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Christopher Goffard

Christopher Goffard is an author and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. He shared in the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s Bell coverage and has twice been a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing, in 2007 and 2014. His novel "Snitch Jacket" was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel. His book "You Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya," based on his Times series, was published in 2011.
Prosecutor lays out case in Irvine businessman’s murder trial

Edward Shin is charged with killing his business partner, Chris Smith. The prosecutor said Smith’s blood was found on the walls, ceiling and desk and in the cement under the carpet at their San Juan Capistrano office, indicating a scene of "helter-skelter" violence. Smith's body was never found.

Mandatory evacuations lifted in Aliso fire

Orange County firefighters continue to battle 150-acre brush fire in the hills above Laguna Beach.

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