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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

  • Coastal reform bill turns to mush

    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...

  • Column: Fighting for the California coast from a tiny office in her kitchen nook

    Column: Fighting for the California coast from a tiny office in her kitchen nook

    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...

  • Looking for bargains on Cali coast

    Looking for bargains on Cali 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...

  • She's fighting for the California coast from a tiny office in her kitchen nook

    She's fighting for the California coast from a tiny office in her kitchen nook

    If you were a coastal conservation activist in California, with 1,100 miles of shoreline to look after, how would you even decide where to begin? There’s always a battle somewhere, and let me give you just a couple of examples from one tiny section of the coast. Moss Landing is in the news again this...

  • Kids at sea, many for first time

    Kids at sea, many for first time

    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...

  • This beach off limits

    This beach off limits

    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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