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

  • 'Joyful evening' at Redondo Beach concert, and then a horrific crash

    'Joyful evening' at Redondo Beach concert, and then a horrific crash

    Those in the crowd sauntered through the crosswalk after leaving a Christmas concert they had attended at a Redondo Beach church. Then came the white Saturn hurtling through the adjacent red light. Screams followed — then the sickening sound of bodies hitting pavement. "I just saw people flying...

  • Roman Polanski's court request could shed light on decades-long case

    Roman Polanski's court request could shed light on decades-long case

    Roman Polanski boarded a red-eye out of the country in January 1978, just months after he had agreed to a plea deal to end a Los Angeles County case in which he was accused of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl. His departure sparked a debate that would stretch over decades — left to be hashed...

  • Raids target gang in L.A.'s Ramona Gardens neighborhood

    Raids target gang in L.A.'s Ramona Gardens neighborhood

    The Ramona Gardens housing project in Boyle Heights was for decades a bleak bastion of crime, a spartan collection of World War II-era buildings controlled by the Big Hazard gang. It was so notorious for shootings, drug dealing and racially motivated attacks that the Los Angeles police dared enter...

  • The homeless and hungry are welcomed to Thanksgiving feasts

    The homeless and hungry are welcomed to Thanksgiving feasts

    In downtown Los Angeles, a man who calls himself Stickshift grinned while surveying a crowd feasting on plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and green beans. "You might be feeling down in the dumps, but days like this prove there are people out there who care," he said. Stickshift,...

  • Woman ruled innocent in 1997 slaying; payment for prison time expected

    Woman ruled innocent in 1997 slaying; payment for prison time expected

    A woman freed last month after 17 years behind bars for murder was declared factually innocent Friday by a Los Angeles County judge. "I'm sorry for what happened to you," Judge Mark S. Arnold told Susan Mellen after he issued his ruling in a Torrance courtroom. "It is my wish that you have a happy...

  • L.A. Unified ends Miramonte sex abuse case with $139-million deal

    L.A. Unified ends Miramonte sex abuse case with $139-million deal

    The L.A. Unified School District has agreed to pay about $139 million to settle claims that a Miramonte Elementary School teacher abused his students, drawing to a close the lengthy case that led to changes in state law and district policies. It is believed to be the largest payout ever by a school...

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