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

  • 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,”...

  • UC Berkeley student is confirmed dead in Nice terror attack

    UC Berkeley student is confirmed dead in Nice terror attack

    A UC Berkeley student missing in Nice since Thursday’s terror attack has been confirmed dead, according to university officials. Nicolas Leslie, 20, was on a study abroad program and had gone to the city’s promenade to watch the Bastille Day celebration when a truck raced through the packed crowd,...

  • Firefighters gain ground on Sherpa blaze, but brace for heat and wind

    Firefighters gain ground on Sherpa blaze, but brace for heat and wind

    Crews battling the Sherpa fire in Santa Barbara County were bracing for strong winds Saturday night and scorching heat on Sunday. Weather has become a second enemy for the roughly 1,900 firefighters confronting the blaze, which has burned more than 7,800 mostly wild acres. Smoke from the fire,...

  • How one of L.A.'s highest-paying jobs went to the boss' son

    How one of L.A.'s highest-paying jobs went to the boss' son

    For seasoned mariners, it was the job opportunity of a lifetime. A rare opening last year in the city of Los Angeles’ small corps of port pilots, who guide cargo ships and oil tankers into the harbor in San Pedro, drew more than 50 applicants, including ship’s captains and tugboat skippers with...

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