Former staff writer Diana Marcum wrote about life in the small towns and rural areas of California for the Los Angeles Times. In 2015, she won the Pulitzer Prize for narrative portraits of farm workers, farmers and others in California’s drought-stricken Central Valley. She is the author of “The Fallen Stones: Chasing Butterflies, Discovering Mayan Secrets and Looking For Hope Along the Way” and “The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty and Unexpected Love in the Azores.” Marcum died Aug. 9, 2023.
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Oct. 15, 2022
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Kjessie Essue wanted to bring beauty to her piece of Northern California in the wake of last year’s blazes. But would people care about blossoms?
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July 12, 2022
The Washburn fire in Yosemite National Park was threatening some 500 giant sequoias, along with the community of Wawona.
July 10, 2022
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On mountain land charred by the Creek fire, Cressman’s General Store reopened in a shipping container.
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