Steve Lopez is a California native who has been a Los Angeles Times columnist since 2001. He has won more than a dozen national journalism awards and is a four-time Pulitzer finalist. Lopez is the author most recently of “Independence Day: What I Learned About Retirement, From Some Who’ve Done It and Some Who Never Will.” His book “The Soloist,” inspired by his columns on his relationship with a Juilliard-trained homeless person, was a Los Angeles Times and New York Times best-seller, winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Non-Fiction, and the subject of a Dream Works movie by the same name. He has also written three novels and two column collections.
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Is Biden too old to be president? Is Trump? ‘It’s not about, “Are you too old for the job?” It’s “Can you get the job done?”’
Sept. 27, 2023
Moving a grandmother from her home? Not happening. “I feel the way to honor my mom is to keep her with me as long as I can.”
Sept. 23, 2023
A miscommunication about medication and treatment leads to a hospitalization for Nathaniel Ayers-- who keeps on playing
Sept. 16, 2023
While the fight over nursing home staffing plays out, you can be sure that more patients will suffer from negligent care, columnist Steve Lopez writes.
Sept. 2, 2023
While in sick bay, he’s putting a stethoscope to the American healthcare system
Aug. 26, 2023
Like so many in an epidemic of loneliness, Judge Lance Ito struggles after the loss of his wife.
Aug. 19, 2023
At the current rate of loss, Joshua Tree National Park, part of a crucial desert ecosystem, might need a new name one day.
Aug. 17, 2023
Matt Fairchild used life-ending medication. But California’s aid-in-dying law has been challenged in federal court, and others are worried
Aug. 16, 2023
Good luck trying to manage Medicare. As I waded through the possibilities, I started to see waves of bright light roll across my computer screen -- a visual aura migraine, columnist Steve Lopez writes.
Aug. 12, 2023
STDs are up among older adults, but that hasn’t put a damper on their search for love or companionship. Here are some of their stories
Aug. 5, 2023