Stuart Leavenworth, Los Angeles Times

Stuart Leavenworth

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Past articles by Stuart:

UC Berkeley begins fencing off People's Park for housing

A fence went up overnight, and a vocal crowd showed up Wednesday morning at Berkeley's People's Park to confront police and work crews. → Read More

Judge rules UC Berkeley can clear People's Park, site of 1960s protests, to build housing

The historic park has been given a judge's approval to be transformed into student dorms and housing, but an appeal and further protests are likely. → Read More

Angered by climate denial, a Times photographer embarked on a watershed journey

Luis Sinco traveled 1,500 miles to photograph the lives and landscapes of the Colorado River, a stream that can no longer quench the West's thirst. → Read More

Women in environmental leadership. Making progress? Or hitting more ceilings?

A Q&A with Sacramento lobbyist Jennifer Fearing on the challenges women face in pursuing environmental change in California and beyond. → Read More

Joan Didion detached herself from Sacramento, but it shaped her view of California

On Thursday, Didion was quietly honored by some in her hometown, even though she left Sacramento long ago and long clung to her early memories. → Read More

Will this California drought result in another expansion of water-thirsty orchards?

Farmers doubled down on nut trees after the last drought. Will that change this time? Mark Arax, author of 'The Dreamt Land,' is skeptical. → Read More

Will drought and climate change feed more extremism in the West?

Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell sees hope that the left and right will find some common ground in their love of the land. → Read More

Why California should be preparing for floods, even in the midst of drought

California gets enormous floods roughly once a decade, says geologist Jeff Mount. He says that now is the time to prepare. → Read More

Deadly Bay Area fires rage unchecked as firefighters struggle to keep up

Fires in Northern and Central California have killed at least five people, destroyed more than 500 structures and scorched hundreds of square miles. → Read More

UC Santa Cruz evacuates amid fires; students urged to shelter at the beach

An entire UC campus has been ordered to flee from flames marching toward Santa Cruz, as tinder and redwoods burn unimpeded after many dry years. → Read More

Wildfire damages much of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Fate of big trees unknown

California's oldest state park has suffered extensive damage from the C.Z.U. August Lightning Complex fires. → Read More

I went to the doctor for a routine checkup during the pandemic. You should, too

What is it like to get a health exam during the COVID-19 pandemic? It is different, but safe and vitally needed, given how many people are avoiding preventative care out of coronavirus fears. → Read More

Violence, thefts spread across Bay Area and Northern California amid peaceful George Floyd protests

Protesters took to the streets again Sunday night in response to the death of George Floyd, but interspersed with peaceful marchers were groups intent on vandalism and stealing. → Read More

Amid coronavirus quarantine, neighbors connect with games

In Mar Vista, a family started posting riddles on their front lawn each day. Soon, others followed suit and the jokes became a conduit for neighbors to connect → Read More

Coronavirus and seniors: How to stay safe, and how to help

Advice for seniors and caregivers during the coronavirus pandemic, including safety tips for seniors and information about the stimulus bill. → Read More

This ex-sheriff used DNA to snare a serial killer. His new target? Human traffickers.

Dave Reichert, who helped capture the Green River Killer before serving in Congress, is joining a project to help Central American counties use DNA to fight human trafficking and reunite separated migrant families. → Read More

Federal shutdown has halted some preparations for wildfires, and it could get worse

The federal shutdown is undermining readiness for the upcoming wildfire season — halting training for firefighters and projects to reduce dead wood and other “fuels” for catastrophic blazes. → Read More

Judge blocks Trump administration from processing permits for offshore seismic tests

A federal judge iblocked the Trump administration from processing seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling, a setback for the administration’s efforts to assist energy companies during the shutdown. → Read More

HUD delays release of billions of dollars in storm protection for Puerto Rico and Texas

The Trump administration has delayed release of $16 billion in disaster mitigation funds, prompting complaints from Puerto Rico and Texas, which are worried about the approaching hurricane season. → Read More

Khashoggi’s friends, other foreigners, are being watched. The U.S. can do little about it

Friends of slain writer Jamal Khashoggi as well as other foreign nationals in the U.S., are beign spied on by their home countries. There’s little the U.S. can do about it. → Read More