Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times

Matt Hamilton

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Matt:

Glendale nursing home sued after resident gets COVID-19 and dies

Family claims that Glenhaven Healthcare nursing home prohibited staff from wearing masks and gloves, leading to a deadly outbreak at the Glendale facility. → Read More

California’s prisons and jails have emptied thousands into a world changed by coronavirus

A look at how California's jails are confronting the pandemic, and how those released from custody face new challenges. → Read More

State strips medical license of UCLA doctor accused of sexually assaulting another physician

The state agency that regulates physicians in California has elected to revoke the medical license of a UCLA cardiologist who was accused of sexually assaulting another physician when they both worked at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. → Read More

Surfer dies after shark attack off Santa Cruz County coast

The 26-year-old surfer was pronounced dead at the scene near Manresa State Beach, California parks officials said. → Read More

Demonstrators at Garcetti's home protest health restrictions

At least 100 protesters gathered outside the residence of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, with marchers calling for the economy to reopen and condemning the health orders enacted in response to the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Florida man arrested in 1984 rape and murder in Los Angeles

DNA evidence from a South L.A. motel's bedding led detectives to Manuel Fraga-Madan, 66, who is accused of killing a man more than 35 years ago. → Read More

Robert Durst seeks mistrial in murder case because of coronavirus delays

Robert Durst's defense team is seeking a mistrial due to a lengthy delay in the real estate scion's murder case caused by the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

National Guard sent to Los Angeles-area nursing homes in battle to slow coronavirus outbreaks

National Guard sent to Califoirnia nursing homes as officials face to slow deadly outbreaks → Read More

The silent, deadly spread of coronavirus in California began far earlier than first reported

Nobody was looking, and hardly anybody was testing, when a handful of Santa Clara County residents were suddenly stricken with flu-like symptoms that rapidly took a turn for the worse, and killed them at home. → Read More

A healthy woman suddenly died. She was the first known coronavirus fatality in the U.S.

Coronavirus: Patricia Dowd of San Jose, who died on Feb. 6, was the first known COVID-19 fatality in the U.S. → Read More

'Second wave' of coronavirus in California could be worse

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and others have said the worst of coronavirus may be yet to come and lifting stay-at-home orders now could be disastrous. → Read More

Autopsies reveal first confirmed U.S. coronavirus deaths occurred in Bay Area in February

Coronavirus: Autopsies reveal the first confirmed U.S. COVID-19 deaths occurred in Bay Area in February. → Read More

California acknowledges more than 850 coronavirus cases in assisted-living facilities

The data were released after an L.A. Times investigation. With older residents in close quarters, the homes are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. → Read More

Prosecutors are investigating a Bay Area nursing home where 13 have died of coronavirus

Coronavirus: Prosecutors investigating Bay Area nursing home where 13 have died → Read More

LAPD has quarantine site for officers: Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A.

LAPD officers who have symptoms related to coronavirus or who must self-isolate can do so at the Biltmore Hotel, two law enforcement sources say. → Read More

So much is unknown about the pandemic because the government keeps a lid on it

California and its local governments are being selective in what information they provide about the coronavirus pandemic. What does the public have the right to know, and why is some information being held back? → Read More

Pillowcase masks and trash-bag gowns. This is the bleak reality in California nursing homes

In thousands of care facilities, where the coronavirus' deadly toll has been acutely felt, staffers are growing scared, sick and overwhelmed as cases and deaths mount. → Read More

Consider pulling residents from nursing homes over coronavirus, says L.A. health czar

More than 100 local nursing homes and communal living facilities have seen coronavirus cases. Pulling out residents is advisable, county leader says. → Read More

Ex-Sheriff Baca loses bid to get out of prison during coronavirus pandemic

A judge has denied a request from the disgraced the former sheriff of Los Angeles County, Lee Baca, to be released from federal prison in Texas because of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

USC president gets new Santa Monica home and trims her salary amid pandemic

The University of Southern California has purchased an $8.6-million home in Santa Monica for its current president, a transaction that closed just before the onset of a global pandemic that has resulted in austerity cuts announced Friday at the private university. → Read More