For the Week of
April 26-May 2, 2001
Old Signs: Silicon Valley's Disappearing Legacy
Sign Language: What historic signs say about our lives, and why action is needed to save the valley's scarce reminders of its commercial past.
Plaque Removal: Metro reporter Genevieve Roja takes a neon-lit journey in search of the valley's oldest and most intriguing signs.
Hand-Painted Wonders: Long before graffiti, brick buildings were a palette for sign painters. Today, they are endangered species.
Strokes of Genius: An interview with octogenarian sign-painter Rey Giese.
Telltale Signs: Close-up looks at the
Courtesy Chevrolet and Orchard Supply Hardware landmark signs.
Pooch Politics: Famed cartoonist takes doggie-head sign to heart.
Living Large: Giant roadside statues are often 'borrowed.'
News: Public Eye
McEnery's latest bombshell. Honda's phone-book surgery. Prude patrol at Valley Fair.
Metropolis News Extras
: Los Gatos man faces charges alleging illegal bank scheme. Los Gatos
: One way or another, family says it will develop orchard. Saratoga
: Mike Honda talks to citizens and answers their questions. Campbell
Notes From the Underbelly: Nude on Murphy Avenue.
Work: The future of crash-and-burn business.
Big-Beat Padre: Pete Escovedo, one of the pioneers and stalwarts of Latin jazz in the Bay Area, says farewell to the South Bay.
The Gospel Youth: Bay Area choirs share their inspiration with youths at the All Faiths Gospel Festival.
All Shook Down: Lloyd Cole isn't as famous as he should be--but that's not a bad thing.
Key Figure: Pianist Smith Dobson was at the center of the San Jose jazz scene.
Drum As You Will: San Jose Taiko artists drum to a different beat at 'Rhythm Spirit 2001.'
Bon Jovi Bonhomie: The New Jersey rock band left happy fans dancing in the aisles.
Symphonic Sounds: Despite a cell phone offender, guest conductor Anton Barik displayed his prowess with Bartok, Beethoven and Mendelssohn at the San Jose Symphony.
Keys to the Past: Malcolm Bilson coaxed period sounds out of the San Jose Beethoven Center's 1827 fortepiano.
Aural Fixation: The California Music Awards ceremony beefs up for 2001.
Lend Me Your Ears: Australian Chopper Read sliced and diced his way to fame.
Chess Nut: Gorris' 'The Luzhin Defence' makes all the wrong moves.
Total Bust: 'One Night at McCool's' is big on jiggle but lean on everything else.
Ages of Woman: 'The Day I Became a Woman' offers glimpses into the lives of three Iranian women.
Don't Bother to Knock: During Open Studios, artists welcome visitors to see art in the making.
Puts the 'I' in Italian: Mountain View's Don Giovanni has entrees to lust after.
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