I’m a reporter with experience covering breaking news, government, political campaigns, higher education, marijuana, natural resources and the environment.

At the Riverside Press-Enterprise I write about the Coachella Valley, which contains a resurgent Palm Springs and eight more burgeoning desert cities. I transitioned to the P-E from the Orange County Register, where I reported on the affluent city of Laguna Niguel and all things south O.C. Both papers are owned by Freedom Communications, which you may have heard about.

I began my journalism career with a five-month reporting internship at the Eureka Times-Standard, a 23,000-circulation six-day newspaper covering California’s far North Coast.

In 2012, I graduated from Humboldt State University in Arcata (way up there near Oregon). That’s where I studied journalism and geography while serving as sports editor, opinion editor and reporter at The Lumberjack student-run newspaper.

On the weekend I compete as a category two amateur road cyclist and a category one mountain biker. I raced my bike around the state and country for the Humboldt State Cycling Team, the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team, and a couple elite-amateur teams since graduation, including my current SDBC/Emerald Textiles position. I was team president at HSU, and helped mold the team into a regional powerhouse.

Click around to learn more about me and my work and feel free to send me an email, at lramseth@gmail.com. You can find me on Twitter, @lramseth, and on Facebook.

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