Deborah Netburn covers faith, spirituality and joy for the Los Angeles Times. She started at The Times in 2006 and has worked across a wide range of sections including entertainment, home and garden, national news, technology and science. She’s hung out with Tibetan monks in the Pacific Palisades, seen seahorses at the bottom of Alamitos Bay and spent time with the working witches of Los Angeles. She is always looking for a good story.
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Los capitanes de barco del sur de California dicen que nunca han estado más ocupados enterrando gente en el mar.
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Patriarch Kirill, a close ally of Vladimir Putin, has lent a spiritual justification for the war in Ukraine.
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Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, brought mindfulness to the West.