Jack Dolan

Writer

Jack Dolan is an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times. A winner of several national investigative reporting awards, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for a series revealing the doctors with the worst disciplinary histories in the country, using records the federal government sought to keep secret. He began his newspaper career at the Hartford Courant in Connecticut, where he grew up, and worked at the Miami Herald before coming to The Times.

Recent Articles

  • Advocate of DWP reform might have the most to gain

    Advocate of DWP reform might have the most to gain

    When Fred Pickel sat down to write the city’s official argument in favor of a ballot measure to grant more autonomy to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, he promised voters it would make the municipally owned utility “more accountable, transparent and responsive.” Pickel, who is the...

  • Three arrested, including a 17-year-old, in triple homicide in Fullerton

    Three arrested, including a 17-year-old, in triple homicide in Fullerton

    Fullerton police have arrested three people, including a 17-year-old female, in connection with a triple homicide at a residence from which a teenage girl was also reported missing and considered “at risk,” authorities said Sunday. “The suspects and family are known to each other,” Sgt. Jon Radus...

  • How a pension deal went wrong and cost California taxpayers billions

    How a pension deal went wrong and cost California taxpayers billions

    With the stroke of a pen, California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation that gave prison guards, park rangers, Cal State professors and other state employees the kind of retirement security normally reserved for the wealthy.  More than 200,000 civil servants became eligible to retire at 55 —  and...

  • California's pension crisis: The political deal that's costing the state billions

    With the stroke of a pen, California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation that gave prison guards, park rangers, Cal State professors and other state employees the kind of retirement security normally reserved for the wealthy.  More than 200,000 civil servants became eligible to retire at 55 —  and...

  • How overtime has made L.A.'s port pilots the city's best paid employees, averaging $450,000 a year

    How overtime has made L.A.'s port pilots the city's best paid employees, averaging $450,000 a year

    The small corps of mariners who guide ships in and out of the Port of Los Angeles are by far the best-paid city employees, averaging nearly $450,000 in salary and bonuses last year. But unlike pilots in other major West Coast ports, the pilots in Los Angeles have a union contract that boosts their...

  • Girl killed when car slams into house

    Girl killed when car slams into house

    A 7-year old girl was killed early Sunday evening when the car she was riding in veered off the road and slammed into a house in South Los Angeles. Critically injured were a 30-year old woman and three young boys who were also in the vehicle. “Nobody in the house or on the street was injured,”...

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