What happened on January 07, 2001
Our Town JOCELYN Y. STEWART, Jocelyn Y. Stewart is a Times staff writer whose last piece for the magazine was on Endesha Ida Mae Holland
The Bolshevik Who Beat Belmont RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Ralph Frammolino is a Times staff writer who worked as an investigative reporter in the Metro section. He now covers the entertainment industry
Random Acts of Existentialism STEVE SALERNO, Steve Salerno last wrote for the magazine about a mother's final gift to her son
Beauty and The Beach HILLARY JOHNSON, Hillary Johnson last wrote for the magazine about perfume
The Melting Point JANET BUKOVINSKY TEACHER, Janet Bukovinsky Teacher last wrote for the magazine about the cheese course
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Herding Traffic ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Focus on Schools, Families, the Surplus TONY STRICKLAND, Assemblyman Tony Strickland (R-Moorpark) represents portions of Ventura County
State's Growing Population Will Drive Agenda JOHN J. PITNEY JR, John J. Pitney Jr. is associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College
No Issue Will Be More Important Than Education JACK O'CONNELL, State Sen. Jack O'Connell (D-San Luis Obispo) represents portions of Ventura County
Serious Efforts Needed to Fight Mental Illness SUSAN SMALLWOOD, Susan Smallwood is founder of Get Involved For Mental Health, a group that educates the public about mental health issues. She writes from San Clemente
Hospital Has Responsibility to Public in Nurses Dispute JOHN M. SHERWOOD, Rabbi John M. Sherwood chairs the Ventura Interfaith Ministerial Assn. and the Oxnard Ministerial Assn
State of Decay DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Business Tax Reform Is About Creating, Keeping Jobs MICHAEL FEUER, City Councilman Mike Feuer represents portions of the San Fernando Valley and Westside and chairs the Ad Hoc Committee on Tax Reform. He is a candidate for city attorney
Backing a Secession Study Doesn't Equate to Favoring a Split LEON FURGATCH, Leon Furgatch, a resident of Granada Hills, is a retired manager of community relations and educational services for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Missing Points on Transit Zone Feasibility KYMBERLEIGH RICHARDS, Kymberleigh Richards is public affairs director for Southern California Transit Advocates and senior volunteer passenger advisor for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Kerry Mazzoni Martha Groves, Martha Groves is a Times education writer
The Politics for Peace Are Missing Jon B. Alterman, Jon B. Alterman is program officer, Research and Studies Program, at the U.S. Institute of peace. The views are his own
A Bad Test for Bush's Outreach Peter Skerry, Peter Skerry, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, teaches political science at Claremont McKenna College. He is author of "Counting on the Census? Race, Group Identity and the Evasion of Politics."
Halting the Fall David Friedman, David Friedman, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a Markle senior fellow at the New America Foundation
To Stem Secessionism, Adopt a Borough System Kevin Starr, Kevin Starr, a contributing editor to Opinion, is State Librarian of California and University Professor at USC. The latest volume of his history of California is "The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s."
Terrorist Trials Serve U.S. Strategy BRIAN MICHAEL JENKINS, Brian Michael Jenkins, a senior advisor to the president of Rand Corp., served as an advisor to the National Commission on Terrorism
Bush's First Task: Handle McCain Factor LAURA INGRAHAM, Laura Ingraham is a contributing editor to Voter.com and author of "The Hillary Trap" (Hyperion, 2000)
More Sanctions Are No Substitute for Ending a War Paula R. Newberg, Paula R. Newberg is a consultant in countries encountering conflict and economic dislocation. She spent last autumn in Central Asia, and was formerly a consultant to the United Nations in Afghanistan
Some Food for FDA Regulation Barbara Keeler and Marc Lappe, Barbara Keeler is a medical writer. Marc Lappe, former head of California's Hazard Evaluation System, is the author of "Against the Grain" and director of the Center for Ethics and Toxics
Diversity Isn't Just Skin Deep ANGELA GLOVER BLACKWELL and STEWART KWOH and MANUEL PASTOR, Angela Glover Blackwell is president of PolicyLink, a social equity think tank in Oakland. Stewart Kwoh is executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles. Manuel Pastor is director of the Center for Justice, Tolerance and Community at UC Santa Cruz
Put a Close to This Sad Chapter Kevin McKiernan, Kevin McKiernan covered the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for National Public Radio from 1973-1976. He was the co-producer of the PBS "Frontline" program "The Spirit of Crazy Horse."
The World Is Dying--and So Are You RICHARD B. ANDERSON, Richard B. Anderson lectures in environmental studies at UC Santa Barbara. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Top 10 Stories / Jan. 1-5 Sallie Hofmeister and Chuck Philips and Peter Pae and John O'Dell and Abigail Goldman and Nancy Rivera Brooks
Dancing On the Brink of the World THOMAS SANCHEZ, Thomas Sanchez is the author of "Rabbit Boss," "Zoot-Suit Murders," "Mile Zero" and, most recently, "Day of the Bees."
People Will Talk TED LIBBEY, Ted Libbey is the author of "The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection" and the forthcoming "NPR Encyclopedia of Classical Music." He is heard every week on National Public Radio's "Performance Today."
The Odd Couple WAYNE ANDERSEN, Wayne Andersen, professor emeritus at MIT, is the author of numerous books, including "Gauguin's Paradise Lost" and "Paul Gauguin: The Writings of a Savage." His "Freud, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Vulture's Tail" and "Picasso's Brothel" will be published this year
As American as Apple Pie KEVIN STARR, Kevin Starr is state librarian of California