Ruben Vives is a general assignment reporter for the Los Angeles Times. A native of Guatemala, he got his start in journalism by writing for The Times’ Homicide Report in 2007. He helped uncover the financial corruption in the city of Bell that led to criminal charges against eight city officials. The 2010 investigative series won the Pulitzer Prize for public service and other prestigious awards.
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Residents cite how the neighborhood was left behind as other parts of the city thrived.
Supervisors voted 3-2 to create a new office or department that would coordinate the county’s response to the homelessness crisis.
Enforcement of Los Angeles’ revised anti-camping law rolls out in slow and uneven steps.
Kenyana Booker was born the year before the 1992 uprising that followed the acquittal of police officers caught on video beating Rodney King.
L.A. police received information that Joseph Gatt was engaged in “online sexually explicit communication with a minor across state lines.”
Police said the 14-year-old boy did not appear to intend to carry out the threats against Orchard Hills Middle School.
City officials voted to lift a moratorium on towing illegally parked campers, citing complaints from residents of human waste, drug use and trash.
Police said the victim was coerced into a garage and tied up by two men before being raped at knifepoint.
A storm system is expected to reach the L.A. region by 10 p.m., bringing 1 to 2 inches of rain to cities and more in the mountains.