I'm a print veteran who recently unretired to join this newsroom part-time. From 1982 to 2009, I was a reporter at the L.A. Times, where I specialized in criminal justice and public corruption investigations.
After that, I was research director for a large Service Employees International local union, an administrative deputy controller for the City of Los Angeles, an independent researcher and writer, and then a retiree who got a bit bored.
I’m the father of two and grandfather of two and volunteer as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for a foster child.
From 2010 to 2019, the city lost about 110,000 homes that were considered affordable for low-income households.
An expert on homelessness litigation and civic leaders, including one who directed the city’s last charter revision commission, say Caruso's homelessness ignores City Council's authority.