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Paloma Esquivel

Paloma Esquivel writes about the Inland Empire. She was on the Los Angeles Times team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for public service for investigating corruption in the city of Bell and the team that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for coverage of the San Bernardino terror attack. Prior to joining The Times in 2007, she was a freelance writer, worked in Spanish-language radio and was an occasional substitute teacher. A Southern California native, she graduated from UC Berkeley and has a master’s in journalism from Syracuse University.
Federal agents search Adelanto mayor's home, City Hall amid corruption probe

Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr had a plan to cure the long-struggling city’s deep financial woes. He would make the desert town, with its vast stretches of cheap land, into the Silicon Valley of marijuana.Since 2015, under Kerr’s leadership, officials have worked diligently to attract the cannabis ind...

Federal agents search Adelanto mayor's home, City Hall amid corruption probe

FBI agents descended on the Adelanto City Hall and the home of Mayor Rich Kerr on Tuesday, officials said.

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