Kurt Streeter

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Kurt Streeter no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. During his time at the newspaper, Streeter wrote news features, covered transportation and crime, and was a columnist for the Sports section. The most recent of his honors came from the California Newspaper Publishers Assn., which gave him its Best Feature Writing award in 2013 for a series chronicling life inside a hospice for hardcore prisoners. Two of his stories – a series about a girl boxer from East L.A. and her struggling father, and the tale of an elderly boxing timekeeper – appeared in the Best American Sports Writing anthology in 2006. An accomplished athlete, prior to his career in journalism he was world ranked by the Assn. of Tennis Professionals for three years.

Recent Articles

  • Leonard Beerman dies at 93; pacifist rabbi of L.A.'s Leo Baeck Temple

    Leonard Beerman dies at 93; pacifist rabbi of L.A.'s Leo Baeck Temple

    Leonard Beerman, founding rabbi of the Westside's Leo Baeck Temple and a pacifist who often stoked anger with his vocal criticism of Israel, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 93. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his wife, Joan. He made his last significant public...

  • Ex-Seventh-day Adventist pastor takes a yearlong timeout from God

    Ex-Seventh-day Adventist pastor takes a yearlong timeout from God

    "Uh, I'm not exactly sure about all this," Ryan Bell said as he scanned the scene inside a darkened Las Vegas convention hall. A stripper whirled her hips. A rock band pumped out a song about cannibalism. A man's shouting hung briefly over the packed crowd: "God is dead!" For nearly two decades,...

  • At 93, Rabbi Leonard Beerman still stirs passions with pacifist views

    At 93, Rabbi Leonard Beerman still stirs passions with pacifist views

    Racked by pain, the 93-year-old rabbi walked shakily to the lectern to give his sermon on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Then his spine straightened. His gaze grew firm. "Another Yom Kippur," he said. "Another 500 children of Gaza killed by the Israel Defense Forces, with callous...

  • Families become official for 200 L.A. County children on Adoption Day

    Families become official for 200 L.A. County children on Adoption Day

    The big morning had finally arrived. "We're about to have what we've wanted so long," said Marc Bennett, 52. He stood nervously in a courthouse hallway next to Nestor, his husband, clutching the hands of two little boys who were about to become their adopted sons. "For a long time, I never thought...

  • Tragedy shapes a South L.A. playwright's artistic life

    Tragedy shapes a South L.A. playwright's artistic life

    The bullet screamed out of the barrel of a silver-plated handgun, tearing through his left eye, his nasal canal, the optic nerve in his right eye. He fell to the barroom floor. Everything was dark and he waited for death. So did the paramedics; he heard them say he probably wasn't going to make...

  • Methodists reinstate pastor who presided at gay son's wedding

    Methodists reinstate pastor who presided at gay son's wedding

    A United Methodist pastor who was temporarily defrocked after officiating at his gay son's wedding will be able to stay in the ministry, the denomination's highest court ruled Monday. The decision by the Judicial Council — meeting in Memphis, Tenn. — did not put to rest how the nation's second-largest...

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