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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

  • Church shooting forces Charleston, S.C., to confront underlying racial tension

    Church shooting forces Charleston, S.C., to confront underlying racial tension

    After a white police officer in neighboring North Charleston shot and killed Walter Scott — black, unarmed, and in full view of a camera — there was outrage, and there were protests. But this storied Southern town did not erupt in conflagrations like Ferguson and Baltimore. In a state where the...

  • Mass shooting at church in Charleston resonates far beyond

    Mass shooting at church in Charleston resonates far beyond

    He arrived at the Calhoun Street church at 8:17 p.m., a pale, gaunt young man with a fishbowl haircut and putty-like features. He passed under the great steeple of Emanuel AME and opened the tall wooden door. He wore a gray sweatshirt and a dark pouch around his waist. He was not entering just...

  • Probe underway into possible case tampering in Orange County Superior Court

    Probe underway into possible case tampering in Orange County Superior Court

    Attorney Charmaine Druyor said she was puzzled when she received a notice, two weeks ago, ordering her to appear Friday in the Westminster courtroom of Judge Thomas Borris. It concerned a man whose charge of driving on a suspended license had been dismissed in 2012. Druyor, a criminal defense attorney...

  • Appeals court upholds Schwarzenegger's clemency for Nuñez son

    Appeals court upholds Schwarzenegger's clemency for Nuñez son

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger waited until his last day in office to announce the commutation of convicted killer Esteban Nuñez, the son of a powerful political ally, and then gave this explanation: “Of course you help a friend.”His decision in January 2011 to reduce Nuñez’s sentence from 16 years...

  • Work on Hollywood gas leak expected to continue till midnight

    Southern California Gas Co. workers are continuing to work on repairing a ruptured gas line in Hollywood and expect to have it fixed by midnight. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said the leak -- reported around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at North Cahuenga Blvd near the 101 Freeway --...

  • Riverside deputies probe teen's shooting of 9-year-old brother

    Riverside deputies probe teen's shooting of 9-year-old brother

    Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 9-year-old boy who they believe was accidentally shot Saturday by his 14-year-old brother in Perris, police said. About noon, deputies responded to a report of an accidental shooting at a home in the 140 block of Metz Road,...

  • Pedestrian killed in crosswalk in Santa Fe Springs

    A 50-year-old Whittier man was charged with vehicular homicide Saturday after he struck and killed a pedestrian in a Santa Fe Springs crosswalk, police said. Rogelio Garcia was driving south on Broadway at 9:44 a.m. Saturday when he struck Michael Ray Stillwell, 62, also from Whittier, who was...

  • Hotel concierge guilty in murder of alleged rapist in O.C.

    Hotel concierge guilty in murder of alleged rapist in O.C.

    A former hotel concierge was found guilty Thursday of participating in a two-decade-old kidnapping and murder, crimes committed in revenge after the defendant’s ex-girlfriend told him a man had raped her. Gianni Anthony Van, 45, of Costa Mesa was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of...

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