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Lisa Girion

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Lisa Girion is a former staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where she had covered healthcare, the workplace, legal affairs, human rights and the California economy. Prior to coming to The Times, Girion served as city editor of the Los Angeles Daily News and reported for that paper as well the Dallas Times Herald, the Dallas Morning News and the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal. She has won awards for her work, including exposes on alleged human rights abuses in Myanmar (Burma) and on the health insurance practice of rescinding sick members. She earned a bachelor's degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Girion left The Times in 2015. 

Recent Articles

  • Judge halts counties' lawsuit against 5 narcotic drug manufacturers

    Judge halts counties' lawsuit against 5 narcotic drug manufacturers

    A judge halted a government lawsuit Thursday against five of the world's largest narcotics manufacturers in spite of an impassioned plea by Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas that the companies pay for the damages of a prescription drug epidemic. The ruling came in a suit filed last year...

  • Sounding the alarm as prescription drug abusers turn to heroin

    Sounding the alarm as prescription drug abusers turn to heroin

    Standing in the pulpit above Austin Klimusko's casket three years ago, his mother used his death to draw the connection between pills from a pharmacy and drugs from the street. "When his prescriptions dried up, he turned to heroin," Susan Klimusko said in a frank eulogy meant as a warning to the...

  • Heroin use and addiction are surging in the U.S., CDC report says

    Heroin use and addiction are surging in the U.S., CDC report says

    Heroin use surged over the past decade, and the wave of addiction and overdose is closely related to the nation’s ongoing prescription drug epidemic, federal health officials said Tuesday. A new report says that 2.6 out of every 1,000 U.S. residents 12 and older used heroin in the years 2011 to...

  • Berkeley balcony collapse, other cases spotlight gap in building oversight

    Berkeley balcony collapse, other cases spotlight gap in building oversight

    Two years after college students began moving into Berkeley's Library Gardens, a similar complex built by the same general contractor opened across the San Francisco Bay. Both low-rise complexes hug busy sidewalks, wrap around quiet courtyards and are bedecked with balconies. They also share a...

  • Berkeley calls for new inspection, construction rules after balcony collapse

    Berkeley calls for new inspection, construction rules after balcony collapse

    City officials proposed new inspection and construction rules Tuesday aimed at preventing another balcony collapse like the one that left six dead and seven injured last week.   The failure of the cantilevered, fifth-floor apartment balcony during a 21st birthday celebration also drew scrutiny...

  • Experts suspect poor waterproofing in Berkeley balcony collapse

    Experts suspect poor waterproofing in Berkeley balcony collapse

    As officials investigate the sudden collapse of a Berkeley balcony last week that killed six and injured seven, outside experts say it's obvious what happened: Water got into the balcony and didn't get out, rotting the wood that kept it in place. The big question is why. Berkeley city officials...

  • Berkeley balcony collapse puts new focus on wood dry rot

    Berkeley balcony collapse puts new focus on wood dry rot

    The wood rot that many experts believe contributed to the deadly balcony collapse here has been a problem in low-rise apartment and condominium complexes for years.Investigators on Wednesday were trying to determine how the wood beams of the balcony that failed — killing six people — had deteriorated...

  • Doctor linked to drug deaths allowed to practice on probation

    Doctor linked to drug deaths allowed to practice on probation

    An Orange County doctor accused of gross negligence in the care of two patients who fatally overdosed on drugs he prescribed has been placed on probation by the Medical Board of California.Van H. Vu, who owns a busy pain clinic in Huntington Beach, agreed not to contest the board's accusation,...

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