Saratoga: Montalvo artists' cottages gain unanimous approval.
West Valley: Tip from CPD helps identify arson suspect.
Corporate Cruisin': Three girls, an RV and the Real World of business, Silicon Valley style.
Public Eye: Mayor Jim Shaw of Saratoga dies at 72.
Best of Silicon Valley 1999: Fight voter apathy! Win free stuff! Use our online ballot to speak your mind about the best the valley has to offer.
Sad and Lonely: Freedy Johnston's guitar-rock gently weeps on 'Blue Days, Black Nights.'
Blues Kingsnake: 'The Lost Tapes' reaffirm Muddy Waters' lofty status in the history of the blues.
Biker Bop: What would an Allman Brothers show be without black light?
Aural Fixation: Local bands still have a shot to open at SoFA street fest in September.
Giant Steps: Director Brad Bird's joyous animated 'Iron Giant' is the easiest recommendation of the summer--a film to delight both children and adults. Plus: Richard von Busack on Gigantor, the Iron Giant's anime predecessor.
Sequins and Tinsel: John Turturro's bewildering 'Illuminata' celebrated the vanity of actors.
Cape Desire: Two women find each other 'Out of Season.'
Gere Here Now: Julia falls for Richard all over again in 'Runaway Bride.'
County Fair Watch: Richard von Busack indulges in fudge and kick-ass corndogs at the Contra Costa County Fair. The second in a series.
Man to Man: Friendship saves the day in Shakespeare Santa Cruz's production of 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona.'
Bucking Trends: Bash 'em all you want, writes Christina Waters, but when it's 5am at a foreign airport, Starbucks saves lives.
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