Fernanda Galan Martinez
Fernanda Galan Martinez(she/her/hers)
News Reporter, Los Angeles

Fernanda Galan Martinez expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in art history. Galan has worked for AZ Big Media, The State Press and Downtown Devil.

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Ghost in the machine? These rental cars are driven by remote control

LOS ANGELES – Anyone who sees this electric rental car whiz by might think it’s yet another self-driving test car. After all, there’s no one behind the wheel. But someone is driving the car – likely from several miles away. That’s what makes this business model stand apart from the many other self-driving vehicle operations.

No dead poets here: Program ignites interest among students blasé about poetry

LOS ANGELES – Get Lit-Words Ignite is an organization that inspires students to perform and write poetry.

Aprueban salario mínimo de $22 la hora en California

LOS ÁNGELES – El gobernador Gavin Newsom de California firma una legislación para empoderar a los trabajadores de comida rápida con nuevos salarios y protecciones en el lugar de trabajo.

Too fast, too furious: Dangerous street takeovers stymie police, anger neighbors

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Civilian Oversight Commission held a hearing to discuss the issue of street takeovers. Officers said they were so overwhelmed by the hundreds of carloads of people that can show up and the potential for violence that an entire station of officers wouldn’t be enough to deal with a major street takeover.

Vegan handbags made of pineapple, cactus and cork could help save the planet

LOS ANGELES – Some designers are becoming more sustainable by replacing traditional leather with such materials as pineapple, cactus and cork. They look great and are better for the environment.

Flip burgers for $22 an hour? California may adopt a labor-management council to set wages

LOS ANGELES – If a bill for California fast-food workers is signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, a new council of industry and labor representatives could set wages and working conditions for fast-food workers.