What happened on November 13, 2005
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Writing in the Dust Alan Rifkin, Alan Rifkin is the author of "Signal Hill: Stories" (City Lights Books), a collection of short stories and a novella.
Your Child's Sub Valerie Schultz, Valerie Schultz is a writer living in Tehachapi.
The Queen of Portland Connie Monaghan, Connie Monaghan last wrote for the magazine about the wrestling scene in Portland.
Urbane renewal Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
Miss it the first time? Paul Brownfield; Richard Cromelin; Booth Moore; Lewis Segal; Mark Swed; Kenneth Turan; Charles McNulty; Robert Lloyd; Kevin Thomas; Robert Hilburn; Christopher Hawthorne; Agustin Gurza
Jesus Christ, policy wonk Catherine Seipp, CATHERINE SEIPP writes the weekly "From the Left Coast" for National Review Online and is a visiting fellow with the Independent Women's Forum.
Stop when it hurts -- Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Blame it on the boomers GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation. This is his first weekly column for The Times.
Inde-fence-ible? Wayne A. Cornelius, Wayne A. Cornelius is a distinguished professor of political science and director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UC San Diego.
Bush got nada ... Michael Shifter and Peter Hakim, Michael Shifter and Peter Hakim are vice president for policy and president of the Inter-American Dialogue, respectively.
It won't happen here Salam Al-Marayati, SALAM AL-MARAYATI is executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
This time, Alito, it's personal Kate Michelman, Kate Michelman is former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America and the author of the memoir, "With Liberty and Justice for All: A Life Spent Protecting the Right to Choose," to be published by Hudson Street Press/Penguin in December.
Poor kids aren't dolts -- push them harder Wendy Kopp, Wendy Kopp is the president and founder of Teach for America. The report, "Equity Within Reach: Insights from the Front Lines of America's Achievement Gap," is available online at www.teachforamerica.org.
These amateurs could get cops killed Jack Dunphy, Jack Dunphy is the pseudonym of a Los Angeles police officer who writes a column for National Review Online.
Five questions non-Muslims would like answered Dennis Prager, Dennis Prager's nationally syndicated radio show is heard daily in Los Angeles on KRLA-AM (870). He may be contacted through his website: www.dennisprager.com.
Cool times at the Trump ANWR J. William Gibson, J. William Gibson is a professor of sociology at Cal State Long Beach and author of "Warrior Dreams: Violence and Manhood in Post-Vietnam America."
The legacy of exclusion Adam Bresnick, Adam Bresnick writes for several publications, including the Times Literary Supplement.
The defiant one David Caute, David Caute is the author of many books, including "The Great Fear: The Anti-Communist Purge Under Truman and Eisenhower" and "The Dancer Defects: The Struggle for Cultural Supremacy During the Cold War." He is working on a study of contemporary American historians, "Beyond Denial."
Trickster's tale Lynell George, Lynell George is a Times staff writer.
Woman on the edge Wendy Smith, Wendy Smith is the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."
Sin City Inc. Marc Cooper, Marc Cooper is a contributing editor to the Nation and a columnist for L.A. Weekly. His latest book is "The Last Honest Place in America: Paradise and Perdition in the New Las Vegas."