April 11, 1993
CONTENDERS Laura Newman Chick, 48, of Tarzana was an aide to Councilwoman Joy Picus for three years before working as a community relations consultant. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from UCLA and a master's degree in social work from USC. She has never before run for public office. Morton S. Diamond, 61, of Canoga Park is a free-lance paralegal.