Mary Jackson

Mary is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Follow Mary on Twitter @mbjackson77

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A better way

Lifestyle | Ministry mentors use relatability to reach hardened hearts
by Mary Jackson
Posted 8/10/12, 04:08 am

When he was just 12 years old, Viliami Lauti began selling drugs outside a rundown East Oakland liquor store. At first, it was easy money for new tennis shoes and clothes, but soon he became hooked on drugs and the steady flow of cash. By age 24, Lauti was a fixture on the corner of Coolidge Avenue and North MacArthur Boulevard.

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Rocketship Education

Name game

Back to School | Los Angeles public schools opt for rebranding, but little change, in a battle against budget cuts
by Angela Lu Fulton & Mary Jackson
Posted 8/10/12, 04:08 am

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Dark cloud, silver lining

Economy | A depressed housing market has proved favorable to new homeowners willing to work and save
by Mary Jackson
Posted 6/01/12, 04:07 am

For five years dire press reports have told of people losing their homes-but for three families and many more, falling prices signal buying opportunities.

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