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newspaper cover For the Week of
June 3-9, 1999

Cover: Subdivided We Stand
Metro goes in search of the valley's earliest subdivision and finds that the much-maligned suburban experiment of the 1950s and '60s has not failed here. Quite the contrary.


News: Wheel Annoying
Those shopping carts are not personal caravans, laundry carts or toys! Retailers revolt with a slew of shopping cart protection devices.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Willow Glen: Local 'Vampire-Slayer' fans dismayed at network decision to cancel finale.
  • Saratoga: Highway 85's noise becomes a topic again at transit meetings.
  • Los Gatos: Rinconada Pharmacy receives notice to vacate the premises.

Public Eye: Bail agents bond over promotion controversy.

A Journalist in Full: Tom Wolfe forgets his contempt for 'mangy collection of humanity' for an evening.


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Jumpin' Jack Smash: On its second album, 'Retro Lounge,' San Jose's Smash mouth beats the jinx and gets better.

Aural Fixation: Sebastian Bach returns with solo CD.

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The 'Son' Also Rises: Cuban music flourishes in Wim Wenders' new film,'Buena Vista Social Club.'

Irish Springs: A man tracks his family's roots in 'This Is My Father.'

Push Stop, Please: 'The Thirteenth Floor' sinks to cyber lows.

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In the Kitchen: Rosa Maria Escalante evokes an entire community in 'Rosita's Jalapeño Kitchen.'

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Poetic Flowering: Latino lit takes center stage at Floricanto Festival.

Migration Manga: Rare rediscovered Japanese comic chronicles an immigrant saga.

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Eating At Her: Reviewer Christina Waters identifies a forkful of atrocities that annoy her when she's out for a fine dining experience.


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