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Los Angeles Times

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

  • South African hospital performs first successful penis transplant

    South African hospital performs first successful penis transplant

    Surgeons at South Africa's Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital announced Friday that they had performed the first successful penile transplant after a nine-hour operation in December. The procedure took place at the Cape Town hospital on Dec. 11, and was led by the facility's chief of...

  • Ebola-infected aid worker to be admitted to U.S. hospital

    Ebola-infected aid worker to be admitted to U.S. hospital

    An American healthcare worker who tested positive for the Ebola virus in Africa is expected to be admitted to a National Institutes of Health clinic in Bethesda, Md., for treatment, federal officials said Thursday. The unidentified volunteer, who had been working at an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra...

  • If you're happy but don't show it, you're conservative

    If you're happy but don't show it, you're conservative

    Conservatives tend to say they're more satisfied with life than do liberals, but when they open their mouths, it's liberals who seem to show more happiness, a new study suggests. A handful of studies of late have shown that conservatives tend to report greater satisfaction in life than their liberal...

  • DNA from ancient teeth solves mystery of African slave burial

    DNA from ancient teeth solves mystery of African slave burial

    Researchers have analyzed the DNA of ancient teeth to identify the regional origin of three African slaves buried more than 300 years ago on a former Dutch colony in the Caribbean. The development could open the door to broadening the understanding of African American ancestry linked to the European...

  • NOAA: El Nino is 'too little, too late' for California drought

    NOAA: El Nino is 'too little, too late' for California drought

    El Niño is here, but don't expect the Pacific Ocean circulation phenomenon to do much for the drought afflicting California and the western U.S., forecasters said Thursday. "Unfortunately, this El Niño is likely too little, too late and too weak to provide much relief for drought-stricken California,...

  • Trouble in San Bernardino nightclub preceded deadly shootout

    Trouble in San Bernardino nightclub preceded deadly shootout

    Trouble had been brewing before closing time early Wednesday morning at San Bernardino's Stingers Bar and Nightclub, a well-known biker hangout in an industrial park near the crossing of the 215 and 10 freeways. Members of the Deuces motorcycle club were inside on Taco Tuesday, and a rival group...

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