Los Angeles Times

Corina Knoll

Writer

Corina Knoll writes for the Metro section of the Los Angeles Times. She was on the team that investigated corruption in Bell – which led to the paper’s 2011 Pulitzer Prize for public service –and went on to cover the criminal trials of the city's former officials. As a regional reporter, she wrote features about the San Gabriel Valley and the Westside. During her courts beat, she covered the trials of the Jackson family vs AEG and Bryan Stow vs LA Dodgers. Her current rewrite gig involves pulling together breaking news stories as well as narratives. Raised in the Midwest, she is a graduate of Macalester College.

Recent Articles

  • Former Bell mayor facing prison time in salary scandal

    Former Bell mayor facing prison time in salary scandal

    Once viewed as an American success story, the former mayor of Bell will face possible prison time when he is sentenced Thursday for his role in a massive corruption case in which city leaders paid themselves huge salaries and left the town teetering on the edge of insolvency. Oscar Hernandez, a...

  • Former Bell Councilwoman Teresa Jacobo gets two-year prison sentence

    Former Bell Councilwoman Teresa Jacobo gets two-year prison sentence

    Last year, Teresa Jacobo took the witness stand and defended herself as a committed city leader who took calls from constituents at all hours and was a tireless advocate for the people of Bell. "I thought I was doing a very good job to be able to earn that, yes," Jacobo testified about her near-$100,000...

  • Ex-Bell council member gets 2 years in prison for role in pay scandal

    Ex-Bell council member gets 2 years in prison for role in pay scandal

    Former Bell Councilwoman Teresa Jacobo was sentenced Friday to two years in state prison and ordered to pay more than $242,000 in restitution for her role in the city's pay scandal. It is the longest sentence so far among the group of five elected officials convicted in the sweeping public corruption...

  • Lotus flowers, festival make their return to Echo Park Lake

    Lotus flowers, festival make their return to Echo Park Lake

    The blossoms are back. That was the theme Saturday at the 34th Lotus Festival held at Echo Park Lake under a sunny sky. Thousands wandered the park with plates of noodles and rice, stopping to watch dance troupes and martial arts demonstrations and pose for photos in front of a pond resplendent...

  • Judgment against Dodgers doesn't end ordeal, Bryan Stow's father says

    Judgment against Dodgers doesn't end ordeal, Bryan Stow's father says

    Despite winning a nearly $18-million judgment against the Dodgers and two men who beat their son on opening day 2011, Bryan Stow's parents said the verdict Wednesday doesn't end the family's ordeal. Stow, a former Santa Cruz paramedic and the father of two young children, was beaten unconscious...

  • Dodgers ordered to pay beaten fan $14 million: 'It's finally over'

    Dodgers ordered to pay beaten fan $14 million: 'It's finally over'

    The nearly $18-million awarded to Giants fan Bryan Stow by a jury on Wednesday was "like a big weight" off the shoulders of his family, his mother said outside court. "I couldn't believe it," Ann Stow said after the verdict was read in Judge Victor E. Chavez's courtroom. "It was like a big weight...

  • Dodgers, not McCourt, found liable in Bryan Stow beating case

    Dodgers, not McCourt, found liable in Bryan Stow beating case

    Bryan Stow may never fully comprehend the nearly $18 million awarded him Wednesday by a Los Angeles jury. Over the last six weeks, the brain-injured 45-year-old often forgot why his parents were absent from their Capitola, Calif., home and asked when they planned to return. "When the trial is finished,"...

  • Dodgers likely to pay about $13.9 million in Bryan Stow verdict

    Dodgers likely to pay about $13.9 million in Bryan Stow verdict

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are partly liable for the injuries Giants fan Bryan Stow sustained in an attack at the Dodgers Stadium parking lot in 2011, a jury found Wednesday. The jury said the team must pay millions to cover Stow's medical bills and other expenses. The two men who attacked Stow, Louie...

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