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Elaine Woo

Writer

Elaine Woo is a Los Angeles native who has written for her hometown paper since 1983. She covered public education and filled a variety of editing assignments before joining "the dead beat" – news obituaries – where she has produced artful pieces on celebrated local, national and international figures, including Norman Mailer, Julia Child and Rosa Parks. She left The Times in 2015. 

Recent Articles

  • Steve Smith, leading U.S. tea connoisseur and entrepreneur, dies at 65

    Steve Smith, leading U.S. tea connoisseur and entrepreneur, dies at 65

    Steven Smith, a Portland, Ore., entrepreneur whose enchantment with tea and wizardry at blending flavors helped turn the United States into a nation of tea connoisseurs, died Monday at his home in Lake Oswego, Ore. He was 65. The cause was complications of liver cancer, said his daughter, Carrie...

  • Sen. William Campbell dies at 79; longtime state lawmaker

    Sen. William Campbell dies at 79; longtime state lawmaker

    Former state Sen. William Campbell, a moderate Republican from Hacienda Heights whose affable style won allies on both sides of the political aisle during his two decades in the Legislature, has died. He was 79. The former Senate Republican leader, who had diabetes and heart problems, died in his...

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