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Silicon Valley Almanack

newspaper cover For the Week of
August 27-September 2, 1998

Cover: Skirt Chase
More and more guys are venturing out into the world of wearing women's clothing, and transvestite nights at local clubs are all the rage. Kelly Luker just wants to understand.


News: Metropolis News Extras

  • Evergreen Valley: Faulty planning in San Jose's newest residential community.
  • Willow Glen: Salvation Army trailer leaves residents buried.
  • Saratoga: Inside a West Valley Middle College classroom.
  • Berryessa: More on the Berryessa School District's problems with a fired principal.

    Public Eye: Capitol cowboy sits on high horse.

    Icelandic Best: The horses at Icelandic Crest are a breed apart.


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    The Fine Art of Turning Inside Out
    'Tis the season for Metro's guide to summer indulgences, with outdoor concerts, theater and our best picks for relaxing daytrips. There's also day-by-day calendar of summer events that you'll want to bookmark for the long and luxurious days ahead.

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    Reggae Flame: The intense musical light of Jamaica's Burning Spear remains undimmed.

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    Flogging the Dummies: Neil LaBute's second film, Your Friends and Neighbors, is even uglier than his first.

    Polyester Polis: There's more than just slums in Tamara Jenkins' The Slums of Beverly Hills.

    'Wonder' Lust: The 'Mass-Asses' of Boston make the dating game a no-win proposition in Next Stop Wonderland.

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    Lounge Izzard: Drag comedian Eddie Izzard is more than just the next Benny Hill; his show Dress to Kill evokes the crazed brilliance of Monty Python and early Robin Williams.

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    Mediterranean to the Max: Saratoga's Viaggio blends top-flight service with smart and sensuous selections.


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