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In Silicon Valley, even mobile homes are getting too pricey for longtime residents

Los Angeles Times / Feature

When tech companies go public, employees can strike it rich — or not. And then the trouble starts

Los Angeles Times / Article

Tech industry reacts to Trump’s executive order on immigration with fear and frustration

Los Angeles Times / Article

This $5,900 chair may be the tech world’s new key to productivity

Los Angeles Times / Feature

Lyft CEO Logan Green has a plan that’s far bigger than ride-hailing

Los Angeles Times / Profile

Uber drivers welcome that $100-million settlement, but here’s what they’re still missing

Los Angeles Times / Article

The thorn in Uber’s side

Los Angeles Times / Profile

I failed my driving test twice. Will Google’s self-driving car save me?

Los Angeles Times / Essay

Silicon Valley welcomes Modi with song, dance – and a Shazam joke

Los Angeles Times / Article

How a Safeway checker (who raps) got his break in video game biz

Los Angeles Times / Feature

Inside San Francisco’s Housing Crisis

Vox / Feature

Los Angeles Times article collection

Los Angeles Times / News articles

No Girls Allowed

Polygon / Feature

Dodgeball: An Extreme Second Chance At Childhood

Polygon / Feature

Eve: The Most Thrilling Boring Game in the Universe

Polygon / Feature

Keeping Women Out Of Games

Polygon / Video / Opinion


Hello there! My name is Tracey Lien and I am a journalist. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am currently a technology reporter at the Los Angeles Times.

I once heard through the grapevine that a mysterious public relations representative described me as “a pain in the ass, but fair.” This description filled me with so much glee I almost threw up.

A pen pal who later became my housemate (who then built this here website for me) wrote in a personal essay that he thought I was among “some of the finest human beings this stinking ball of garbage called Earth had ever produced.” I definitely threw up that time.


tracey.lien [at] latimes [dot] com