May 1, 2008 | 10:56 am
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 president of the Los Angeles chapter of CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California, and author of the book, "Master of the Mysteries: the Life of Manly Palmer Hall."