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Lisa Gartner

Lisa Gartner was a writer on the enterprise team at the Tampa Bay Times. In 2016, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for "Failure Factories," a series chronicling how a local school system turned five once-decent neighborhood schools into the worst in the state for black children. Gartner joined the Times in 2013.

  1. From the newest tower in the Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club, the view of downtown St. Petersburg is to the left, and the original 1925 building is at right. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  2. From the newest tower in the Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club, the view of downtown St. Petersburg is to the left, and the original 1925 building is at right. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  3. May 26, 2018• News
    GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES   |   Times A Honeybell orange hangs from a tree affected by Citrus Greening in Cee Bee's Citrus' orchard on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Odessa, FL. Citrus Greening is a top-bottom disease, where the leaves and the roots are inhibited in delivering nutrients to the plant. Cee Bee's plans to close after blueberry season ends, at the end of April 2018.
  4. Erin Jackson competes in the women's 500 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials in January. [AP Photo/John Locher]
  5. Adam Sheppard, a social worker with Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services, helps a teen as part of a new program to try to keep juveniles from reoffending. Among other things, he helps the teen with his court appearances as well as a plan for getting his GED. He also helped the boy and his grandmother find housing.   DIRK SHADD   |   Times
  6. Maletsis Viera and her 12-year-old daughter, Lionetsis, have been living in a Clearwater hotel since mid-November. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
  7. The state has decided to change the way it evaluates which juvenile offenders remain in custody when they steal car.    DIRK SHADD   |   Times
  8. DIRK SHADD   |   Times  Rep. Wengay Newton (left), D-St. Petersburg, filed House Bill 927 this week, which would make it a second-degree misdemeanor to leave your car unattended without first stopping the engine, removing the key from the ignition, and locking the door.
  9. Emergency personnel work to clear the scene of fatal high-speed crash on Aug. 6 in Palm Harbor. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said the three boys who died in the crash had "extremely extensive criminal histories," including serial car thefts like those chronicled in the Tampa Bay Times "Hot Wheels" series. A national think tank is examining the problem in response to the series and hopes to have some solutions by January. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  10. Three teens died in a fiery stolen SUV crash on Tampa Road in Palm Harbor in August. Pinellas County is in the midst of a juvenile auto theft epidemic. [LUIS SANTANA |  Times]