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Silicon Valley Almanack

For the Week of
March 11-17, 1999

Cover: Toxic Rock
As the valley is bulldozed and quarried for development, the lack of regulation around naturally occurring asbestos could make the airborne fibers the next environmental nightmare.


News: Sinking Feeling
Residents along the ever-flooding Llagas Creek in Morgan Hill say politics have diverted funds that would have kept their houses dry.

Editor's License: Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

Metropolis News Extras

  • West Valley: Local high school crime stats are lower than state averages.
  • Willow Glen: Council of Churches says so-called 'defense of marriage' initiative is un-Christian.
  • Cupertino: After two years, Rancho Rinconada annexation complete.

Boys on Life: Girls may be underachieving in math and science, but these guys are here to tell you that life's no cakewalk for the young male of the species either.

Public Eye: A homeless woman accuses herself of a crime she didn't commit.


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Ye Olde XTC Swings: Beatlesesque Apple Venus, Vol. 1 is worth the seven-year wait.

Whirlwind Rhythm: Stormin' Norman and the Cyclones' newest, Why Stop Now!, is crammed full of feel-good rock 'n' rhythm.

Kicking BigAss in Downtown SJ: Local bands shine at BigAss International Benefit at Cactus Club.

Montalvo Moments: More than 180 acts are announced for the performing arts series at Villa Montalvo and Mountain Winery.

Audiofile: Reviews of the latest CDs by Bryan Kelley, Danilo Perez and Dura-Delinquent.

Dusty in Memory: Dusty Springfield put flirtation in the air with her sixties hits. An obituary by Richard von Busack.

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A Film Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick combined grandeur of vision with grandeur of pessimism. An obituary by Richard von Busack.

High School Horror: From Cruel Intentions to Jawbreaker, today's teen movies reflect the mean streak in the most rigid caste system of all: high school.

The Inferno: Forgotten corners of the Holocaust are explored in The Last Days.

Spinning Wheels: The Tibetan propaganda film Windhorse is half tourist brochure, half political pamphlet.

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Selective Service: The continuing saga of our love/hate relationship with restaurant wait staff.

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Art Smarts: City Lights illuminates ideas about modern paintings in Sight Unseen.

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A Hybrid Reality: Graciela Iturbide's photographs of Mexico are a shared exploration with her subjects.


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