Erika Aguilar Crime and Safety Reporter
Erika Aguilar covers crime, courts and public safety in the Los Angeles area for KPCC.
Erika joined KPCC in 2012 after four years reporting on environmental issues for public radio station KUT in Austin, Texas, where she earned recognition for her work covering the 2009 shootings at the Fort Hood Army post in Killeen, the 2011 Texas wildfires and the state’s ongoing drought. Some of her reporting has been featured on NPR and American Public Media’s "Marketplace."
Before joining KUT, Aguilar worked in TV news as an assignment editor and assistant producer for the CBS affiliate in Austin. She’s a journalism and history graduate of Texas State University.
Any tips or story ideas can be sent to Erika by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories by Erika Aguilar
The mother and friends of Samuel Michel, 25, hope a $50,000 reward will bring more clues as to who murdered Michel on April 10th and why.
Los Angeles police says car thieves are breaking into vehicles in the Studio City area to steal airbags for after-market resale.
Cerritos could be the next city to ban registered sex offenders from parks. Since last year, the Orange County District Attorney as pushed cities to pass such ordinances.
Many Los Angeles-area students start school three weeks earlier this year, forcing parents to start shopping and schools to cool classrooms.
An intersection in Hollywood will be renamed "Ian Campbell Square" to honor an LAPD officer who was kidnapped and killed in the notorious 1963 Onion Field case.
As Thursday came to a close, despite predictions of clashes between police and visiting Occupy Oakland activists, all was peaceful downtown.
National Night Out, a community-police traditional event, comes at a time when some Southern California police departments are dealing with tension in the neighborhood.
Residents gave public testimony about noisy and intrusive helicopters at a FAA hearing in Sherman Oaks aimed at reducing noise pollution.
The Pasadena police chief moves to make some small changes to how the department handles internal reviews and tracks officer behavior.
Los Angeles residents will get a chance to voice complaints to federal officials about helicopter noise in their neighborhoods.
Three major tuna companies will donate canned tuna to California food banks as part of a civil settlement agreement signed this week.
One of the founders of the frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry pleaded not guilty to allegations that he beat a homeless man with a tire iron.
When engineers and scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory dedicated themselves to Curiosity's mission to Mars, so did their families.
The state agency could lose up to 1,500 inmate firefighters by next year as prisoners are transferred to county jails under California's prison realignment plan.
The family of a restaurant cook and a father of five asks the public to call police with information that could put a man who killed their loved one behind bars.