Q & A : 'I Would Like to Be Able to Bridge the Gaps' Democrat Betty Karnette, a junior high school math teacher from Long Beach, stunned the political Establishment when she defeated 14-year incumbent Republican Assemblyman Gerald N. Felando in the 54th Assembly District. Karnette spoke about herself, the race and her plans last week over tea at a local restaurant. and
California Needs a New President Who Believes Small Is Economically Beautiful JOEL KOTKIN and DAVID FRIEDMAN, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Center for the New West and international fellow at the Pepperdine University School of Business and Management. David Friedman, an attorney, is a visiting fellow in the MIT Japan program. * This is the first of a bimonthly column on how California can restore its economic vitality and competitiveness.
PLATFORM : Time's Up for Cops' Code of Silence LEE BROWN, former New York City police commissioner, is a professor at Texas Southern University in Houston. Commenting on the "code of silence" among some police who witness illegal acts by other officers, he told The Times: