Dennis Romero is a third-generation journalist who covers national news for NBC News Digital . He has reported on the housing crisis, wealth disparity, police and crime, popular culture, youth culture, raves, electronic dance music, ecstasy abuse, cannabis legalization, surfing and skateboarding. He's been a features staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and local and national magazines. He's covered the Los Angeles Police Department from its headquarters newsroom. And he was recently a contributor to the op-ed pages of the Los Angeles Times. His work as also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and the Guardian. His byline has appeared on MSNBC multiple times. He's appeared on CNN, Investigation Discovery, E! News, and Reelz. His late father Fernando Romero worked at the San Diego Tribune and Los Angeles Times. Fernando's eponymous father was a television reporter, anchor and sports announcer in Tijuana,
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LA CityBeat Nov. 6, 2003 By Dennis Romero Cover photo by Steve Appleford Losing the mural, it seems, was a sign of the times. In 2002, when the city renovated the recreation center at Stoner Park in West L.A., the last remnants of the Westside's Latino gang culture were told that the building's big Chicano-era mural would be temporarily removed to accommodate construction, but then returned. The big tableaux from the side of the building was an homage to the Mexican flavor of the neighborhood, and a point of homeboy pride. But when Mayor James K. Hahn presided over ribbon-cutting ceremonies celebrating the completed makeover last summer, the mural was absent, and the homies still haven't seen it. (A council district field deputy who keeps his eye on parks in the area said he has no idea what happened to the artwork.) Today, a few survivors of the Sotel 13 gang, which has claimed the park since the early 1950s, still congregate at the rec center each weekday at 3 p.m.
D ennis Romero is a staff writer and news blogger for LA Weekly . In 2008 he wrapped up a three-year stint as the sole staff writer at Ciudad magazine , an upscale glossy from the folks behind Los Angeles magazine and Texas Monthly. Romero was born and raised in San Diego. His father was the Mexico correspondent for the San Diego Tribune and later the Union-Tribune; the elder Romero went on to become an editor at the Los Angeles Times before returning to San Diego. In 1989 Dennis Romero started stringing for the Los Angeles Times' Westside section, covering Santa Monica and Beverly Hills city council meetings. A few years later he became the New York Times "campus correspondent" at UCLA, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science. In 1992, fresh off an internship at the Los Angeles Times, and while still in school, Romero became a frequent contributor to the paper's features and entertainment sections. On April 29, 1992, as the not-guilty verdic