Ventura County Star
State Bureau Chief for the Ventura County Star
There’s almost no public issue as controversial as gun control—and every high-profile shooting brings out both sides.
Aug. 28, 2014from Which Way, L.A.?
The State Supreme Court has given Governor Brown his wish: that property taxes to redevelop so-called "blighted" areas be diverted to schools and other "core services" of government.
Jan. 9, 2012from Which Way, L.A.?
Late tomorrow, state prison officials will report that they have failed to meet inmate population reductions demanded by a panel of federal judges.
Sep. 17, 2009from Which Way, L.A.?
A new report from Ampere Analysis says the film and TV industry is set to lose $160 billion over the next five years because of the coronavirus shutdown.
May. 22from Hollywood Breakdown
Nearly 3,000 people have been arrested in LA County since Friday, tied to protests against the police killing of George Floyd.
Jun. 2from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Hair salons have reopened in LA County, but when the COVID-19 pandemic kept them closed for more than two months, Angel Picazo was cutting hair illicitly out of his garage near…
Jun. 4from Greater LA
On Wednesday, the city and county of LA were supposed to present a plan to shelter some 7000 homeless people living near overpasses and freeways.
May. 21from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
More than 500 people were arrested in downtown Los Angeles Friday night as demonstrations protesting police violence — including the recent killing of George Floyd — shifted into…
May. 30from News Stories
Many people have been telecommuting for more than two months now. “I really need a lot of quiet. I'm either on the phone interviewing people or am quietly writing.
May. 26from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The series “ Decoding Covid-19 ” offers a hopeful account of the international cooperation that has stemmed from the unprecedented crisis.
May. 22from Scheer Intelligence
High school students recently formed “Students for Floyd,” an LA-based group promoting social justice.
Jun. 3from Greater LA
Downtown Los Angeles was rocked by an enormous explosion over the weekend.
May. 21from KCRW Features