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Animal activist whose grisly videos spurred Times probe treated pets without a license
The charges against Marc Ching came after a Times investigation exposed troubling practices at his business, the Petstaurant, and charity, the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation.
Aug. 4, 2021
CALIFORNIA
A lobbyist’s secret gift to a councilwoman prompts El Monte to consider new ethics rules
The City Council wants to examine how to create an ethics commission after a Times report detailed how a councilwoman accepted financial help from a lobbyist.
Aug. 2, 2021
After her botched surgery, she pitched a medical disclosure bill. Doctors are fighting it
Aug. 1, 2021
Black and Latino L.A. firefighters call for investigation of alleged racial bias, other wrongdoing
July 29, 2021
A Pasadena startup got billions selling COVID tests. Then came questions
July 28, 2021
LAFD received complaints that a top official was drunk on duty. Some say it was covered up
July 26, 2021
In El Monte, a close friendship shatters over cannabis vote, surgery payment
July 24, 2021
Report on powerful water agency finds no widespread issues in handling employee complaints
July 22, 2021
Catch up on the L.A. Times’ investigative reporting from 2020
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Critics say physicians ‘cartel’ obstructing efforts to punish bad doctors
The battle between would-be reformers and the California Medical Assn. gained fresh momentum this week in the wake of a Times investigation that found the Medical Board of California consistently allowed doctors accused of negligence to keep practicing.
July 16, 2021
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Finding information about your doctor isn’t always easy. Here are some ways to dig deeper
Resources are available, but checking your doctor’s track record can be difficult. Here are some tips.
July 14, 2021
CALIFORNIA
A California doctor was disciplined for DUIs. Now he’s accused of gross negligence
Since 2016, the California Medical Board has twice revoked Dr. Kevin Ciresi’s license, only to stay the order both times and place the Fresno plastic surgeon on probation.
July 14, 2021
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A doctor was charged in a billion-dollar fraud scheme. But his license remains active
San Diego spinal surgeon Lokesh Tantuwaya was indicted by the feds for fraud and is in jail awaiting trial. But his medical license is still active.
July 14, 2021
CALIFORNIA
Botched surgeries and death: How the California Medical Board keeps negligent doctors in business
Serious malpractice leading to the loss of limbs, paralysis and the deaths of patients wasn’t enough for the California Medical Board to stop these bad doctors from continuing to practice medicine.
July 14, 2021
CALIFORNIA
State launches audit of sexual harassment policies at powerful Southern California water agency
The audit comes after a Times investigation that revealed a pattern of complaints from women who enrolled in the district’s trades apprenticeship program.
June 30, 2021
CALIFORNIA
Conservative activists push voter fraud claims to recruit an army to police California recall polls
Conservative activists pressure election officials to drop people from voting rolls, claiming it invites massive ballot fraud in California
June 25, 2021
CALIFORNIA
How a racist myth about immigrants voting continues to fuel unproven claims of voter fraud
The myth of undocumented immigrants traveling from poll to poll to illegally vote goes back more than three decades in California and has spread nationwide.
June 25, 2021
CALIFORNIA
In Huntington Park, City Hall arrest and suspicion over pot licenses fuel a firestorm
The city of Huntington Park has placed most of its finance department on leave, sparking claims of retaliation.
June 21, 2021
CALIFORNIA
Few police agencies have given L.A. prosecutors the names of dishonest cops
More than 40 of the county’s law enforcement agencies have yet to provide the district attorney’s office names of officers who have histories of dishonesty and other misconduct that could affect their credibility in court.
June 20, 2021

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