My title is not quite as pithy as Louis XIV’s dictum, but nonetheless, I have been officially named the LA Poverty Examiner on I’ll be writing there on the issue of poverty as it affects the Los Angeles region. Among the topics I’ll be looking at are the intersection of poverty and immigration, the City’s response to the needs of the poor, national-level legislation with local impact and the efforts of Angelenos to combat the worst forms of poverty.

If you have any ideas for stories or topics that you think deserve attention and fall into that rubric, please get in touch. In the meanwhile, check back on that page for the latest on poverty issues from an L.A. perspective.