Ricardo Lopez

Writer

Ricardo Lopez no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. He previously was a morning breaking news writer who also covered the California economy. A Nevada native, he joined The Times in 2011 after graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has previously worked as a reporter for newspapers in Minnesota, Virginia and Delaware. 

Recent Articles

  • Southern California port truck drivers loading up on wage-theft cases

    Southern California port truck drivers loading up on wage-theft cases

    After years of complaining about working conditions, truck drivers who move goods at Southern California's sprawling ports appear to be making headway. Drivers have filed lawsuits and have flooded the state with hundreds of claims alleging that they were improperly classified as independent contractors...

  • Priceline to buy OpenTable for $2.6 billion

    Priceline to buy OpenTable for $2.6 billion

    Online travel company Priceline Group Inc. is getting into the restaurant reservation business. Priceline said Friday it will pay $2.6 billion in cash to buy OpenTable, a San Francisco company that allows diners to make restaurant reservations over the Internet and through its mobile app. The deal...

  • Hobby Lobby settles New York suit that accused it of false advertising

    Hobby Lobby settles New York suit that accused it of false advertising

    Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. reached a settlement with New York's attorney general to resolve an investigation into whether the arts and crafts chain falsely advertised "never-ending" sales. The Oklahoma City retailer agreed to pay $85,000 in civil penalties and distribute $138,600 in gift cards to...

  • Gene Seroka named Port of Los Angeles executive director

    Gene Seroka named Port of Los Angeles executive director

    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a new executive director for the Port of Los Angeles, one of the nation's largest seaports that has been without permanent leadership since late last year.  Gene Seroka, a veteran shipping industry executive, was appointed to the post...

  • RadioShack's quarterly loss more than triples to $98.3 million

    RadioShack's quarterly loss more than triples to $98.3 million

    Struggling electronics retailer RadioShack Corp.'s woes worsened Tuesday when the Fort Worth company reported a quarterly loss of $98.3 million, more than triple its operating loss a year ago. It's RadioShack's ninth consecutive quarterly loss and comes just months after the company announced it...

  • Layoffs expected at financially troubled O.C. Register

    Layoffs expected at financially troubled O.C. Register

    Layoffs are expected at the Orange County Register six days after its parent company announced cost cuts, including buyouts, immediate furloughs and the merging of newly launched newspapers in Long Beach and Los Angeles. Several staffers already have announced their departures through social media,...

  • Tyson wins bidding war to buy Hillshire Brands

    Tyson wins bidding war to buy Hillshire Brands

    Tyson Foods Inc. has agreed to buy Hillshire Brands Co. after a mammoth bidding war in which it agreed to fork over about $7.7 billion. The country's largest U.S. meat processor by sales will pay $63 a share in cash for Chicago-based Hillshire, whose brands include Jimmy Dean sausage and Ball Park...

  • Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers

    Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers

    By 9 a.m., Jack Motter had been planting peas for hours. He pushed a two-wheeled contraption that deposited a seed every few inches along neat rows at Ellwood Canyon Farms, just outside Santa Barbara. As clouds gathered overhead, he picked up the pace to avoid losing days of work to the fall rain....

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