Jason Leopold

Jason Leopold

Investigative Reporter

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Los Angeles Times

The Flagging Mailbox

The curbside mailbox--once the sole communications link for millions of American families and friends--is falling on hard times. Literally.On suburban...

Los Angeles Times

Boy's Death Prompts Cities to Check Safety of Concrete Benches ...

Nearly a dozen cities throughout Orange County have had inspectors examine concrete benches in their communities since an 800-pound concrete bench fatally injured Anthony Ferris of Laguna Niguel on...

Los Angeles Times

City to Ban Medical Detox at Facility - Los Angeles Times

Laguna Beach officials said Wednesday that they will require the owner of a beachfront drug and alcohol recovery center to stop offering medical detoxification there.Christopher C. Spencer, owner of...

Los Angeles Times

Kick Kills Taekwondo Black Belt - Los Angeles Times

In what was believed to be the first fatality in an official U.S. taekwondo tournament, a budding 25-year-old Danish rock star collapsed and died after being kicked in the head by his opponent...

Los Angeles Times

Park Bench That Killed Boy, 8, Not Bolted to Ground - Los Angeles ...

The concrete bench that toppled and killed an 8-year-old Laguna Niguel boy during a holiday YMCA outing was not secured to the ground and was like the benches other cities have removed in recent...

Los Angeles Times

Protest Turns Violent in Little Saigon - Los Angeles Times

A man yelling pro-communist Vietnam slogans threw a bottle through a car window in Little Saigon late Sunday, shattering a daylong peaceful demonstration and triggering a violent scuffle.About two...

Los Angeles Times

Slain Man's Family Wants Shooter to Be Charged - Los Angeles Times

The family of an Irvine man shot to death last month during an argument with a neighbor said Tuesday that they want prosecutors to reopen the investigation and bring charges against the neighbor.The...

Los Angeles Times

Twin Sees Car Crash That Kills Brother - Los Angeles Times

Jeremiah Wilson had a four-minute head start on his twin, Heath. But Heath would grow to be an inch taller. Jeremiah was left-handed, Heath used his right. They parted their hair on opposite...