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Jeanette Marantos

Jeanette Marantos has been a writer for the Homicide Report since 2015 and the Saturday Garden section since 2016, a yin and yang that keeps her perspective in balance. She is a SoCal native who spent more than 20 years in Central Washington as a daily crime reporter, columnist, freelancer and mom before returning to the land of eucalyptus. She ripped out her lawn in 2017 and is still trying to get everything planted.
Go native for the sake of soil, creatures and fire suppression

Just pop in your zip code for suggestions on natives that work in your area, and nearby nurseries that carry the plants. Landowners in fire affected areas may face pressure to replant with faster growing non-natives, but experts say there are far-reaching benefits to natives.

Remains found above Malibu are not those of a Woolsey fire victim, officials say

Remains found above Malibu are not those of a Woolsey fire victim, but from earlier death, officials say

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