What happened on November 16, 2008
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Chaos erupts from pair of blazes Mike Anton, Christopher Goffard and My-Thuan Tran, Anton, Goffard and Tran are Times staff writers.
Hoping for help from Obama David Zahniser and Patrick McGreevy, Zahniser and McGreevy are Times staff writers.
Paradise is lost for Oakridge residents Louis Sahagun, James Wagner and Jason Song, Sahagun, Wagner and Song are Times staff writers.
Voicing their opposition Jessica Garrison and Corina Knoll, Garrison and Knoll are Times staff writers.
Air on the side of caution, folks Ari B. Bloomekatz and Esmeralda Bermudez, Bloomekatz and Bermudez are Times staff writers.
The wrong turf Matthew DeBord, Matthew DeBord is a writer in Los Angeles.
Wrangling over psychiatry's bible Christopher Lane, Christopher Lane, a professor of English at Northwestern University, is the author of "Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness."
Holocaust's unholy hold Avraham Burg, Avraham Burg, former speaker of the Israeli parliament, is a businessman and author, most recently, of "The Holocaust Is Over; We Must Rise From Its Ashes," published this month by Palgrave Macmillan.
A side-splitting election Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Souls in search of freedom Judith Freeman, Freeman's most recent book, "The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved," has just come out in paperback.
A rage against middle years Susan Salter Reynolds, Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Studio War John Horn, Horn is a Times staff writer.
Separating brilliant man from medieval myth Jonathan Kirsch, Kirsch is the author of 12 books, including, most recently, "The Grand Inquisitor's Manual: A History of Terror in the Name of God."
Tiny pages, grand scale Suzanne Muchnic, Muchnic is a Times staff writer.
Seasoned serenity Graham Fuller, Fuller is a freelance writer.
He's a real family man Richard Rushfield, Rushfield is a Times staff writer.
When aliens invaded N.Y. Jim Ruland, Ruland is the author of "Big Lonesome: Stories."
May the farce be with you Donald Liebenson, Donald Liebenson is a freelance writer.
On Chaucer's tale Alexander Theroux, Theroux is the author of many books, including "Laura Warholic: Or, The Sexual Intellectual."