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Joseph Serna

Joseph Serna is a Metro reporter who has been with the Los Angeles Times since 2012. He previously worked for papers in Orange County and Signal Hill, a 2.2-square-mile city surrounded by Long Beach. He was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for coverage of the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack and is a graduate of California’s community college and Cal State systems.
Why did it take so long to arrest the Golden State Killer suspect? Interagency rivalries, old technology, errors and bad luck

In a series of interviews with The Times, retired investigators who chased the masked assailant known as Golden State Killer said that poor communication, tunnel vision and antiquated technology were all factors in his decades-long elusiveness.

'We do not believe this was an accident': Deadly explosion in Aliso Viejo linked to suspicious device

An explosion that killed a woman and injured several others at an Aliso Viejo day spa Tuesday afternoon likely came from a package and appears suspicious, law enforcement sources told The Times.

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