Los Angeles Times

Marisa Gerber

Writer

Marisa Gerber covers Los Angeles County’s criminal courts. She previously wrote about the central L.A. neighborhoods of Hollywood, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Echo Park and Downtown. Before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2012, she reported for the New York Times, OC Weekly and the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. Marisa grew up in Nogales, Ariz., and graduated from the University of Arizona.

Recent Articles

  • A woman was wrongfully arrested and jailed as a fraud suspect. The reason? Her name.

    A woman was wrongfully arrested and jailed as a fraud suspect. The reason? Her name.

    Half-awake and barefoot, Maria Elena Hernandez hurried toward the loud banging on her front door. It was before sunrise, and she hoped the noise wouldn’t wake her 14-month-old granddaughter. As she cracked open the door, dressed in a sheer nightgown, Hernandez, 62, saw six California Department...

  • CicLAvia returns today along Wilshire Boulevard

    CicLAvia returns today along Wilshire Boulevard

    A stretch of Wilshire Boulevard in the heart of Los Angeles will go car-free Sunday to host the 18th CicLAvia. Thousands of walkers, bikers, skateboarders — and, thanks to a new component of the event, runners — are expected to show up for the free festival along a 3.5-mile route between Koreatown...

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