What happened on October 22, 2000
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Standardized Test Scores Reveal Politics, Not Education MICHAEL VETRIE, Michael Vetrie, who lives in Sylmar, was the California Continuation Education Assn. Teacher of the Year 2000
Success of Environmental Laws Hinges on Public Perception SHARON M. STERN and ERIN AIELLO, Sharon M. Stern is a lecturer in the department of environmental analysis and design at UC Irvine. Erin Aiello is a graduate student in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington
Boom Town RICHARD FAUSSET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Designations Do Have Economic Impact LYNN JACOBS and DAVID SMITH, Lynn Jacobs, president of Ventura Affordable Homes, is president of the Greater Los Angeles / Ventura Chapter of the Building Industry Assn. of Southern California. David Smith is general counsel for the Building Industry Legal Defense Foundation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Building Industry Assn. of Southern California
Living Wage Ordinances Benefit All MARCOS VARGAS, Marcos Vargas chairs the Ventura County Living Wage Coalition, a group of community, labor and faith-based organizations. He is a professor of Chicano studies at Cal State Channel Islands
To Analyze Hate, Consider Education, Economics AARON LEVINSON and ZEV YAROSLAVSKY, Aaron Levinson is director of the Anti-Defamation League's San Fernando Valley office. Zev Yaroslavsky is Los Angeles County supervisor for the 3rd District. Also contributing to this article were Valley Hate Crimes Alliance steering committee members Gil Garcetti, Los Angeles County district attorney, and Robin Toma, executive director of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations
A Misunderstood but Model Effort JOHN T. BUSE, John T. Buse is senior staff attorney at the Ventura office of the Environmental Defense Center
The Black and The Red JOHN PATRICK DIGGINS, John Patrick Diggins is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, "On Hallowed Ground: Abraham Lincoln and the Foundations of American History."
The Good Listener SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, Susan Salter Reynolds writes the Discoveries column for Book Review
La Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is the author, most recently, of "Apocalypses."
Tattletale LAURIE STONE, Laurie Stone is the author, most recently, of "Close to the Bone" and "Laughing in the Dark."
Ring It Up JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review
Big Brother KONRAD KELLEN, Konrad Kellen came to the United States from Germany in 1936. He was the secretary to Thomas Mann from 1941 to 1943
Mysteries of the Organism IAN TATTERSALL, Ian Tattersall is the author, most recently, of "Becoming Human" and "Extinct Humans" (with Jeffrey Schwartz). He is a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City
Killing Time MERLE RUBIN, Merle Rubin is a contributing writer to Book Review
The Men Who Undid the Peace Henri J. Barkey, Henri J. Barkey, a professor of international relations at Lehigh University, served on the State Department's policy planning staff from 1998-2000
Extend the Unity That Helped End the Dispute MIGUEL CONTRERAS and CECIL MURRAY, Miguel Contreras is executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. The Rev. Cecil Murray is pastor of First American Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles
The Best of Both Bush and Gore Maya MacGuineas, Maya MacGuineas, a fellow at the New America Foundation, was an advisor to the John McCain presidential campaign
Stop Picking on Bill Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay, Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay are senior fellows at the Brookings Institution
A Different Light Gives Arafat's Acts New Meaning SHIBLEY TELHAMI, Shibley Telhami, a professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
A Creation of Outsiders Richard Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, an editor at Pacific News Service, is the author of "Days of Obligation." The above article is an excerpt of his essay in the catalog of the show "Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000," which opens today at the L.A. County Museum of Art
A Country Made and Unmade by Water Paula R. Newberg, Paula R. Newberg is a consultant in countries encountering conflict and economic dislocation. She spent autumn in Central Asia
Celebrity Politics Neal Gabler, Neal Gabler is the author of "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
Stop Pandering to Those Lazy Undecideds JONAH GOLDBERG, Jonah Goldberg is a nationally syndicated columnist and editor of National Review Online. Copyright National Review, 2000
It's Hunting Season Robert G. Beckel, Robert G. Beckel, a political analyst, served as campaign manager for Walter F. Mondale in 1984
Let Bush Be Bush Linda A. DiVall, Linda A. Divall, the president of a public relations firm, was a senior advisor to Republican Bob Dole's 1996 presidential campaign
Week in Review Chuck Philips and Peter Pae and Jerry Hirsch and Thomas S. Mulligan and Tom Petruno and Liz Pulliam Weston and Nancy Rivera Brooks