The Turning Point Was Murder : After his best friend was killed, Gus Frias vowed to try to stamp out gang violence by attacking poverty and racism. Nancy Slate, Gus Frias, 36, is a crusader in the fight to eradicate gang violence from the streets of Los Angeles. The recipient of a master's degree from USC, he is currently a graduate student in Harvard University's School of Education and a member of the California Governor's Office of Criminal Justice. His 20 years' experience with issues of gang violence includes consulting jobs with the Los Angeles Police Department, the Orange County Office of Education and other agencies. For the last three years, he has been a criminal justice specialist with the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Frias was interviewed by Nancy Slate.
The Great Human Quandary An excerpt from "A Hilltop on the Marne," the letters of Mildred Aldrich, written June 3-Sept. 8, 1914, from her farmhouse in a part of France ravaged by battle that summer. Published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1915
Interest on Deposit Paid in Some Areas KEVIN POSTEMA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Postema is the editor of Apartment Age magazine, a publication of the Apartment Assn. of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA), an apartment owners' service group