What happened on October 10, 1999
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Sales Tax: Starvation Diet for Cities in an Increasingly E-World JONATHAN SHARKEY, Jonathan Sharkey is a Port Hueneme City Council member and a founding member of the Sustainability Council of Ventura County
Loss of Our Beaches Will Cost Us Dearly BEVERLY KELLEY, Beverly Kelley teaches in the communication department at Cal Lutheran University. Address e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
An Island of Art JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An Accident Waiting to Happen Here LISA ALVAREZ, Lisa Alvarez is a professor of English at Irvine Valley College
Adam Schiff BOB RECTOR, Bob Rector is opinion editor for the Valley and Ventura County editions of The Times
A Turn for the Worse? RICHARD MAROSI and RAY F. HERNDON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
So Why Not Farm Women? CAROLYN LEAVENS, Carolyn Leavens is a past president of California Women for Agriculture and American Agri-Women. She is a partner in an avocado and lemon ranch in Ventura County with farmer-husband, Paul, and has spent 20 years as the office and accounting staff
It Takes a Village: Neighbors Must Unite to Fight Public Nuisances JIM WALKER, Jim Walker, a "community coach," writes and speaks on organizing neighborhoods. He is director of Neighborhood Net-Works in Santa Ana and can be reached at (714) 966-9083
Love Naomi PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hook Up JANICE JONES DODDS
Six Who Made It Happen DAVID WHARTON and ROBYN NORWOOD, David Wharton and Robyn Norwood are staff writers in The Times' Sports section
One Word for Phil Anschutz: Private BILL DWYRE, Bill Dwyre is The Times' sports editor. His last piece for the magazine was on tennis star Lindsay Davenport
The Art of Fusion FRANCES ANDERTON, Frances Anderton is the producer of KCRW's "Which Way, L.A.?" and a Santa Monica-based writer who specializes in architecture
The Land That Time Forgot ED LEIBOWITZ, Ed Leibowitz last wrote for the magazine on the Standard hotel in West Hollywood
The Downtown Factor IDELLE DAVIDSON, Idelle Davidson's last piece for the magazine was on film executive Helene Hahn
From Sneakers to Skates HELENE ELLIOTT, Helene Elliott is a staff writer in The Times' Sports section
High Fidelity GEOFF BOUCHER, Geoff Boucher is a staff writer in The Times' Calendar section
What the Staples Center Could Do for L.A. TONY PERRY, Tony Perry is a Times staff writer. His last piece for the magazine was on Legoland
The Sixth Sense THOMAS CURWEN, Thomas Curwen is deputy editor of Book Review
Dark Shadows PETER GREEN, Peter Green is the former fiction critic of the London Daily Telegraph
Melville's Mirror JANE SMILEY, Jane Smiley is the author of numerous works of fiction, including "A Thousand Acres," "The Greenlanders," "Moo" and, most recently, "The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton."
The Sting TOM NOLAN, Tom Nolan is the author of "Ross Macdonald: A Biography" (Scribner)
Silence Is Consent SAUL FRIEDLANDER, Saul Friedlander is the author of numerous books, including "Pius XII and the Third Reich," "When Memory Comes" and, most recently, "Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939, Vol. I."
Hero Worship JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review
Budgetmania Misses the Main Event Robert L. Borosage, Robert L. Borosage is a founder of the Campaign for America's Future
Media Titans Stress Profits Over Journalistic Mission RUSS BAKER, Russ Baker is a New York-based journalist who has written about Rupert Murdoch's Chinese interests in the Columbia Journalism Review
L.A. Scores a Touchdown for Good Sense FRANK del OLMO, Frank del Olmo is an associate editor of The Times and a regular columnist
Why State Politicians Remain Timid About Gun Control Steve Scott, Steve Scott is the managing editor of California Journal, an independent monthly magazine that covers state government and politics
We Love Technology Even as It Harms Us KIRKPATRICK SALE, Kirkpatrick Sale is the author of "Rebels Against the Future: The Luddites and Their War on the Industrial Revolution" (Addison-Wesley, 1995)
A Health Crisis Waiting for Leaders Susan Anderson, Susan Anderson is writing a novel on politics and gambling in a mythical Southern California town
How the Supreme Court Feeds a Rumor J. Morgan Kousser, J. Morgan Kousser is professor of history and social science at Caltech and the author of "Colorblind Injustice: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction."
Full of Information, Free of Ideas Richard Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, an editor at Pacific News Service, is the author of "Days of Obligation."
Caught in the Big Squeeze Thomas Goltz, Thomas Goltz, author of "Azerbaijan Diary," is at work on a book about Georgia and the Caucasus
Amy Dean STEVE PROFFITT, Steve Proffitt, a contributing editor to Opinion, is director of the JSM+ New Media Lab
Art in 20th Century Has Always Been 'Shock of the New' Wendy Steiner, Wendy Steiner, Fisher professor of English and director of the Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania, is author of "The Scandal of Pleasure: Art in an Age of Fundamentalism."