Diana Marcum writes 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.”
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Kern County sheriff’s deputies found steel guitar player Larry Petree and his wife, Betty, in a remote stretch of desert Aug. 21.
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?
Latino residents of East Orosi, southeast of Fresno, have seen their wells dry up before. This time, it left them powerless to fight a house fire.
Danny Kim, a Fresno police sergeant, was inspired to start a traditional Khmer night market after a trip back to Cambodia with his father.
The Washburn fire in Yosemite National Park was threatening some 500 giant sequoias, along with the community of Wawona.
Crews scramble to protect giant sequoias in Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove as the Washburn fire burns 1,190 acres in the national park.
On mountain land charred by the Creek fire, Cressman’s General Store reopened in a shipping container.
Social worker Angelica Glass said her treks were driven by a need ‘more desperate than profound, to find beauty in the world around me.’
Sierra County holds annual races that started during California’s mining era. The pandemic suspended the fun for two years, but this winter it has returned.
This winter the tule fog returned to California’s Central Valley. Memories of the ground fog tie generations.