Geoffrey Mohan


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

  • Nestlé water source draws U.S. review

    Nestlé water source draws U.S. review

    Nestlé's bottled water division will have to go through a thorough environmental review of its long-expired permit to draw water from the San Bernardino Mountains for its Arrowhead brand, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. The move comes after environmental groups sued the Forest Service over...

  • 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...

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