Kim Christensen

Writer

Kim Christensen is an investigative reporter on the Los Angeles Times’ projects team. He has more than 30 years in newspapers, starting with the Dayton Daily News in his hometown in Ohio. He has shared two Pulitzer Prizes, at the Oregonian in 2001 and at the Orange County Register in 1996, for investigations of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and of fertility fraud at UC Irvine. He joined The Times in 2005.

Recent Articles

  • Construction worker falls into well and dies

    Construction worker falls into well and dies

    A 27-year-old construction worker died Friday after falling into a well, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The man was being lowered into the 50-foot-deep well by a rope or cable when he became untethered and fell, landing face-down in water and debris, said Brian Humphrey, a fire department...

  • Huge fire at Ontario recycling plant sends massive smoke plume skyward

    Huge fire at Ontario recycling plant sends massive smoke plume skyward

    A three-alarm fire Friday at an Ontario cardboard recycler sent huge plumes of smoke billowing skyward, closed nearby streets and shut down rail traffic through the area, officials said. The blaze was reported at 4:23 p.m. at State Street and Bon View Avenue, the site of a business that also stores...

  • Life after Scientology is contentious for church leader's father

    Life after Scientology is contentious for church leader's father

    After leaving the Church of Scientology and its secretive international base in the desert, Ronald Miscavige Sr. settled into small-town life in Wisconsin, his 40-year ties to the religion cut once and for all. Or so he thought, as he spent his time hawking exercise equipment online and playing...

  • Santa Barbara man is suspected of angling for discarded drugs

    Santa Barbara man is suspected of angling for discarded drugs

    A Santa Barbara man was nabbed early Sunday not for being hooked on drugs: He was arrested on suspicion of getting drugs on a hook. Christian Kulbe, 46, was taken into custody just after midnight when a Santa Barbara Sheriff’s sergeant saw him stealing items from a dropbox for discarded drugs,...

  • Motorcyclist killed in fiery wreck in El Monte

     A motorcyclist was killed in a fiery accident Friday afternoon on westbound I-10 in El Monte, Los Angeles County fire officials said. The accident occurred at about 3:15 p.m. near Santa Anita Avenue and blocked the express lanes in both directions for several hours, according to California Highway...

  • Beverly Hills mayor, developers tangle over Hilton high-rise plan

    Beverly Hills mayor, developers tangle over Hilton high-rise plan

    Plans to erect Beverly Hills’ tallest building ever have pitted two deep-pocketed developers against each other and sparked public debate about whether a dramatically altered skyline might forever change the character of the self-proclaimed “Garden Spot of the World.” But it’s more than just the relative...

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