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Christopher Goffard

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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.

Recent Articles

  • Former Santa Ana city councilman sentenced to a year in jail

    Former Santa Ana city councilman sentenced to a year in jail

    Former Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante was sentenced to a year in jail Friday on charges that included attempted sexual battery and grand theft. Bustamante, who also had served as an executive manager for Orange County, pleaded guilty in December to attempted sexual battery, stalking,...

  • Will Inglewood score big with the NFL's return?

    Will Inglewood score big with the NFL's return?

    Not long ago, Inglewood's prospects looked bleak. The city was verging on bankruptcy, its schools were destitute, and it had been a long time since people called it the "City of Champions" — once a nod to the world-champion Lakers — without irony. But in recent years, the nine-square-mile city...

  • Sex-crime charge marks a turning point in the Bill Cosby saga

    Sex-crime charge marks a turning point in the Bill Cosby saga

    He was an entertainment legend, a trailblazing stand-up comedian and actor who won multiple Emmys and America's hearts. He became the first African-American to star in a television drama series and later played the part of a beloved doctor, in a show named after him. When rumors of sexual misconduct...

  • Fleeing Syria: Refugees find dizzying freedoms and unexpected dangers in Brazil

    Fleeing Syria: Refugees find dizzying freedoms and unexpected dangers in Brazil

    Soon after she arrived, she began to feel conspicuous. On the street, on the bus, in the subway, people looked. They didn't seem hostile, just puzzled. Even in Latin America's biggest city, a woman in a head scarf stood out. "Everyone was staring, and I was feeling alone," says Dana Balkhi, 27....

  • San Bernardino killers: Did she corrupt him? Or vice versa?

    San Bernardino killers: Did she corrupt him? Or vice versa?

    Syed Rizwan Farook was looking for a woman. A few years ago, not long out of college, he went online to find a match. He was slim, dark-eyed, 6 feet tall and living with a parent in Riverside, his dating profiles explained. He was Chicago-born, with Pakistani roots. He didn't drink or smoke. He...

  • Authorities identify man killed by sheriff's deputy in La Puente

    The Los Angeles County coroner has identified an alleged intruder shot to death Friday by a L.A. County Sheriff's deputy in La Puente as 25-year-old Johnny Rangel. Coroner's investigator Brian Kim said investigators did not know where Rangel was from. The shooting occurred about 1:15 a.m. Friday...

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