch
  • Project Date: December 2012
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