Lisa Girion

Writer

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

  • Californians warned to avoid caramel apples after listeria outbreak

    Californians warned to avoid caramel apples after listeria outbreak

    Amid a deadly listeria outbreak across California and nine other states, public health authorities are warning consumers against eating prepackaged caramel apples. Listeria has been implicated in three deaths, including one in California, and more than two dozen hospitalizations. Investigators'...

  • FDA approves new opioid painkiller said to last 24 hours

    FDA approves new opioid painkiller said to last 24 hours

    Federal regulators gave the green light to a once-a-day opioid pain-relief pill that is up to 24 times more powerful than a single Vicodin but is designed to thwart the immediate release of its full — and potentially lethal — payload. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of Hysingla...

  • 23 labor protesters arrested outside Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera

    23 labor protesters arrested outside Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera

    Authorities Thursday evening arrested 23 people protesting outside a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera as part of nationwide efforts to organize the retailer's employees, authorities said. The demonstration began in the store's parking lot at Washington and Paramount boulevards, said Los Angeles Sheriff's...

  • High school water polo player rescued from near-drowning in Chino

    High school water polo player rescued from near-drowning in Chino

    A high school water polo player found at the bottom of a Chino pool after a match was flown to a hospital in critical condition Thursday evening, a fire official said. The boy's teammates from visiting Nogales High School in La Puente noticed him missing when they got out of the Don Lugo High School...

  • Ex-cop in killing rampage last year stalked LAPD chief's father

    Ex-cop in killing rampage last year stalked LAPD chief's father

    Among the stalking targets of a disgruntled former LAPD cop who went on a murderous rampage last year was Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck's father, a department spokesman said Thursday. Christopher Dorner led authorities on a massive, 10-day manhunt after killing three people to avenge his...

  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving prescription painkillers have become a leading cause of injury deaths...

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