Cover: Political Animal
How Mercury News political editor Phil Trounstine covered the governor's race, then went to work for Gray Davis, the man he called 'the best governor-in-waiting' California has ever had.
News: Believing in Ferries
A billion-dollar plan to ease traffic jams with commuter ferries has the Bay Area bubbling with joy, but it won't offer much help for Silicon Valley.
Going Bananas: In celebration of the banana, which turns up in everything from banana wine to banana ketchup.
The Widow Cancan: Opera San José kicks up its heels in a lively production of The Merry Widow.
Hobo Jungle: The vanishing lives of hobos come alive in City Lights' Old Dirty Face.
Bukowski Lives: America's gritty literary voice will never be silenced, thanks to Black Sparrow Press.
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