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Silicon Valley Almanack

newspaper cover For the Week of
July 15-21, 1999

Cover: Local Motion
The Bay Area boasts the highest population of Hawaiians outside of the islands, but maintaining a spirit of 'aloha' in Silicon Valley is no easy feat.


News: Hoarder Disorder
The neighbors reported him, his family did an intervention, and now Winston Chew must clean up his backyard collection of junk.

Metropolis News Extras

  • West Valley: Funding for Highway 85 noise reduction approved.
  • Monte Sereno: The former Claravale Dairy property is for sale.
  • Willow Glen: Discussion on monster home ordinance is postponed once again.

Walk Like a Maniac: True confessions of a jaywalker.

Public Eye: Valley power couple Ron and Mary Ann Diridon are calling it quits.


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Communal Classical: Bruno Weil takes a team approach to the Carmel Bach Festival.

Manic Truths: Euro-pop thrives in the hands of the Manic Street Preachers, Shack and dEUS.

Camp for Punk: The Huxtables show the way for NorCal pop-punk scene at 'summer camp.'

Aural Fixation: Forget the rumors--Insolence lives; The Ramones' epic anthology hits stores.

Reggae Rose: Micheal Rose of Black Uhuru prospers on his own.

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Tent of Terrors: A trip to the woods turns very, very nasty in indie sensation horror film 'The Blair Witch Project.'

Orgy of the Dead: Despite its portrayal of sexual fantasies, Stanley Kubrick's 'Eyes Wide Shut' is morally conservative.

Sound Travels: A blind blues singer heeds the wild call of the Tuva throat-singers in 'Genghis Blues.'

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Food for the Soul: Jon-Jon's takes over Flo's old spot on Post Street in downtown San Jose, and serves up memorably delicious ribs and soul food.


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