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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.
With heat wave coming, a frantic effort to gain on raging brush fires across California

One firefighter died in the first days of the blaze when a bulldozer he was operating tumbled down a hillside. More recently, one firefighter broke his leg and another suffered heat exhaustion, officials said.

Ex-prosecutor urges Sacramento County D.A. to avoid joining Golden State Killer case with Orange County

Sacramento County’s district attorney risks fumbling the prosecution of the suspected Golden State Killer if she lets the case become consolidated with other homicides in Orange County, a former prosecutor in the Orange County office said in a letter this week.

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