Stephen Ceasar

Writer

Stephen Ceasar previously covered California’s civil courts for the Los Angeles Times. A native of El Centro, Calif., he worked as a reporter for The Times’  education and national staffs, the New York Times and the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Arizona. Ceasar left The Times in 2016.

Recent Articles

  • The crowd cheers. Almost there …

    Space shuttle tank move: ET94 arrives home May 21, 2016, 9:11 p.m. The fuel tank arrived at Exposition Park at about 6:15 p.m. It sailed through its route from Marina Del Rey to the California Science Center, arriving far ahead of schedule. 6:33 P.M. Stephen Ceasar The crowd cheers. Almost there...

  • How a killing in prison set Reggie Cole on a path to freedom

    How a killing in prison set Reggie Cole on a path to freedom

    Reggie Cole struck a pose on the courthouse steps, flexing his biceps in a brand-new silver suit. “Ladies and gentlemen, today is my first day of freedom,” he shouted on that day in 2010. “I feel good, and I’m just saying — damn, I look good!” He danced down the steps, and giggles overtook him...

  • Victims' families testify in death penalty phase of Grim Sleeper trial

    Victims' families testify in death penalty phase of Grim Sleeper trial

    Kennietha Lowe recalled how the girls would don flower-print dresses and primp their hair decades ago. She said she and her older sister, Mary, were aspiring entertainers who loved performing for their family, dancing and singing in their living room. With their cousin, the three girls emulated...

  • Judge orders a man accused of starting the Da Vinci apartment fire to stand trial

    Judge orders a man accused of starting the Da Vinci apartment fire to stand trial

    A judge on Wednesday ordered a man charged with starting a massive downtown Los Angeles fire that destroyed the Da Vinci apartment complex and caused $100 million in damages to stand trial on arson charges in connection with the 2014 blaze. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge M.L. Villar delivered...

  • LAPD believes 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer never actually slept

    LAPD believes 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer never actually slept

    Vivian Williams had long given up hope that her sister's slaying would be solved when she flipped on her television and saw news about a serial killer nicknamed the Grim Sleeper. As she watched Los Angeles police detectives raid a green house on 81st Street, a sickening feeling overcame her. Williams...

  • Long Beach police fatally shoot suspect

    Long Beach police officers shot and killed a man on Saturday after responding to reports of a person holding an Uzi, which turned out to be an airsoft rifle, authorities said. The shooting occurred at about 5 p.m. near 21st Street and Locust Avenue, said Sgt. Megan Zabel of the Long Beach Police...

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