The Los Angeles Times (sometimes abbreviated as LA Times or L. A. Times) is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881. It has the third-largest circulation among United States newspapers, and is the largest U. S. newspaper not headquartered on the East Coast. The paper is known for its coverage of issues particularly salient to the U. S. West Coast, such as immigration trends and natural disasters. It has won more than 40 Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of these and other issues. As of June 18, 2018[update], ownership of the paper is controlled by Patrick Soon-Shiong, and the executive editor is Norman Pearlstine.