Steve Chawkins

Writer

A former obituary writer, Steve Chawkins joined the Los Angeles Times in 1987 after working as a reporter and editor at the Santa Fe Reporter in New Mexico and the Rocky Mountain News in Denver. He has been a roving state correspondent and a columnist and reporter in the Ventura County edition. He also was managing editor of the Ventura Star-Free Press. He graduated in 1969 from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. Chawkins left The Times in 2015. 

Recent Articles

  • June Wilkerson dies at 91; nun helped hundreds erase their gang ties

    June Wilkerson dies at 91; nun helped hundreds erase their gang ties

    Sister June Wilkerson, a Catholic nun who organized a tattoo removal program that helped hundreds of San Fernando Valley residents shed their gang affiliations, has died. She was 91. Wilkerson died Tuesday at a skilled nursing care facility run in Wisconsin by her religious order, the Sinsinawa...

  • Michael Gross, who designed 'Ghostbusters' logo, dies at 70

    Michael Gross, who designed 'Ghostbusters' logo, dies at 70

    When Michael Gross designed what became the famous "Ghostbusters" film logo, he had no idea it would take flight the way it did. The logo is called No Ghosts and features an anxious-looking spook in a red circle reaching past a diagonal red bar. In the 1980s, its creator attended an air show and...

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