What happened on May 06, 2007
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Wholly spirited Michael Joseph Gross, Michael Joseph Gross is the author of "Starstruck: When a Fan Gets Close to Fame."
Out of the cage Nick Owchar, Nick Owchar is deputy book editor.
Tuned in Emily Bobrow, Emily Bobrow is an editor for the Economist online and a writer based in New York.
World in malignment Melvin Jules Bukiet, Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of seven books of fiction and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
Just say noir? Jane Smiley, Jane Smiley's most recent novel is "Ten Days in the Hills."
That beast, self-discovery David Cotner, David Cotner is a contributing writer to LA Weekly.
The luck of the draw Matthew Shaer, Matthew Shaer is an arts editor at the Christian Science Monitor and a regular contributor to the Boston Globe.
Cosmos 101 K.C. Cole, K.C. Cole teaches at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and is the author, most recently, of "Mind Over Matter: Conversations With the Cosmos."
Inimical man Valerie Boyd, Valerie Boyd, who teaches journalism at the University of Georgia, is the author of "Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston."
Double takes Erika Schickel, Erika Schickel is the author of the memoir "You're Not the Boss of Me: Adventures of a Modern Mom."
These Muses Get Serious Air Pamm Higgins, Pamm Higgins is a senior editor for West.
If You Recall 'Chinatown,' Consider Grecian Formula John Morgan Wilson, John Morgan Wilson is a journalist, TV documentary writer and novelist. His latest mystery is "Rhapsody in Blood" (St. Martin's Minotaur).
A weekend on Planet B Chris Epting, Chris Epting is the author of nine books, including the recent "Led Zeppelin Crashed Here: The Rock and Roll Landmarks of North America" (Santa Monica Press).
Calling India Scott Kraft, Scott Kraft is national editor of The Times.
You Want Skateboarding? Keith David Hamm, Keith David Hamm is the author of "Scarred for Life: Eleven Stories About Skateboarders" (Chronicle Books).
Lighten up on the mayor Rob Gurwitt, ROB GURWITT writes about urban affairs for Governing, the national magazine about state and local government.
Talker, author, censor, spy David Wise, DAVID WISE writes frequently about intelligence and espionage. He is the author of "Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America."
Three-chord propaganda Zev Chafets, ZEV CHAFETS is the author of many books, including, most recently, "A Match Made in Heaven," published by HarperCollins in January.
Cover stories Ben Fong-Torres, BEN FONG-TORRES published two books last year: "Becoming Almost Famous" (Backbeat) and "The Doors by the Doors" (Hyperion). He is a columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle.
Playing the symbols Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
No job for the LAPD Charles L. Lindner, CHARLES L. LINDNER is a past president of the Los Angeles Criminal Bar Assn.
A high note for Venezuela Sergio Munoz, SERGIO MUnOZ, a former editorial writer for The Times, is a contributing editor to the opinion pages.