'The Ground Was Opening Up' Rod Wylie's third-graders were bursting to talk about the Northridge earthquake their first day back at school. So he gave them an assignment: Write about it. Though the area around Western Avenue Elementary School, at 54th Street and Western Avenue, did not suffer major damage, the quake left its mark on the children. Wylie plans to compile the essays into a book, "The Day the Earth Shook."
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The Earthquake Revives the Tax-and-Spend Debate Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior associate at the Center for Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate School and a political analyst for KCAL-TV.