Oscar Garza News Editor
Oscar Garza is a News Editor at KPCC.
Oscar is formerly Senior Editor at Los Angeles Public Media, which was founded to develop younger and more diverse audiences for public radio. He was previously Senior Editor/Content at the Los Angeles Daily News, and Editor-in-Chief of Tu Ciudad, an English-language magazine about Latino life and culture in Southern California.
Garza held several senior editor positions at the Los Angeles Times, including Deputy Editor of the Sunday Magazine, Editor of the Daily Calendar section, and Arts Editor. Prior to that he was Arts Editor and a columnist at the San Antonio Light in his Texas hometown, and a producer at PBS stations in San Antonio and Sacramento.
Garza’s R&B fable, “Land of 1000 Dances,” was published in 2005 in the journal "Popular Music," by Cambridge University Press. He was also a co-writer of “By the Hand of the Father,” a theater production that toured throughout the U.S.
Garza is an occasional host for the Zócalo lecture series in Los Angeles, where he has conducted public interviews with Luis Valdez, Cheech Marin, Culture Clash, writer Larry Wilmore of “The Daily Show,” music producer Hal Willner, film director Carl Franklin, and musician Ceci Bastida.
Stories by Oscar Garza
The paltry turnout resulted in runoffs that will include Jim McDonnell vs. Paul Tanaka for L.A. County Sheriff; Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver for L.A. County Supervisor; and Elan Carr against Ted Lieu for Congress.
Gov. Jerry Brown has easily advanced to the general election, setting up a historic bid for his fourth term as Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Kamala Harris also win.
Early primary election returns Tuesday showed tight races for U.S. House seats from San Diego to Sacramento, though incumbents were showing strength.
Jim McDonnell and Paul Tanaka will square off in the contest for sheriff; Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver head for a showdown for a supervisor seat.
The pop singer writes and records a campaign song for the self-help spiritual author who's running for Henry Waxman's Congressional seat.
Robert Hilburn, the only music writer at the Folsom Prison concert, tells an audience at the Crawford Family Forum the real Johnny Cash story.
Writer, radio host and former Clinton White House aide Matt Miller joins the crowded field for the West L.A. Congressional seat.
There never seems to be any rhyme or reason for who gets the treasured invitation. But chances are you'll never see this group assembled again.
Former Santa Monica mayor Bobby Shriver will run for the LA County Board of Supervisors. His mother was a sister of President John F. Kennedy.
With the L.A. County Sheriff's sudden decision to retire, declared candidates prep for the fight while others consider a run in the June primary.
KPCC news editor Oscar Garza may hate Jose Feliciano’s song, but he's found versions you never knew existed, from metal to reggae to "The Wiggles."
The great jazz bassist, suffering from post-polio syndrome, shows his CalArts students and a packed audience that his spirit and talent are intact.
Critics blast the LA County sheriff, who is up for re-election next year. Meanwhile, the U.S. Attorney says his investigation is ongoing.
Actor Paul Walker, star of the "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, died in a violent car accident Saturday. The driver was a friend and fellow racing enthusiast.
The mayor is doing a one-hour turn on a local station. We've got some ideas for a playlist and dedications.