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Steve Lopez

Columnist

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 was a 2011 Pulitzer finalist for his columns on elder care. 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.

Recent Articles

  • Vintage Schwinn from 1972 coast trek

    Vintage Schwinn from 1972 coast trek

    Steve Lopez on what's been saved along the California coast -- and what the bulldozers are still aiming for Aug. 22, 2016, 10:25 a.m. California's 1,100 miles of coastline is a glorious global destination because generations have fought to protect it. But property owners are still locking out the...

  • In Hermosa, hoping not to be priced out of a beach vacation

    In Hermosa, hoping not to be priced out of a beach vacation

    The Trudgeon family was back again, staying in the beach cottage for the 22nd year in a row, just steps from the sand. And they were worried. The Brussels family, customers for almost three decades, was staying in a second-floor suite with an ocean-view balcony above the Hermosa Beach Strand. And ...

  • Hold breath, hope for best

    Steve Lopez on what's been saved along the California coast -- and what the bulldozers are still aiming for Aug. 22, 2016, 10:25 a.m. California's 1,100 miles of coastline is a glorious global destination because generations have fought to protect it. But property owners are still locking out the...

  • Reforms ravaged

    Steve Lopez on what's been saved along the California coast -- and what the bulldozers are still aiming for Aug. 22, 2016, 10:25 a.m. California's 1,100 miles of coastline is a glorious global destination because generations have fought to protect it. But property owners are still locking out the...

  • Cruising the coast

    Cruising the coast

    Steve Lopez on what's been saved along the California coast -- and what the bulldozers are still aiming for Aug. 22, 2016, 10:25 a.m. California's 1,100 miles of coastline is a glorious global destination because generations have fought to protect it. But property owners are still locking out the...

  • You say Watt?

    You say Watt?

    Steve Lopez on what's been saved along the California coast -- and what the bulldozers are still aiming for Aug. 22, 2016, 10:25 a.m. California's 1,100 miles of coastline is a glorious global destination because generations have fought to protect it. But property owners are still locking out the...

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