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

  • Tired of homelessness? Here are some opportunities to take action

    Tired of homelessness? Here are some opportunities to take action

    The mayor of Los Angeles was chatting up folks at the drop-in center behind Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood on Wednesday morning when a homeless guy approached. "Hey, what are you doing next Tuesday?" Brian Rabon asked in a familiar way, as if they were pals. "What am I doing next Tuesday?...

  • Gov. Brown, notice anything fishy about your Coastal Commission?

    Gov. Brown, notice anything fishy about your Coastal Commission?

    For months, I’ve been hearing the same question over and over from readers following the ongoing festival of the absurd at the California Coastal Commission. Where in the name of the father, son and holy coast is Gov. Jerry Brown, and why doesn’t he say or do something? Good question. Brown’s Coastal...

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