Alan Zarembo

Writer

Alan Zarembo is an assistant foreign editor. He has also been a projects and investigative reporter with a focus on medicine, science and the military. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Times in 2003, he was the Mexico City bureau chief for Newsweek magazine and a freelance journalist based in central Africa. He is graduate of Dartmouth College, a former Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a winner of the Livingston Award for International Reporting.

Recent Articles

  • Driver in crash that killed 5 didn't have license, authorities say

    Driver in crash that killed 5 didn't have license, authorities say

    The 16-year-old male driver of a vehicle that crashed on the southbound 5 Freeway in Irvine early Saturday and killed five teenagers apparently did not have a license, authorities said. The unidentified teenager was the sole survivor of the crash that occurred about 2:12 a.m. near the 133 interchange,...

  • Newest Washington memorial honors wounded veterans

    Newest Washington memorial honors wounded veterans

    The story that Lois Pope likes to tell about her first interaction with war-wounded veterans takes place at a rehabilitation center in New York in the mid-1960s. Pope, an actress who had performed on Broadway, had been invited to sing there. Her audience was slumped in wheelchairs and resting on...

  • A troubled veteran at the White House's door

    A troubled veteran at the White House's door

    Omar Gonzalez was always popular along this quiet cul-de-sac of neat suburban homes near Ft. Hood. "Omar, Omar!" children would shout as they ran to his front door. But at some point, neighbors of the decorated combat veteran started to worry. David Haslach, an Army sergeant who lived three doors...

  • Risks of twins, triplets may prompt IVF patients to opt for singletons

    Risks of twins, triplets may prompt IVF patients to opt for singletons

    A new study bolsters the argument that fertility doctors should transfer just one embryo at a time when they are trying to help women give birth. Data on 233,850 infants born over a 10-year period show that twins, triplets and other “higher order multiples” are more likely to die prematurely and...

  • Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

    Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

    Jack Behunin received welcome news last year from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Due to war-related medical conditions, he was being declared unfit to work, boosting his tax-free monthly disability compensation from $1,850 to $3,000. Not that he had any interest in a job. A World War II veteran...

  • Boyle Heights politics blamed as mariachi-themed 5K is blocked

    Boyle Heights politics blamed as mariachi-themed 5K is blocked

    The organizer of a mariachi-themed fun run said local politics forced him to indefinitely postpone the event. The 5-kilometer run, scheduled for Sunday in Boyle Heights, was supposed to start and finish at the historic Mariachi Plaza, with mariachis playing along the way. But last week, amid dissent...

  • Organizer of mariachi-themed fun run denied permit, blames politics

    Organizer of mariachi-themed fun run denied permit, blames politics

    The organizer of a mariachi-themed fun run said local politics forced him to indefinitely postpone the event. The 5-kilometer run, originally scheduled for Sunday in Boyle Heights, was supposed to start and finish at the historic Mariachi Plaza, with mariachis playing along the way. But on Monday,...

  • More than 125 firefighters worked to extinguish Van Nuys brush fire

    More than 125 firefighters battled a brush fire for more than two hours near Van Nuys before it was contained late Friday afternoon. The fire burned on both sides of Burbank Boulevard, near the intersection with Woodley Avenue. As of 7 p.m. crews were still on scene dealing with hot spots.  ------------...

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