Peter H. King has been the Los Angeles Times city editor, California columnist, roving reporter and a writer of big stories over almost 30 years at the paper. He's jumping to the University of California as media director in the Office of the President up in Oakland. He already lives in Northern California and has been working out of the San Francisco bureau, where his wife, Maura Dolan, covers legal affairs and the state Supreme Court. King left the Times for awhile in the late 1990s to be a columnist for the McClatchy newspapers in Northern California, but otherwise has been one of the LAT's most prominent bylines, especially about the state. He was a Pulitzer finalist in commentary in 1994 for his columns about California.
Noted: Investigative reporter Ted Rohrlich, who left the Times in February, is now researcher/investigator for Service Employees International Union Local 721 in Los Angeles.