Cover: Where The Action Is
A political action committee sparked the biggest controversy in last month's election, but few people know the real story on PACs --and how much influence they have on local elections.
Residents bid farewell to two councilmembers--and say hello to three familiar faces.
Bruce Bratton: Housing and traffic problems affect biotech industry; KUSP plans changes.
Wafer Clause: 'The Crime of Father Amaro' is a justly popular--and scandalous--melodrama from Mexico.
Surround Sound: Local music icon Rick Walker makes music from anything and everything he can lay his hands on.
Sward Swallower: Local poet Robert Sward finds himself tangled up in the web of mysticism and offbeat wisdom that is his father's legacy.
Soif's Up: Streamlined for action, downtown Santa Cruz's urbane new wine bar offers comfort and dazzle to grateful bon vivants.
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