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I am proud to announce that the American Planning Association, Los Angeles Chapter, has awarded Streetsblog Los Angeles as the best local news source for planning news of any publication attracting between 35,000 and 100,000 monthly readers. In addition, Sahra Sulaiman is the APA-LA’s journalist of the year in the same category.

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