The Los Angeles Times' Editorial Awards for 2014 were presented Wednesday evening in a ceremony that honored the newsroom's commitment to excellence and to the search for truth.
"Ours is a newsroom that’s relevant, passionate and diligently serving readers," Editor Davan Maharaj said. "Who else would have spent countless hours turning the handwritten names of L.A.’s unclaimed dead into a database so that people can find their loved ones?
"Who else would have pored over mounds of records to tie fire captains to relatives and reveal long-suspected nepotism in the L.A. Fire Department?
"Who else would have spent 18 months braving drug...