For the Week of
March 9-15, 2005
Cover Story: 20 Years of News:
Thanks, Silicon Valley, for being news to us.
Sub-Urban: For 20 years, San Jose's downtown has grown in everything but stature. What's it going to take to get a little respect?
Lost Roots: In the last 20 years, Silicon Valley has finally realized that it needs to preserve its agricultural heritagein museums. Meanwhile, land that could be saved is being marked for development.
Tech Will Eat Itself: Boom! Bust! Boom? Drink this Kool-Aid to remember the wacky and possibly circular history of Silicon Valley high tech in the last 20 years.
Blinded by Science: Silicon Valley has a reputation as the home of the cutting-edge scientific innovatiors. But what have they done for us lately?
News: Stuck in the Middle With God:
The Presbyterian Church has thrown itself into the Middle East crossfire. But have they gone too far?
The Fly: This week's political bites.
Biter: History: It's Not Just for Losers Anymore!
Techsploits: B-List Blogs.
Nathan Oliveira's recent print show seeks to reveal the inner figure.
Cinequest 2005: Coverage of this year's festival.
Reel Deals: Cinequest closes with a long weekend of foreign and indie features.
Prague Rock: The Czech Republic grapples with the realities of the free market in 'Up and Down.'
Sand Castle: Documentary 'Gunner Palace' tracks the fear and boring of U.S. troops in Iraq.
Blood and Guts: Blood expert and 'Five Quarts' author Bill Hayes gets 'Cursed' at the movies.
You Can't Stop the Party: What is it about reggaetón that has made it the next big thing in Latin pop?
Got Beef?: 50 Cent and the Game start 2005 with a bang.
Green Machine: St. Patrick's Day events.
The Tandoori Solution: Los Gatos restaurant offers alternative to ho-hum Indian buffets.
Live Feed: Foodstock in Saratoga.
5 Local CSAs: Community supported agriculture is becoming increasingly important to the continued existence of smaller farms.
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