Steve Lopez

Steve Lopez is a California native who has been an L.A. Times columnist since 2001. He has won more than a dozen national journalism awards for his reporting and column writing at seven newspapers and four news magazines, and is a three-time Pulitzer finalist for commentary – in 2012, for his columns on elder care; in 2016, for his columns on income inequality in California; and in 2018, for his columns on housing and homelessness. He is the author of three novels, two collections of columns and a non-fiction work called “The Soloist,” which was a Los Angeles Times and New York Times best-seller, winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Non-Fiction, and the subject of a Dream Works movie by the same name. Lopez’s television reporting for public station KCET has won three local news Emmys, three Golden Mike awards and a share of the Columbia University DuPont Award.
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Sweet pensions, secrecy laws: L.A. has its own ugly swamp that needs draining, but where's the leadership?

More than a third of the police officers in the DROP program and 70% of the firefighters went out on paid injury leave weeks after enrolling. What does it take for Mayor Garcetti and the council to say enough already?

Ignore a quienes niegan el cambio climático. El infernal verano de California es una advertencia grave

Incendios avivados por fuertes ráfagas de viento. Casas incendiadas. Familias desplazadas. Vidas perdidas.