Los Angeles Times

Tony Perry

Writer

Tony Perry is the former San Diego bureau chief. He reported on breaking news, politics, water, military veterans and the changing nature of the region. He has made multiple trips to Iraq and Afghanistan to report on Marines from Camp Pendleton. He was a member of The Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 2003 Southern California wildfires. Perry left The Times in 2015. 

Recent Articles

  • San Diego police investigate teen girl's shooting death

    San Diego police investigate teen girl's shooting death

     San Diego police are investigating the death of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in a canyon, police said Monday. The body was found Wednesday. The medical examiner determined that the teenager died of gunshot wounds, and the death is listed as a homicide, police Lt. Mike Hastings said....

  • Former campaign worker gets probation in San Diego congressional scandal

    Former campaign worker gets probation in San Diego congressional scandal

    A former campaign worker in the failed congressional bid of former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio was put on probation Monday for spreading a lie that may have contributed to DeMaio's 2014 defeat. After Todd Bosnich left the campaign, he told San Diego police that he had received an anonymous...

  • Fatal Marine Osprey crash in Hawaii blamed on landing amid dust

    Fatal Marine Osprey crash in Hawaii blamed on landing amid dust

    The crash of a Marine aircraft in Hawaii that killed two Marines from a Camp Pendleton unit and injured 20 others was caused when the pilots attempted a landing during a "severe brownout condition" with the air thick with dust and sand, according to the Marine Corps. The MV-22 Osprey crashed May...

  • 13 hospitalized in San Diego after overdose of synthetic drug Spice

    13 hospitalized in San Diego after overdose of synthetic drug Spice

    Thirteen people were taken to local hospitals Sunday afternoon for emergency treatment after suffering from an overdose of the synthetic drug Spice, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The 13, found throughout downtown, were suffering from vomiting and convulsions and displaying...

  • Nola, a northern white rhino at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, has died

    Nola, a northern white rhino at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, has died

    Sad news from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Nola, the female northern white rhino, has died. Her death leaves only three northern white rhinos in the world, all at a sanctuary in Kenya, protected from poachers by around-the-clock armed guards. At 41, Nola was considered geriatric and had been...

  • Dogs rescued from South Korean meat farm remain shy and afraid

    Dogs rescued from South Korean meat farm remain shy and afraid

    Of the 29 dogs brought to San Diego after being rescued from a meat farm in South Korea, 19 have been adopted but 10 need more training to overcome "shy and fearful behaviors" left from how they were treated in captivity, according to Humane Society officials. The 29, arriving in mid-September,...

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