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Silicon Valley Almanack

newspaper cover For the Week of
April 19-25, 2001

Cover Story: Balance Due
In the great high-tech dollar grab of the '90s, credit cards became a way of life. But now some dotcommers are being eaten alive by tax bills, monster mortgages and debt.


News: Anchors Away
A developer evicts a floating community from Redwood City's Peninsula Harbor to build luxury condos with a view

Metropolis News Extras

  • Campbell: Pets are welcome in several downtown businesses--and customers love it.
  • Saratoga: High housing costs force most public servants to live elsewhere.
  • Los Gatos: Local homeowners suffocated by building restrictions are expanding their living spaces by going underground.

Shiny, Happy Workplace: California psychologists search for the mentally healthy workplace--and find it.

Public Eye: Prosecutor tells lawyers convicted murderer is innocent. Ex-columnist wages war with Merc. Oakland vs. SJ cops.


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Blossom Time: Spoken-word blooms at MACLA's Floricanto Festival.

Notes From the Underbelly: Sidling up at three decades-old downtown establishments.

Work: England, the root of all things geek.

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By Jovi: Bon Jovi has survived the disdain of critics with a new album and tour stop in San Jose.

End of an Era: Gina Arnold remembers all the great nights that Joey Ramone gave the world.

All Shook Down: At long last, it's cool to grow old at rock shows.

Aural Fixation: Catching up to Mark Osegueda and the gang in East Texas.

Audiofile: Reviews of new CDs by Venus Bleeding and Mark Kozelek.

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Beastly Burdens: 'A Time For Drunken Horses' chronicles a Kurdish family's many misfortunes.

Digital Chasm: The promises of future tech ring hollow in 'Secrets of Silicon Valley.'

'Creatures' From Hell: Derivative 'Beautiful Creatures' derives nothing but disgust.

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Cave the Day: TheatreWorks goes underground with mining musical 'Floyd Collins.'

Comic Bonhomie: The men outshine the women in Opera San José's 'La Bohème.'

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Like a Bad Movie: Palo Alto's much-hyped Niebaum-Coppola restaurant doesn't measure up to its high-definition promises.


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