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Joel Rubin

Writer

Joel Rubin covers federal courts and agencies. A native of Maine, he moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to join the Los Angeles Times. Prior to his current assignment, Rubin spent several years writing about the Los Angeles Police Department. He also covered the region’s public schools and spent a memorable few months in 2003 following wildfires as they burned Southern California.

Recent Articles

  • Bernie Sanders supporters rally in downtown Los Angeles

    Bernie Sanders supporters rally in downtown Los Angeles

    Several hundred Bernie Sanders supporters marched through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon, culminating with a rally on the steps of City Hall. The procession marched 10 blocks from Olympic Boulevard and Main Street, with backers of Sanders gathering on the lawn of City Hall to hear speakers...

  • Willie Williams, Los Angeles police chief after the 1992 riots, dies at age 72

    Willie Williams, Los Angeles police chief after the 1992 riots, dies at age 72

    Willie L. Williams, the first African American chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, who steadied the agency in the tumultuous wake of the 1992 riots but was distrusted as an outsider by many officers and politicians, has died. He was 72. Williams died after a long struggle with pancreatic...

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