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Geoffrey Mohan

Writer

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

  • Marijuana farm pays $100,000 for water violation

    Marijuana farm pays $100,000 for water violation

    A Shasta County landowner who leased his property for medical marijuana crops has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine over water pollution, state regulators said Friday. Brent Alan Vanderkam also will have to restore 2.24 acres where illegal ground clearing led to 427 cubic meters of soil washing into...

  • Tribune Publishing's bid for O.C. Register faces antitrust hurdles, DOJ says

    Tribune Publishing's bid for O.C. Register faces antitrust hurdles, DOJ says

    A purchase of the Orange County Register and other newspapers by the parent company of the Los Angeles Times could raise antitrust issues by depriving readers and advertisers of competition, the U.S. Department of Justice has said.The department's antitrust division told Freedom Communications,...

  • Tomato plant owner in $1.5-million battle with water regulators over waste and odors

    Tomato plant owner in $1.5-million battle with water regulators over waste and odors

    Chris Rufer, 66, never has been keen on big government and always liked an underdog fight. He was a long-shot candidate for the state Assembly and Congress in the early 1990s and has given more than $1 million to libertarian causes — including Ron and Rand Paul's presidential bids. He has sued...

  • Bond jitters spread after Westlands Water District investigation

    Bond jitters spread after Westlands Water District investigation

    Jitters over a federal investigation of Westlands Water District bled over into the proposed delta tunnel project Thursday as a bond rating agency placed a negative watch on a $29.8-million bond helping to fund the controversial water diversion plan.Fitch Ratings took that cautious step back because...

  • Pistachios, some under Trader Joe's label, recalled due to salmonella outbreak

    Pistachios, some under Trader Joe's label, recalled due to salmonella outbreak

    Federal health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak traced to a California pistachio grower. Some batches of Wonderful Pistachios, grown by the Wonderful Co. of Lost Hills, have been recalled after 11 people in nine states were infected with Salmonella Montevideo, according to the ...

  • California's largest water district, accused of misleading investors, settles with the SEC

    California's largest water district, accused of misleading investors, settles with the SEC

    A sprawling Central Valley water district run by some of the state's wealthiest growers papered over its drought-related financial struggles and misled investors, federal regulators said Wednesday.The Westlands Water District shifted about $8.3 million in expenses and other obligations to the revenue...

  • When is a shirt a pesticide?

    When is a shirt a pesticide?

    An outdoor clothing manufacturer found out the hard way that it has to register its anti-microbial garments with California pesticide regulators. Utah-based Alfwear Inc., makers of the Kuhl label of outdoor clothing, agreed to pay a fine of $86,715 and remove 29 shirt and dress styles from California retail...

  • California drought restrictions lifted in Russian River area

    California drought restrictions lifted in Russian River area

    California regulators have ended mandatory water cutbacks along tributaries of the Russian River, but will continue to require property owners to report how much water they use. The State Water Resources Control Board said ample rainfall eliminated the need for the emergency restrictions, which...

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