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February 20-26

Cover: Cowabungle
In the cold waves of Santa Cruz, clashes of culture, generations and values make for a tough ride. Can surfing survive its own popularity?


News: Entitleists
A study reveals that there aren't enough golf courses in Santa Clara County, and there isn't much land to put them on. Is it worth carving up the hillsides or sacrificing the greenbelt for such an exclusive kind of open space?

Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates: For Steve Weber, an almost-former sales rep with an uncanny resemblance to Forrest Gump, making people smile just comes natural.

Sin Flick: Local church incurs wrath of Jim and Tammy's empire.

Public Eye: Lost in Space.

Polis Report: Never enough numbers.


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Hamlet Speaks: Richard von Busack interviews Kenneth Branagh and Derek Jacobi about Bard times on the set of "Hamlet."

Sharks Out of Water: The predators close in on Jack Nicholson in 'Blood & Wine.'

Ray of Hopelessness: Director Nicholas Ray made repression painfully vivid in 'In a Lonely Place' and 'Dangerous Ground.'

Heavy Breathing: The second time around was the charm for the 'Star Wars' trilogy as the Empire struck back.

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Major Tom on Top: David Bowie falls to Earth with a new album of techno rock.

Standing Tall: Audiences are getting wise to bluesman Guitar Shorty.

On Top of Sugar Hill Label: A new boxed compilation charts the history of a seminal hip-hop label.

Audiofile: Reviews of the latest CDs by Duotang and various artists.

Beat Street: Asian American rappers the Mountain Brothers step out from behind the speakers and turntables.

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Sensual Sushi: Those who love sushi as much as dining in smart cafe settings can embrace the phenomenon that is Kamakura Sushi and Sake House.

Vegging Out: Aromatic baked specialties and designer pastas entice vegetarians at Willow Street Wood-Fired Pizza.

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On the Pulse of Angelou: Maya Angelou talks about courage and learning to listen to the powerful voice within.

Working Images: The 25-year odyssey of the braceros is documented in John Mraz and Jaime Vélez Storey's book 'Uprooted: Braceros in the Hermanos Mayo Lens.'


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