What happened on June 04, 2000
The Way of All Flesh REYNOLDS PRICE, Reynolds Price is the author of numerous books, including the novel "Kate Vaiden," the memoir "A Whole New Life: An Illness and a Healing" and, most recently, a collection of essays, "Letter to a Man in the Fire: Does God Exist and Does He Care?" His essay in somewhat different form will appear as the foreword to the new edition of Larry Kramer's "Faggots."
Stone Cold MICHAEL FRANK, Michael Frank is a contributing writer to Book Review
L.a. Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is the author of "Apocalypses" and a contributing writer to Book Review
Letter From London PHYLLIS RICHARDSON, Phyllis Richardson is the author of "Portmanteau."
Big Daddy NICHOLAS VON HOFFMAN, Nicholas von Hoffman is the author of "We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against," "Capitalist Fools: Tales of American Business From Carnegie to Forbes to the Milken Gang" and "Citizen Cohn."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Public Safety Remains Top Priority MICHAEL D. BRADBURY, Michael D. Bradbury is Ventura County district attorney
At Mission, Community Involvement Is Crucial RICHARD ALARCON, State Sen. Richard Alarcon (D-Sylmar) represents portions of the San Fernando Valley
Ventura Can't Not Grow; It Can Manage Growth SUSAN J. DALUDDUNG, Susan J. Daluddung is Community Development director for the city of Ventura
Wasting the Land DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spanish Dreams JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Program Targets Guns in Hands of Felons on Probation GEORGE RUNNER, Assemblyman George Runner (R-Lancaster) represents portions of the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys
Learning, Like Other Life Skills, Improves When It's Practiced JASON WOMACK, Jason Womack lives in Ojai and teaches social studies at Nordhoff High School. You can reach him at www.jasonwomack.com
Reading the Comics JACK SOLOMON, Jack Solomon is professor of English at Cal State Northridge
In The Chefs' Secret Service MARTIN BOOE, Martin Booe is a freelance writer who lives in Los Angeles. His last story for the magazine was on the life of a reporter who covers celebrities
Stir Crazy MICHELLE HUNEVEN, Michelle Huneven last wrote for the magazine about a French chocolate-orange dessert
Smaller U.S. Presence May Be the Answer Mike Clough, Mike Clough is a research associate at the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley
Syria's Assad Holds Fewer Cards Yossi Melman, Yossi Melman is an Israeli author and journalist with the daily Ha'aretz who specializes in intelligence and security affairs
Addressing the Cold War's Unfinished Business Alan Cranston and Tad Daley, Alan Cranston, former U.S. senator, is president of the Global Security Institute and director of its nuclear weapon elimination initiative. Tad Daley is vice president of the institute and associate director of the initiative
His Stand on Milosevic Can Define Putin EDWARD P. JOSEPH, Edward P. Joseph, a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, has worked in the Balkans since 1992, including as a senior official with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Putin's Focus on Europe Is Key to U.S. Talks Martin Walker, Martin Walker, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Institute. He is former Moscow and U.S. bureau chief for Britain's the Guardian and the author of "The Cold War: A History."
Misadventures in the Land of Immigration Politics David R. Ayon, David R. Ayon writes on U.S., Mexican and Latino politics and is a research associate at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles of Loyola Marymount University
Phantom Governments D.J. Waldie, D.J. Waldie, public information officer for the city of Lakewood, is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir."
Elian Quickens the Thaw Julia E. Sweig, Julia E. Sweig is a fellow and deputy director for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
Building a Nation With a Dictionary Jill Lepore, Jill Lepore, who teaches history at Boston University, is the author of "A is for American: Letters, and Other Characters," due out next year