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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

  • Will Sacramento lawmakers restore trust in the Coastal Commission?

    Will Sacramento lawmakers restore trust in the Coastal Commission?

    About six years ago, on a fabulously sunny day in Malibu, it became abundantly clear how in the dark I was about coastal development in California. I stood on the ridge where U2 guitarist David Evans and friends wanted to erect five homes the size of airport terminals, and I was listening to Evans’...

  • 'Did you call 911?' Here's how one man reached out to his rescuers

    'Did you call 911?' Here's how one man reached out to his rescuers

    No names were exchanged that day in Hollywood. The woman who came to the aid of a man in distress did not know him, nor did she know the other two women who offered support. When paramedics arrived and raced the man to the hospital, the street was cleared and the women returned to their routines...

  • Earnest UC Irvine student seeks to shake up the Republican Party

    Earnest UC Irvine student seeks to shake up the Republican Party

    The party hats and confetti have turned to dust in the California GOP’s pantry. The last Republican elected to the U.S. Senate was Pete Wilson, in 1988. No Republican has held statewide office since former muscle man Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sneaked out of Sacramento in 2011 with the ratings...

  • 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...

  • Cover your ears: Coastal Commissioner Martha McClure's on the phone

    Cover your ears: Coastal Commissioner Martha McClure's on the phone

    I have been called names so many times, I lost count long ago. I have been cussed out by the sharpest tongues in the East and the best in the West. All part of the job. But nothing compares — or even comes close — to the jet stream of undiluted profanity and invective showered upon me by Coastal...

  • Five ways to end homelessness in L.A.

    Five ways to end homelessness in L.A.

    I thought I'd swing by the supermarket in my neighborhood Tuesday morning to see if I could find a woman who lives in a van that's often anchored in the store's parking lot. Last time I saw her, I asked how she was. "All I have is Social Security," she said, "and there's no way I can afford a place...

  • The animals along California's coast, survivors of droughts and oil fields, have a new foe

    The animals along California's coast, survivors of droughts and oil fields, have a new foe

    Against all odds, the animals of the 401-acre Newport Banning Ranch oil fields have endured. Burrowing owls, ospreys, least terns, red foxes, San Diego fairy shrimp and California gnatcatchers have survived decades of drought, oil production and encroaching development. But now they're in the crosshairs...

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