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

  • 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. 25, 2016, 10:40 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. 25, 2016, 10:40 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. 25, 2016, 10:40 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. 25, 2016, 10:40 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 TV producer and coastal commissioner thinks the columnist is a conspiracy theorist

    This TV producer and coastal commissioner thinks the columnist is a conspiracy theorist

    My first brush with California Coastal Commissioner Dayna Bochco was a bit awkward. It was in February, at the commission hearing in Morro Bay. She was irked by a column of mine, and she told me so. I’d written about a political fundraiser for the incoming state Assembly speaker, Anthony Rendon....

  • If you can't get to the beach, at least visit Al's photos

    If you can't get to the beach, at least visit Al's photos

    Steve Lopez on what's been saved along the California coast -- and what the bulldozers are still aiming for Aug. 25, 2016, 10:40 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...

  • Saving your coast

    Saving your coast

    Steve Lopez on what's been saved along the California coast -- and what the bulldozers are still aiming for Aug. 25, 2016, 10:40 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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