Robert J. Lopez is an accountability reporter for the Los Angeles Times, with a special focus on underserved communities. He was part of a team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for public service for stories that uncovered alleged corruption in the city of Bell. He also helped run L.A. Now, The Times’ breaking news blog. A Los Angeles native, he has taught journalism and social media to reporters, students and academics in Latin America, the Caribbean and Middle East.
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On a recent Sunday, I drove past the historic First Baptist Church in the Oakwood section of Venice.
Federal hearing on deadly Chatsworth crash reveals engineer had previously been reprimanded for on-duty cellphone use, and that he sent teen a text message saying ‘ur gonna run the locomotive.’
Police said four people were shot Wednesday night in South Los Angeles, the second shooting incident in the area in less than five hours.
Authorities in Ventura County said Wednesday night that they had arrested a 51-year-old man on suspicion of cultivating hundreds of marijuana plants as part of a sophisticated indoor growing operation.
An Antelope Valley man was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for making cellphone videos while he molested a 3-month-old relative, authorities said Tuesday.
Authorities charged a 43-year-old convicted sex offender Monday with posing as an undercover police officer and raping a woman in Torrance.
Surging surf caused by Hurricane Marie battered Santa Catalina Island, leaving a wake of destruction at a boatyard and creating hazardous conditions at Avalon Harbor, officials said Wednesday evening.
Beverly Hills police officials said Tuesday that it was “extremely unfortunate” that officers handcuffed and detained an African American film producer who was in the city to attend a pre-Emmy party.