What happened on June 27, 1999
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Holding Students Back a Grade Won't Erase Blocks to Learning DR. MARTIN BAREN, Dr. Martin Baren is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician in Orange. He has had a practice devoted to children with learning disorders for over 25 years
Reading Tips And Notes MARYELLEN VOGT, MaryEllen Vogt is an education professor at Cal State Long Beach, and coordinator of reading programs at the campus
Mental Health Plan Merits Unanimous Support RICHARD CLEMENCE, Richard Clemence was Ventura County's first conservatorship investigator, a deputy sheriff and a professor of police science
State, Religion: A Dangerous Mixture KEITH BOYUM, Keith Boyum is a professor of political science at Cal State Fullerton
Who We Are, as Told by Who They Are ALICIA A. REYNOLDS, Alicia A. Reynolds lives in Ventura and teaches English at Oxnard High School
An Outdated Culture Reforms KAREN GORBACK, Karen Gorback is chair of the Ventura County Commission for Women
Year 2000 Preparations Consuming the Valley MIGUEL BUSTILLO, This story was reported by Times staff writers Miguel Bustillo, Annette Kondo, Irene Garcia, Patrick McGreevy and special correspondent Jennifer Pendleton, and was written by Bustillo
Horse Play HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Testing Alone Makes No One Accountable MARALYN SOIFER, Maralyn Soifer is a kindergarten and first-grade special-education teacher at Napa Street School in Northridge. She lives in West Hills
Power, Untempered by Compassion SHARON WOODSON-BRYANT, Sharon Woodson-Bryant is a freelance writer in Burbank. She has worked for the last several years with the high-tech industry in media relations and marketing. She now serves as a public relations manager with a California-based financial institution
Insurers Should Disclose Holocaust Policyholders WALLY KNOX, Democratic Assemblyman Wally Knox represents portions of the San Fernando Valley and Westside
Cult Cabs JANCIS ROBINSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Quake Risk a Big Unknown for State's Public Schools Special to The Times; This article was reported and written by Queena Sook Kim, Vicki McClure, Christopher John Merrill, Ioana Patringenaru and Gregory Winter of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, under the direction of Times State Projects Editor Tim Reiterman
Partners STEVE EMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Natural Mystic AMY EDITH JOHNSON, Amy Edith Johnson was a development editor of the Scientific American Library for W. H. Freeman & Co. and has taught at Columbia University
Wet Work THOMAS S. HINES, Thomas S. Hines is professor of history and architecture at UCLA. His books include "Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture" and the forthcoming "Irving Gill and the Architecture of Reform."
Dreamworks D.J. WALDIE, D. J. Waldie is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir." He is a city official in Lakewood
Under the Sign of the Sun JAMES LONGENBACH, James Longenbach is the author of "Threshold," a collection of poems, and "Modern Poetry After Modernism," essays on contemporary American poets
California Dreamin' STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, Stephen Schwartz is the author of "From West to East: California and the Making of the American Mind."\f7
Boo! MICHAEL SHERMER, Michael Shermer, author of "Why People Believe Weird Things," and the forthcoming "How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science," is publisher of Skeptic magazine
Both Sides Now KAREN MICHEL, Karen Michel is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio and teaches journalism at Columbia University's graduate school
Animal Paparazzi DANIEL NUSSBAUM, Daniel Nussbaum is a frequent contributor to the magazine
The Salad for Seduction DONNA FRAZIER, Donna Frazier last wrote about salsa for the magazine
A Girlfriend to the End DEBRA J. HOTALING, Debra J. Hotaling is a frequent contributor to The Times
Magic Show MARY MCNAMARA, Mary McNamara is a Times staff writer
Flight of Fancy ANNE WALLACE MCANDREWS, Anne Wallace McAndrews is a Long Beach writer and part-time golf instructor
Europe Must Anchor the Balkans Charles A. Kupchan, Charles A. Kupchan, a professor of international relations at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, was on the staff of the National Security Council during the first term of the Clinton administration
Raise the Teaching, and the Expectations MARTHA SCHWARTZ, Martha Schwartz is a developmental math instructor at Cal State Dominguez Hills
Looking to Sinclair for a Happy End to a Tale of Two L.A.s Peter Dreier and Robert Gottlieb, Peter Dreier and Robert Gottlieb are professors of urban and environmental policy at Occidental College
Ruling Is a Blow to Disabled but It's Also an Opportunity BILL BOLT, Bill Bolt is a writer who specializes in issues affecting people with disabilities. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Historic Power of Special Interests Bruce J. Schulman, Bruce J. Schulman teaches American history at Boston University. He is the author of "Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism."
Right Attacks Software, Left Trumps With Hardware Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips, a political analyst, is the author of "The Politics of Rich and Poor." His new book is "The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America."
Court Plays the 'States' Rights' Card Edward P. Lazarus, Edward P. Lazarus is the author of "Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall and Future of the Modern Supreme Court."
Same Script, But Hope for a Better Effect in Kosovo Thomas Goltz, Thomas Goltz served as a logistician in northern Iraq in 1991 and is the author of "Azerbaijan Diary."
The Net-Setters Neal Gabler, Neal Gabler is the author of "An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood" and "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
Kinder, Gentler Bush Helps GOP JAMES W. ROBINSON, James W. Robinson served as communications director to former Gov. George Deukmejian and former Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren and is now advisor to the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
James Sasser Henry Chu, Henry Chu is the Beijing bureau chief for The Times
Quietly, They're Moving to Democracy ZEPHIRIN DIABRE, Zephirin Diabre is associate administrator of the United Nations Development Program
Race Vincent Schiraldi, Vincent Schiraldi is the director of the Justice Policy Institute, which analyzes crime policy