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Silicon Alleys - Gary Singh Columnist Gary Singh delves into the far reaches of the art, music and counterculture scenes from Los Gatos and Saratoga to San Jose, Santa Clara and beyond. Each week, Gary delives a healthy dose of opinion, controversy and insight on the real and surreal.

Fantasy Followers
The 2009 World Fantasy Convention at the San Jose Fairmont

Many Circuits
Internet and computing pioneers honored at Computer Museum

Tat's Entertainment
The tattoo artists descend on San Jose

Gary Singh sings the B-movie praises of Will Viharo

Dining in Alviso
Silicon Alleys talks to Tony Santos about his new diner, Lunch With Tony

Images of the Valley
A new book from Arcadia about images of Silicon Valley riles columnist Gary Singh

The Fly - San Jose News and Political Gossip News and inside dirt about politics, politicians, protests and local government from a fly-on-the-wall perspective. The Fly knows all the scandal in San Jose and the cities of Santa Clara Valley: Los Gatos, Saratoga, Campbell, Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto and more.

The Fly: 11-11-09
Silicon Valley News Notes

The Fly: 11-04-09
Silicon Valley News Notes

The Fly: 10-28-09
Silicon Valley News Notes

The Fly: 10-21-09
Silicon Valley News Notes

Live Feed - Stett Holbrook | Cheryl Sternman Rule A weekly column about all things food. The column offers hot leads on new restaurants in San Jose, Los Gatos, Palo Alto and other South Bay cities, plus up-to-the-second news about chefs, farmers' markets and organic foods.

Must-Don't List
Some dining trends we could do without

In a Jam
Lynette and Kristen Cederquist sweeten the day with Serendipity Saucy Spreads, Jams and Preserves

Silicon Valley Restaurant Week Recap

Dining Debuts
Stett Holbrook has the hot tips in new restaurants in the valley

Silicon Valley Vegetarian - Elisa Camahort Elisa Camahort's monthly column covers vegetarian restaurants in the San Jose area. Camahort also explores the ethical, political and dietary advantages of the vegan and vegetarian lifestyle.

Baby Steps Can Lead to Big Changes
Silicon Veggie ponders the road to veganism

Why chickens?
Silicon Veggie figures that chickens have feelings too

Dandelion Vegetarian Cafe
An affordable vegan alternative in downtown San Jose

Obama's Dog
Silicon Veggie analyzes what the president's pooch has to do with your dinner

Steve Palopoli's column focuses on the state of cult movies and offbeat corners of pop culture.

Cult Leader
Halloween, A to Z

Cult Leader
The legacy of Stanley Wiater's list lives on

Cult Leader
'Salo' returns to DVD

Cult Leader
Black Francis on scoring 'The Golem'


Techsploits - Annalee Newitz Surly media nerd Annalee Newitz gives a personal take on current high-tech events, games, software, gizmos and people. Her beat includes cutting-edge science, online snooping by governments and corporations, and Internet freedom issues.

Technology news
Annalee Newitz signs off after nine years of Tech Column

Technology news
It's time to get used to a new definition of privacy

Technology news
Three Myths About the Internet

Technology news
Why the Kindle and iPhone are yesterday's breakthroughs


Santa Cruz City and County, UC Santa Cruz, Soquel, Capitola, Scotts Valley, Watsonville and Aptos news and politics in morsel-sized bites.

Nūz: Santa Cruz News and Politics

Nūz: Santa Cruz News and Politics
General Pain.

Nūz: Santa Cruz News and Politics
Paranoid times.

This column, renamed Mūz, explores the music, clubs and bands of Santa Cruz.

Mūz: Santa Cruz Media, Music and Arts
Soto Zen teacher Cheri Huber comes to Inner Light Ministries Thursday.

Mūz: Santa Cruz Media, Music and Arts
Guns and guerillas.

Mūz: Santa Cruz Media, Music and Arts
Weed City USA.

Columnist Peter Byrne's weekly investigation into the people, politics and pulse of the North Bay.

The Byrne Report

The Byrne Report

The Byrne Report

Our wine expert tastes and rates Northern California wines and wineries.

Winery review: Imagery Estates Winery
Is it the commissioned label art collection or the stellar library of reds? Um: yes

Wine review: Eric Ross Winery and Heart of the Sonoma Valley
Wine tasting throughout Sonoma Valley is enlivened by a stop at Eric Ross.

Wine: P. S. I Love You
Drowning in Petite Sirah at the recent Dark & Delicious tasting.

Food-related comings and goings, openings and closings, and other essays for those who love the kitchen and what it produces.

In Praise of Verjus
When a deep winter freeze gives you a ruined lemon crop, make something else.

News of the Food: the Western Regional Barista Competition
Baristas vie to brew the perfect cup.

Flying Spaghetti Monster
Pastafarianism is here to stay.

First-impression reviews of Sonoma County, Marin County and Napa County restaurants.

Review: Gohan in Petaluma
New sushi restaurant where even the cheesecake, the cheesecake!, is sublime.

Review: Cook in St. Helena
Verily, a fine meal. Extracting a pound of flesh in St. Helena.

Restaurant Review: Simply Vietnam
Winter weather calls for hot broth.

Recipes for food that you can actually make.

Recipe: Chef Matt Talavera's Heirloom Tomato Prawn Salad
Whole Foods jumps into the antics of the strangely crazed Heirloom Tomato Festival.

Recipe: Blackberry summer
Pie, trifle, lore and rambles on the brambles.

Recipe: Making the Ultimate Potato Salad
Pssst: The key is not to boil the potatoes.

Novella Carpenter's column balances her car obsession with a strong environmentalist message. A steady road warrior, Carpenter travels California in search of bio-fuels, auto food and traffic, handy tips and car-related news items.

Car News: Swan Song
Rev retires after four good years.

Car News: The ride-along
Novella goes along with the cops and they don't catch any bad guys at all.

Car News: Skoda
Czechoslovakian car manufacturer merges with Volkswagon and gets some major cred.

In the Papers

Metro Silicon Valley
November 24 - 30, 2010

Santa Cruz Weekly
November 17 - 24, 2010

The Bohemian
The Bohemian
November 30 - December 6, 2011