Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

Anita Chabria

Los Angeles Times

California, United States

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Recent articles by Anita:

Chabria: Did Wells Fargo deny borrowers loans because they're Black?

A group of Black customers is suing Wells Fargo, claiming the bank slow-rolled or denied them loans based on race. → Read More

Chabria: Banko Brown shot due to San Francisco legacy of racism

A security guard in San Francisco shot Banko Brown, a transgender Black man, exposing how the city's Black community suffers under the pressures of poverty and racism. → Read More

California's battle with fentanyl divides legislators

California's Democratic lawmakers are split on how to fight the fentanyl epidemic, with many quietly supportive of punitive measures pushed by a handful of Republicans. → Read More

Column: Can California cops be fired for racism? The answer is surprising even to police

Racism within the ranks of law enforcement has long been a contentious issue. But a new California law may force departments to clean house when clear bias is proved. → Read More

Column: Sorry, San Francisco is not the crime-ridden hellhole the far right claims it is

The far-right loves to paint San Francisco as a crime-ridden 'hellhole.' The celebration of an iconic transgender club is a reminder of what the city is really about. → Read More

Column: A father shot his daughters. A mom wants to know why her warning was ignored

David Mora shot and killed his three daughters and a chaperone during a supervised visit last year. The children's mother warned the courts he was dangerous, but no one listened. → Read More

Column: Mike Lindell is helping a California county dump voting machines. You should worry

In Northern California's Shasta County, where hard-right politicians are in control, the damage from lies about the trustworthiness of voting machines is playing out with real-world consequences. → Read More

San Francisco synagogue confronts shooting, hate crime

Dmitri Mishin is accused of firing blanks inside an orthodox synagogue in San Francisco. The congregants are left to grapple with a shattered sense of safety and a fear that no one cares. → Read More

A school threat. Do you send your child or keep them home?

We are living in the age of gun trauma, when no one is free of the stress of mass shootings in classrooms, grocery stores or movie theaters. → Read More

A farmworker town destroyed by floods fights to recover

The Central Valley farm town of Planada was hit hard by recent flooding, displacing many families. Now, as the rest of California dries out, the residents are hoping they won't be forgotten. → Read More

He died on the streets. Can California CARE Courts do better?

CARE Court, California's plan for helping those with severe mental illness, is under attack by civil rights groups. But families fighting to help their loved ones say compassion demands intervention. → Read More

California storm: Homeless on island confront climate change

With storms battering Northern California, the dozens who live in tents on Bannon Island are among the most at risk. → Read More

Overdose prevention reaches a crossroad in San Francisco

San Francisco opened a semi-legal safe drug consumption site in 2022 only to shut it months later with no real plans for another. Meanwhile, dozens of people continue to overdose and die in public, and the fentanyl crisis is growing. → Read More

Hate grows, L.A. politics go berserk and Gen Z saves democracy: Columnists dissect 2022

As a tumultuous 2022 wraps up, L.A. Times columnists Mark Z. Barabak and Anita Chabria parse the good, the bad and the shocking — and offer predictions for 2023. → Read More

Column: Newsom talked tough with mayors and supervisors on homelessness. Did it work?

Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected every homeless action plan in the state, demanding better progress on moving people off of streets. Did the move make any real progress? → Read More

Column: New York will treat more mentally ill people against their will. Should California follow?

Gov. Gavin Newsom has pushed local elected officials to raise their ambition when it comes to homelessness. But New York is showing that the real path to success is about mental illness. → Read More

Column: California takes the lead on hate. That's a good thing. Someone has to

With hate crimes against vulnerable groups skyrocketing nationwide, including the recent shooting in Colorado targeting the LBGTQ community, California is taking the lead on fighting violence. → Read More

Column: Three years after being shot at school, this teen has made our survival her fight

Mia Tretta was 15 years old when she was shot by a gunman at Saugus High in Santa Clarita. Three years later, she reflects on a never-ending stream of gun violence → Read More

Column: Newsom and mayors meet to discuss homelessness. Have we hit rock bottom?

Gov. Gavin Newsom recently rejected every homelessness action plan in the state, demanding that cities and counties do more. Friday, local elected officials will meet with the governor to hear exactly what he wants. → Read More

Column: The bravery of Jennifer Siebel Newsom facing Harvey Weinstein — and facing us all

California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom took the stand Monday in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, putting herself in a position no woman asks for -- and helping all women in the process. → Read More