Los Angeles Times

Alicia Banks

Writer

Alicia Banks no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. She joined as a Metpro trainee in 2013. Previously, she worked at the Shelby Star and the Fayetteville Observer, both newspapers in her home state of North Carolina. In 2013, she received the Associated Press’ O. Henry Award for her series on a former homeless student who attended Harvard University. Alicia is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Recent Articles

  • Jon Bernthal and the 'Fury' cast broke out the big guns to hit emotion

    Jon Bernthal and the 'Fury' cast broke out the big guns to hit emotion

    It was the first day of filming "Fury," the drama of a five-man tank crew that defies the odds behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany. Jon Bernthal was waiting for cameras to roll for one of his scenes as Grady Travis, a womanizing country boy thrust into a battle as the tank's loader, when director...

  • Bob Hastings dies at 89; 'McHale's Navy' actor

    Bob Hastings dies at 89; 'McHale's Navy' actor

    Bob Hastings, a radio actor who found his footing in television, notably for portraying "yes man" Lt. Elroy Carpenter on the popular 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," died Monday of prostate cancer at his Burbank home, his family said. He was 89. Hastings began his career in radio in 1936 at age 11....

  • Michael Jackson death: Fans mark 5-year anniversary in Glendale

    Michael Jackson death: Fans mark 5-year anniversary in Glendale

    About 75 fans trickled into Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale on Wednesday morning to pay tribute to Michael Jackson five years after his death from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol. Many fans hugged each other. They greeted passersby with shirts bearing Jackson's face and long black...

  • Coroner: Remains spotted on Mt. Whitney are those of missing hiker

    Coroner: Remains spotted on Mt. Whitney are those of missing hiker

    Remains found on Mt. Whitney are those of a 60-year-old hiker who has been missing since June 14, authorities said Monday. John Likely of Dumont, N.J., died from "multiple traumatic injuries" after he fell about 50 feet into a steep chute, said Jeff Mullenhour, deputy coroner investigator for Inyo...

  • 50-acre Glendale fire disrupts wedding party, no homes threatened

    50-acre Glendale fire disrupts wedding party, no homes threatened

    A brush fire that broke out Sunday in Glendale burned through 50 acres by evening, disrupting wedding festivities at Brand Park but it did not threaten any homes or structures, fire officials said. The blaze that started around 12:30 p.m. in the hills above the park was expected to be contained...

  • Firefighters rescue hikers as they battle blaze in Glendale

    Firefighters rescue hikers as they battle blaze in Glendale

    Three hikers were rescued Sunday from a canyon near Glendale where a brush fire has burned 25 acres, officials said. Fire crews are working to rescue two additional hikers who are still in the canyon but in a safe location, said Glendale Fire Department Battalion Chief Bill Lynch. The hikers were...

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