Redefining the Business Landscape TAMARA J. ERICKSON and BARBARA HANSEN, TAMARA J. ERICKSON is managing director of the industry management section of Arthur D. Little Inc., the international management and technology consulting firm headquartered in Cambridge, Mass and TIMES STAFF WRITER
Distant Dreams : Family Trades Hardships of Mexican Village for Uncertain Life in U.S. Kathleen Hendrix, Times Staff Writer Kathleen Hendrix spent three months in 1983 living in a village in the central Mexican state of Michoacan. She reported on peoples' problems, prospects and connections with the United States. What follows is her account of one village family that now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently, the mother and daughters crossed the border to join the father and son. (Because their legal status is uncertain, family members asked that their names be changed.) They are among hundreds from their village who have come to the United States. Some come temporarily; some settle permanently, and many have a tenuous hold on their circumstances, not sure what their futures will bring.
Fancy Swiss Faucets Make Conserving Water More Stylish LYNN SIMROSS, Lynn Simross welcomes readers' comments and suggestions for columns. But because of their volume, she regrets that she cannot respond individually to calls and letters. Write to Lynn Simross, Consumer Column, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, Calif. 90053.