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Silicon Valley Almanack

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February 8-14, 2001

Cover Story: Romance Roulette
Promoting one's attributes with a personal ad can stock a social calendar for months. Finding love? Well, that's another matter.

Gigadating: Mary Spicuzza takes a peek at SpeedDating, where singles meet and greet at Silicon Valley speed.

The Anniversary Waltz: A married woman reflects on the joy of falling--and staying--in love, which is not always easy.


News: Faking the Grade
Silicon Valley College markets itself as a trade school for wannabe techies. But students say the high price tag doesn't match the promises.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Los Gatos: Case involving martial arts school finally ends with plea.
  • Saratoga: Saratoga is one of few cities to ban pesticides.
  • San Jose: Affordable housing, energy among mayor's top issues in State of the City address.

The New Newt: Meet the valley's Georgia Peach.

Public Eye: Billy Bob to appear at Cinequest. Mayor Gonzo declares re-election victory a year away. Tech exec's giving ways.


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Notes From the Underbelly: Ridiculous to the Sublime.

Work: Computers are dying faster than we are.

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Malkmus Out of the Middle: Tired of pounding the Pavement, Stephen Malkmus goes for a solo walk.

What's in a Name? Jacek Rosicki's new Palo Alto club puts the Icon in Silicon Valley.

Facets of Grin: At San Jose Symphony concert, Leonid Grin showed various sides of his conducting personality.

Infinite Jester: Opera SJ goes gothic with edgy production of 'Rigoletto.'

Aural Fixation: The Donnas turn 21 with a feisty new album.

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Cinequest Coup: SJ Film Fest nabs down-home auteur Billy Bob Thornton for an appearance at annual cinemathon in San Jose.

Joy of Cooking: 'Hannibal' provides gourmet horror.

Male Bonding: Ned Beatty and Liev Schreiber just connect in Tom Gilroy's 'Spring Forward.'

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Generous Giorgio's: Italian dining landmark still dishes up a family-style feast at affordable prices.

A La Carte: Of love and alchemy.


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