Ronald D. White

Writer

Ronald D. White contributes to several ongoing series for the Business section, including Money Makeovers, Made in California, How I Made It, and Stock Spotlights. White did stints as a reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot and as a reporter and editorial writer for the Washington Post before coming to the L.A. Times in 1993. His favorite weekend pastime is playing paintball with his son, Jules.

Recent Articles

  • He learned by studying greatness

    He learned by studying greatness

    The gig: Gotham Chopra, 41, is a journalist turned documentarian whose six-part series, “The Religion of Sports,” recently began airing on the Audience Network. Chopra previously directed the 2015 Showtime documentary “Muse,” about future Hall of Fame basketball player Kobe Bryant. Another of Chopra’s...

  • Why your Christmas tree may cost more this year

    Why your Christmas tree may cost more this year

    A Christmas tree shortage could have many Southern California shoppers feeling the holiday blues.  Some local sellers have increased prices 10% or more on certain varieties, especially the popular Noble fir, because they have become scarce. Some buyers have returned to their usual holiday tree...

  • The future of credit-card security may involve blinking numbers

    The future of credit-card security may involve blinking numbers

    Your credit card may start winking at you soon in an effort to keep your data safe. French digital security company Oberthur Technologies, which maintains a significant design and production operation in Los Angeles, has developed a digital display powered by a micro-thin battery. It will change...

  • Motivated to make a difference, she helped find breakthrough HIV treatments

    Motivated to make a difference, she helped find breakthrough HIV treatments

    The gig:  From her office on the second floor of the Marion Davies Children's Health Center at UCLA, Dr. Yvonne Bryson works the phones in her role as protocol co-chair for a global health study on treating babies early for HIV infection. "We have a number of infants enrolled around the world in...

  • A lifetime of listening, a voice for business interests

    A lifetime of listening, a voice for business interests

    The gig: Tracy Hernandez is chief executive of the Los Angeles County Business Federation, a nonprofit business advocacy group that she helped get off the ground in 2008. BizFed is a coalition representing more than 160 business groups, 325,000 employers and 3 million jobs. Members include chambers...

  • Where are all those plastic bags? California voters decided to get rid of them

    Where are all those plastic bags? California voters decided to get rid of them

    As a caregiver, Sadie Hodge frequently buys groceries for her elderly and immobile patients. But Hodge got a surprise Friday morning at the checkout line at a Compton Food 4 Less — a 10-cent-per-bag fee that went into effect after voters narrowly approved the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use...

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