Celebrating the Beauty and Purpose of Kwanzaa : MAULANA KARENGA KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Maulana Karenga is a professor and chairman of the Department of Black Studies at Cal State Long Beach. He is internationally recognized as the creator of Kwanzaa, an annual African-American holiday celebrated by 18 million people around the world from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. Karenga was interviewed by Times staff writer Kevin Baxter.
Many Impassioned Vows of April Still Unkept LUCRECIA GARCIA, Lucrecia Garcia is president of Union de Comerciantes Latinoamericanos y Afiliados (Union of Latin-American Merchants and Affiliates). The 32-year-old perfume merchant's goods were stolen in the riots and her showcases were destroyed. She lives in Pico-Union. and
PLATFORM : Prophets of Division HAL LINDEN, HAL LINDEN, who starred in TV's "Barney Miller" and will star in the new series "Jack's Place," commented on racist comments by public figures, including Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott. He told The Times:
CALIFORNIA PORTFOLIO : Rebuild Rebuild L.A. to Revitalize the City JOEL KOTKIN and DAVID FRIEDMAN, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Center for the New West and an international fellow at the Pepperdine University School of Business and Management. David Friedman, an attorney, is a visiting fellow in the MIT Japan program
PLATFORM : Remaking the City, Neighbor to Neighbor TOM BRADLEY, TOM BRADLEY, mayor of Los Angeles, talks about the program he has instituted to help the city avert trouble at the conclusion of two potentially explosive trials related to the Rodney King beating:
Lifestyles Of The Young And Privileged LAUREN GREENFIELD, Lauren Greenfield's exhibition, titled "Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood , " is currently on display at the restaurant 72 Market Street in Venice