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Robert J. Lopez

Robert J. Lopez no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. The veteran investigative reporter was part of a team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for public service for stories that uncovered alleged corruption in the city of Bell. He also helped run L.A. Now, The Times’ breaking news blog. A Los Angeles native, he has taught journalism and social media to reporters, students and academics in Latin America, the Caribbean and Middle East.
  • Op-Ed
The First Baptist Church has closed, a symbol of Venice's shrinking black population

African American workers helped build Venice more than a century ago, but their descendants can no longer afford to live there.

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