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Geoffrey Mohan

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Geoff joined the Los Angeles Times in 2001 from Newsday, where he was a Latin American correspondent in Mexico City. He was hired as a statewide roamer, but was quickly drafted into coverage of Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Soon after returning, he was sent out to the front lines of the California wildfires, and was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning breaking news team in 2003. Looking for a break from the action, he took refuge behind the editing desks in foreign and metro, serving as the environment editor and later, the state editor. He returned to reporting two years ago in Science, where he’s been writing about Ebola, African-clawed frogs and mathematicians who can predict NCAA winners. Now he’s coming full circle, back to roaming the state in search of stories about farmers, drought and innovation in agriculture and food science.

Recent Articles

  • Here's why pot growers are paying millions for old greenhouses in the Salinas Valley

    Here's why pot growers are paying millions for old greenhouses in the Salinas Valley

    Buying and selling greenhouses in the Salinas Valley was never going to be the stuff of a reality TV show. But it was a good, quiet living for commercial Realtor Chuck Allen. Then marijuana came to the valley. Now, agricultural real estate is booming. The largely empty greenhouses where flowers...

  • She built a career on killing bugs without poison

    She built a career on killing bugs without poison

    The gig: Pam Marrone, 60, heads Marrone Bio Innovations in Davis, Calif., a leader among start-ups competing for a slice of the market in natural pesticides. Unlikely start: Feeding worms was Pam Marrone’s first job at U.S. agrochemical giant Monsanto Co. That may seem like an inglorious assignment for...

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