Cover: Beach, Beach, Beach
Every summer, the valley's heated masses yearn to breathe free at the beach--and Santa Cruzans burn to send them back across the county line. Their rallying cry strikes a chord with beach folks everywhere: Valley Go Home.
News: Perking Up
Electronics companies, competing fiercely to attract workers, are packing workplaces with fringe benefits that seek to meet every human need.
The Beat Goes Down: Neal Cassady's house--once a pit stop for Kerouac and Ginsberg, bites the dust.
Remember Their Name: Switching from atonal experimentalism to a simpler pop aesthetic, the Dambuilders start to crawl out of the underground.
Led Lives: On Conspiracy A-Go-Go, Floodland channels the musical spirit of Led Zeppelin.
The Return of Funk: Earth, Wind & Fire and Larry Graham resurrect funk at Soul Music Festival.
Beat Street: Radio Free Los Gatos and Gaslighter connection.
Earthy Pleasures: Golden browns, bright yellows and rusty reds--the autumnal hues of the Red Sea's Ethiopian cuisine portend of warm, earthy flavors.
Vegging Out: These three spots are must-stops for vegetarians and lovers of Asian noodles.
Dream vs. Reality: The rift in the heart of Chicanos is powerfully exposed in Santos & Santos.
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