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Louis Sahagun

Louis Sahagun is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. He covers issues ranging from religion, culture and the environment to crime, politics and water. He was on the team of L.A. Times writers that earned the Pulitzer Prize in public service for a series on Latinos in Southern California and the team that was a finalist in 2015 for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news. He is a CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California board member, and author of the book, “Master of the Mysteries: the Life of Manly Palmer Hall.”
A huge loss for treasured open spaces in Santa Monica Mountains

A huge loss for treasured open spaces in Santa Monica Mountains.

It will take '10 to 20 years' before Santa Monica Mountains look like they did before Woolsey fire

The Woolsey fire exacted a heavy toll in the Santa Monica Mountains, burning 83% of the area’s federal parkland. It is a huge loss for an unlikely wilderness that has persisted for decades through dogged conservation.

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