Cover: Spirits In The Knot
Woodcut artist Carol Summers shows that seeing isn't always believing.
News: Lockdown Drag Out
Family members of prisoners at Salinas Valley State Prison think the protracted state of emergency there poses more of a threat to prison security than the violent event that triggered it.
Tyrolean Fling: A Ben Lomond landmark reinvents itself-- but not too much-- and the hills are still alive with the aromas of wurst and beer.
Sushi Central: Two brand-new eateries make Japanese food the catch of the day on the Mall.
Shock City: 'Detroit Rock City,' a contrived tribute to '70s rockers Kiss, goes for the gross every time.
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