Ricardo Lopez is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.He previously was a morning breaking news writer who also covered the California economy. A Nevada native, he joined The Times in 2011 after graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has previously worked as a reporter for newspapers in Minnesota, Virginia and Delaware.
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a new executive director for the Port of Los Angeles, one of the nation’s largest seaports that has been without permanent leadership since late last year.
Layoffs are expected at the Orange County Register six days after its parent company announced cost cuts, including buyouts, immediate furloughs and the merging of newly launched newspapers in Long Beach and Los Angeles.