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Joe Mozingo

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Joe Mozingo is a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He won a Robert F. Kennedy Award for covering the earthquake in Haiti and the ASNE Punch Sulzberger Award for Online Storytelling for his in-depth look at a federal investigation into relic poaching in rural Utah that led to three suicides. Mozingo helped lead The Times’ coverage of the Isla Vista killings in 2014 and a Miami Herald investigation into the space shuttle Columbia crash in 2003; both were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. His book, “The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, a Search for Family” was a 2012 “Discover Great New Writers” pick by Barnes and Noble.

Recent Articles

  • San Bernardino's bankruptcy plan favors CalPERS

    San Bernardino's bankruptcy plan favors CalPERS

    San Bernardino's plan to exit bankruptcy has at least one winner, plenty of losers and could have repercussions for other California cities. The city will pay every penny of the almost $50 million it owes to the California Public Employee Retirement System, known as CalPERS, if a federal judge...

  • San Bernardino offers plan to emerge from bankruptcy

    San Bernardino offers plan to emerge from bankruptcy

    The city of San Bernardino hopes to emerge from bankruptcy by making retirees cover more of their healthcare, contracting out firefighting and garbage services, and paying pension bond holders 1% of the $50 million it owes them. Those are the highlights of a plan prepared by city leaders and released...

  • Black power in Baltimore: When African American leaders confront racial unrest

    Black power in Baltimore: When African American leaders confront racial unrest

    The mayor is black. The council is almost two-thirds black. The school superintendent is black. The police chief is black, and a majority of his officers are black. Race riots inevitably end in contention over what social woes led to the trigger point, with one overarching element: a white power...

  • Doctors at University of California health clinics go on strike

    Unionized doctors began a strike Saturday at student health clinics on University of California  campuses in Southern California, saying administrators had acted unfairly during negotiations for the physicians' first contract. Doctors and dentists in Northern California started the rolling walkout...

  • Doctors at University of California health clinics go on strike

    Doctors at University of California health clinics go on strike

    Unionized doctors began a strike Saturday at student health clinics on University of California  campuses in Southern California, saying administrators had acted unfairly during negotiations for the physicians' first contract. Doctors and dentists in Northern California started the rolling walkout...

  • In North Charleston, Jim Crow lives on in routine traffic stops, residents say

    In North Charleston, Jim Crow lives on in routine traffic stops, residents say

    To many black residents, the overt hatred and segregation that ruled this place during the Jim Crow era has morphed into something more insidious: the routine traffic stop. Councilwoman Dorothy “Dot” Williams, who has been serving for 24 years, said she gets the same recurring complaint from constituents....

  • Video in fatal North Charleston, S.C., police shooting sets case apart

    Video in fatal North Charleston, S.C., police shooting sets case apart

    The family gathered for an impromptu memorial on the grass where Walter L. Scott had been shot to death by a white police officer the day before. They were still in shock, unable to accept police accounts that Scott had struggled with the officer over his Taser. As they mourned, a stranger approached...

  • LAPD is more diverse, but distrust in the community remains

    LAPD is more diverse, but distrust in the community remains

    The sweeps came on Friday nights in South Los Angeles, often before big events like Raiders games. Police would round up young men they thought were gang members and hold them over the weekend to keep violence down, a campaign launched by then-Chief Daryl F. Gates to control "the rotten little...

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