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Ruben Vives

Ruben Vives is a general assignment reporter for the Los Angeles Times. A native of Guatemala, he got his start in journalism by writing for The Times’ Homicide Report in 2007. He helped uncover the financial corruption in the city of Bell that led to criminal charges against eight city officials. The 2010 investigative series won the Pulitzer Prize for public service and other prestigious awards.
After dog cruelty conviction, Maywood mayor denies owning Hershey the pit bull

More than a month after he was convicted in the cruel death of a pit bull named Hershey, Ramon Medina, the mayor of Maywood, said the dog was never his and asked the court to dismiss his case.

Sacramento authorities arrest UC Berkeley employee as NorCal Rapist suspect

Sacramento County authorities announced on Friday the arrest of a man they say is the "NorCal Rapist," who was responsible for carrying out a series of sexual assaults between 1991 to 2006.

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