What happened on October 24, 1999
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Suburbia Lost DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can 'Private' Truly Be for Everyone? ALICIA A. REYNOLDS, Alicia A. Reynolds lives in Ventura and teaches English at Oxnard High School
Small World After All, Eh, Disney Co.? KENNETH L. KHACHIGIAN, Kenneth L. Khachigian is a veteran political strategist and former White House speech writer who practices law in Orange County. His column appears here every other week
Rigs to Riches? SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Life's a Beach JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Loneliness Is an Orange County Cul-de-Sac JENNY BIOCHE, Jenny Bioche hosts "The Parent Rap" Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM, and is expecting her third child
Good Science Is Rocketdyne's Strength BYRON WOOD, Byron Wood is vice president and general manager of the Rocketdyne Propulsion & Power business
Susan Sarandon's Got a Pretty Wonderful Life. ROBIN ABCARIAN, Robin Abcarian is a Southern California Living assistant editor whose last piece for the magazine was on fashion designer James Galanos
Heart and Soul MIMI AVINS, Mimi Avins last wrote for the magazine about actress Sarah Jessica Parker
California Dreaming DAN HARDER, Dan Harder last wrote for the magazine about a summer spent working on the isolated Cojo Ranch north of Santa Barbara
A Love Affair With Beans SALLY SCHNEIDER, Sally Schneider is a contributing editor for Food & Wine magazine
Moving Ahead KELLEY SHANNON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
300 CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Fog of Memory JOHN RECHY, John Rechy is the author of 12 novels, including "The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez" and most recently, "The Coming of the Night" (Grove Press)
Wisecracker DAVID THOMSON, David Thomson is the author of "In Nevada: The Land, the People, God, and Chance" and "Beneath Mulholland: Thoughts on Hollywood and Its Ghosts."
'Lo, Dolly JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review
American Geisha RACHEL RESNICK, Rachel Resnick is the author of the novel "Go West Young F*cked-Up Chick."
Study Hall ALAN WOLFE, Alan Wolfe is the director of the Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College and the author of "One Nation, After All."
Heartburn MORDECAI RICHLER, Mordecai Richler is the author of numerous books, including "Solomon Gursky Was Here," "Barney's Version" and "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz."
The End of the Affair ADAM HOCHSCHILD, Adam Hochschild is the author of "King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa," which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
The Limits of Intelligence TIMOTHY NAFTALI, Timothy Naftali is the co-author of "One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964" and director of the Presidential Recordings Project, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
The Call of the Wild LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN, Lesley Chamberlain is the author of "Nietzsche in Turin: An Intimate Biography" and, most recently, "In A Place Like That."
Sleepwalker PETER GREEN, Peter Green is the former fiction critic of the London Daily Telegraph
Chemistry at the Top Could Prove Volatile Andrew MacIntyre, Andrew MacIntyre is associate professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UC San Diego
Lines of Communication Are Opening in School Crisis GLORIA MOLINA and ANTONIO GONZALEZ and RICHARD POLANCO, Gloria Molina is a Los Angeles County supervisor. Antonio Gonzalez is president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project. Richard Polanco (D-Los Angeles) is majority leader of the California Senate
Sweeping Change Needed to Keep Belmont From Becoming a Bellwether DAVID S. BECKMAN, David S. Beckman, a member of the Independent Belmont Learning Center Commission, favored completing the center on an alternative site and voted against the commission's recommendation to the LAUSD board that it move forward on the current new Belmont campus. He is a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council
Second Time Around May Be Worse John B. Dunlop, John B. Dunlop, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the author of "Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict." He is currently working on a successor volume
The Four Rs of the Mayoral Race Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior associate at the School of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University and a political analyst for KCAL-TV
Has the Time Come to Break Up the District? Les Birdsall, Les Birdsall, a former school-improvement program director at the Hispanic Urban Center in East L.A., directed the California School Improvement Network
Cold War Record Is Riddled with Rewrites BRUCE HERSCHENSOHN, Bruce Herschensohn is a distinguished fellow of the Claremont Institute. Web site: http://www.claremont.org
Sweatshops Continue But Nobody Is to Blame Richard P. Appelbaum and Leonard I. Beerman, Richard P. Appelbaum is a sociology professor and director of the Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research at UC-Santa Barbara. He is coauthor of "Behind the Label," about the L.A. apparel industry, to be published by the University of California Press. Leonard I. Beerman, rabbi at the Leo Baeck Temple, is co-chair of the L.A. Jewish Commission on Sweatshops
10 Things We Learned From Starr Vikram David Amar and Akhil Reed Amar, Vikram David Amar is a professor at Hastings College of Law. Akhil Reed Amar is a professor at Yale Law School
The Great Divide Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition" and is writing a book about U.S. foreign policy
Tipper Gore Edwin Chen, Edwin Chen covers the White House for The Times
Hot Ideas, Cool House KATHY PRICE-ROBINSON, Kathy Price-Robinson is a freelance writer specializing in home-related topics