What happened on September 14, 2003
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Selling Sizzle Patrick J. Kiger, Patrick J. Kiger's last story for the magazine was about wretched excess in Southern California. He is the co-author, with Martin J. Smith, of "Poplorica: A Popular History of the Fads, Mavericks, Inventions, and Lore That Shaped Modern America" (HarperResource, March 2004).
Designing the Pleasure Package Philip Reed, Philip Reed is the consumer advice editor for Edmunds.com, an online car information service in Santa Monica. He last wrote for the magazine about sending his teenage son to defensive driving school.
Self-Propelled Dan Neil, Dan Neil is automobile critic and columnist for The Times.
Four with flair Mike Hodgkinson, Mike Hodgkinson last wrote for the magazine about bespoke tailoring.
A Leek in All My Pots DAVID LANSING, David Lansing last wrote for the magazine about hosting a dinner party.
The Vision Test Jeff Valdez, Jeff Valdez is the co-chairman of SiTV. His father-in-law, Gordon Coats, contributed to this story.
Globalization, Then Jared Diamond, Jared Diamond, a geographer at UCLA, is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
They've Fallen Off the Top 10 List Alan Dershowitz, Alan Dershowitz is a law professor at Harvard University.
Kurds May Lose Yet Again Said Aburish, Said Aburish is a journalist and author of, among other books, "A Brutal Friendship: The West and the Arab Elite."
'Checkbook Impunity' for Murderers Robin Kirk, Robin Kirk, the author of the forthcoming "More Terrible Than Death: Massacres, Drugs and America's War in Colombia," is a senior researcher with Human Rights Watch.
Park Could Reshape L.A. to the Core Joel R. Reynolds and Tom Soto, Joel R. Reynolds is director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Urban Program and a member of the Cornfield State Park Advisory Committee. Tom Soto is president and CEO of PS Enterprises.
Vote Boils Down to: Where's Waldo? Tony Quinn, Tony Quinn is co-editor of the California Target Book, a nonpartisan analysis of California legislative and congressional elections.
Burning Down the Statehouse Peter H. King, Peter H. King's column runs twice weekly through the recall election.
God Help the Democrats John H. Bunzel, John H. Bunzel is a past president of San Jose State University, a former member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and a senior research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution.
New Facts, New Friendship Henri J. Barkey and Rajan Menon, Henri J. Barkey, the Bernard and Bertha Cohen professor of international relations at Lehigh University, is a former member of the State Department's policy planning staff. Rajan Menon is the Monroe J. Rathbone professor of international relations at the university.
Republicans Could Put EPA on Endangered List Dennis J. Aigner, Dennis J. Aigner is dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara and former dean of the Graduate School of Management at UC Irvine.
License to Deprive Frances Ring, Frances Ring, former editor of Westways, is the author of "Against the Current: As I remember F. Scott Fitzgerald."
Hollywood's trail head Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is the author of several books, including "Woody Allen: A Life in Film," and reviews movies for Time. His latest volume is "Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin."
Being someone you are not Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is the author of several books, including "Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie" and, most recently, "Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years 1960-1975."
An ethnic tale of girl power Marina Budhos, Marina Budhos is the author of two novels, "House of Waiting" and "The Professor of Light," and a nonfiction book, "Remix: Conversations With Immigrant Teenagers."
Birmingham, 1963 Wendy Smith, Wendy Smith is the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."
Radical fantasy, SLA-style Jay Cantor, Jay Cantor is the author of the novel "Great Neck," among other works.
Grace notes of an Italian bard Andrew Frisardi, Andrew Frisardi is the translator of "Giuseppe Ungaretti: Selected Poems."
Black and white and painfully real Benjamin Kunkel, Benjamin Kunkel writes for several publications, including The Believer and Dissent.
The dark room of a photographer's life Joan Juliet Buck, Joan Juliet Buck is the former editor in chief of Paris Vogue from 1994 to 2000.
Of all Ellwood's designs, his life may have been his best Thomas S. Hines, Thomas S. Hines is a professor of history and architecture at UCLA. His books include "Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture" and "Irving Gill and the Architecture of Reform."
Islands in the dream Benita Eisler, Benita Eisler is the author of biographies of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Byron and Chopin.