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Los Angeles Times

Joseph Serna

Writer

Joseph Serna works on the Metro desk and joined the Los Angeles Times in September 2012. He previously worked for the Daily Pilot in Orange County, where he covered City Hall, crime and education. He is an Orange County native who graduated from Cal State Long Beach and enjoys hiking and traveling. He’s also a notoriously picky eater.

Recent Articles

  • Mistakenly released murder suspect remains at large

    Mistakenly released murder suspect remains at large

    Nearly a week after Los Angeles County sheriff’s employees mistakenly released a suspected killer from jail, law enforcement officers have yet to find him, officials said Friday. Steven Lawrence Wright, 37, was released at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. However, sheriff’s officials didn't realize he was...

  • Overturned fuel tanker shuts down 10 Freeway in Fontana during rush hour

    Overturned fuel tanker shuts down 10 Freeway in Fontana during rush hour

    An overturned fuel tanker has closed the 10 Freeway in both directions in Fontana, shutting off a major commuter route between Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. The big rig was hauling two tankers full of fuel westbound when it rolled over onto the right shoulder near Citrus Avenue about...

  • UCLA police arrest man suspected in sexual assault of student in dorm

    UCLA police arrest man suspected in sexual assault of student in dorm

    Police have arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting a UCLA student inside her dorm on campus after a house party, officials announced Thursday. Kvon Harris, 21, already was wanted for check fraud when the student identified him as her attacker following the Westwood party last month, officials...

  • Car hits parked vehicle, goes airborne and lands on a garage roof in Palos Verdes Estates

    Car hits parked vehicle, goes airborne and lands on a garage roof in Palos Verdes Estates

    Los Angeles County firefighters spent Wednesday afternoon trying to get a car off a garage roof after the vehicle struck a parked car and somehow went airborne. “I’ve been a fireman for 19 years and this is weird to me,” said Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Keith Mora. “It’s kind of strange.” Crews...

  • 32-mile-wide 'No Drone Zone' surrounds Super Bowl 50 site on Sunday

    32-mile-wide 'No Drone Zone' surrounds Super Bowl 50 site on Sunday

    Outside of passes from two of the NFL’s biggest playmakers, not much else should be flying around Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Superbowl Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Starting at 2 p.m. and lasting until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, the FAA has issued a temporary flight restriction...

  • Two bodies recovered in Lake Balboa garage fire

    Two bodies recovered in Lake Balboa garage fire

    Los Angeles firefighters recovered two human bodies at a residential fire in Lake Balboa on Wednesday, the first potential fire fatalities of the year, officials said. Crews responded to the blaze before 10:30 a.m. in the 22500 block of West Vanowen Street, said Margaret Stewart, a Los Angeles...

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