Louis Sahagun is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. He covers issues ranging from religion, culture and the environment to crime, politics, and water. He was on the team of L.A. Times writers that earned the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for a series on Latinos in Southern California. He is a CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California board member, and author of the book, “Master of the Mysteries: the Life of Manly Palmer Hall.”
In 2014, Sahagun’s articles examined the political and economic motivations behind President Obama’s designation of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, LA Mayor Garcetti’s effort to restore a portion of the Los Angeles River, a plan to make the Santa Ana River cleaner and more accessible, the cutting of California’s shale oil recovery estimate by 96%, and an article that revealed the mystery of Death Valley’s moving rocks. Also in 2014, he helped cover major breaking news events: four young girls killed a by motorist in Orange County on Halloween night, a troubled vet at the White House door, and devastating floods in the San Bernardino.