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Silicon Valley Almanack

For the Week of
April 8-14, 1999

Cover: The Guy Glut
Silicon Valley is home to more well-employed single guys than you can shake a yellow stickie at. So why can't they find the right girl?


News: Avant Guardians
Another artsy downtown San Jose coffee hangout bites the dust, leaving the survivors to ponder why the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley can't attract and hold its counterculture.

Editor's License: Why let politics get in the way of good entertainment?

Revenge of the Renters: Heller Way is Mr. Wong's neighborhood. That is, Allen Wong owns almost all of it. For years, his tenants have asked him to fix things up. Now they're suing for $1 million.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Willow Glen: Crossing flags unfurled at WGBPA meeting.
  • Los Gatos: Longs plan draws ire of neighbors.
  • Cyberspace: Trick your VCR into Y2K compliance for free.

Public Eye: Assistant Sheriff Ruben Diaz is missing in action.

Waste Knot: Browning-Ferris' Wall of Trash stands as a monument to the valley's overproduction of garbage.


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The South That Roared: Four clubs, no waiting at fifth-annual South First Music Experience.

UK Hits and Misses: Blur's 13 is unlucky while B*witched adds Irish lilt to girl pop.

Hendrix's Gypsy Ways: A new double album spotlights Jimi Hendrix and his Band of Gypsys live at Fillmore East.

Alanis Fantasy World: Shirley Manson of Garbage and Alanis Morissette draw worshipful crowds to San Jose Arena.

Aural Fixation: Locals get signed to Spongebath Records.

Audiofile: Reviews of the latest CDs by Gift Horse, Crooked Path and Squarepusher.

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The Agony of Ecstasy: Swingers director Douglas Liman films the rave scene in his new film, Go.

Easter Parade: Cookie's Fortune, Robert Altman's latest, is sugary, likable and, most of all, Southern.

Ghosts With Cell Phones: The animated Chinese Ghost Story transcends its many fight scenes.

Moonstruck: A Catskills summer romance is ethnic but unthreatening in A Walk on the Moon.

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Swirl Enough and Time on Canvas: The unfettered play of the brush dominates the works of Neila Mezynski.

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Euphoria at Eulipia: A new chef combines old favorites with robust new sensations, keeping Eulipia high on the list of downtown destinations.


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