Crime Writer, LA Times
LA Times crime writer who was part of team that won 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Soccer/Assn. Football/Futbol fanatic Father/husband/coach.
latimes.com — Marcel Melanson was a hero in Compton. The fire battalion chief led teams that raced to help victims of car crashes and street violence. Three years ago, he got national exposure as a star of a BET reality TV program that followed Compton firefighters on emergency calls.
latimes.com — Actors and jury members Daniel Auteuil, center, and Christoph Waltz, right, are led away from an interview stage at the Cannes Film Festival after gunshots were heard. (AFP/Getty Images / ) CANNES -- An incident apparently involving a gun briefly interrupted a French television interview with actors Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday and sent nearby pedestrians scurrying for safety.
latimes.com — Eric Garcetti 's lead in the Los Angeles mayor's race has narrowed to seven percentage points, but his strength among conservatives has blocked rival Wendy Greuel from securing a San Fernando Valley base that is vital to her chances, according to a new USC Price/Los Angeles Times poll.
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