CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2003 |
In California, it seems, there's no such thing as a little bit of trouble. Not so long ago, in the early 1990s, disasters came wrapped in disasters like so many nesting dolls: Earthquakes, riots, droughts, wildfires, floods, an economy gone to the dogs -- it seemed to never end. Until it did. Nature was becalmed, the economy boomed. Life, for most people, was good. Now some people wonder if trouble has come knocking again.