Paloma Esquivel is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She was on the team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for public service for investigating corruption in the city of Bell and the team that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for coverage of the San Bernardino terror attack. Prior to joining The Times in 2007, she was a freelance writer, worked in Spanish-language radio and was an occasional substitute teacher. A Southern California native, she graduated from UC Berkeley and has a master’s in journalism from Syracuse University.
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Oct. 3, 2023
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Sept. 7, 2023
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As the state settled into a prolonged heat wave, officials warned residents to stay cool. For the homeless and outdoor workers, it’s easier said than done.
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In 2001, a woman’s body was found during a construction project. More than 20 years later, police identified her as someone last seen by her family in the 1980s.
June 24, 2023
Three months after the end of pandemic-era eviction protections, the owner of Barrington Plaza has initiated one of the largest mass evictions in L.A. in recent years.
May 26, 2023
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