What a pleasant surprise to find "Fear and Reality in the Los Angeles Melting Pot" (by Joel Kotkin, Nov. 5). Congratulations--you have managed to capture the flavor and complexity of the demographic changes in the L.A. area. The overall positive portrayal is a refreshing change from other doom-and-gloom reports. The photos were beautiful.
ANTONIA HERNANDEZ, PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL, MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND, Los Angeles