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Amanda Covarrubias

Amanda Covarrubias is the former Central Coast reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Before her current assignment, she worked for The Times’L.A. Nowblog, where she edited stories on the trials and tribulations of Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan and Chris Brown, as well as non-celebrity California news like wildfires, crimes and shark attacks.She was part of the team that won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting, and the team that was named a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting of the Isla Vista shootings. Sheleft The Times in 2015.
Santa Barbara's cautious relationship with water offers a drought lesson

First came the rain garden, where bees buzz around the lavender and sage. Then came the back patio, where bananas, guava, passion fruit, ginger and an herb

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