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

  • 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...

  • EPA bans a pesticide often used on almonds and other California crops

    EPA bans a pesticide often used on almonds and other California crops

    Federal regulators said Tuesday they will ban a pesticide widely used on California crops such as almonds and alfalfa, saying it imperils aquatic insects that are the food source of fish. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday filed an intent to cancel registration of all products...

  • Looting prompts closures at mining sites in Joshua Tree

    Looting prompts closures at mining sites in Joshua Tree

    Two areas of Joshua Tree National Park noted for their mining artifacts have been closed indefinitely because of looting, according to the park's superintendent. The areas include Carey's Castle and El Sid Mine, in the Eagle Mountains range in the southeast area of the park. The areas will be closed...

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