Catherine Saillant

Writer

Catherine Saillant is a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times. A Los Angeles native, she ran away to the suburban comfort of Ventura County for 25 years. She’s back now, living in the downtown area. Saillant favors Ann Taylor and wears sensible shoes but she’s also been to Burning Man three times.

Recent Articles

  • Japanese Americans' protests halt auction of internment camp items

    Japanese Americans' protests halt auction of internment camp items

    Nancy Oda's parents had an expression whenever she brought up her family's imprisonment behind barbed wire during World War II. "They said 'shikata ga nai—' it can't be helped," recalls Oda. But Oda, who was born in a relocation camp at Tule Lake near the California-Oregon border, won't tolerate...

  • Costly art stolen from property connected to late 'Simpsons' producer

    Costly art stolen from property connected to late 'Simpsons' producer

    Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of $400,000 worth of art taken from a Malibu property associated with deceased philanthropist Sam Simon, a former producer of "The Simpsons."  Two paintings were reported missing on April 10 from a property in the 6000 block of...

  • Los Angeles city workers authorize strike

    Los Angeles city workers authorize strike

    Los Angeles garbage truck drivers, traffic officers, tree trimmers, engineers and typists are among 10,000 city workers who gave authorization Friday night to walk off the job to protest a proposed contract that offers no raises and requires them to chip in for healthcare premiums. Workers represented...

  • Shark sightings close San Clemente beach

    Shark sightings off the coast of San Clemente has shut down a beach at least through noon Saturday, officials said. A fisherman spotted a shark near the city's municipal pier about 7 p.m. Thursday, said Ian Burton, a marine safety officer. A second shark sighting, by a surfer, came Friday about...

  • L.A. credits its crackdown with shutting more than 500 pot shops

    L.A. credits its crackdown with shutting more than 500 pot shops

    A Los Angeles city crackdown has prompted more than 500 medical marijuana shops to close down in less than two years, City Atty. Mike Feuer is scheduled to announce Thursday. That represents a jump from a year ago, when Feuer reported that about a hundred pot shops had been shuttered. The city...

  • Contract talks stalled, thousands of L.A. city workers take strike vote

    Contract talks stalled, thousands of L.A. city workers take strike vote

    Angered by stalled contract negotiations, at least 10,000 Los Angeles city workers will decide whether to strike, a move that could potentially paralyze basic city services such as garbage collection, sewer maintenance and transportation.The vote called by leaders of the Service Employees International...

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