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Teresa Watanabe


Teresa Watanabe covers education for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the Times in 1989, she has covered immigration, ethnic communities, religion, Pacific Rim business and served as Tokyo correspondent and bureau chief. She also covered Asia, national affairs and state government for the San Jose Mercury News and wrote editorials for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. A Seattle native, she graduated from USC in journalism and in East Asian Languages and Culture. 

Recent Articles

  • Hospital medication errors widespread

    The recent case of actor Dennis Quaid's newborn twins, who were reportedly given 1,000 times the intended dosage of a blood thinner at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, underscores one of the biggest problems facing the healthcare industry: medication errors. At least 1.5 million Americans...

  • Immigration debate recalls 1986 law

    With the U.S. Senate's approval of a landmark immigration bill last week, setting up a showdown with the House, some policymakers say moving forward depends on looking back. Twenty years back, to be precise. In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed a sweeping immigration reform bill featuring, among...

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