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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.”
Joshua Tree was once a sleepy high desert community. Now it's a vacation rental destination

Short-term rental services are spurring a construction boom just outside Joshua Tree National Park.

To build his 'big, beautiful park,' this landowner is filling a canyon with debris. Critics say he built a dump

In the hills above Chatsworth, Wayne Fishback is filling a ravine with construction debris. Critics say it's an unpermitted dump and a hazard. He says it's a sustainable means of leveling land that could help solve one of the region's most vexing problems: homelessness.

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