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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.
Los Angeles County settles lawsuit with family of man fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in 2014

The county has reached a financial settlement with the family of a man killed by sheriff’s deputies outside his Vermont Knolls home in 2014, officials said Friday.

Passenger in three-car crash rescues driver from burning car; trapped passenger dies

A passenger was credited with saving a driver from a burning vehicle after a three car crash left one dead in Palmdale, the sheriff’s department said Friday.

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