PERSPECTIVE ON MEXICO : Drug Trial Was Not Its Finest Hour JORGE CASTANEDA, Jorge G. Castaneda, a graduate professor of political science at the National University of Mexico, is a visiting professor at Princeton University this year. DEA's hand in the Camarena case was shameful, but the Salinas government confirmed America's fears
CALIFORNIA PORTFOLIO : Business Winners That Get Ignored Amid the Whiners 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.
I'm Always Alone but I'm Never Lonely : ADAM W. STARVINSKY CATHY FRANKLIN, Adam W. Starvinsky plays show tunes on a clarinet near the Fine Arts Building near 7th and Flower streets. The 74-year-old native of Colorado lives occasionally with his ex-wife in Sun Valley. He spoke with Cathy Franklin
The Joy of Reading : Volunteers Reach Kids Early With Simple Message: Books Can Be Fun : BRENDA GOTTFRIED and LOIS MILLER LAURIE K. SCHENDEN, Brenda Gottfried, who has a law degree and is a mediator in Santa Monica, is president of Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California, which promotes reading for fun in the inner city. She is a former teacher who volunteered for RIF nearly 5 1/2 years ago. Lois Miller is a past president of RIF and now helps distribute books to 92 RIF sites. She is a retired first-grade teacher and school district librarian from Montebello. They were interviewed by Laurie K. Schenden.
Up and Over the Santa Ynez Into Santa Barbara JOHN McKINNEY, Hike with John McKinney's guidebook: "Day Hiker's Guide to Southern California" ($16.95). Send check or money order to Los Angeles Times Syndicate, Dept. 1, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles 90053. and