Secret Plan Outlines the Unthinkable WILLIAM M. ARKIN, William M. Arkin is a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington and an adjunct professor at the U.S. Air Force School of Advanced Airpower Studies. He is also a consultant to a number of nongovernmental organizations and a regular contributor to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
The New O.C. Voter Pays Up CHRISTIAN COLLET, Christian Collet is president of Pacific Opinions, an Irvine-based independent research firm, and a visiting professor in the department of political science at UC Irvine.
A Property Tax Refund May Be Yours ROBERT A. POOL, Robert A. Pool is a property tax attorney who lives in Seal Beach. He and his wife are defendants in the continuing Superior Court case "County of Orange vs. Orange County Assessment Appeals."
Cities Exaggerate Cost of Water Cleanup DAVID S. BECKMAN, MARK GOLD and STEVE FLEISCHLI, David S. Beckman directs the Coastal Water Project in the Los Angeles office of the Natural Resources Defense Council; Mark Gold is the Executive Director of Heal the Bay; Steve Fleischli is the Executive Director of Santa Monica BayKeeper.
Promises of Renewal Broken AMANDA SHAFFER and ROBERT GOTTLIEB, Amanda Shaffer is the author of an upcoming Occidental College Urban & Environmental Policy Institute report on supermarkets in low-income Los Angeles communities (www.uepi.oxy.edu). Robert Gottlieb is the director of the institute.
Her Nine Lives NAOMI GLAUBERMAN, Naomi Glauberman is an essayist and short story writer.
The Scientist Manque RICHARD ELLIS, Richard Ellis is the author of, most recently, "Aquagenesis: The Origin and Evolution of Life in the Sea."
The End of Innocence DAPHNE MERKIN, Daphne Merkin is the author of a novel, "Enchantment," and a collection of essays, "Dreaming of Hitler."
Out of the Mouths of Babes SABINE REICHEL, Sabine Reichel is the author of "What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?: Growing Up German" and of the forthcoming "The Bad Girl Bible: How to Be Good at Being Bad."