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Silicon Valley Almanack

newspaper cover For the Week of
June 17-23, 1999

Cover: What's Your Sign?
In Metro's14th annual Bars and Clubs issue, our staff set out to discover the heavenly truth about more than 300 bars, clubs and drinking establishments in Silicon Valley. Plus, the sect of the daquiri and the history behind those cute little cocktail umbrellas.


News: Man Down Downtown
How a case of mistaken identity led to the near-fatal beating of 19-year-old Aaron Rivera in downtown San Jose and another brutality investigation of the SJPD.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Los Gatos: County will team with town to start drive for annexations.
  • Campbell: United Artists Cinemas bids the Pruneyard a reluctant farewell.
  • Sunnyvale: Rooftop principal is prize in unusual challenge.

Public Eye: Mayor Gonzales and MACLA argue over the historic Jose Theatre.

We Be Chillin': A new kind of start-up ministers to high-tech's stressed-out masses.


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Human Gene Project: A revamped Gene Loves Jezebel has released VII, a disc that mates mopey UK ambience with mainstream-oriented American modern rock.

Law of Large Numbers: Sans Merchant, 10,000 Maniacs return to their glory days.

Symphony Youth Tour: Yair Samet and the SJ Symphony Youth Orchestra get ready for a two-week tour of Germany and Austria.

Aural Fixation: Odd Numbers, Not Hot and New Mosquitos branch out.

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Cinematic Therapy: In John Sayles' 'Limbo' and Simon West's 'The General's Daughter,' emotionally damaged characters attempt to go straight by returning to the scene of the trauma.

Oh, Behave!: Richard von Busack explores the cinematic roots of Austin Powers with James Bond movie expert Mike Monahan.

Who Gives a Figgis?: Mike Figgis' 'The Loss of Sexual Innocence' goes beyond the bounds of comprehension.

Bloody but Bowed: 'The Red Violin' follows a devilish instrument across four centuries.

Arboreal Treats: The best of the Ann Arbor Film Fest on display.

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Closed 'Doors': 'Communicating Doors' at San Jose Rep conceals only clichés.

[Dining]
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Good-Lookin' Grill: The revamped City Bar & Grill, inside downtown's towering Hilton is much too nice to be handed over to conventioneers and well worth a visit, writes reviewer Christina Waters.


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