Paloma Esquivel

Writer

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. 

Recent Articles

  • En Perris, la casa de los horrores estaba a la vista de todos

    En Perris, la casa de los horrores estaba a la vista de todos

    Por lo general, después de la medianoche Mike Clifford veía a los niños de la casa de enfrente. Algunas noches, veía a unos seis niños, ninguno de los cuales parecía tener más de 15 años, que subían a una camioneta de pasajeros con su padre y se preguntaban a dónde podrían ir a esa hora. Otras...

  • In Perris, a house of horrors hidden in plain sight

    In Perris, a house of horrors hidden in plain sight

    It was usually after midnight when Mike Clifford spotted the children from the house across the street. Some nights, he’d see about six children — none of whom looked older than 15 — getting into a passenger van with their father and wonder where they could possibly be going at such an hour. Other...

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