Coronavirus lockdowns and civil liberties collide in a remote corner of California

Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City
The Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City, Calif., has survived many tsunamis. In Crescent City, in the far northwest corner of the state, people are used to being cut off from the rest of California.
(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)

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Susanne Rust is an award-winning investigative reporter specializing in environmental issues. She is based in the Bay Area.
Photography by Carolyn Cole