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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Sept. 3, 2023
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Sept. 2, 2023
Labor Day weekend could bring scattered showers and winds to Southern California, the National Weather Service says. Light showers are possible through Sunday.
Sept. 1, 2023
Deaths from drug overdoses rose dramatically in zip codes encompassing Skid Row, from 13 in 2017 to 148 in 2022.
Aug. 31, 2023
Una serie de robos contra camiones de comida y puestos en Los Ángeles, incluidos seis a mediados de agosto, ha tenido un efecto paralizador en la industria.
Aug. 26, 2023
A rash of robberies targeting food trucks and stands across L.A. — including six in mid-August — has had a chilling effect on the industry.
Aug. 24, 2023
Tropical Storm Hilary left most of Southern California relatively unscathed. But Coachella Valley residents must deal with messy aftermath.
Aug. 22, 2023
As Tropical Storm Hilary arrives, Angelenos are advised to check their emergency kits, charge devices and batteries, and make a plan for getting information as the storm progresses.
Aug. 20, 2023
South L.A. community members are outraged over the death of a homeless man whose vehicle was set on fire.
Aug. 10, 2023
Adams Kellum acknowledged the need for improvement, at a time when people are falling into homelessness faster than they can be housed.
Aug. 2, 2023