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January 20, 2002

TODAY

CENTURY CITY: Deborah Low signs "The Quest for Peace, Love and a 24" Waist," Brentano's, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., 2 p.m. (310) 785-0204.

CULVER CITY: Bernadene Coleman discusses "How to Get Published," Community Room, 5166 Sepulveda Blvd., 2:30 p.m. (310) 397-4503.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show features Robert Trebor ("Dear Salmoneus"), Jerry Vale ("Jerry Vale"), Lou Ferrigno ("Lou Ferrigno's Guide to Personal Power, Bodybuilding and Fitness"), $10, Beverly Garland Holiday Inn, 4222 Vineland Ave., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (800) 238-3759.

SHERMAN OAKS. Robin Hobb signs "Fool's Errand," Dangerous Visions, 13563 Ventura Blvd., 2 p.m. (818) 986-6963.

THOUSAND OAKS: Susan Vreeland reads "The Passion of Artemisia," Borders Books & Music, 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., 2 p.m. (805) 497-8159.

MONDAY

LOS ANGELES: Deborah Low signs "The Quest for Peace, Love and a 24" Waist," Brentano's, 8500 Beverly Blvd., 3 p.m. (310) 652-8024.

WEST LOS ANGELES: Steven Wolfson leads a "Building a Better Scene" screenwriters' workshop, Barnes & Noble, 10850 W. Pico Blvd., 7 p.m. (310) 475-4144.

TUESDAY

BEVERLY HILLS: California state librarian Kevin Starr discusses "Beverly Hills: A Distinctive Search for the Southern California Way of Life," Museum of Television & Radio, 465 N. Beverly Drive, 7:30 p.m. Reservations: (310) 285-2438.

BRENTWOOD: Syd Field reads "Going to the Movies," Dutton's, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., 7 p.m. (310) 476-6263.

ENCINO: Eric Sternlicht signs "Fuel Up," Barnes & Noble, 16461 Ventura Blvd., 7:30 p.m. (818) 380-1636.

SANTA BARBARA: Warren Bennis discusses "Leading in an Age of Vulnerability," $6, UC Santa Barbara, Campbell Hall, 7:30 p.m. (805) 893-3535.

SANTA MONICA: Robert Jaffee discusses "A History of the Negro Leagues in Baseball," Santa Monica Public Library, 1343 6th St., 1:30 p.m. (310) 458-8646.

SANTA MONICA: Christine Finn reads "Artifacts," Midnight Special Bookstore, 1318 Third Street Promenade, 7:30 p.m. (310) 393-2923.

SANTA MONICA: Kim Cattrall and Mark Levinson sign "Satisfaction," Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade, 7:30 p.m. (310) 260-9110.

SOUTH PASADENA: James Doss signs "White Shell Woman," Book' em Mysteries, 1118 Mission St., 5 p.m. (800) 426-6536.

WEST LOS ANGELES: Kathleen DesMaisons signs "Your Last Diet," Barnes & Noble, 10850 W. Pico Blvd., 7:30 p.m. (310) 475-4144.

WEDNESDAY

BEVERLY HILLS: Writers Bloc presents Carl Hiaasen in conversation with T. Jefferson Parker, $15, Temple Emanuel, 300 N. Clark Drive, 7:30 p.m. (323) 655-8587.

ENCINO: John Braheny signs "The Craft and Business of Songwriting," Barnes & Noble, 16461 Ventura Blvd., 7:30 p.m. (818) 380-1636.

LOS ANGELES: Jesus Salvador Trevino reads "Eyewitness: A Filmmaker's Memoir of the Chicano Movement," Directors Guild of America Theatre, 7920 Sunset Blvd., 7 p.m. (323) 653-2991

LOS ANGELES: Wen Ho Lee and Helen Zia sign "My Country Versus Me," Barnes & Noble, 10850 W. Pico Blvd., 7:30 p.m. (310) 475-4144.

LOS ANGELES: Reina Prado reads her poetry, The World Stage, 4344 Degnan Blvd., 8:30 p.m. (323) 293-2451.

LOS ANGELES: Beth Gates Warren will discuss "Margrethe Mather and Edward Weston: A Passionate Collaboration," Dawson's Book Shop, 535 N. Larchmont Blvd., 7:30 p.m. (323) 469-2186.

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Patt Morrison signs "Rio L.A.," Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Grand Room, 7 p.m. Reservations: (323) 644-4211, ext. 0.

SANTA MONICA: Suzanne Swedo discusses "Adventure Travel Tips," California Map & Travel Center, 3312 Pico Blvd., 7 p.m. (310) 396-6277.

THOUSAND OAKS: James Doss signs "White Shell Woman," Mysteries to Die For, 2940 Thousand Oaks Blvd., noon. (805) 374-0084.

THURSDAY

BRENTWOOD: Tom Hayden reads "Irish on the Inside," Dutton's, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., 7 p.m. (310) 476-6263.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Tina Tessina signs "The Real 13th Step," Barnes & Noble, 7777 Edinger Ave., 7 p.m. (714) 807-8781.

IRVINE: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett interviews Akhil Sharma ("An Obedient Father") and Gina Nahai ("Sunday's Silence") on "Writers on Writing," at KUCI-FM (88.9) and at www.kuci.org, 5 p.m. (949) 760-8086

LA MIRADA: John Decure discusses "Reef Dance," La Mirada Library, 13800 La Mirada Blvd., 6:30 p.m. (562) 943-0277.

LONG BEACH: Dirk Eldredge signs "Crowded Land of Liberty," Barnes & Noble, 6326 E. Pacific Coast Highway, 7 p.m. (562) 431-2253.

LOS ANGELES: Jesus Salvador Trevino reads "Eyewitness: A Filmmaker's Memoir of the Chicano Movement," USC Cinema School, Lucas Building, Room 108, 7 p.m. (213) 740-1103.

LOS ANGELES: Connie Martinson interviews Charles McCoy Jr. ("Why Didn't I Think of That?") on L.A. Cityview (Channel 35) at 3 and 11:30 p.m.

PACIFIC PALISADES: Vicki Whicker and Caron Perkal sign "Twelve Los Angeles Poets," Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave., 7:30 p.m. (310) 454-4063.

SANTA MONICA: Michael Silverblatt interviews Mario Vargas Llosa ("The Feast of the Goat"), KCRW-FM (89.9), 2:30 p.m.

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